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LARVALBUG LENS, August, 2016

Selfies were a lot more fun back before dedicated phone apps made it a breeze, and it took a bit more ingenuity to obtain them. Over ten years ago, in June, 2006, to be exact, a group of old folks (Julia, Larry, Valerie, and Evelyn) were visiting the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor campus in Waco. They had a blast messing around with all the interactive exhibits, and decided to shoot a group portrait. The entertaining and engaging objects all around them made it easy to find a reflective surface that also added a touch of color and a twist. The inset shows the humans at a recognizable size. Can you tell who took this shot? We could be mischievously clever and say it was Larry, who set his camera on timer, managed to aim it perfectly and then put his arms out of the way. However, it wasn't. It also wasn't Ev, who actually WAS taking a photo as well. Yep, you guessed it: Val, trying to be unobtrusive about it, took aim without looking and lucked out. Digital cameras are such a hoot!