JISHOU, HUNAN — An inept Photoshopping of some local Chinese officials inspecting a new road has generated a flurry of more creative versions of the same image among Chinese netizens.
A photographer took two photos of three officials out in the countryside, and decided to doctor them into a more appealing image for the county government website. Here’s the original images:
And here’s the ‘shopped version, as it appeared on the website.
You will note, I hope, that the three gentleman appear to be hovering over the roadway. The image was promptly removed from the website and the photographer reprimanded, after parodies of the doctored image went viral. Here are a few examples.
In President Barack Obama’s briefing room:
On the Moon:
On a movie set:
On the soccer field:
On Cristo Redentor, Rio: