I'm going to credit this abstract photograph to Bob Ross, who always said there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents. This is what happens when you take a photograph of a Christmas Pageant stage without first focusing.
Sony is quite proud of their rounded lens blade design that results in smooth, round bokeh — rather than the octagonal bokeh of most lenses — and this is a pretty good example of it. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, bokeh is simply the blur that you see in the background of photographs that are captured with a shallow depth of field. In general, the smoother the bokeh, the more visually appealing that extra level of depth seems. In this case, you can see that despite being completely out of focus, there's still a certain depth to it.
It's not going to win any "major awards" and finally put that leg lamp in our front window but it was a neat example of a happy little accident. I will post the in-focus photograph on Thursday so you can compare the difference.