Which Way to Canada?

© Patti Coblentz

Which Way to Canada?

Uploaded: August 16, 2010


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Melinda F. Schneider level-classic August 17, 2010

Wonderful work!! #1299031

Susie Peek-Swint August 17, 2010

Oh I love this Patti ... great capture and treatment ~ love the title too ~ a winner in my book :) #8842129

Barbara Mason level-classic August 17, 2010

Caught my eye straight away Patricia - wonderful work and title - unfortunately whichever way to Canada is expensive on Air NZ - now if I only I had wings #8842133

Brett Dolsen August 17, 2010

Outstanding composition and treatment Patricia!! #8842142

William C. Raco level-classic August 17, 2010

Very eye catching photo and presentation, Patti
Beautifully done #8842226

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 17, 2010

Beautiful work, Patti! #8842316

Julie Burnett August 17, 2010

Absolutely stunning, Patti! Gorgeous!! #8842343

Joy Rector August 17, 2010

wow, awesome, terrific job #8842361

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 17, 2010

Hi Patricia,outstanding treatment my friend.Very beautiful capture indeed,looks like a winner!!! #8842429

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 17, 2010

Great shot and DD work, Patricia. Cool dark tone. #8842546

Marcie A. Fowler August 17, 2010

This way towards Canada . . . the border is about 10 miles from here (LOL).

Nice done image and effects Patricia. #8842733

Monnie Ryan August 17, 2010

He's looking in the wrong direction, Patti -- unless I'm mistaken, Canada is up north! ;-D Beautiful image with lovely effects! #8843023

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thank you everyone for the great comments!

That's funny, Monnie...I was going to entitle it which way in north...LOl. #8843069

Julianne Bradford August 17, 2010

Great title and wonderful treatment on this well composed image Patricia, WTG! #8843165

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thank you, Julianne! #8843177

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Jaw-dropping time!! Good grief, Patti, this is a winner of a capture...your treatment is superb, the subtle low key colors, comp and all over impact...well, I must pick up my jaw from the keyboard...Bravo, bravo and a couple of kudos thrown in for good measure! :) #8843238

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Well, a compliment couldn't get any better than that, my friend...thank you :) #8843272

Rony Sagy August 17, 2010

Fantastic capture, composition and effects. #8843384

Anita Hogue August 17, 2010

Lovely tones and textures, Patti! I wish I express myself like Val does! This is gorgeous! #8843906

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 17, 2010

LOLOL but perfect title for this fantastic capture! Wonderful effects too, Patti! :-) k #8843939

Tammy Espino August 17, 2010

Awesome treatment :) #8844091

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thanks much Rony, Anita, Kitty, and Tammy! #8844108

Steve M. Harrington August 17, 2010

What a fine image, Patti! It has a rich texture and a simple and pleasing composition. And the goose has a wonderful look to him that gets me thinking goose thoughts. :)
I give this three bravos and four kudos! The fourth kudos is preempting Val raising the praise. :)
Steve #8844187

Carol L. Fowler August 17, 2010

Love your treatment! #8844189

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thanks Steve, and Carol :)

Love these praise battles! #8844195

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 17, 2010

North Sweetie! Just head NORTH! Stop when you see Patrick R. Waving! HA!

Love your DDR work here Patti! Did you use the grunge filter?

-Laura #8844436

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

thanks, Laura...the geese will be flying solo...I'll be out of town eating pizza :)

It's an overlay called "choas"...appropriate for now...LOL & Grr #8844456

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 17, 2010

I have never head of that filter. (?) At least I dont think so. Well it sure looks cool.

Pizza? you mean the real deal? (drooling here). Your mo-ped story sounded fun! I'd love to ride one of those someday across a beautiful countryside! WOW! #8844462

Wm Nosal August 17, 2010

Beautiful Image, Patricia! #8844545

Lorna Shutter August 17, 2010

Which way to Canada? I'll tell you which way to Canada! ... UP! LOL! :D
I don't know how so many of our Geese get lost in the United States! They had them in New York too! Ha! Ha! :)
Awesome capture of them, Patti! The chaotic overlay is fabulous! I think you have a winner here, my friend! :) #8844552

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thank you Wm, and Lorna...I always knew north was up! #8844562

Steve M. Harrington August 17, 2010

Sigh...so much for slaving away creating diagrams of the Big Dipper. #8844574

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

This is a much simpler method, but you professors can't help but complicate things :) #8844595

Renata Gusciora August 17, 2010

What a lovely image and unique presentation,Patti!Fantastic tones and effects! #8844601

Steve M. Harrington August 17, 2010

Just like my students! Gee, sir, thinking is complicated! :) #8844605

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thanks very much, Renata!


Kathy Salerni level-classic August 17, 2010

Ooooohh! I love this, Patti! A suberb capture and treatment is awesome!! #8844697

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thank you, Kathy :) #8844701

Joannie Bertucci level-classic August 17, 2010

Patti, I absolutely love the late autumn feel to this positively amazing image! Your post processing work is stunning! #8844852

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 17, 2010

Gorgeous comp and editing, Patti!! #8844861

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thank you very much Joannie, and Robert! #8844874

Beverley Scott August 18, 2010

A work of art, Patti! Beautiful presentation and a winner for sure! #8845090

Ray Thoms August 18, 2010

Great image Patricia....like the effect and color.... #8845154

Patti Coblentz August 18, 2010

Thank you Bev, and Ray! #8845284

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 18, 2010

I'll see your raise of praise and raise mine 3 more, Steve...in caps...KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS! :) WTG, Patti - I see big things for this one! #8845727

Steve M. Harrington August 18, 2010

Oh yeah! Well I give it a holy cow and cool! And I call dibs on those words before you try to trump them. Take that, Val! :) #8846017

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 18, 2010

Cute title and wonderful DD work! I think it might be cooler in Canada! :) #8846385

Patti Coblentz August 18, 2010

Thanks, Linda! LOL..I agree...the poor geese are surely not accustomed to this heat wave we've been in!

Thanks again Val & Steve...hope you don't lose your bets!!


Lorna Shutter August 18, 2010

Just so you know ... it's no cooler in Canada. We had the heat wave too. It just started cooling down yesterday. :) #8846448

Patti Coblentz August 18, 2010

Well hello little answer grape...how are you today? These poor geese can't win...even the pond water is hot! Hot under the shade..hot everywhere!!! Except in my house, and they aren't coming in...they'll just have to quack at the door...can you imagine if I let them all in...mother goose here...LOL! #8846459

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 18, 2010

Oohh, noooo...Holy Cow AND Cool???? I'm done for!!!! You swiped my last ace in the hole, Steve!!! :) OK, Patti, I know when I've met my match...I bow to Cool Hand Steve! (Pizza? Did someone mention pizza???) #8846561

Steve M. Harrington August 18, 2010

You are so gracious, Val. We Canucks have an advantage. We can be absurdly nice. :) #8846600

Lorna Shutter August 18, 2010

What in the world is a little answer grape?!! You Americans sure have some funny sayings! LOL! I'm fine, by the way. :) #8846704

Thomas E. Hinds August 18, 2010

Love, love, love this! Really fabulous work, Ms. P! I love the treatment! 'Cow of Coolness!' (Actually, Goose of Wonderfulness!) Very artistic and lovely! #8846782

Rona L. Schwarz August 18, 2010

Sorry I am so behind in my commenting, Patti...this is awesome, the treatment and effects are very special. Perfect title, too! These geese have given Canada a bad name, although I actually think they are quite a handsome bird! #8847288

Patti Coblentz August 18, 2010

Thank you Tom, and Rona!

Yes, they do get a pretty bad rap, Rona.I like them, too, except for their messiness :) #8847310

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2010

Phenomenal tones, treatment, detail, & comp here, Patti! INCREDIBLE beauty & talent displayed here! WTG! #8848918

Patti Coblentz August 19, 2010

Thank you very much, Patrick! #8849385

Phyllis H. Burchett August 23, 2010

Wonderful presentation and title Patricia! #8856849

Patti Coblentz August 23, 2010

Thank you, Phyllis :) #8857814

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 13, 2010

Patti, what a gorgeous portrait of this beautiful bird! I love the texture effect, and the title is so funny! #8898874

Patti Coblentz September 14, 2010

Thank you, Amanda...I think they have found their way...they've been flying over my house by the hoards! #8900829

Steve M. Harrington September 15, 2010

Warm congratulations from Canada on your fine finalist, Patti! :)
Steve #8902416

Tammy Espino September 15, 2010

Such an anwesome finalist! Congrats :) #8902557

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 15, 2010

Ah, ha! I just knew we'd be seeing this one again, Patti! It's a beauty of a capture and a well-deserved Finalist! WTG! Congrats and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8903316

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 15, 2010

WTG on this awesome finalist, Patti! :-) k #8903431

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 15, 2010

A big congratulations,Patricia!!!! #8903442

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 15, 2010

Congratulations Patti, on this well deserved Finalist!!! #8903625

Gord MacEachern September 15, 2010

Big congreats on this well deserved finalist Patti, good luck next round!! #8903811

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 15, 2010

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Patti! #8904137

Rona L. Schwarz September 15, 2010

Glad to see the judges have such good taste, Patti! Many Congratulations On Your Superb Finalist, And Good Luck In The Next Round! #8904331

Sherran Andersen level-classic September 15, 2010

Congrats. #8904348

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 15, 2010


Photobucket Such a Great Finalist!!! HUGE CONGRATS! Photobucket

-Laura :D #8904410

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8904413

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 15, 2010

Huge congrats on this awesome finalist, Patti!!! Very best luck with it!!! #8905067

Thomas E. Hinds September 15, 2010

Big congratulations, Patti! Wonderful work! #8905129

Nadia Paul September 15, 2010

Wonderful capture and presentation Patti - congrats on your finalist! #8905348

Lorna Shutter September 15, 2010

Woo Hoo!!! Hurray for the Canada Geese!!! ... and CONGRATULATIONS to you, Patti, on your Finalist Award for this great image!!!!! :) #8906299

Lorna Shutter September 15, 2010

Whoops! Forgot the dancing chicken!!! :D Photobucket #8906303

Julianne Bradford September 15, 2010

Wonderful finalist Patti! Congratulations! #8906467

Tiia Vissak September 15, 2010

Congratulations! #8906827

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 16, 2010

lol@title! huge congrats Patti!!! #8907092

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 16, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Patti. #8907794

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 16, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Patricia. #8908039

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic September 16, 2010

Terrific image and finalist,Patti! HUGE congratulations!!!! #8908231

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 16, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Patti! Good luck, my friend! #8908574

Danny B. Head level-deluxe September 16, 2010

Patti, congrats on the August finalist! #8908613

Julie Burnett September 16, 2010

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Patti! I wish you the best of luck! #8908712

Max Aureli September 16, 2010

Great composition Patricia and wonderful texture work!! Congratulations!!! #8908739

Naomi Weiser September 16, 2010

i love the editing and texture, congrats! #8909171

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe September 16, 2010

Linda - this is a stand-out masterpiece! Congrats on this finalist! #8909205

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe September 16, 2010

OK, let's try again...

Patricia - this is a stand-out masterpiece! Congrats on this finalist! #8909207

Mitch Spence level-classic September 16, 2010

I thoroughly enjoy everything about this one, Patti. My congratulations on your finalists. #8909362

Patti Coblentz September 16, 2010

Thanks so much everyone...I truly appreciate your nice comments! #8909885

Renata Gusciora September 16, 2010

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Patti!!!:-) #8910029

Ron McEwan September 16, 2010

Congratulations Patricia on this fine piece of art work a well deserved Silver. #8910786

John Anderson September 16, 2010

Stunning work Patricia...it has a beautiful oil painting look that is superb. #8910943

John Anderson September 16, 2010

A well deserved FINALIST! #8910982

Patti Coblentz September 16, 2010

Thank you Renata, Ron, and John (twice) :)
I appreciate your kind comments! #8910991

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 16, 2010

Congratulations....love this!!! Can't wait till next month!!! #8911111

Merna L. Nobile September 16, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist Award! Merna #8911130

Patti Coblentz September 16, 2010

Thank you Linda, and Merna! #8911159

Sam Britt September 16, 2010

Big Congrats!! #8911211

Phyllis H. Burchett September 16, 2010

CONGRATS Patricia on this fantastic finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Renee Doyle level-classic September 17, 2010

Wonderful treatment!! Congratulations on this excellent finalist Patricia! #8911664

Kate Jackson level-classic September 17, 2010

Big congrats Patricia on this wonderful finalist. Love your chaotic overlay and love the image! #8911679

Antonio Amen September 17, 2010

Nice shot, beautiful work.
Thank you for your kind comments on my finalist and photo in he book.
Kind regards
António. #8911764

Patti Coblentz September 17, 2010

Thank you very much Sam, Phyllis, Renee, Kate, and Antonio! #8912019

Debra R. Harder September 17, 2010

This is an amazing work of art, Patti! Love your treatment. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #8912329

John Connolly September 17, 2010

A superb title for this wonderful shot Patti!
Congratulations on your well deserved finalist award! #8913431

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 17, 2010

Congratulations, Patti! #8914069

Wm Nosal September 18, 2010

Congratulations! #8916235

Patti Coblentz September 18, 2010

Thanks so much Deb, John, Barbara, and Wm! #8916262

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 18, 2010

Stunning image, Patti! Congratulations! #8916656

Patti Coblentz September 18, 2010

Thank you, Courtenay :) #8916659

Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 21, 2010

Congratulations on a wonderful Finalist, Patti!! #8920997

Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

Thanks very much, Robert! #8920998

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 23, 2010

A beauty Patti, simply beautiful work!!!!
U are very talented my friend! Congratulations to you on your wonderful image you made here....

Sincerely, Christine #9059962

Patti Coblentz November 23, 2010

Thank you so much, Chris, that is a very nice thing to say :) #9059967

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