UPDATED: We have what appears to be the source image...
Mercedez-Benz USA's facebook page, with over 500,000 fans mind you, has updated their timeline image recently, and it's not the best showing of their product. It highlights brand ambassador Adam Scott, which is great and all, but the photoshopping of the car onto the background is pretty terrible.
At first glance, it's doesn't appear to be too much of a problem. The profile photo blocks the back tire, which helps mask the terribleness. But once freed from the Timeline, the image's poor quality is more obvious.
I don't know about you, but I expect major brands to respect their own image. Spend just a little bit of money to make sure that the product is shown in the best possible light. In this case, they are Mercedez-Freaking-Benz. We pick on Sports Illustrated sometimes for some pretty atrocious post production, so we can't just let Mercedez get away with something like this.
This appears to be the source image:
Thanks to FS reader Brandon Dostie for that.
The tires are pretty bad, and the car just looks pasted. The rear end lighting just doesn't work. And is it just me, or are the shadows kinda bizarre as well? Am I overreacting? Maybe. But when it's possible to do a good job, shouldn't a good job be done?
Thanks to Fstoppers reader Jon Schanz for the find.