Now that we live in the Digital Age, taking photographs has never been easier. You don’t even need an actual camera, just a smartphone! Not only can your phone take good quality photographs in most settings, it ALSO offers features that used to be available only to professionals–like panorama mode.
Panorama photos are a great way to capture the scope of a scene that’s wider than your eye can see. Even better, your phone massively simplifies the process. It used to be that if you wanted a panorama, you had to take many individual photos and put them together. It was a precise, painstaking experience that only a masochist could possibly enjoy. Today, you press hit a button.
But just because a process is simplified doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’ve taken a panorama, you know that the slightest disturbance will screw the whole thing up. Twitch your hand while taking a panorama of the Paris skyline and suddenly it looks like a massive earthquake just hit.
Here are 15 people who tried to capture something cool and failed miserably. And in their failure, they created something even better! (via Bored Panda)
1. Gimme A Hand
What happened: “My kid took a panorama photo of me that went horribly right.”
2. The World Is Flat!!!
What happened: “I thought I could use panorama mode on a moving boat.”
3. Stretch Armstrong
What happened: “Took a panoramic photo at a museum and ended up making it look like this girl has the ultimate selfie hand.”
4. The Triplets
What happened: “We were taking a family panorama and my father-in-law had some fun with it.”
What happened: “I’m not very good at taking panoramas.”
6. Two-Headed Monster
What happened: “My phone has a wide selfie feature similar to a panorama. You need to sit still for it to work. My girlfriend sneezed, and this happened.”
What happened: “I don’t even know.”
8. Amber Alert
What happened: “I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result.”
What happened: “My dog moved and became the guardian of the underworld.”
What happened: “I failed.”
11. The Anteater
What happened: “Couldn’t get my Dachshund to hold still.”
What happened: “I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat decided to walk through.”
What happened: “I was messing around with panorama in class a couple weeks ago, when this happened.”
What happened: You should have a pretty good idea by now.
What happened: “Don’t take a panorama while drunk.”
h/t: Bored Panda