Pattern On Patterns

© Patti Coblentz

Pattern On Patterns

Uploaded: January 25, 2010


Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Steve M. Harrington January 25, 2010

Wow! What an outstanding image, Patti! Its composition is compelling with its powerful lines. And then there is the juxtaposition of natural and man made patterns. We have a long way to go as a species to come even close to what nature produces, particularly when we mar our patterns with refuse and chewing gum.
I think I could easily do an hour lecture on the sociological and biological significance of what you have presented here! Did I mention that I like it? :)
Steve #1231157

Laura L. Gonzales January 25, 2010

WOW, Patricia, this is beautiful!! Love the pattern on BOTH!! Excellent comp and presentation!! Laura #8330199

Thomas E. Hinds January 25, 2010

Fantastic image so well entitled! I couldn't agree more with Steve's assessment of both our world and your wonderful photo within its confines! There is an opening up to it (if you get what I mean). The light is fantastic as if on a lonely, yet ornate street, the universe, (or the light bulb), makes one aware of that beautiful cat's shape and patterns, trumping the street's attempts! This is really, really something nice! #8330232

Patti Coblentz January 25, 2010

Thank you each so much...I'm really pleased that you like this :)

Patti #8330305

Kim Dietrich Elam January 25, 2010

very cool, Patricia! #8330306

Patti Coblentz January 25, 2010

Thank you, Kim :)

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Julianne Bradford January 25, 2010

Well seen and presented Patricia! #8330458

Margaret R. Barry January 26, 2010

Fantastic capture, Patricia. Great colors, patterns, details and textures! #8330500

Gord MacEachern January 26, 2010

Beautiful capture Patricia, so well seen and presented. Love the composition,lighting and detail!!
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the birds!! #8330660

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 26, 2010

Fantastic capture of all the interesting patterns here. Excellent details and textures too, Patricia. #8330664

Tess L. Yee January 26, 2010

What a fabulously wonderful image, Patricia! The color and patterns are so eye-catching. #8330858

Hayden Cannon level-classic January 26, 2010

Great capture Patricia, very nice comp, lighting, colors and details great photo! #8331018

Patti Coblentz January 26, 2010

Thank you Julianne, Margaret, Gord, Tammy, Tess, and Hayden...I appreciate your nice comments very much :)

Patti #8331130

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic January 26, 2010

Powerful image Patricia. Great lighting, colors and details.
JP #8331196

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 26, 2010

As a designer, you have a fantastic eye for patterns, Patti! Wonderful comp! #8331205

Patti Coblentz January 26, 2010

Thank you very much JP, and Courtenay!

:) Patti #8331209

Sharon F. Morris January 26, 2010

Love this Patti sure to be a winner. Your Gallery is beautiful so full of color and designs. :) #8331362

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 26, 2010

Don't think I can offer up a commentary like the glowing ones you've received thus far on this one, Patti - so will just say it's always a sheer visual pleasure to come to your gallery and see what's new in your world thru your eyes. Amazing, beautiful work... #8331387

Carol L. Fowler January 26, 2010

Beautiful patterns nd colors- visual splendor! #8331682

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic January 26, 2010

EXCELLENT!!! LOVE the design and effects!!! PERFECT how he looked back. <>< #8331933

John Connolly January 26, 2010

A perfect title for this remarkable image Patti! Your effects are superb, I think you have a winner here! #8332113

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 26, 2010

Super beautiful tones, detail, clarity, pov,& lighting here, Patricia! Exceptional capture & job here, my friend! WTG! #8332256

Patti Coblentz January 26, 2010

Thank you all for your encouraging comments...I appreciate hearing from you very much!!

:) Patti #8332563

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 26, 2010

Like Steve I like it as well. A*W*E*S*O*M*E!!! #8332640

Patti Coblentz January 26, 2010

Thank you, Allen!!

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Stefania Barbier level-addict January 26, 2010

beautiful kitty and capture! #8333218

Cathy Barrows January 27, 2010

love the angle on this...the pattern is great but the cat really sets it off #8333913

adrifil January 27, 2010

Excellent photo!
The cat looks great and its a plus to the composition.

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic January 27, 2010

This is an amazing image! I can not even begin to explain the excellence of the capture. It is wonderful. I know this will be seen again. A super beautiful image Patricia! #8334436

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 27, 2010

Wonderful work Patricia, everything works great in this image with the well composed subject and the combination of lines and texured details. Superb! #8334817

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 27, 2010

Hi Patricia,now that is a winner.Outstanding composition!!!! #8334863

Patti Coblentz January 27, 2010

Well, here I go all shy again..such nice comments...thank you so much :)

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Julie Burnett January 28, 2010

Absolutely stunning, Patricia!! Everything about this is fantastic!! I REALLY hope we see this again, it deserves it!! #8337919

Patti Coblentz January 28, 2010

That is really sweet, Julie...thank you :)

Patti #8337949

John Benway February 01, 2010

Very nice indeed Patti, and beautifully presented.
John #8346356

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe February 04, 2010

No wonderful so many favourites!! This is delightful! #8355431

Patti Coblentz February 04, 2010

Thanks much Tom, John, and Marilyn!

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Debra R. Harder February 07, 2010

Oh WOW...what an EXCELLENT image!! The composition, lighting, tones, lines, details, and, of course, timing are SUPERB. Fabulous image, Patti...and one I'm sure we'll see in the winner's circle!! Deb #8363403

Patti Coblentz February 07, 2010

Your enthusiasm always brightens my day, Deb...thanks for the nice compliment!!

Patti #8363415

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 08, 2010

Great patterns, lines and tones, Patti. Love that the cat is looking back at us. #8365176

Patti Coblentz February 08, 2010

Thanks, Nikki! This cat was none too happy about me following him around...that is an utter look of disdain he's giving me!

Patti #8365192

Renata Gusciora February 08, 2010

Wonderful image with fabulous lighting and great colors,Patti!Like it a lot! #8365877

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 08, 2010

Beautiful comp, textures and perspective! #8366799

Patti Coblentz February 09, 2010

Thanks so much Renata, and Claudia!

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Tommy E. Burgess February 09, 2010

Wow Patti, this is such an outstanding capture!! I normally would say I hope we see this again, but I think this is one we for sure will see again. Stunning work!!! #8370131

Patti Coblentz February 10, 2010

Thank you very much, Tommy!
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Lorna Shutter February 10, 2010

Wow, Patti! Everything about this image spells "W I N N E R" !!! The colour, lighting, comp and patterns are AWESOME! I thought this was a Cougar when I saw it in the thumbnail! LOL! VERY beautiful work! :) #8370683

Patti Coblentz February 10, 2010

He is a cougar in his own jungle,...he lives on the street and in the trees and alcoves around a big church in Lima...along with about 50 other cougars of all shapes and sizes! Thanks, Lorna!

Patti #8370787

Sam Britt February 10, 2010

Terrific image, Patricia. Congratulations on this well deserved EFP! #8372871

Patti Coblentz February 10, 2010

Hi Sam...thanks very much!

:) Patti #8372877

Kerry W. Willis February 16, 2010

Such a pleasing cat-position! :-) #8387072

Patti Coblentz February 16, 2010

Thanks very much, Kerry!

Patti #8387799

Toni Riggs February 17, 2010

Great capture and colors! #8388202

Sharon C. Hinze February 19, 2010

Patti, congratulations....excellent,
Love the kitty on the bricks....well seen.
Sharon #8394213

Sharon F. Morris February 19, 2010

Congrats Patti on your Finalist. I am sure we will see this again. #8394402

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Patricia! #8394476

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Oh, Patti! I'm SO glad to see this one well-deserved! Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist...All the best in the upcoming rounds! ~Val #8394592

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Patti!!! #8394631

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Oh I am so happy! This is my favourite image! Congratulations on finalist for this beauty! #8394688

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning image, Patti! #8394910

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Thank you all very much...I'm really happy about it!

Patti #8395407

Kim Dietrich Elam February 19, 2010

congrats on your finalist, Patricia, and good luck! #8395459

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 19, 2010

Very cool PP work. Congratulations Patricia!! #8395973

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congratulations, Patti on this beautiful finalist. #8396271

Julie Burnett February 19, 2010

Congratulations, Patti!! And I'll say again, I really hope we see this continue on!! #8397323

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 19, 2010

This is wonderful...congratulations! #8397493

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

I do love this capture, Patti. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8397788

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8398239

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Thank you all so much...I appreciate it!!

Patti #8398294

Gord MacEachern February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Patti, good luck on the next round!

Sam Britt February 19, 2010

Big Congratulations on this finalist, Patti! #8398887

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Thank you Gord, and Sam!
:) Patti #8398916

Thomas E. Hinds February 19, 2010

So well deserved! An outstanding Finalist! I was not surprised to see this one moving on! WTG, Patti! #8399129

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Thank you, Tom...I appreciate your vote of confidence!

Patti #8399333

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 19, 2010

Big congrats Patti. Well deserved.
KP #8399464

Tommy E. Burgess February 19, 2010

No surprise here. Huge congratulations on your stunning finalist Patti!!! #8399561

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 19, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!!! #8399563

Beverley Scott February 20, 2010

Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist, Patti. What great patterns!!! #8399814

Tiia Vissak February 20, 2010

Congratulations! #8399840

Nadia Paul February 20, 2010

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Patti! #8399860

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 20, 2010

Congrats, and best luck on this awesome finalist, Patti!! #8400557

Patti Coblentz February 20, 2010

Thank you each for your wonderful comments!

Patti #8400588

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

This is a GOLD WINNER in my book, Patti! I just love the tones, lighting, colors and composition. Absolutely SUPERB! CONGRATULATIONS!! Deb #8400980

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic February 20, 2010

Huge congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Patti! #8401510

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 20, 2010

I won't even Attempt to compete with the comments above
I will just add my Best wishes that this goes Further in the contest
Excellent Patti #8401534

Lorna Shutter February 20, 2010

Woo Hoo! My favourite COUGAR has won a Finalist Award!!! Awesome, Patricia!!! CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK in the next round!!!!! :)
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Margaret R. Barry February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Patricia! #8402098

Hayden Cannon level-classic February 20, 2010

Huge congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved finalist Patricia! #8402578

Brett Dolsen February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning finalist Patricia! #8402692

Mary K. Robison February 21, 2010

Outstanding effects and composition, Patricia!
Congratulations on this well earned finalist, and best of luck to you in the next round! #8403120

Patti Coblentz February 21, 2010

Thank you all very much, I really appreciate your nice comments!

:) Patti #8404011

Tess L. Yee February 22, 2010

Congrats on this very deserving finalist, Patricia! #8406931

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 23, 2010

Even more AWESOME! Congratulations Patricia., Allen #8411287

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Wonderful animal portrait, Patti. Congratz on the Finalist Award! Expect to see it again!

UB. #8413976

Patti Coblentz February 25, 2010

Thanks very much Tess, Allen, and Usman!

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Teresa Moore February 25, 2010

Congratulations and best of luck to you! #8416832

Patti Coblentz February 27, 2010

Thank you, Teresa!

Patti #8420129

Luigi Di Serio level-classic March 17, 2010

How did I miss this?! Excellent colours! WOW #8461446

Patti Coblentz March 17, 2010

Nice to hear from you, Luigi...thanks a lot!!

Patti #8462100

Julianne Bradford March 26, 2010

Oh good! So glad to see the recognition this deserves! Congratulations! #8485790

Patti Coblentz March 26, 2010

Thank you,'re too sweet!!

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Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 26, 2010

Awesome image and fantastic effects. Congratulations again on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8486130

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 27, 2010

Big congratulations on your well deserved and superb finalist! Patricia! #8487341

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 30, 2010

Hi Patricia.. simply beautiful!!!!


Patti Coblentz March 30, 2010

Thanks so much Marilyn, Hayden, and Christine!

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Lorri Shane April 01, 2010

Another work of art. Love your use of Color, Patti! #8503365

Patti Coblentz April 01, 2010

Thank you, Lorri!

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Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Love this image. Belated congrats on your fantastic finalist. #8663727

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

Thank you, Leslie :)

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Melissa McCabe June 12, 2010

Wow, this truly outstanding! Love it! -mm #8690749

Wm Nosal June 14, 2010

WOW! Great Stuff!
Congratulations #8694755

Patti Coblentz June 14, 2010

Hi Melissa, and Wm..thank you!

Patti #8694881

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 07, 2010

Aloha Patricia,
Your whole gallery is an inspiration!
When you print this for its eventual home in a museum please clone out the one blotch on the sidewalk that draws my eye away from the wonderful kitty. There, after you have won and heard from everyone at betterphoto how great this image is -- a niggle from me.
It is really wonderful! #8740588

Patti Coblentz July 07, 2010

Your niggle is received in good spirit...thanks for that, and your nice complement, Fax! I appreciate constructive criticism...just don't go thru my whole gallery...LOL...the list would be very long, I'm afraid. Nice to hear from you :)

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Laura E. Swan level-classic March 15, 2013

I thought I would never make it to the bottom here, Patti. Which is okay because my finger needed the exercise! :D (Now for the REST of my body! Lol)...I have just been enjoying your gallery again and I didn't recognize this one.

What a beautiful kitty on such interesting patterns for a walk way. (Side walk??) Perfect title... :)

I am wondering if you took this one on your Italy trip??

I miss you. :) And I think of you, hoping all is well.


-Laura :D xo #10611289

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