Nikon Singapore posted an announcement on its Facebook page on Jan. 29, 2016, congratulating photographer Chay Yu Wei for capturing a serendipitous 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…

Posted by Nikon on Thursday, January 28, 2016

 

This was what Nikon posted with the winning photo:

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. Little did he expect to catch an airplane in mid-air. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Wei; your shot has won you a Nikon trolley bag. Congratulations!
Photo Credit: Chay Yu Wei using the Nikon D90
Shutter Speed: 1/1600”
Aperture: F2.8

However, it didn’t take long for people to figure out that the airplane looks suspiciously photoshopped into the picture, because:

Source: Shaun Ho
Source: Shaun Ho
Source: Kyle Lek
Source: Kyle Lek

 

And the photo and caption then got turned into a meme:

Source: Zhirong Fu
Source: Zhirong Fu

“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!

Photo Credit: Chao Yu Sheng using the Nikon D90
Shutter Speed: 1/1600”
Aperture: F2.8”

 

Source: Glenn Guan
Source: Glenn Guan

“Nikon Singapore should do better in future judging.”

 

Source: Efan Amran
Source: Efan Amran

“if that guy can win trolley bag my entry can win D5 liao”

 

Source: Tom Ignatius
Source: Tom Ignatius

“Can I haz one Trolly Bag too?”

 

Source: Alex Hauck
Source: Alex Hauck

“I 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 John Cena on the roof peering down on me. He said “You’ve got this trolley bag now, kid”. I look up to him. Maybe you’ll try looking up too.”

 

Source: Naoki Tsukumo
Source: Naoki Tsukumo

“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.

Photo Credit: Luke Skyshooter, using 美图秀秀 on his iPhone.”

 

Source: Adrian Lam
Source: Adrian Lam

“007 chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk searching for a shaken and not stirred Martini.”

 

Source: Render Brant
Source: Render Brant

“He should have waited longer for the coaster to add a bit of drama.”

 

Source: David Dutton
Source: David Dutton

“Oh snap, I found a train in my ladder!”

 

Source: John Hryniuk
Source: John Hryniuk

“You should have seen Yu Weis last photo. He managed to capture 10 planes taking off at once all perfectly spaced”

 

Source: Gavin Rimmer
Source: Gavin Rimmer

“If only he had waited longer, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Wolf jumped into shot….”

 

Source: Mezame Shashin-ka
Source: Mezame Shashin-ka

“What plane?”

 

Source: Jim Alvey
Source: Jim Alvey

“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. Little did he expect to catch Donald Trump blocking the ladder and forbidding any immigrants from entering.”

 

Source: John Hryniuk
Source: John Hryniuk

“He also did a similar photo last year. That Yu Wei. He is so good. I don’t know how he does. it.”

 

Okay, you get the point.

However, it appears this wasn’t the first time the photographer had photoshopped a plane.

Source: Shannen Ho
Source: Shannen Ho

“He took a similar photo last year as well. Must have been really lucky and skilful to have captured such low-flying planes twice”

 

And this is the photographer’s, I mean, photoshopper’s response to the prize-winning Nikon photo via his Instagram:

yuuuuuwei-plane-instagram

Look Up

A photo posted by Yu Wei (@yuuuuuwei) on

 

Lesson learnt: Whatever you do, do not get caught on the Internet.

And don’t anyhow give prizes.

 

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