An In-Depth Look at What’s Lurking in the Background of Your Photos
Do you ever get home, look at your photos for the first time on a large computer screen, and then notice details you never before saw? What’s that in the background? What is he motioning? How could she be…OH my GO–! I know I see odd things upon closer inspection, and I wanted to clue you in on exactly what I found. Throughout my thousands of photos taken throughout 9 different countries in 2012, you can imagine that photobombs were so tame in the scheme of things, they didn’t even make the cut.
Let’s start off with a fairly normal photo (and you can read through and then click to enlarge the photos, running through a slideshow all at once) so you can be as shocked and awed as I was.
Take a look here (below). Can’t see much except a sand hill, right? Wrong, naturally.
Let’s look closer (below):
Yeah, weird…I didn’t know Mr. Revere was even still alive! Or that he visited India! So honored though.
Let’s take a glance at a new photo (below) from Nepal:
Big whoop, you say. A guy is asking for directions. But look closer now (below).
Holy eep, man
And this was one of the small riots, too. Naturally someone was killed here later that afternoon, but I was safe and long gone by that time.
Okay okay, let’s get a bit more light-hearted. Here’s a photo I took of the incredible mountains of Thailand (below):
And now, with the details you missed or perhaps weren’t even aware of!
Oh, that’s…hmm. Maybe not so light-hearted.
You get the idea now. Since I know you’ve caught on, I’ll only include just the labeled photos for your viewing convenience. And because you’re probably still wondering about this post’s photo header (you weren’t), here’s the “background” on that one (below) too:
Thanks for warmly welcoming me to India, ma’am.
Here’s a guy who went out of his way to welcome me to India (below):
Thank you. I know I’m laughing in the photo but I was so, so frightened. Trauma? You bet your bottom dollar!
Moving on to a treasure hunt in Singapore (below):
And now back to a sign in the mountains of Nepal (below):
Oh, you’ll like this one. Rad motorcycle tricks by a student of mine and his bro in India, bro (below)!
And another typical scene from my second Indian apartment’s front yard (below):
Just commenting, people, not judging. Calm down.
Nothing odd about this one, actually (below):
And while we’re on the animal theme…here I am in northern Nepal (below):
I, too, am saddened by this photo. And I thought being called a pig was an upgrade over heifer.
Last but not least, here I am during a huge conference of ours in India. I didn’t know what I was getting into when asked to pose for a photo (below).
Needless to say, I had to weed guys out and only ended up with 4 of ’em.
So I urge you, citizens of the world…go back through your photos. Look closely, examine, and see what’s under the surface. I’m sure you’ll be dismayed at your findings; I certainly was. Enjoy!