JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE DANGEROUS WALMART SALES WERE OVER AND IT WAS SAFE TO GO SHOPPING AGAIN!
The viral picture of the week was two sharks swimming through the ground floor of a flooded shopping mall. Rumor was the big sharks were lurking through the flooded building after their big fish tank had collapsed and flooded the ground floor.
After some more amusing variations of the narrative began creeping into some news and blog feeds the man behind the phony image came forward to let everyone know it was absolutely not real.
Jamie King, a self-described lover of hockey and great advertising, says he created the fake images after seeing photos of the recently flooded shopping concourse in Toronto’s Royal Bank of Canada building. Of course, financial districts like the one this building is located in are already considered shark tanks.
King’s photoshop skills are obviously solid. Now that he’s come clean, he’s being flooded with compliments on his work. “The trick to making good images is to make the viewer question its reality because it looks real and natural,” says King, who spends a good chunk of his day using the software. To grasp his latest work, consider the original photo of the flooded Union Station below.