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Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues
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Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

by adminJanuary 30, 2016


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Nikon Singapore posted anannouncement on its Facebook page yesterday, congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown.

Photographers quickly pointed out that the photo is clearly the result of editing, and sarcastic comments soon flooded the post.

“Yu Wei chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with his friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective,” Nikon wrote. “Little did he expect to catch an airplane in mid-air. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Wei.”

For the photo, reportedly shot with a Nikon D90 at f/2.8 and 1/1600s, Chay was gifted with a Nikon-branded trolley bag.

Upon closer inspection, however, a white box can be seen around the airplane. One commenter points out that a simple levels adjustment reveals this box quite clearly:

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Photographers were merciless in their witty responses. Here’s a sampling of other highest voted comments that were left on the post:

"Can I haz one Trolly Bag too?"

“Can I haz one Trolly Bag too?”

"Chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with my friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective. Little did I expect to catch my Lao Peh's head in mid-air.. And he said he'll give me a Nikon D90 to practice the Force.

“Chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with my friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective. Little did I expect to catch my Lao Peh’s head in mid-air.. And he said he’ll give me a Nikon D90 to practice the Force.”

response7

"Such a poor copy and paste by Yu Wei can win a Nikon trolley bag, my entry can win the new Nikon D5 with AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. "

“Such a poor copy and paste by Yu Wei can win a Nikon trolley bag, my entry can win the new Nikon D5 with AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. “

"if you look closer, it's actually an aeroplane from minecraft"

“if you look closer, it’s actually an aeroplane from minecraft”

response8

"Dear Yu Wei, you might like to know the feature called "Multiply" layer blending mode in Adobe Photoshop. This way, your white box will not be seen, and not become a laughing stock. Oh well... the organisers might have failed in selection stage too. LOL"

“Dear Yu Wei, you might like to know the feature called “Multiply” layer blending mode in Adobe Photoshop. This way, your white box will not be seen, and not become a laughing stock. Oh well… the organisers might have failed in selection stage too.”

Yu Sheng chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with his friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective. Little did he expect to catch a bride in mid-air aisle. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Sheng; your shot has won you a Nikon troll butt of all jokes bag. Congratulations!

“Yu Sheng chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with his friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective. Little did he expect to catch a bride in mid-air aisle. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Sheng; your shot has won you a Nikon troll butt of all jokes bag. Congratulations!”

The photographer responded to one fan on Instagram, saying that he didn’t have to wait too long for the plane because he got “lucky”:

luckyshot

At the time of this post, the post and prize-winning photo are still up on Nikon Singapore’s page, and there has been no official response from the camera company.



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