Knitting Time

© Patti Coblentz

Knitting Time

Uploaded: June 03, 2010


In an Andean village, Peru.

Exif: F Number: 4.2, Exposure Bias Value: 4.33, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Michelle Alton June 03, 2010

What an amazing and wonderful capture, Patricia. Is this the equivalent of surfing the net on the job? #1274784

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

:LOL:, Michelle..I would say yes :)
Thank you!

Patti #8661562

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 03, 2010

LOL @ Michelle's comment about the net. Wonderful colorful capture of their everyday life. Great composition too. #8661600

Katarina Mansson June 03, 2010

Well spotted and a fantastic story teller! #8661607

Gord MacEachern June 03, 2010

WOW Patti, fabulous candid capture here, great colors and detail!!! #8661656

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 03, 2010

Beautifully captured street scene, Patti! So colorful and natural! #8661708

Joy Rector June 03, 2010

beautiful shot #8661742

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Wonderful capture and colors. #8661810

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Great color and slice of life capture!! Jeff #8661887

Debra R. Harder June 03, 2010

Your timing was perfect on this, Patti! I love the colors, details and, of course, wonderful moment. A fabulous story-telling image! Deb #8661892

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 03, 2010

Wonderful interest in this capture, Patti. I love her industry -- and the child who is equally interested in his orange in the background. What a feast of color! #8661896

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 03, 2010

Hi Patricia,Excellent street scene.Beautiful color,and it tells a story!!!! #8661915

Datha Y. Thompson June 03, 2010

Beautiful story telling image Patti!!
Wonderful!!! :) #8661938

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

Thanks, everyone...I'm really pleased that you like this :)

Patti #8661960

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Great colors and capture. #8661973

Renata Gusciora June 03, 2010

Wonderful story telling image,Patti!Great colors and composition! #8662127

David Phalen June 03, 2010

Love the colors, shapes and character study of the woman knitting!! #8662134

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Excellent human interest story told here, Patti; superbly captured! Love those deep colors, comp, and depth! #8662176

Mary Alston June 03, 2010

Beautiful scene. Great timing and placement of the women and the child. #8662292

Jack Ryan June 03, 2010

Just a wonderful well composed and with excellent detail and color...lots of interest...great work. #8662492

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 03, 2010

Wonderful image full of color Patricia!,
Amalia #8662614

Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 03, 2010

Fantastic candid capture. #8662676

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 03, 2010

colorful and gorgeous story telling capture! #8662825

Steve M. Harrington June 03, 2010

This is what travel shooting is all about: telling stories and capturing the flavor and feel of others' lives. You have done both so well here, Patti!
Bonus! Is that Michael Jackson I see sitting in the background? :)
Steve #8662847

Kerry Hill June 03, 2010

Wonderful capture Patti, beautifully colourful with excellent details! #8663109

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 03, 2010

A magnificent candid captured with superb tones, colors, detail, clarity, comp, poses & mood here, Patricia! Outstanding image & work indeed! WTG! My dream vacation! #8663155

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments...I truly appreciate them :) Patti


Rony Sagy June 03, 2010

Wonderful authentic capture, Patricia. #8663778

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

Thank you very much, Rony!

Patti #8663803

William C. Raco level-classic June 03, 2010

What a great scene, composition, light, colors, shapes and details
Very nice, Patti #8663887

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 03, 2010

Nicely seen Patti, great story telling work. Excellent!! #8663895

Daniella Puente June 03, 2010

The colors of my place :))) love it Patti, you captured really good a perfect street detail of the andean villages here! #8664010

Patti Coblentz June 03, 2010

Thank you Donna, Bill, and Daniella!

Daniella...I'm pleased you like the capture of this village scene in your beautiful part of the world! #8664031

Carol L. Fowler June 03, 2010

Beautiful portrait of this woman in her daily routins #8664058

Ann Coates level-classic June 03, 2010

Really cool street scene here Patricia. Looks like the little boy is eating into the profits. #8664095

Rona L. Schwarz June 03, 2010

I can only echo what others have said - marvelous street scene with vibrant colors and great story-telling. I love these captures of every day life! Very nice work, Patti! #8664177

Julianne Bradford June 03, 2010

Shes making good use of her time :-) What a wonderful capture filled with great story telling and detail Patricia! #8664192

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 04, 2010

It looks like Peruvian life just burst forth for your camera Patti! Outstanding local composition with colors that are so alive! I still see a story for this woman and the Lollipop Lady! :-) #8664528

Patti Coblentz June 04, 2010

Thanks so much everyone!

LOL, would sure be an interesting and colorful story, no doubt!

Patti #8664899

Marcie A. Fowler June 04, 2010

A very colorful story telling image. #8664946

Patti Coblentz June 04, 2010

Good morning, Marcie..thank you :)

Patti #8664955

Nancy J. Locke June 04, 2010


Such vibrant color and great composition. Great lighting. A CLASSIC NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MOMENT!!!

Cheers, Nancy J Locke #8664964

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic June 04, 2010

Wonderful scene with gorgeous colors and light. Excellent work Patti.
JP #8664984

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 04, 2010

I love all the beautiful colors in this multi tasking image, Patti! I like how you capture the little boy eating the fruits! :-) k #8666445

Patti Coblentz June 04, 2010

Thank you very much Nancy, JP, and Kitty!

Patti #8666448

Sharon C. Hinze June 04, 2010

Getting a word in edgewise here is a bit difficult the color, composition and human stories you've captured here.
Sharon #8666449

Patti Coblentz June 04, 2010

Thank you, Sharon...sorry I haven't been so involved w/ MP...but I will...really and truly!!

Patti #8666455

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 04, 2010

Wonderful image, Patti! I love how the umbrella shades them as well in the heat of the day! Also I enjoyed the dynamics of one person eating one resting and one working!

Great job!



Patti Coblentz June 04, 2010

Thanks, Laura! That place is jammed packed with action and the vendors find themselves a place and settle in for the day...sort of watching the day go by. It is a fantastic atmosphere.

Patti #8666462

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe June 05, 2010

Wonderful, Patti! Such an abundant scene - colour, composition, light, and subject are fabulous! #8666682

Thomas E. Hinds June 05, 2010

Incredibly well composed street scene with rich color and detail! Love it, indeed! Great capture, Patti! #8667004

Antonio Amen June 05, 2010

Excellent shot. Thanks for comment my photos.
António #8667506

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 06, 2010

A beautiful, colorful capture of life as it is, Patti! A superb image! #8668407

Ron McEwan June 06, 2010

I like this one very much. So colorful. They don't waist their time do they. Always working at something. Outstanding candid image. #8668590

Patti Coblentz June 06, 2010

Thank you very much Marilyn, Tom, Antonio, Kathy, and Ron...I appreciate it!

Patti #8668676

Mitch Spence level-classic June 06, 2010

The colorful markets are endlessly fascinating, aren't they, Patti? Great capture of the environment and the market people. #8669017

Patti Coblentz June 06, 2010

Yes, they really are! Thank you, Mitch )

Patti #8669083

Dianna Murphy June 06, 2010

What an awesome story telling image. I love the detail and all the wonderful colors. Great job. a winner to me. #8669314

Christine Lobsinger level-classic June 06, 2010

Hi Patti...
My kind of photography!! Simply living!!
Excellent shot with excellent vibrant colourful colouring!! Hope to see this one again!!

Patti Coblentz June 06, 2010

Thanks very much Dianna, and Christine!

Patti #8670209

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 07, 2010

A bonanza of wonderfully drenched color, complete with gorgeous detail and story-telling appeal...Patti, truly, what a keen eye you have for making the ordinary so doggoned extraordinary thru the lens of your camera...this is just marvelous! #8671043

Patti Coblentz June 07, 2010

And you are so doggoned expressive, Miss Val...thanks for the wonderful comment, my friend!

Patti #8671058

Hendrik Storme June 09, 2010

Great shot Patricia! #8682790

Patti Coblentz June 09, 2010

Thanks, Hendrick!

Patti #8682920

Phillip R. Connolly June 12, 2010

An excellent candid, Patti!! A real people interest capture...and soooooo colourful!! You see this type of image in NG!!

Phil #8691253

Patti Coblentz June 12, 2010

Thanks for that nice comment, Phil!

Patti #8691376

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 03, 2010

Well, I'm obviously not the only one who loves this image, Patti. It's my favorite of your June entries and I can only echo what everyone else has said about its color, human interest and story telling impact. Great job and I'd love to see it go on.
Others I liked are Cactus Window for its tones, composition and perfect combination of sharp and soft focus; Into the Wind for its selective crop and excellent perspective; and Tangled up in Green for its blocks of shapes and contrasting textures. Good luck in the June contest. #8731782

Patti Coblentz July 03, 2010

Thank you so much, Nikki...I love your monthly input and always look forward to it! I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Patti #8731788

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 12, 2010

Congratulations on your finalists, Patricia. #8751775

Tammy Espino July 12, 2010

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) #8751818

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 12, 2010

I'm smilin' big, Patti. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8751883

Hendrik Storme July 12, 2010

Congratulations on your finalists,well done!!! #8752254

Tamara K. Walker level-classic July 12, 2010


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 12, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8752567

Gord MacEachern July 12, 2010

Big congratulations on this very well deserved Finalist Patti! #8752949

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 12, 2010

WTG on your fantastic finalists, Patti! :-) k #8752955

Lorna Shutter July 12, 2010

I thought I made a comment on this image before, but I can't find it anywhere! Oh well, I'm making one now! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautifully captured image, Patti!!!!! WTG, my friend!!! :)
Photobucket #8753068

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic July 12, 2010

Fantastic colors and depiction of everyday life. Outstanding finalist Patricia! #8753184

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 12, 2010

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Patti! Best of luck in the next round! #8753286

Renata Gusciora July 12, 2010

HUge congratulations on this superb finalist,Patti!!!:-) #8753326

Julianne Bradford July 12, 2010

Congratulations! Wonderful finalist Patti! #8753586

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic July 12, 2010

Wonderful image that tells so much about life! Congratulations for a so well deserved finalist Patricia! Good luck in the next round. This is a beautiful image! #8753617

Daniella Puente July 12, 2010

Love this too :))) congrats! #8754006

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 12, 2010

LOOK WHO GOT A FINALIST! Oh, if she only knew how FAMOUS she has become, too!


Love it Patti! :D

-Laura #8754107

Thomas E. Hinds July 12, 2010

Laura is so right, Patti! You are quite famous and in the best of ways! I'm so glad this one is a Finalist! So very deserving! Beautiful work, my friend! #8754634

Thomas E. Hinds July 12, 2010

Laura is so right, Patti! You are quite famous and in the best of ways! I'm so glad this one is a Finalist! So very deserving! Beautiful work, my friend! #8754637

Kerry Hill July 12, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fantastic finalists Patti..well done and the best of luck! #8754660

Randall J. Scholten July 12, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!! #8754812

Steve M. Harrington July 12, 2010

A truly worthy finalist, Patti! Some fine shooting here!
Steve #8755042

Sherran Andersen level-classic July 12, 2010

Congrats Patti. #8755479

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 12, 2010

A big congratulations,Patricia!!! #8755557

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 12, 2010

PATTI, I'm happy this one got a FINALIST, now awaiting GOLD!!!!
SMILING #8755676

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Absolutely wonderful finalists, Patti!!! Huge congrats and best luck!!! #8755713

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thanks so much for your very generous comments! #8755912

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic July 13, 2010

An excellent image and finalist!
Congratulations,Patti!! #8756029

Kate Jackson level-classic July 13, 2010

I have to join everyone else in enjoying your wonderful travel shot! Many congratulations Patti! #8756040

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you, Ujjwal! #8756041

Danny B. Head level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Beautiful, Patti! Hope to see it again! Congrats! #8756055

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you Kate, and Danny! #8756064

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Patti!! #8756073

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Congrats on your terrific finalists. #8756310

Nadia Paul July 13, 2010

Wonderful story here Patti - congrats on your finalist! #8756393

Timothy Guay July 13, 2010

Patti, congratulations on this and your other finalists. WTG!
- Timothy #8756696

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 13, 2010

Congratulations on all your finalists Patti. WTG. Good luck in the next round.
JP #8756760

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic July 13, 2010

congratulations, Patricia...impressive work, well deserved finalist! #8756920

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 13, 2010

I am SOOOO happy to see this one back and with a silver attached, Patti! One of my (many) favorites of yours! The biggest of congrats and all the best to you in the upcoming round! ~Val #8756929

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you Marilyn, Leslie, Nadia, Timothy, JP, a2o, and Val...I appreciate it very much! #8756966

Jack Ryan July 13, 2010

Once again...congratulations. #8757058

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 13, 2010

wonderful finalist, congratulations! #8757355

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thanks very much Jack, and Stef! #8757385

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 13, 2010

Beautiful documentary capture and CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award, Patti!

UB. #8757456

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you, UB! #8757462

Susie Peek-Swint July 13, 2010

Wonderful street-life capture Patti ... love all the colours and scene ~ many congrats on your finalist! #8757873

Rona L. Schwarz July 13, 2010

It's great to see this one again, Patti! It's a terrific capture and a wonderful finalist! Big congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #8758010

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Another super finalist, Patti; congrats! #8758033

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you Susie, Rona, and Ann! #8758056

Graham Robards level-classic July 13, 2010

Love this. Great entry Patti, Best of luck in the next round. ~Pat #8758208

Anita Hogue July 13, 2010

A fabulous capture, Patricia! Congratulations! #8758240

Stephen Zacker July 13, 2010

Really holds your attention. Congratulations #8758334

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you Pat, Anita, and Stephen! #8758615

Julie Burnett July 13, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Patti!! Best of luck!! #8758730

Virginia Leone level-classic July 13, 2010

Hi Patricia! Great finalist image..congrats and good luck in the next round!

Virginia ;-) #8758731

Rolando Rosito July 13, 2010

Great finalist Patricia, Congratulations!! #8758935

John Connolly July 13, 2010

A great shot Patricia, and congratulations on your well deserved finalist! #8758992

John Anderson July 13, 2010

Exceptional work Patricia... #8759017

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Great, colorful capture Patricia. Congratulations! #8759131

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 13, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb & lovely finalist, Patti! Good luck! #8759225

Monnie Ryan July 13, 2010

Wonderful work, Patti -- congratulations on your Finalist! #8759709

Mitch Spence level-classic July 13, 2010

Patti, I'm so pleased to see this street scene as a finalist. :) #8759823

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 13, 2010

Wonderful color and candid portrait, Patti...congratulations on your Finalist!! #8760062

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 13, 2010

Superb finalist Patti - congratulations! #8760341

Rony Sagy July 13, 2010

Congratulations Patti. What a wonderful and well deserving photo. #8760351

Debra R. Harder July 13, 2010

Ohhhh...yesssss....I remember this wonderful image, Patti! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #8760373

Patti Coblentz July 13, 2010

Thank you all very much! #8760374

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