"What a View!...Wait a second" : Photoshopped mountains courtesy of Colorado's tax dollars in The New Yorker

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You would think that Telluride's panoramic mountains would be good enough for any advertisement. Yet, Jason Blevins discovered...maybe not. "Apparently," Blevins said,"The views aren't good enough for Colorado's tourism ad makers."Whoops! The two "mountains" in the background turn out to be copied and pasted, Photoshop clones. Note the circled mountains on right.

The Denver Post’s Jason Blevins wrote, ” MMG Worldwide, which is in charge of Colorado’s $19 million marketing push to lure vacationers, photoshopped the view in this ad, which recently ran as part of a two-page spread in the one-million-subscriber New Yorker magazine. The tag line is ‘ This must be love.’ Too bad it’s a fake…

Blevins continued, “It’s a photo taken from atop Telluride’s Prospect Bowl, with a pair of wistful skiers admiring a view toward Bald Mountain and the ridge that climbs to Telluride’s iconic Palmyra Peak. But instead of Bald Mountain or anything real, MMG designers inexplicably chose to erase the big mountains and insert a pair of identical hills, side by side.”


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