When Panoramas Backtrack
April 17, 2019 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Who doesn't love a good panoramic shot - this phone technology is perfect for capturing gorgeous meadows, hilltops or colorful deserts. Still landscapes can be captured with ease at just a touch of a button and scan with a steady hand - but what happens when you want to photograph an object that has a little bit more trouble sitting still - like your precious pets - well, you end up with a creature that has eight legs, two heads, and six tails! (SLBoredPanda)
posted by Johnny Wallflower (28 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Long duck was my favorite - the photo looked otherwise so serene, and long duck didn't look choppy.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:00 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


Cursed post.
posted by Fizz at 2:02 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


That splitten is just two kittens!
posted by little cow make small moo at 2:03 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


I love these sorts of photos because they shed light on the technology; see the effects of focal plane shutters, for example.
posted by TedW at 2:20 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


I love these sorts of photos because they're real weird and goofy
posted by aubilenon at 2:34 PM on April 17 [4 favorites]


Number two reminds me of this hilarious piece of bad taxidermy
posted by SansPoint at 2:43 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


A 8 year old classic: What has eight legs, two heads, and six tails!

I don't know

I don't know either but there is one climbing on your shoulder (peels of laughter)
posted by sammyo at 3:12 PM on April 17 [5 favorites]


#29 Looks like the PushMe-pullYou from Dr Dolittle.
posted by RuvaBlue at 3:49 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


The phantom greyhound panorama fail is going around imgur and it’s ridiculous.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 4:01 PM on April 17


This post has a classic feel to it. I have no idea how these people got their pets into panoramas, or why.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 4:06 PM on April 17


Some of the earliest panoramas were created during the civil wart, taken by George Barnard for the Union Army.
I wonder if a civil wart is more pleasant to burn off?

As for the actual photos:
#14 is Lamarckian
I kind of love the choppiness in #27. It's like Nude Descending a Staircase.
But the greatest is the unholy love-child of a dingo and a 'roo, #10.
posted by basalganglia at 4:26 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


#2 is floundog.
posted by darkstar at 4:26 PM on April 17


#2 gives out serious Gripsholm Castle Lion vibes.
posted by acb at 5:04 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of the cat-erpillar my little sister draws sometimes (elongated cat with extra legs).
posted by Margalo Epps at 5:12 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


Alas, the venerable halfcat turned out to be a photoshopped forgery, much like the triangle train.
posted by acb at 5:13 PM on April 17


#16, that fat cat splat.
posted by peeedro at 5:23 PM on April 17


Too late photography, nature beat you to it!
posted by traveler_ at 5:27 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


This always reminds me of Dynamism of Dog on a Leash, 1912, by Italian Futurist painter Giacomo Balla.

Also, cyriak.

In fact, Panoramic Photo Fails are today's cubism
posted by not_on_display at 5:43 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


ia ia kittulu ftaghn
posted by pykrete jungle at 6:20 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


it kind of bugs me that I got a "please turn off your ad-blocker" popup from a website that basically just collects stuff made by other people

like, please have some self-awareness, if only a little
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:21 PM on April 17 [5 favorites]


#15 was definitely a scene from Donnie Darko.

Donnie Doggo? Doggie Darko? Choices, choices.
posted by greermahoney at 6:34 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


W̫̟̝̋͒̍H͕̠̘́̑͠Ǒ̡͎̯̪̩̮͛͆̋̚͠ ̙̣̺̅͛͌I̦̭̳̐̅̇S̺̖̲̩̯̭̝̥͔̑̿̌͊̐͌́́̅͢͢͞͞ ̧̢̨͕̰̫̤̬͓̥͈̣͍̀̀̇́̆̐͋̆̀̈̉͒̕T̛̛͈͔̯̟͕̞̓̾̈͠͡ͅḨ̱̞̜̳̖̳̠͉̦͉̋͗͋̿̈̐̒̆̿̓͆̄̚͟͢͜͡A̻͇̟̳̱̜͈̺͖̯͍̠̜̱̳̋́̀͑̂̈̉̍̑̈̔̀͂̀͛̕̕͜͜͟͝T̥̭̑̃ ̹̜͚͍̰̘̖̠̐̍̾̒̓͋̌̒͊͟͞ͅG̰̖̞̙̾̌̓̑͌ͅO̡̡̡̡̱͇̙̬̙̯̙̯͍͎͓̠̓́̇̀̓̋͛̀͛͆̈̀͑̒̕͘O̖͛̅̂́͟͜ͅḌ̰̩͔̜̋̔͒̏̕ ̨̨͍̯̥͓̪̝͚͔͈͎̩͔̰͔̱͉͓̅͒͑̓͐̃͛̿̂̉͋̓̃͋̆̅̈͒̉B̡̛̰̣͈͔̻̹̬̠͖̼͎̖̦͓̄̋̂̓̇̔͑́̋͋̏̈́̄͗͐̕͟͢Ơ̡̩̻͖̙̗̯̞̜͍̟̱͎͖͇̲̿͂̏̂̍̋̃̎͑̅̓̈́̓̊̚͜͜͝͡Y̨̨̮̫͔̝͌̆̄͊͒̕?͙͉̯͙̃̓́͋!̡̧̛͖͚̜̮̠͇͍̣̪̦͉̭̜͈̣͌̂̈͗͌̽̓̀̓͂̋̃̂͆̉̀̆̐͢͜?̧̛̗̼̤̗̝̥̝͍̘̺̪̏̈̍̄̀̄̑̋͛́̚̕͜͡ͅ!̧̨̛͕̹̖̹͉͓̝̣͖̱̙̤̙̝̙͓̅͆̆̓̓͒̆̔̈̿̓͊́̈́̏̕͢͟͡͠͞͠ͅ
posted by gauche at 7:25 PM on April 17 [5 favorites]


haha lomg boi
posted by scose at 7:36 PM on April 17


Alas, the venerable halfcat turned out to be a photoshopped forgery, much like the triangle train.

To be fair, I'd say at least half of these are the result of intentionally using a phone's panorama mode on a moving critter to get a weird result, especially the long multi-limbed animals which could only be produced by carefully focusing on your target as they move. Successfully pulling off this maneuver hardly seems like a "fail" to me.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:46 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]


All of those dogs came from the Norwegian base, didn’t they?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:33 PM on April 17


Seriously, people have been doing this for years. The earliest I remember was this from Bored Panda four years ago: CAT-erpiller: Guy Was Taking Panoramic Photo When His Cat Decided To Walk Through
posted by happyroach at 8:48 AM on April 18


Thanks so much for posting this! I laughed so hard haha. Truly delightful, I love it.
posted by megafauna at 9:11 AM on April 18


We made one with me juggling my sticks, in several different places in the whole pano. But we don't use a phone. This was around that TV tower in Prague. Also did some cool panoramas from the top of the tower.
posted by Goofyy at 5:49 PM on April 18


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