DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – OOPS!
This week, share a photographic “Oops!” moment with us. The fiasco could be what’s in the picture: anything broken, jumbled, or otherwise cringe-worthy (ugly sweaters are encouraged!). Or it could be something in the photo-taking itself, from the tip of your finger ruining a meticulously framed panorama to an inopportune shadow messing up a family portrait. For more information go here!
It’s not that I have never had an OOP moment, it is just that I have always refrained from photographing my OOPS. This hasn’t stopped me from taking photos of other people’s OOP moments. There’s one I always see when I walk through the ancient Roman gallery at the Saint Louis Art Museum. And I’ve been walking past it since it went on display in 1987.
It’s a marble fragment from the side of the sarcophagus of a wealthy Roman citizen who died in the second century. And while oops does not translate into Latin, the ancient Roman who dropped the marble panel probably utter “Ne dia!” which translates to By Jove! which was a common exclamation of the era.