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A Stitch in Time

By NDODS    
A rather minimalistic style photograph this morning. I have tried to keep this piece as simple in form as possible concentrating on only the needles head. The golden thread was added in order to create a touch of drama and opulence against the red and golden fabric. A piece that I rather admire, however please feel free to comment.

A very big thank you goes out to you all following yesterdays rather thought evoking image 'Sodden' bench. It was rather refreshing to know that many of year also had your own interpretations of the image, which in many ways gave me much fuel for thought.

Hope you all have a great day ahead.

Highest regards to you all Nathan

Tags: Specialist and abstract Needle

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
4 Oct 2012 7:44AM
Your intentions have worked well here to create a unique image.


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dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 7:52AM
A simple image all about depth of field

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:02AM
An intresting arangement...
I could not work it out untill I read your info....
Great colours very intresting D.O.F.
I think a slightly higher F stop is needed.
Just to work out what you see..
A bit more of the eye and thread...
Not much but enough to say that what it is...
I do like th e colours and lighting...
Great bit of work...

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Oct 2012 8:03AM
I like I like ! The simplicity and the rich colours and the effect of the golden thread going from blurry to defined on the needle Smile
4 Oct 2012 8:07AM
Eye catching abstract Nathan SmileSmileSmile,
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:16AM
A great bit of focusing Nathan lovely abstractSmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Oct 2012 8:41AM
The colours work beautifully, as does the focus depth. Effective minimalism, Nathan.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 8:47AM
You have executed the original idea most effectively, Nathan: I could not work out what I was seeing as a thumbnail and even when viewed large it took a moment.
Interesting idea and I do like the final result.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Oct 2012 8:50AM
Saves nine..............I never did understand that saying..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Well worked here Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:07AM
Lovely and colourful, an ingenious example of shallow-dof photography. The addition of the gold thread was inspired.
Humblebee 6 1 England
4 Oct 2012 9:10AM
Another clever and imaginative capture Nathan ... Carol Grin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:24AM
You've got your creative hat on, Nathan very well thought out and presented.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
4 Oct 2012 9:35AM
don't think my eyesight is good enough to thread needles these days!!

well thought for colours and presentation...the sun is shining...make hay GrinGrin
jdinne 15 16 England
4 Oct 2012 9:41AM
Nathan this is really very clever and imaginative. The focus point is really exceptional. Excellent work.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
4 Oct 2012 9:43AM
How original and beautiful, Nathan! I like it a lot.
Note: You can see the cemetery large, if you've got time. Thank you for your kind and generous comment!
Tibetan 6 3 England
4 Oct 2012 10:02AM
It was not hard for me to work out your shot Nathan, having threaded thousands of needles over the years, I like the concept of this and think it works extremely well, and the eye of the needle is the point of focus, easily lead to it by the thread anyway, choice of colours is also very good so all in all a great attempt that spells success from my point of view, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Would I have thought of, great idea works well like it, for me the focus is spot on love the colour it's a well worked image good processing well presented Nathan.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:12AM
Different and very good.

4 Oct 2012 10:13AM
fine idea Nathan i doubt if i could have focused on the eye of the needle which is showing perfectly in this shallow dof the golden thread was an inspired addition well executed and exposed

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:28AM
Superb shot Nathan, so simple and effective, I love it, the dof is spot on IMHO and I love the colours.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:46AM
After being on ePZ for a little time, I have steadily begun to pick of the pov's, and the dof's, however one is still in complete bewilderment as to the meaning of IMHO. "Please someone, put me out of my misery".

Regards as always Nathan
a brilliant idea and a lovely captureSmileSmile

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 11:02AM

Quote:[the meaning of IMHO/quote]

"In my humble opinion", of course!

An excellent image, Nathan.



AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 11:06AM
Great focussing Nathan - IMHO!! SmileSmileSmile
4 Oct 2012 11:13AM
Nice idea, Nathan. Deep
MoragM 8 1 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 11:44AM
Really like this Nathan. Just proves with the simplest of objects, imagination and skill
you can achieve a truly original shot.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
4 Oct 2012 11:46AM
Beautifully concentrated on that golden eye. I love the whisp of thread, and the background colour enhances the subject beautifully.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Oct 2012 11:49AM
Stunning minimalistic capture Nathan and a very worthy recipient of my UA today.


rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Oct 2012 11:50AM
Golden thread of life Nathan ( many thanks for your poem on yesterdays image of rain so evocativeSmile)
4 Oct 2012 12:22PM
Cleverly imaginative. Excellent idea with great limited d.o.f.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
4 Oct 2012 12:43PM
I think it works well with the limited DOF Nathan, gives it as you rightly say an abstracty feel......Works for me mucker!

Managed a few hours kip this morning and I'm now back to my usual sarcastic scathing self.....Tongue

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 12:49PM
Softness for a sharp subject, good thinking.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 1:36PM
A bit of detail with the eye of the needle well picked out Nathan.
Excellent shot.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 2:06PM
Full marks for originality - that fertile brain sure works it's spell.
Great image Nathan.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 2:14PM
Full marks for originality - glad that fertile brain is working it's magic.
Excellent image.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Oct 2012 2:59PM
Through the eye of a needle........Simplicity personified Nathan.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 3:06PM
A really well thought out idea Nathan and very well executed. The needle eye is spot on with two really rich colours.
Thank you very much for your comment on my rose shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Oct 2012 3:27PM
A great idea, and very well carried out and presented, Nathan. The shallow depth of field works well, and the subject stands out well against that background Smile
Trev Smile
debu 8 India
4 Oct 2012 3:39PM
Excellently presented.
I wish I could see the needle's eye this clearly when trying to sew on a button Nathan, well done.

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
4 Oct 2012 3:47PM
A superb conception and lovely composition.
4 Oct 2012 4:57PM
Great, in medicine this is "Needle thread syndrome". This is the side effect of terbutaline,. But also a factor when people are Pres bi opic .
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 5:06PM
Completely original and a masterpiece Nathan
simple yet so the pointWink
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 5:25PM
Thoughtful and creative as ever nathan. It works really well. Smile

Silverzone 10 2 England
4 Oct 2012 6:45PM
Simply superb! Sylvia
4 Oct 2012 6:46PM
Fantastic dof here Nathan
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 7:03PM
A sharp image, well taken.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Oct 2012 7:03PM
An incredible exercise in selective focus---

I would like to see a bit of the thread entering the eye--- also in focus, the rest would follow--

amazing how you made this one?
1881 6 India
4 Oct 2012 7:25PM
Excellent control all over. Great work.

Regards - SANJEEV -
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:27PM
The eye of the needle is sharp and shiney, nice comp and well taken Nathan needles-s to say smashing, Peter..
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:43PM
I would never have thought to take picture of needle and thread but have to say what a great idea, you never cease to amaze and surprise us all with your creativity
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:18PM
From the eye of the storm to the eye of a needle. Love it ! Wink

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:31PM
As soon as I opened this picture I instantly saw the eye of the needle and knew what I was looking at. But then after a second or two of studying it I saw the gold thread, a good colour to use. What I like about this best is you have produced another great yet simple image of an everyday object. Very clever and an extremely nice picture.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
5 Oct 2012 12:02AM
This really does catch the eye,Wink
5 Oct 2012 4:13AM
Absolutely marvelous!


netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
5 Oct 2012 7:04AM
100% NathenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 7:11AM
A classic example of less is more, Nathan. I do not feel that any more of this needs to be in focus, I like it just as it is.
The addition of the golden thread is absolutely necessary, otherwise the needle on its own would not have the same effect on the eye.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:23AM
Very creative Nathan.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
5 Oct 2012 10:16AM
I think everything has been said about this image. Brilliant and again it has left me inspired to try something similar.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
5 Oct 2012 2:59PM
Simply superb.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 9:14PM
You have such a way with words Nathan and always express yourself so eloquently, frequently your comments have me in stitches. The Big O is in a grumpy mood again, plus ca change!Wink I bet he'll be really cheesed off tonight as his beloved Bristol City lost again in the Championship!Tongue
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Oct 2012 11:22PM
the very selective focus on the 'opulence' has it, as opposed to minimalisitc.
gorgeous colours.

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