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The Muffed Target ~ #27

The Muffed Photo Meme is sponsored by Thom “Bite Me” Robinson, and can be found every Tuesday on his blog, Thom’s Place 4 Well, Whatever. Believe me, this meme really fits in his “well whatever” category:

Each Tuesday post a completely crazy, messed up photo — one you would normally delete. The subject matter isn’t important — did you take a picture of your thumb? The lens cap? The wrong half of great Aunt Betty? (Really, she usually has a head …) Or perhaps you’ve got a shot of your own nose hairs taken while you were trying to determine why the flash wasn’t working. Whatever your photo goof is, we want to see it!

So, let’s all expose our photo flubs. You show me yours and I’ll show you mine!

His name is Jason, but he’s not a slasher-movie monster. This is an otherwise perfect photo-portrait ruined by the shimmering heatwaves rising from the campfire. In it’s own way it is cool, but it isn’t what I saw through my viewfinder when I clicked the shutter. The camera picks up things our own eyes can’t see.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Oh yeah, the camera does sometimes pick up what escapes our consciousness…that said, I actually love this shot!

  2. it is a very cool shot. I love it and I’m glad you said the part about what the camera sees that we don’t. I never would have know. Thanks for playing Q. Much appreciated. Well done.

  3. This is really thought provoking — I can see how Jason wouldn’t want to put it on his professional profile shots, but it’s cool that it illustrates that principle!

    So once again, your “muffed” shot isn’t SO bad! Glad you played!

  4. Wow, I have never seen that effect before on-camera, though of course I have noticed those heat waves. It looks like we’re seeing him through a rainy window.

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