Have you seen the official photo of the royal wedding?
And, did you spot the uninvited guest?
Then take a closer look.
Yep, it’s a wiggly worm. A bright pink, fuzzy, wiggly worm. How did the photographer miss it? Or did he see it and simply appreciate the childishness of it? I don’t know about you, but I love that it’s there. It makes them all seem so much more real and normal. Rich or poor, famous or unknown, kids are kids no matter where you go. I love that about this picture.
Looking at that simple cheap toy that managed to wriggle its way into royalty reminded me of another uninvited guest in another photograph. Nothing famous, official, or royal about this picture, but it is one of my all-time favorite pictures of Squirt. Can you spot the uninvited guest?
Yep, it’s Zeus the cat. This was taken way back when, before I owned a digital camera. Surely, I must have known the cat was there when I took the picture, right? Maybe I did. I don’t remember. But I do remember my surprise when I got the roll of film developed and flipped through. I must have looked at this a dozen times before I actually realized Zeus was there. Now I wonder how I ever missed him. Look at his eyes! Look at HER eyes! I love this picture.
So, now it’s your turn. Do you have any pictures featuring uninvited guests? Whether they ruined the picture, added a touch of humor, or vastly improved the result, I want to see it!
Email your uninvited guest photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a brief description of the scenario. I’ll pick some of my favorites to share on the blog so we can all laugh at each other’s unexpected moments.