American in Spain

Cute As A Button

July 9, 2009
Button Close-Up

I recently watched episode #19 of Seinfeld where he starts the show with a stand-up routine about buttons, as he pretends to find a bag of extra buttons in his coat.

Welcome everyone to the room...Ah, the extra buttons....yeah ... what kind of a sicko would save these ...have them in a huge file, drawers that wide (small fingers opening imaginary drawers) Where the hell is that ... I mean is it THAT hard to get round black buttons that they have to make it into such a great thing like this? ... is it such a great jacket ... the buttons are so unique, so one of a kind, you'll never find them - so we'll save you the trouble of knocking your brains off - and we know they're going to fall off too that's the other thing ...

One thing I've noticed with all the new baby clothes around here lately is the growing mass of little miniature zip-lock bags of buttons. They seemed like a reasonable subject for another foray into the world of close-up photography. Equipment: Canon 40D, 50 mm lens, two 10x close-up filters, a little natural light from the window on the left, and an off camera flash to the right.

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Big green roxy!

Button Close-Up

On a side note: I hate buttoning non-round buttons.

Snap Parts Close-Up

Breaking theme a little, we switch to a collection of parts for a snap.

Snap Parts Close-Up

The lines on the ruler are 0.1 inches (2.54 mm) apart. Those teeth look menacing, don't they?