My Music Speaks My Spirit

© Patti Coblentz

My Music Speaks My Spirit

Uploaded: September 21, 2010


Rome, Italy

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 10/600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 65.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

I took this image on a workshop photo shoot with Flavio, Carnevale and dedicate it to was a fine day of shooting and exploring Rome. Thank you, Flavio.
He posted an amazing close up of this same image in his gallery. #1310176

Jyri Vissak September 21, 2010

Great portrait! Well done. #8921007

Tiia Vissak September 21, 2010

a wonderful scene! #8921009

Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

Thank you Juri, and Tiia. #8921012

Katarina Mansson September 21, 2010

Love it! #8921043

Katarina Mansson September 21, 2010

Love it! What a colorful man and picture. #8921044

Brett Dolsen September 21, 2010

Wonderfull composition and portrait Patricia! #8921071

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 21, 2010

Great colors, details and portrait, Patti. #8921075

Gord MacEachern September 21, 2010

Fantastic portrait Patti, composition, colors, and subject are all wonderful! #8921090

Michelle Alton September 21, 2010

It is a fantastic and beautifully composed portrait, Patricia. #8921106

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 21, 2010

Superb portrait, Patricia, with wonderful color, textures, details and interest throughout. #8921136

Danny B. Head level-deluxe September 21, 2010

Great image Patti! Let's just hope he is not setting a new fashion trend... don't think I can handle the plaid. lol #8921140

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 21, 2010

Terrific capture, Patti! #8921215

Joy Rector September 21, 2010

awesome shot #8921222

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 21, 2010

Love it....great story telling photo!!! #8921429

Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

Thanks very much...I'm glad you like him! #8921443

Marcel J. Fernandez September 21, 2010

Colorful attire. Lovely work, Patti. #8921456

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 21, 2010

Great color and composition, Patricia. Fantastic portrait. #8921458

Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

Thank you Marcel, and Bojan! #8921493

Jack Ryan September 21, 2010

Outstanding portrait with excellent comp, color and clarity. Nicely done. #8921537

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 21, 2010

Excellent portrait that tells the story. Great colors as well Patricia #8921625

Monnie Ryan September 21, 2010

Super portrait, Patti! Quite a colorful outfit, too! #8921732

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 21, 2010

Hi Patricia,That is beautiful my friend.Great title with excellent color and detail!!! #8921734

Carol L. Fowler September 21, 2010

You have captured his essence- well done! #8922046

Patti Coblentz September 21, 2010

Thank you Emile, Monnie, Bobby. and Carol! #8922475

Tammy Espino September 21, 2010

Great capture of a great looking character! #8922783

Rona L. Schwarz September 21, 2010

Terrific portrait, Patti! Love all the rich details and vibrant color - looks like a really creative, eccentric character and you have captured his essence perfectly! #8922930

Julianne Bradford September 21, 2010

What a fabulous portrait Patti! Such a great title too! #8922958

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic September 22, 2010

Excellent portrait and scene Patrick. Tells a great story. Great work.
JP #8923267

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic September 22, 2010

Sorry I meant Patti - My apology.
JP #8923279

Julie Burnett September 22, 2010

Fabulous portrait, Patti, and your title is perfect. #8923456

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 22, 2010

Patricia- Your gallery is so much fun to visit. I love the artwork, the colors and the treatments you use. As with this man enjoying his music, the colors and treatment seem to fit right in with the theme, the expressions of the artist amazing. Love the framing and presentation. Gorgeous work my friend.
Have a wonderful day. #8923650

Patti Coblentz September 22, 2010

Thanks to each of you for your great comments...I appreciate your time and visit! nice to have you back!!! #8923677

Rony Sagy September 22, 2010

Fantastic capture Patricia. #8924237

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2010

Awesome image of this unusually dressed fellow, Patti! :-) k #8924514

Patti Coblentz September 22, 2010

Thank you Rony. and Kitty! #8924544

Renata Gusciora September 22, 2010

Awesome portrait,Patti!Fabulous colors,clarity and great compositon! #8924680

Tommy E. Burgess September 22, 2010

Wonderful documentary capture Patti!! Well seen and captured! #8924805

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 23, 2010

Terrific capture, colors, and details. #8925139

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic September 23, 2010

Terrific find and capture,Patti!! #8925522

Antonio Amen September 23, 2010

Beautifull portrait .
Thank you for all the kind comments to my photos.
Best regards
António #8925704

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 24, 2010

I consider Flavio one of the GREATS on BP. What a treat is must have been to venture Rome with such a professional! In my early days on BP our paths crossed and I was honored that they did.

Patti, this image speaks so loudly of a man, of a person, who is free. Free to be what he wants to be and free to express himself. GOTTA LOVE THE FINGERNAIL POLISH! I love him even more after seeing that! HA!

Great encounter and job on this!!!


-Laura :D #8926632

Lorna Shutter September 24, 2010

Unlike Danny, I love this guy's plaid pants! Can't say I care much for the top though ... and definitely not on him! Regardless of what he is wearing, he is truly expressing himself through his music! ... and you captured that beautifully, Patti! Excellent colour, clarity and detail! Awesome work! :) #8927760

John Anderson September 24, 2010

Excellent capture; a slice of life encounter frozen in time...well done. #8927852

Patti Coblentz September 24, 2010

Thank you so much everyone...I'm pleased that you like this image! #8927901

Thomas E. Hinds September 24, 2010

This is truly an amazing portrait! Fabulous work, Patti! Great title as well. Just wonderful from top to bottom! #8928133

Hendrik Storme September 24, 2010

Colorful expression! #8928410

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 25, 2010

WOW! Fantastic portrait, Patricia. A winner for sure!! #8929016

Patti Coblentz September 25, 2010

Many thanks, Tom, Hendrik, and Kiki! #8929664

John Connolly September 26, 2010

Marvelous composition, color and detail here Patti! A superb portrait! #8931340

Phillip R. Connolly October 01, 2010

A great tight crop portrait capture, Patti!! I really wouldn't be expecting to see a didgeridoo player on the streets of Rome!! Very well presented!

Phil #8941769

Patti Coblentz October 01, 2010

Thanks very much John, and Phil. He was a colorful surprise, indeed :) #8941801

Mitch Spence level-classic October 04, 2010

It sounds like a wonderful day of shooting, Patti. I would love to have been there and I would love to see Rome. This is a great character candid. It's a perfect crop, with excellent detail, color, and interest. #8946869

Patti Coblentz October 04, 2010

Thank you much, Mitch! #8946945

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 15, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Patricia. Great portrait. #8968347

Steve M. Harrington October 15, 2010

A truly deserving finalist, Patti. Congratulations!
Steve #8968615

Tammy Espino October 15, 2010

Congrats on this awesome finalist :) #8968665

Carol Eade level-addict October 15, 2010

A terrific finalist, Patricia, congratulations! #8969029

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 15, 2010

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #8969243

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Patti. #8969312

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 15, 2010

My favorite of your September entries and so very deserving of the finalist badge it just merited. Congratulations, Patti, and good luck in the next round. #8969984

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 15, 2010

WOW Patti, what a GREAT image and a well deserved Finalist. Good luck in the next round!!! #8970061

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Everything so perfect in this finalist, Patti! What a vacation! #8970066

Lorna Shutter October 15, 2010

WTG, Patti!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this Awesome image!!!!! You Go Girl!!! :)
Photobucket #8970070

Julie Burnett October 15, 2010

Congratulations on this superb finalist, Patti!! #8970466

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congratulations, Patti....excellent finalist image! #8970505

Rona L. Schwarz October 15, 2010

A marvelous Finalist, Patti, so rich in so many ways! MANY CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next round! #8970685

Merna L. Nobile October 15, 2010

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Carol L. Fowler October 15, 2010

Big Congrats! #8970886

Danny B. Head level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats Patti! Love those pants! #8971019

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic October 15, 2010

Big congrats Patti.
JP #8971290

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8971361

Thomas E. Hinds October 15, 2010

Of course I knew this was going to be at least a Finalist. I would have bet my camera on it! Fantastic work, Patti! I think this will go on! Big WOW!! #8971640

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 15, 2010

Hi Patricia,A big Congratulations my friend.Beautiful image!!! #8971656

Yulianto Soeroso October 15, 2010

congratulation finalis today #8971992

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats Patti and we have been listening to this kind of music all week at our Pecos Experience. Loved it. #8972031

Renata Gusciora October 15, 2010

Big congratualtions on your fantastic finalist,Patti!!!:-) #8972144

Randall J. Scholten October 15, 2010

Congrats Patti for your Finalist standing on this outstanding image! #8972182

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 15, 2010

It's been a while, my friend but hope to be catching up soon....Couldn't pass up offering my "hurrah's" to you on this outstanding, beautifully composed and colorful portrait and well-deserved Finalist....Ah, Italy was all you hoped it would be...a glance thru your gallery tells me that's so...I'll be back for more the meantime, all the best in the upcoming round! Congratulazioni! (Hope that's right!) ~Val #8972184

Patti Coblentz October 15, 2010

Thanks very much for your nice comments...and congratulations to each of you, too :) #8972304

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats on a super awesome finalist, Patti!! Very best luck in the next round!!! #8972356

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 15, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Patti! #8972413

Hendrik Storme October 15, 2010

Big congrats on your finalist!!! #8972532

Tiia Vissak October 15, 2010

Congratulations! #8972556

Katarina Mansson October 15, 2010

Congratulations on your superb finalist Patti! #8972583

Beverley Scott October 16, 2010

Congratulations on this great finalist, Patti!That didgeridoo is certainly a long way from home - and not what you expect to see in Rome. #8972629

Gord MacEachern October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved finallist Patti, good luck next round! #8972679

Ron McEwan October 16, 2010

Congratulations Patricia on collecting Silver for September #8972747

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 16, 2010

Congrats on your terrific finalist. #8972833

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you for all of the warm congrats, everyone :) #8972840

Brett Dolsen October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic finalists Patricia!! #8972911

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you, Brett! #8972940

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 16, 2010

Love all the color in this candid capture, Patti. Huge CONGRATZ on getting the Finalist and good luck up next!

UB. #8973131

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thanks very much, UB! #8973187

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Patti! #8973383

Cesar J. La Rosa October 16, 2010

Wow, Patti!!! What a BEAUTIFUL portrait! Love the composition and the expression captured here.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved Finalist!!!
Cesar #8973882

Debra R. Harder October 16, 2010

This is so brilliantly composed...and the lighting, colors, textures and timing are perfect, Patti! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #8974012

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you Karen, Cesar, and Debra :) #8974075

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 16, 2010

PATTI!!! Your beautiful musician makes the cut! HA! Huge Congrats!

(I am plodding along here very slowly on my old desk top while my lap top is in the hospital!) So happy for you!!! :D

-Laura #8974243

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your excellent finalist! WTG Patti! #8974383

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 16, 2010

Really cool Finalist!! I play, too, didgeridoo (But my look is more relax :).
Congratulations Patricia!! #8974415

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you Laura, Donna, and Philippe!


John Connolly October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist award, Patricia, very well deserved indeed! #8974623

Ann Coates level-classic October 16, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Patricia. #8974633

Nadia Paul October 16, 2010

Wonderful capture of this street musician Patti - congrats on your finalist! #8974720

Stephen Zacker October 16, 2010

Wonderful street portrait. Congratulations #8975056

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 16, 2010


Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you very much John, Ann, Nadia, Stephen, and Tammy! #8975139

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 16, 2010

A wonderful Finalist Patricia!, Congratulations!,
Amalia #8975485

Patti Coblentz October 16, 2010

Thank you, Amalia :) #8975639

Daniella Puente October 16, 2010

Hi Patty congratulations and best of luck next! this is a great street capture :) #8975702

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulations on this excellent finalist,Patti!! :-) #8976334

Patti Coblentz October 17, 2010

Thank you Daniells, and Ujjwal :) #8976370

Melissa Olsen October 17, 2010

Congrats Pat on this very deserving finalist. #8976876

Patti Coblentz October 17, 2010

Thank you, Melissa :) #8976877

Patricia A. Stalter October 17, 2010

This absolutly deserves a win! #8977180

Patti Coblentz October 17, 2010

You're officially nominated judgeship , Pat...:) Thanks! #8977403

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 17, 2010

I agree with, Pat! CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Patti! WTG! #8977800

Patti Coblentz October 17, 2010

Thanks much, Patrick!
Maybe next time :) #8977809

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 28, 2010

Outstanding Portrait Patricia!!!
WOWO... brillant!
Congrats to you on your lovely Finalist!

Chris #9001954

Patti Coblentz October 28, 2010

Thank you, Chris! #9002183

Katarina Mansson February 09, 2011

This is superb! Good luck going for the gold! #9222420

Jane Holestine February 09, 2011

A really great street portrait! Wonderfully composed with excellent detail and color. Good luck with this one! #9222658

Patti Coblentz February 09, 2011

Thank you Kattarina, and Jane...fingers crossed :) #9222665

Marcie A. Fowler February 09, 2011

A very colorful image in so many ways. Great environmental portrait and story telling image. #9222831

Patti Coblentz February 09, 2011

Thank you, Marcie! #9222866

Dr Silly level-classic February 09, 2011

Wonderful capture and congrats on the Finalist for this shot. :O) #9222980

Patti Coblentz February 09, 2011

Hey, Doc...thanks, bunches. I am re-submitting this, hoping :)) #9222982

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 28, 2013

Just one of the, too many to count, fantastic images in your gallery, Patricia! I love this - he reminds me of a guy I saw on the Charles Bridge in Prague a few years ago. A wonderful image of a very interesting person! #10711526

Patti Coblentz May 28, 2013

Thank you very much, Lindley...I appreciate you :) #10711779

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