This is a photo from the street in Hoi An. The yellow painted low houses are typical there, as well as bamboos in the large pot. The view of the woman sitting and knitting (and having mobile close) reminded me the time when I also used to knit. I made this way many thing for the whole family but it was in prehistory when there was no Internet and cheap memory cards.
But what I read in Fotopedia:
Studies have shown that knitting, along with other forms of needlework, provide several significant health benefits. These studies have found the rhythmic and repetitive action of knitting can “help prevent and manage stress, pain and depression, which in turn strengthens the body’s immune system”, as well as create a relaxation response in the body which can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, help prevent illness, and have a calming effect. Pain specialists have also found that the brain chemistry is changed when one knits, resulting in an increase in "feel good" hormones (i.e. serotonin and dopamine), and a decrease in stress hormones.
Knitting, along with other leisure activities has been linked to reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Much like physical activity strengthens the body, mental exercise makes the human brain more resilient.
Usually knitting is the women's job but not everywhere. In an island of Taquile in Titicaca lake men are moving around and knitting and women make yarn.
Come on guys, let's knit!!
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krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-21 1:13
kolejne piekne i majace swoj wyjatkowy klimat uliczne zdjecie.Bardzo lubie ten typ fotografii pokazujacy prawdziwe zycie,nie tylko atrakcje turystyczne.
Tutaj poza samym kadrem bardzo podoba mi sie kolorystyka zdjecia i sposob w jaki to wplywa na uklad graficzny.
Kombinacja zoltego,czerwonego i zielonego wyglada naprawde super!
dta (73109) 2014-03-21 1:19
Hello Malgorzata ,
This the kind of picture that I should like to take . But I'm not able ...
We can see here both a fine scene of teh daily life , and a superb corner of street . I like especially the golden walls and the hamrmony with the light greenery of the bamboos .
macjake (63250) 2014-03-21 1:21
now THAT is a yellow wall!
wow, that yellow is about to burn straight into my retina's!
and that plant on the left is seemingly out of control! haha
for some reason i find the scene kind of funny looking!
everything is so calm and still, yet busy and vibrant!
how can that be lol
funny comment about the knitting and it being mostly women...i have to agree. In my entire life, i have NEVER seen a man knit!
mesutilgim (90788) 2014-03-21 1:35
My neighbour today !
For shure the knitting women on red chair is a good element of your compo but those bambooes in post against yellow wall is topclass !
Very good observede and captured.
TFS and have a nice weekend
mirosu (15878) 2014-03-21 2:38
Beautiful, well balanced photo arrangement. The light is superb and the colors very nice. You have not only perfectly captured the knitting lady but also tea shop guest in BG.
Very well done.
lousat (85070) 2014-03-21 2:57
Hi Malgo,a very nice pic of daily life,remember me what happens with the old italian woman on the country villages..eheheh....very bright colors and nice decentralized composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
tyro (23044) 2014-03-21 4:22
What a fascinating note! Perhaps I should write up your findings about the benefits of knitting in a medical joural! Well, when I was a child (and later), my mother spent a lot of time knitting too and perhaps that explains why she lived until she was 90 years old! Knitting is probably a lot better for us than sitting surfing the internet.
A lovely photograph, very well seen and taken and with good composition too. The lady sitting on her red chair and knitting is beautifully portrayed against the plain ochre background of the wall behind her and almost seems to be hiding behind those lovely tall bamboos.
Lovely light and fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
Sergiom (70718) 2014-03-21 5:17
Un moment de calme dans une journée agitée. C'est ce que je perçois en regardant cette image. J'aime beaucoup ce mur jaune en arrière plan qui fait un beau contraste.
snunney (92642) 2014-03-21 5:37
This is a most pleasant and well presented daily life image. I like the juxtaposition between the woman knitting and the man sat in the background. Also, the agreeable warm light and colours. Very interesting note as well. My mother-in-law used to be an avid knitter but has had to give it up due to arthritis. Have a great weekend.
shreya2000 (1959) 2014-03-21 5:59
The colour is very good. Nice composition and contrast. I like it.
Thanks & Regards,
photoray (13725) 2014-03-21 8:06
Attractive Hoi An scene for the photogenic young female, green bamboo offset by yellow walls. and all in excellent resolution.
PS: I have never been very successful with work requiring patience therefore knitting is out.
Yardwork seems to be a good fit, especially being able to get dirty and getting involved with Nature directly.
Didi (59746) 2014-03-21 9:22
Interesting yellow ambiance and good frame quality of this nice composition
Well done dearest :)
tenretin (2545) 2014-03-21 11:23
Beautiful photo with interesting detail and a certain atmosphere.
adramad (42075) 2014-03-21 11:58
Fantastic composition of this corner so lovely saffron color of the walls, leads to a relaxed atmosphere, it also gives the woman knitting quietly, with those beautiful potted bamboos.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I like.
Enjoy a good weekend.
P/D. Why did these two have travel plans, very different and I think very attractive, you plan the route you're going to do for Malaga? or just go to town?.
holmertz (47192) 2014-03-21 12:13
An interesting photo and an interesting note. My mother tried to teach me knitting when I was maybe 8 or 9. but I never learned. I found crocheting easier, but the result looked terrible. Now I just manage to fasten a loose button. But I'm very good at cooking and I am sure it stimulates my brain too :-).
I like the dominance of yellow, red and green in this view from Hoi An, which looks almost as quiet as during my first visit in 1993, when tourism had just started.
Noel_Byrne (28195) 2014-03-21 14:18
This is a beautiful image and a fascinating note. The image is so relaxing with its mellow yellows and it's furtive Subject seeming almost to hide behind the plants. At first I thought perhaps she conspired herself too young to be knitting, but reading your note, I learn a lesson and I reach for my own set of needles :)
It was only the week that I learned of extreme knitting. Where people knit huge covers for trees and buildings in order to bring a sense of calm and tranquility to the world, so with that in mind, it may perfect sense that the art of knitting would do the same thing.
Thanks for a very cool, knitting based post :)
All the best
carlo62 (41357) 2014-03-21 15:25
non ci sono più le casalinghe di una volta....
Bel contrasto con tutto questo giallo, soprattutto gli oggetti rossi.
jjcordier (79289) 2014-03-21 23:39
Presque chaque jour dans un pays différent, tu nous fais beaucoup voyager! Très bonne composition aux tons jaunes avec cette tricoteuse joliment placée dans l'image.
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-03-22 1:23
another charming daily life photograph with vivid colours that have worked well and provided fine contrast. the dof of the street with the shop is great. thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-22 3:24
di questa foto, a parte la bella composizione, mi piacciono molto i colori dominati dal giallo intenso nel quale le macchie di rosso e di verde si inseriscono in maniera meravigliosa.
E' assai interessante anche il soggetto e molto bella l'ambientazione che richiama in pieno l'atmosfera orientale.
Ciao e buon fine settimana.
P.S. hai ragione nel dire che è preferibile andare a piedi piuttosto che con i bus turistici. Questi sono fatti solo per turisti e poco desiderosi di entrare nell'anima della città.
ChrisJ (107161) 2014-03-22 13:45
I visited Hoi An in 2000 and it was lovely, but had been spoiled by crass commercialism and greed when I went back in 2001. Hope things have returned to the way they used to be. A quiet contemplative daily life moment that has been nicely captured here. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (18175) 2014-03-22 18:37
I like the colors and the texture of the wall in this photo. It is a great daily life photo from Hoi An. Well seen and very well rendered!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-22 23:26
What I find striking with your image is the colour tone's, greens and yellows, it very much in the Asian style.
Love the red lanterns, and the fact we can see two lots of goings on in their patio's. The lady knitting is engrossed in her work and oblivious of your self and camera.
fritzi007 (9967) 2014-03-23 15:39
super Alltagsszene, ohne Autos, dafür schöne Farben und Blumen. Es scheint dort eine angenehme Ruhe zu sein!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche
kasianowak (7759) 2014-03-26 14:44
Bardzo podoba mi sie ciepla kolorystyka i delikatne swiatlo w tym zdjeciu. Kobieta wydaje sie calkowiecie pochlonieta praca.
Ta scenka mi tez przypomina dawne czasy, kiedy sama zrobilam kilka szaliczkow i sweterkow... ;)