What the Hell, 500px?

Trying to figure out why this photo has such a high score on 500px.  It’s a pretty damn good photo, until you start looking at it and notice that the photographer has ruined it by Photoshopping a shark into it.

Full photo:

Stupid ‘shopped in addition close-up:

It’s shit like this, 500px, that makes it hard to take your community seriously.  You’re starting to go down the Flickr rabbit hole of blind praise without critical thinking, circle-jerking and, eventually, irrelevance.  How long before “Award” comments become a common sight?

  • December 6, 2012