The Greatest Photobomb! - A Dose of Encouragement

Why is it when we are watching the news on television on an outdoor broadcast and someone walks behind the presenter or runs up and waves or makes silly faces we think they are so rude but when someone photobombs a pic we enjoy a good laugh?

The answer - I have no idea except that I know I am exactly like that.

Yes I think one is rude and the other can be comic genius.

A photograph that has been spoiled by the unexpected appearance of an unintended subject in the camera's field of view as the picture was taken

This was the original definition and remains the official definition but the way things are now means that the attitude towards these pictures are changing.

Well I was looking for the greatest photobomb but I did not have too many to look at.

A friend in England sent me one

Not bad and we wouldn't think he was rude would we?

The way I might look at it is

 He's just a friendly guy waving in the background.

But how would the girls view it?

To them the photo is more personal.
It would be fine if they discovered what had happened immediately and were able to take another one but what if they had only taken this one picture and then noticed him later?

I just hope that it was not the first and last time these girls will have a picture taken together or they may be annoyed at the photobomber.

So is it the intruder to the picture that makes it good or bad?

Or is it the attitude of the subjects of the picture or the viewers?

Then of course we have one from our son's wedding reception which I featured in an earlier blog post I Love My Family.   Daniel and his new wife Suzie were taking a selfie along with our daughter Linda and our oldest son Jonathan came along and threw himself into the photo behind them.

Did anyone get annoyed over this?
No way we all think it is one of the best photos of the day.

That's the view of everyone who sees it and in fact many would not even realise it was a photobomb.

Well I suppose some of you are saying what is wrong with her we all know what the greatest photobomb is, it's the one with the seal.

The one with the seal?

Yes the one with the seal who pops his head into the corner of a picture being taken of penguins.

You know the one that was all over the internet some time ago.

I just loved it, even though there is mass speculation that it is a photoshopped seal!!!

Taken from the internet where credit does not seem to have be given to anyone and if you do know who was responsible please let me know and I will credit it accordingly.

So is it the greatest?

Well it could be a tie between it and another photobomb that happened at that very same wedding.

Yes at the same wedding but this one was actually in the church!

Daniel and Suzie were posing for photos after signing the register and not one but two people decided to photobomb the picture.

Again it involved a family member.
Not Daniel's brother this time but his cousin Glen.

And the other one was Suzie's best friend Ashleigh.

Now to make matters worse Glen was the best man and the Ashley was the bridesmaid.

It was a spur of the moment thing but you would think it was planned because it was so good.

Just look at those faces.

Of course if you knew these two you would understand how something like that could happen because they know Daniel and Suzie so well and they are all full of fun.

How do we decide if the picture is ruined by that extra person popping up where they were not expected or if they have made it a great photobomb.

Who decides?

Who forgives the person for photobombing? 

Or who blames the person for ruining the photo?

We each have to make our own decision on it.
We each have to take responsibility for our own attitudes.

This is just the same as forgiveness in other matters.
We make the decision whether to forgive or to blame.

In some cases it is our perception or conclusion that the person is to blame for the outcome, we see the incident as something directed at us and focus on how it has hurt us.

In some cases it is really obvious that the person is definitely to blame for the outcome, they deliberately did the act that spoilt something of ours.

God's word does not have advice for different scenarios it only has advice 
on how we should forgive.

It is our attitude that God points us to.

It is up to us to make the decision to forgive.

Well now it just remains to make the decision here.

Which is the greatest photobomb?

Let's have a vote on it.

Make your decision and then leave me a comment to tell me your choice.

Which one is it?

The Penguins & the Seal 


The Wedding

You can also tell me if you can make the decision to forgive.