'Mum, please can  you sew this button on.....?' by jackie8

'Mum, please can you sew this button on.....?'

Not an unreasonable request, but I am really bad at getting round to little sewing/repair jobs, forever putting them off until 'tomorrow!' I am quite impressed (hence the photo) that I actually got round to this less than a month after Adam asked me. I have been known (shame on me..!) to take things to the charity shop eventually, after they have hung around in cupboards and drawers waiting, in vain, to be repaired!

Thanks for your comments on my little elephant and star bokeh yesterday, it was fun to do!
I got a couple buttons to sew on... Love the composition of this! Great photo!
January 24th, 2013  
I absolutely love this Jackie, perhaps because it resonates! Fantastic detail and brilliant focus - superb!
January 24th, 2013  
Everyone has a little job they "put off until tomorrow". There is something very lovely about this shot though- perhaps the lighting. But it's nice!
January 24th, 2013  
nice shot... looks like a magazine ad
January 24th, 2013  
@fshinggrl @tishpics @olivetreeann @katieannb - thanks ladies! Well, the sewing was delayed by 20 minutes while I laid the shirt, button needle etc. on the floor by the french doors, for daylight, and then played with composition haha!
January 24th, 2013  
Lovely dof and composition, Jackie! I am not too bad with a needle and thread myself.
January 24th, 2013  
Cool shot, Jackie with great DOF. Sewing on buttons is not one of my favorite things to do either.
January 24th, 2013  
Love your composition and the creativity of it.
January 24th, 2013  
What a fabulous shot, I can think of a few craft shops who could sell this framed! I hate sewing, himself is more likely to get a new shirt;0)
January 24th, 2013  
@claireuk -really??! Can you tell me the names?
January 24th, 2013  
There is a shop in Barny called my generation this is right up their street; can't find anything in google but it seems they are on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mygeneration.barnardcastle?v=info
Barny = Barnard Castle
The other places I know but not names, I will do some digging:0)
January 24th, 2013  
Great focus,nice shot!!
January 24th, 2013  
@claireuk - OOh, thanks Claire! I'll get cold feet now and feel silly..... can't face rejection haha!
January 24th, 2013  
Thats very cool. Your focus is perfect. Think it would take me a week to even write a list of all these kind of jobs I should do.
January 24th, 2013  
Well done! Both on the shot and the sewing! I'm exactly like that, too. At the moment I have at least one shirt in need of a button and it's been that way for embarrassingly long... :D
January 24th, 2013  
TK
LOVE THIS COMPOSITION!!!!
January 24th, 2013  
@tksharpley - oooh, thanks! I tried various needle/button/cotton combos, but liked this one best!
January 24th, 2013  
That's a really effective shot! Great idea and I love the pov and the depth of field (had to put one of them in full, I feel silly saying 'I love the pov and dof'' ;-) )
January 24th, 2013  
I love this. I feel the same way.....
January 24th, 2013  
Very well composed, really good! So, did you sew it on?!! An utterly brilliant shot, everything is just perfect........
January 24th, 2013  
Oh I know what you mean! The G in my alphabet is a shot of one of my coat buttons that had fallen off. I now only have 1 button out of the 4 still attached :os This is a super shot. Love the DOF. The focus is superb xx
January 24th, 2013  
Ah yes...... you had to remind me didn't you??!! Great shot!
January 24th, 2013  
Love the shallow DoF. Do you take orders? ;)
January 24th, 2013  
I'm not sure the next generation would know how to.. :) nice shot
January 24th, 2013  
Great composition. So glad that someone is as bad as me for doing repairs. My daughter left a top with me to be repaired before Christmas, still not repaired it. She is visiting next week so better think about it!
January 24th, 2013  
Love this shot because I can relate completely to the horror of repair jobs! Lovely composition and focus.
January 24th, 2013  
@chris17 @trixiehiscock - seems I'm not alone with this one..... are you like it with handwashing too? I've got a summer lacy top thing that is handwash only from the summer before last - and I really like it too! It's stuffed in a cupboard under my sink, probably got mould on by now!
January 24th, 2013  
@fannyb - I did! Remarkable really! Roy almost fainted when I told him I'd sewn on a button!
January 24th, 2013  
I am like that with hand washing as well. Always left at the bottom of the washing basket. Don't want to say for how long.
January 24th, 2013  
@chris17 - don't mind me, I won't tell!
January 24th, 2013  
Yep me too - don't buy handwash if I can help it for that very reason! ;)
January 24th, 2013  
Great close up. I tend to put off this sort of thing too.
January 24th, 2013  
Nice photo and dof. I'd rather make a shirt than sew on a button too!
January 24th, 2013  
This is a cracking shot, Jackie.
January 24th, 2013  
what a great shot!
January 25th, 2013  
I love this composition . . . but I'm curious -- how did you get the focus so crisp on the left and the bokeh in the center? Did you crop to get this effect? I'll also join the ranks of those who hate mending (but sewing itself is rather fun, especially if it results in quilts and such!)
January 25th, 2013  
Ha ha...Im the same. I used to sew and create clothing for toddlers but have always hated to mend, hem and put buttons on. I like your pov on this shot and the clarity.
January 25th, 2013  
@jyokota Hi Junko! This is pretty much SOOC, I composed the shot like this with a close up extension tube attached to a 50mm prime lens so I could get in really close. I sed a shallow dof too to just get the needle and button sharp, I wanted to create a feel and not a factual image? Hope this helps!
January 25th, 2013  
Love this shot, Your focus is just perfect! : )
January 25th, 2013  
I really like the focus and composition Jackie
January 25th, 2013  
Great focus point - l also have that pile of mending in a corner that needs doing:)
January 26th, 2013  
Lovely composition and focus. A fav
January 26th, 2013  
Great macro and focus. Nice composition.
January 27th, 2013  
Beautifully composed still life Jackie. This deserves a fave too:)
January 27th, 2013  
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