I like to think of myself as a photobomb connoisseur. I’ve been bombing photos since the early 80’s on multiple continents around the world. There are few things in the world that bring me more joy than taking away from the intended tone of the photo by popping into it seconds before the shutter button goes off. If there is a photo capturing activity within 20 feet of wherever I’m standing I will do whatever is necessary to get my ass in that pic. But this morning I got the taste of my own medicine. My photo got bombed in such a subtle and innocent way that I didn’t even notice it during my first few passes through the album.
And how can I blame these two gentleman for making a surprise appearance in our group photo. When a few hundred fitness enthusiasts start taking their shirts off who wouldn’t want to sneak a peak? But I think that this act wasn’t a coincidence as I strongly believe that Sid (with sunglasses) and Ned (with a headache) have been photobombing since ‘Nam. Just look at those outfits and how easily they camouflag into the background. Sid’s casual body stance suggests that he’s going on his morning stroll. And check out Ned’s skillful use of the shadow to reduce his visibility. I think that we’re dealing with seasoned veterans and I’m humbled to be involved in such a strong display of their craft. Sid and Ned, even though these may or may not be your real names, thank you for reminding me that I still have a lot to learn in this game. Please come back whenever you can and teach me your ways. Or just drop in for a few clicks and seemingly disappear into thin air where you spend your days floating and waiting for your next Kodak moments to creep.
On Wednesday we’re back at the stadium. Make sure that you bring a grey shirt. Don’t ask questions, just do it.
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