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Photoshopped image wins photography competition, internet responds brilliantly

On 29 January, Nikon announced that Singaporean Chay Yu Wei had won a Facebook contest with the following image...

A post shared by Yu Wei (@yuuuuuwei) on

Superbly composed, the image was widely applauded, particularly for the patience that Yu Wei must have exercised to line the shot up.

But not everyone was convinced.

Such was the apparent perfection of the image, that some amongst Nikon's Facebook community took it upon themselves to got CSI on the winning image. Things quickly started to unravel...

Image via Shaun Ho

Nikon duly pulled the image and the content from its page, but not before the (mildly) enraged community began having some fun with it...

Image by Glenn Guan

Image by Tom Ignatius

Image by The Art of Mezame

Image by Joshua Lavador

Yu Wei, feeling the culminated wrath of Nikon's community, duly responded...

A post shared by Yu Wei (@yuuuuuwei) on

In short, don't cheat in photography competitions. Photographers are a snappy bunch. 

[Via: Design Taxi]