Nikon awards a badly Photoshopped image, internet reaction is hilarious

To Err is human, but what if a trusted brand like Nikon does it? Recently Nikon awarded one photograph which turned out to be Photoshopped, later on Nikon accepted their mistake. but the reactions on the internet are just hilarious.  

It all started when Nikon announced Chay Yu Wei as winner who managed to “catch an airplane in mid-air.” But there was no plane in the original pic.

The loosely edited photo was scrutinized and it was all visible on any larger screen. On checking the “curves” and “levels” in Photoshop proved it to be a fake image.

When someone asked a winner about the photograph on internet Photographer rep’lied’ to a question “How long did you wait for that plane?” he replied: “Not too long! I was lucky! Thank you so much!”

The Internet didn’t take long to respond and it is so hilarious.

Nikon awarded the photographer named Chay Yu Wei for this pic.


After making changes in curves and levels in photoshop


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Photographer said that he was ‘Lucky’ to get that pic. Oh really?


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If the plane is real then this is real too.


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Look what came along the plane


Image credits: Naoki Tsukumo

This lens is a prize winner


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That’s quite close but not a winner


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We in India are not ‘lucky’ enough we see only cows


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Hmm quiet believable


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This one should get a prize ‘troll’ey bag too


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Haha! He is a James Bond he can be anywhere


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Damn! is that you Van Damme?


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Brave enough to click this one


Image credits: Randy DeWitt Wei Ming

Haha a friend said ‘Hello’ from the upside


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Bruce is curious to find out who the photographer is


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Was just flying by so that you could click me one day


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Alert cuteness attack!


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Later on Nikon responded and admitted their mistake

“At Nikon, we believe that innovation and imagination are at the heart of every image. While innovation is driven by the technological advances in our devices and cameras, we see imagination as the ability to see greatness and use each and every tool at your disposal to make them real.

NikonCaptures is a casual photography contest that focuses not on the devices or props you use, but on the imagination and creativity that each photographer exudes while capturing and sharing their images. We have taken in every feedback received, and we sincerely apologize for the oversight on our part. We are now in the process of carefully revisiting the contest’s rules and regulations, for the benefit of all our current NikonCaptures members. We will update everyone of the contest rules once we have revisited all of them.

At the same time, we welcome the funny and witty entries being shared in response to our recently awarded image. It’s with joy that we acknowledge that the global photography and image community is alive and thriving. We thank you for the numerous spontaneous contributions and encourage everyone to keep the imagination alive.”

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