Surfer's Silhouette at Sunset

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis


Lynne Morris February 21, 2009

Beautiful capture Donna, love the colours and silhouette. #1087354

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 21, 2009

Monnie S. Ryan

It's beautiful, no doubt -- as your photo clearly shows. But I'll be happy to sit on that beach or stand on the pier and watch the youngsters have a go at the surfing thing!

2/21/2009 1:02:08 PM

Thank you Lynne and Monnie for your great comments!!! #7191242

Michelle L. Frick February 21, 2009

WTG Donna! I'm so happy he's wanting to purchase it from you! Kudos to you Donna! Beautiful sunset and silhouette! #7191286

Ron McEwan February 21, 2009

Outstanding Donna, I like the way you used the lighting to your advantage for this great image, well done for sure. #7191348

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 21, 2009

Gorgeous scene!
What a lucky dude, to be surfing on a beautiful night like this!
~♥~ #7191368

Michael G. Marshall February 21, 2009

Wonderful image, Donna! Terrific light, color and comp! Love the silhouette of the surfer against that beautiful background! Michael #7191413

William C. Raco level-addict February 21, 2009

The colors, exposure, scene and composition are all excellent, Donna! #7191673

Arlene Krassner February 21, 2009

What a beauty of a shot Donna. #7191772

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 21, 2009

Outstanding, Donna!! The capture of the light, color and silhouette are excellent as well as your POV and composition!! Very beautiful image, very beautifully done!! #7192276

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe February 22, 2009

Gorgeous scene, Donna!! Wonderful colors, reflections and silhouettes, and beautifully composed!! #7192426

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 22, 2009

AWSOME lighting color and capture Donna! #7192429

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 22, 2009

Amazing colors and silhouette. Terrific image. #7192659

Susan M. Hembree level-classic February 22, 2009

Fantastic, Donna! #7193665

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 22, 2009

Thank you everyone! I appreciate your kind comments!!

Best wishes,

Donna #7193816

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 22, 2009

Beautiful comp and colors. #7194018

Melinda B. Shiflet February 22, 2009

Hi Donna!

Wow, nice composition, here! Your colors are gorgeous, too! Great job, girlfriend! #7194515

A P February 22, 2009

boy you have pretty sunsets in the OC. this is just stunning Donna and natural....WOW #7195426

Gena L. Talbot February 22, 2009

Very pretty Donna, such wonderful colors and clarity... Makes you feel like your right there :) Great work :) #7195603

Remi Trepanier February 23, 2009

Nice capture. #7200655

A P February 26, 2009

Congratz on the EfP Donna I'm so very much looking forward to finally meeting you on Saturday. I know Terry is too. #7220435

Vicki L. Filippin February 27, 2009

Beautiful image, Donna....and had I not seen sunset surfing for myself, I would not have believed it, either. Yours is a stunning capture! #7220576

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 25, 2009

another huge congrats Donna! #7327564

Mukesh Srivastava March 25, 2009

Congrats for Terrific Finalist and wish good luck for next round.... #7327597

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 25, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna! #7327836

A P March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist Donna!!


Michelle L. Frick March 25, 2009

Oh, look at you go - another one!! Congratulations Donna! #7328298

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2009

Congratulations! #7328314

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!! #7328491

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Kathy Cline level-classic March 25, 2009

Well deserved!
Blessings Kathy #7329041

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329213

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329217

Marcel J. Fernandez March 25, 2009

Double congratulations Donna. #7329629

Elida Gutierrez March 25, 2009


Vicki Hunt March 25, 2009

This is beautiful! Congratulations! #7329682

Colleen Farrell March 25, 2009

Woohoo, this is awesome, Donna! Makes me wish I lived in the southland. Big congrats again! #7330321

Leland N. Saunders level-addict March 25, 2009

Donna, this is a fabulous photo ... Great Work ... !! Congrats, again.

Lee #7330712

Debra R. Harder March 25, 2009

Another GREAT image, Donna! The silhouettes, colors and lighting are sensational. Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb #7331164

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 25, 2009

Another outstanding finalist, Donna! So happy for you! So deserved! Congratulations! #7331389

Susan M. Campbell March 25, 2009

Another fabulous shot...congrats!! #7331947

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 25, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS once again on an incredible finalist, Donna!!! #7332086

Sherran Andersen level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats Donna. Sherran #7332211

Graeme yew Chow March 25, 2009

Donna, very well done and you getting better for the beach shots. #7332307

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Another beautiful beach image, Donna!!!Congratulations on this great finalist! #7333417

Anita Hogue March 26, 2009

WOW, another gorgeous finalist! Congratulations, Donna! #7333454

Katarina Mansson March 26, 2009

Love to see this here. Congratulations on your finalist Donna and looking forward to seeing this again soon... #7334021

Cheryl E. Molennor March 26, 2009

WOW! Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #7334364

Susie Peek-Swint March 26, 2009

Many congrats Donna ~ terrific finalist! #7334436

Gary Lange March 26, 2009

Many congrats!! #7334684

Sharon F. Morris March 26, 2009

Beautiful image Donna!! Congrats on your finalist. #7334889

Jeana Clark March 26, 2009

Outstaning Finalist!!!!


~J~ #7335050

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments and congratulatory wishes.

A special thanks to Jim W~ he was kind enough to stop and let me take his photograph!!!

Best wishes,

Donna #7336014

Sharon Sawyer March 26, 2009

Donna, congratulations again... this time on your win!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7336483

Jill Odice level-classic March 26, 2009

Looks like we both are winners this time around :-) Can't wait to finally get to meet you...Sounds like we are going to start a san Diego branch of so Cal photo Chicks :-)
Great shot BTW! CONGRATS! #7336526

A P March 26, 2009




Gina M. Savage March 26, 2009

So happy for you, Donna. This is a fantastic capture...beautiful. Congrats!! #7336717

Colleen Farrell March 26, 2009

WTG, Donna! Congrats on your win! #7336759

Kristi A. Howson March 26, 2009

Congratulations Donna on this wonderful winner. I just love the atmosphere you have captured here. #7336958

ROLAN NARMAN March 26, 2009

Huge congrats Donna on your superb winner! #7337027

Michelle L. Frick March 26, 2009

Congratulations Donna! #7337155

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congratulations Donna :) #7337220

Tammy Espino March 26, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful win :) #7337366

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Huge congratulations on this magnificent winner, Donna!!! #7337512

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 26, 2009

YEAAAA, Donna! Congratulations! #7337523

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 26, 2009

I'm very proud of this win, Donna! And you! Congratulations on a well deserved and gorgeous win! See you tomorrow! #7337736

Robyn A. Terrell March 26, 2009

Congrats on this stunning winner, Donna! A truly amazing capture! #7337750

Carol L. Fowler March 26, 2009

Congrats on your win #7337769

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 26, 2009

Congratulations Donna on a beautiful Second place win. #7337799

Pat Gamwell March 26, 2009

Beautiful winner, girl! WTG! #7337845

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 26, 2009

A beautiiful picture that brought home the gold. Congratulations. #7337921

Brett Dolsen March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your beautifull winner Donna!!Brett #7338206

Mary K. Robison March 26, 2009

Such a gorgeous sunset/silhouette capture, Donna!
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 26, 2009

Congratulations, Donna! #7338317

Alex T. Mizuno March 27, 2009

Congratulations on your win Donna!!! Beautiful work!!! #7338348

Tommy E. Burgess March 27, 2009

Congratulations on this gorgeous win Donna!! #7338392

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 27, 2009

superb winner Donna, congrats! #7338420

Tiia Vissak March 27, 2009

Congratulations! #7338606

Vicki Hunt March 27, 2009

Congrats on your awesome winner! #7338665

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 27, 2009

What a beauty, Donna!!!

Hardy congrats on your win!
Debby #7339033

Nadya Johnson March 27, 2009

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Donna! #7339228

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 27, 2009

Beautifully captured image, Donna. Congratulations on your win! #7339263

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 27, 2009

A BIG Congratulations!!!! #7339527

David Phalen March 27, 2009

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #7339815

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 27, 2009

FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!!!! WTG, Donna!!!!! :-) k #7340061

Kelly S. Cavanaugh March 27, 2009

Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations! #7340096

Dale Hardin March 27, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful rendition Donna. You've captured the essence of the dedicated surfer so well. #7340137

Jean E. Hildebrant March 27, 2009

YEAH!!! WTG Donna! What a gorgeous winner! I'm sorry I missed this before. Love it! #7340271

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 27, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Donna! Totally gorgeous...

jo ann c. #7340296

Erin Appelbaum March 27, 2009

Congrats on this awesome winner Donna. Peter #7340333

Rhonda Burger March 27, 2009

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340638

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 27, 2009

AWESOME Donna!!! Congratulations! #7340683

Mitch Spence level-classic March 27, 2009

Congratulations to you, Donna! #7340812

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 27, 2009

Just outstanding, Donna. Huge congrats on this beautiful win. #7341252

Anita Hogue March 27, 2009

Awesome win, my friend! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #7341255

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 27, 2009

WTG, Donna!
Congratulations on an awesome winner!
~♥~ #7341369

Marcel J. Fernandez March 27, 2009

Congratulations Donna on your beautiful winner. #7341430

Sam Britt March 27, 2009

Big congratulations on your winner, Donna! #7341563

Glenn E. Traver March 27, 2009

Congratulations Donna on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT #7341620

Linda Blair March 27, 2009

Congratulations on this great winner!!!! #7341622

Cheryl E. Molennor March 27, 2009

Gorgeous all over! Congratulations on this great winner!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 27, 2009

Thank you everyone, your comments are amazing. I really appreciate them and your congratulatory wishes!!!

Donna #7342333

Cora Miller level-addict March 27, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna. Congratulations on your win. #7342500

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 28, 2009

Congratulations Donna on all your last month's achievemnts! #7342678

Max Aureli March 28, 2009

Congratulations Donna on Win!!! :-))) #7344168

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic March 28, 2009

This is so amazing. Is this Santa Monica? Perfect timing. Is this your son? Congrats #7345032

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2009

Thanks again to each of you.

Linda~ this was captured at the Oceanside Pier, California. I met this surfer as he was exiting the water. He was nice enough to stop so that I could take his portrait. I gave Jim my website address. He later contacted me to ask about this image. Thanks to him, I entered it in the contest.

I appreciate all of your congratulatory wishes!!!


Donna #7345062

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 28, 2009

This is definitely a favorite Donna...brillant! Congratulations! #7345207

Salwa Afef March 28, 2009

Congratulations Donna :)
very beautiful Silhouette
Salwa #7345480

Patricia Ronan March 28, 2009

Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image Donna:)
Congrats on all your finalist too:) #7345643

Renee Doyle level-classic March 28, 2009

Beautiful!! Congratulations Donna on this wonderful winner!! #7345904

Michael Umbreit March 28, 2009

Donna - Congratulations on your win! Great shot! - Mike #7345964

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 28, 2009

Awesome image Donna! Big congrats on your win!!! #7346462

Ken Smith level-classic March 28, 2009

I'm glad to see this one...perfectly done, Donna and congrats to you! #7346563

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 28, 2009

Congratulations on your win, Donna!! #7346695

Graeme yew Chow March 29, 2009

I know this one will come in. Congrats Donna . #7350721

Katarina Mansson March 31, 2009

...and there it is LOL!!! Congratulations Donna...again! #7355487

Datha Y. Thompson March 31, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!!! Excellent!!!! #7356152

Mick Burkey level-classic March 31, 2009

Very cool, Donna. Congratulations on your win. Wonderful image! #7357084

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 31, 2009

CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman. #7358333

Elida Gutierrez April 01, 2009


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Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 02, 2009

Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!

Dominick #7362742

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 02, 2009

Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes!!! I really appreciate them and your great comments too!



Susan Jane Allen level-classic April 04, 2009

Big congrats, Donna! #7372706

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 08, 2009

Thank you Susan! #7387056

Robert S. Grauer May 23, 2009

Belated congrats Donna I missed this one somehow. Great composition and light. Beautiful sunset the surfer completes the image, very well done! As far as surfing at sunset not a good idea unless you don't mind becoming dinner for a shark! They are very hungry at dusk its the beginning of their feeding time. #7551622

Rod Partington August 18, 2009

I know you have like 8 million comments here,but I just had to say what an Awesome image this is! In fact your entire gallery is Awesome!
Congrats on the win!(personally I'm surprised it didn't get first!)
Cheers! #7863810

Richard D. Love August 31, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna. Outstanding composition and color.

Rick #7904040

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 31, 2009

Thank you Robert, Rod and Rick! I appreciate all of your very kind comments and congratulatory wishes!!! #7904050

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You would be surprised at how many people surf at sunset. It's a beautiful time of night!

The colors in this image are completely natural!!

Captured January 13, 2009
Raw / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 24 mm
F4 @ 1/3 sec ISO 100

*Monthly Theme- Belonging*

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on February 21, 2009

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