Because I formerly wrote on the 2013 World Press Photo of The Year Award in a February blog post, I was completely stunned today in reading on ExtremeTech.com that the photo itself may be a Photoshop wonder.
I am an amateur photographer myself and don’t master the camera like professionals do, but I was shocked. Ok, it does look like a movie poster but I was not even questioning its veridicity and originality. The event from the photo is real but it is claimed that its rendering might have been enhanced.
Sebastian Anthony from Extreme Tech quotes evidence from a forensic image analyst who purports that the image might have been enhanced through light, shadows and be the composite result of 3 different shots. For more technical details see the article on ExtremeTech.