Surfing Sensations

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

Surfing Sensations

Uploaded: January 02, 2010 04:33:22


I captured this surfer enjoying the sunset while he waited for his son's to exit the water. He said he learned to surf in the past few years. His son's got him into the sport and he loves it!!!

High Dynamic Range Photograph

Tamarack Beach
Carlsbad, California
December 31, 2009

*Monthly Theme~ New Beginnings*

Exif: F Number: 8, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 450D


Val Feldman level-classic January 02, 2010

Magnificent!!! What a totally emotionally charged capture for the viewer - the colors are just incredible, Donna - I could stare at this for hours. Excellent capture and a definite winner! #1222105

Michelle Alton January 02, 2010

I agree with Valarie, Donna. This is not only GOLDEN, but a surefire winner! #8263160

Tiia Vissak January 02, 2010

a beautiful image! #8263243

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 02, 2010

Ditto the WINNER. Instant fav for me, Donna. This is just spectacular. #8263419

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 02, 2010 the colors and comp! #8263542

Dr Silly level-classic January 02, 2010

Awesome. :O) #8263597

Angie M. Davis January 02, 2010

This is wonderful!!! #8264223

JudyAnn Rector level-classic January 02, 2010

Wow, Donna, I agee with all that has already been said... your image is captivating as well as stunning! Happy New Year! #8264301

Steve M. Harrington January 02, 2010

Beautiful and vibrant, Donna!
Steve #8264862

Rick Clark January 02, 2010

Beautiful colors, this is wonderful! #8265259

Julianne Bradford January 03, 2010

A wonderful vibrant expert capture Donna! WTG! #8267755

Ken Smith level-classic January 04, 2010

You popped this photo, and it's perfect. Excellent work, Donna!! #8270340

Kathy Cline January 09, 2010

KIller DONNA!!! This sucker better win an award!!
LOVE IT!! #8284136

Patricia White January 15, 2010

Well I must say this is awesome. Colors are outstanding. You sure did capture this wonderfully. Your gallery is wonderful. #8300243

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 16, 2010

Thank you for all of your incredible comments!!!

Take care,

Donna #8302092

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 23, 2010

Donna, you take absolutely beautiful water landscape images! #8324764

Leslie McLain level-classic January 28, 2010

Amazing colors, comp, and sunset, Donna. #8336660

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 28, 2010

Absolutely AWESOME Donna! #8337615

Kate Jackson January 28, 2010

He's in beach heaven! Awesome capture Donna! #8338040

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 28, 2010

Thank you Kathy, Leslie, Allen and Kate!!! #8338044

Robert Jensen January 30, 2010

Great sunset image #8341936

Dianna Murphy January 30, 2010

What a fabulous image Donna. A winner . #8342128

Debra R. Harder January 31, 2010

I agree. A Winner for sure, Donna! The lighting, colors, composition...absolute PERFECTION!! BEAUTIFUL!! Deb #8344459

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 18, 2010

Ditto with Debra...Love the surfer standing there all alone too. Truly beautiful!! #8393133

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 18, 2010

All of your comments are inspirational and very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Donna #8393135

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8394538

Sherry McClead February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna! #8395381

Sharon February 19, 2010

Congratulations!!! #8396657

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS again, Donna! #8396866

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 19, 2010

Awesome image, Donna!

Congrats again!
Debby #8397424

Raymond Pauly February 19, 2010

Hey, Donna!! How many?? You're on a roll!! Congratulations again!! #8397564

Dianna Murphy February 19, 2010

Incredible! The winner to me. Congratulations #8397604

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Stunning capture and Finalist... congrats again, Donna!! #8398008

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 19, 2010

magnificent finalist, congratulations!!!! #8399742

Katarina Mansson February 20, 2010

Donna - a HUGE HUGE congratulations to all your superb finalists this month!!! So well deserved! Good luck in the next round too! #8399928

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

Ohhhh mighty beach master!! You are the best!! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!! Deb #8401230

Leslie McLain level-classic February 20, 2010

Congrats on this stunning finalist, Donna. #8401972

Glenn E. Traver February 20, 2010

Congratulations Donna on this Cool Warm Finalist ~ GT #8402374

Kathy Cline February 20, 2010

Well well well....the QUEEN OF AWARDS this month.
You deserve a BIG PRIZE with all that hard work.
Congratulations BIG TIME
Have a blessed weekend and hope to see you soon when the flowers are in the fields. #8402550

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 21, 2010

Thank you everyone!!! You have left some very cool comments.

I appreciate your gallery visit and constant support!


PS Cute hula girls Kathy, see you soon!!! #8404241

Cathy Barrows February 21, 2010

Congrats on your finalist...fantastic #8405661

Elida Gutierrez level-classic February 23, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410337

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna. Hope to see it get Golden!!

UB. #8414349

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 25, 2010

huge congrats on your win! #8415296

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna!! #8415405

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 25, 2010

Just love it.....great month!!! Congratulations! #8415574

Michelle Alton February 25, 2010

Congratulations! An awesome winner, Donna. #8415591

Jeana Clark February 25, 2010

Huge Congrats for this
Fantastic Winner Donna!!!

~J~ #8415668

Diane Dupuis February 25, 2010

I'm so happy for your multiple wins Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!! #8415682

Tiia Vissak February 25, 2010

Congratulations again! #8415807

Renata Gusciora February 25, 2010

Huge congratualtions again,Donna!!!:-) #8415809

Amy M. Wilson February 25, 2010

Big congratulations on another FABULOUS WINNER, Donna!!! #8415814

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 25, 2010

Big CONGRATS on this beauty, Donna! #8415895

Phyllis H. Burchett February 25, 2010

Congrats on this fabulous image Donna! #8416010

Val Feldman level-classic February 25, 2010

Happy to pass on yet another BIG congratulations on your fantastic Gold Win, Donna!! (Gosh, this is stunning!) #8416074

Gina Cormier February 25, 2010

Huge Congrats again!!!!!!!! wow!!! #8416098

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 25, 2010

Congrats yet again, Donna, on this outstanding winner!

Fran J. Jagger February 25, 2010

Congrats on this Sensational 2nd Place Winner, Donna!! :) #8416123

Janice Mezzacappa February 25, 2010

Huge congrats Donna on all your fantastic winners so well deserving!!! WTG!! #8416146

Cathy Barrows February 25, 2010

Congrats on your 2nd place fav of your winners #8416255

Debra R. Harder February 25, 2010

WTG, Donna! Huge congratulations on another BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8416298

Renee Doyle February 25, 2010

Beautiful!!! Big congratulations once more Donna!! #8416309

Lydia Williams level-classic February 25, 2010

Keep em coming Donna! Absolutely beautiful..congratulations! #8416352

Freddy Bland February 25, 2010

Fantastic winner and BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!!! #8416559

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 25, 2010

WHOA!!! Another awesome winner, Donna!!! :-) k #8416671

Bunny Snow February 25, 2010

WOW! The lighting is perfectly correct and well captured, and the subject is compelling with its graphic design. In addition, your HDR image is right on target. All this equals another beautiful image and another awesome win, Donna.

Congratulations!!!! ;-) Bunny #8416774

Ken Smith level-classic February 25, 2010

You had the month of a lifetime! :-) Now, if you can bottle it then pass some to me! :-) Congrats again, Donna! #8416785

Katarina Mansson February 26, 2010

Congratulations again Donna...and again....and again...and again! #8417438

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 26, 2010

A beautiful WINNER, Donna!! What a month for you!

UB. #8417526

Leslie McLain level-classic February 26, 2010

Congrats on all of your beautiful winners, Donna. #8417814

Anita Hogue February 26, 2010

WOW, another gorgeous winner! Congratulations, Donna! #8418018

David Phalen February 26, 2010

BIG Congrats on another Winner and the great month you've had!! #8418413

Michael Umbreit February 27, 2010

Donna - Congrats again! Love the glow! - Mike #8419915

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 27, 2010

Reminds me of "Endless Summer"...this is awesome...congrats again and again! #8420341

Susana Ms Heide February 27, 2010

WOOOHOOOOO What a month for YOU!!!!! So well deserved!! Another GOLDEN image Donna!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8421141

Datha Y. Thompson February 27, 2010

Excellent work and so very well deserved Donna!!! YGG :) #8421269

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 28, 2010

Gorgeous HDR image Donna! Big congratulations on your second place winner! #8421444

Sharon Day February 28, 2010

Gorgeous shot, Donna!!! Love the colors! Congratulations again! #8422835

Kristi A. Howson March 01, 2010

Congratulations Donna. Another stunning winner! #8425612

Anne McKinnell March 01, 2010

Congratulations again Donna, this is gorgeous. #8425674

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 02, 2010

Thank you everyone!

I appreciate your congratulatory wishes, inspiration and great comments!!! What a remarkable honor!!!

Take care!

Donna #8427683

Stephen Zacker March 02, 2010

Fantastic capture and colors. Makes me miss Ca :-) Congratulations #8427808

Glenn E. Traver March 11, 2010

Congratulations Donna . This is a Standout Winner, I can feel the warmth ~ GT #8448739

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe March 12, 2010

The color is unbelievable !! Marvelous, Donna !!

Lee #8450935

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 15, 2010

Thank you for all of your very kind comments and congratulatory wishes. This really was a gorgeous sunset!

Take care,

Donna #8457640

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 04, 2010

Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!

Dominick #8589782

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