Nikon Awards Horribly 'Shopped Photo, Internet Takes It From There
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:31:05 UTC by Jeremy Smith
Yesterday, Nikon Singapore posted on its Facebook page congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown. "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 awarded a Nikon-branded bag. Actual photographers ,however, were quick to call out the photo, stating that it is clearly the result of editing. Soon, the post was flooded with comments. Hilarity ensued.
Photographers were merciless with their responses. Following is a few of the highest voted comments that were left on the post:
"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."
"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"
"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":