An April Fool's Day prank

@JudyEv (327759)
Rockingham, Australia
April 1, 2024 1:36am CST
April fool’s day today. The administrator of a photo group that Vince is in caught the members today with a good prank. He posted on the site that after a lot of thought he had decided to allow AI-generated photos. Of course, this drew a great many comments, not all of them complimentary. But then one member put ‘What day is it today’ and of course, it was April Fool’s Day. So a nice harmless prank that I’m sure the members appreciated. A day or two ago I posted a photo of a huge mural on a building in Perth. I’ll write more about it soon but the photo given here is by the same artist but is in Melbourne near our son’s house.
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@LadyDuck (461555)
• Switzerland
1 Apr
The Administrator of the photos site made many unhappy, before they realized it was a prank. This artist is incredibly talented.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
Yes, the members weren't keen about allowing AI photography!
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@LadyDuck (461555)
• Switzerland
1 Apr
@JudyEv And they were absolutely right.
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@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
1 Apr
That's really funny. It's good to see full size art on budings, the artist is very talented. With some lighting it will look beautiful at night too.
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@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
2 Apr
@JudyEv What is the artist's name? I haven't seen your previous post but I will look for it.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
@besweet His name is Matt Last but he trades as Adnate or Matt Adnate.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
This guy is very well known now and sells a lot of artwork.
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@snowy22315 (171806)
• United States
1 Apr
Had them going did he?
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@snowy22315 (171806)
• United States
2 Apr
@JudyEv They should have looked at the calendar!
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
@snowy22315 By next year, they'll have forgotten the various jokes and will probably get caught again by whatever he comes up with next.
@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
Yes. Some were getting a bit toey! Apparently another April joke he pulled was to tell them that Nikon had come on board as a sponsor and in future only photos taken with a Nikon could be put up. That got them going too!!
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@just4him (309711)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr
That is a good harmless prank. Happy April Fool's Day.
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@just4him (309711)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr
@JudyEv Yes, they can be cruel. I'm glad that one was harmless.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
Thanks. Harmless pranks are fun but some pranks can be quite cruel.
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@LindaOHio (159894)
• United States
1 Apr
Those murals are amazing. No April Fool's Day pranks here. Have a good week.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
I'm usually not keen on pranks. They too often involve cruelty or putting people down.
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@LindaOHio (159894)
• United States
1 Apr
@JudyEv I totally agree.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Apr
That's a really funny prank. This photo you shared is really pretty. The photographer is professional.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
It was hard to get far enough away from the building to get all the faces in.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Apr
@JudyEv Yeah. I can tell. The building must be very tall.
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@GardenGerty (158080)
• United States
2 Apr
We have lots of pictures on grain elevators. These larger than life images are very impressive.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
We have those too now. Some are really lovely; others can be a bit ordinary.
@AmbiePam (86251)
• United States
1 Apr
I really like the picture!
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
It's wonderful, isn't it? And those people all live in that apartment block.
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@BarBaraPrz (45773)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Apr
Before reading what you posted I was thinking the prank was changing the faces on building you posted before. So you fooled me
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
I should have put that up as a joke for sure.
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@much2say (53984)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Apr
We often discuss how artists including photographers will be affected by AI. We certainly aren't thrilled about it so I can only imagine what Vince's photo group must've thought. Ohhhh what a prank!
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
I can understand people being taken in but we can be very gullible sometimes too.
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@RasmaSandra (74496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Apr
That is an amazing mural, Sometimes it it fun to do harmless pranks,
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
I'm all for harmless pranks but don't like those that are cruel or that put people down.
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• United States
1 Apr
That sounds like a really good prank
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
He had a lot of members fooled. It was probably lucky that someone realised what was happening and alerted the others.
@TheHorse (208110)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Apr
Oh dang! I forgot it was April 1. Hmm.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
Too late now to be thinking up pranks.
@Kouponkaren (5495)
• United States
1 Apr
I can see why people would be upset by a prank like that in a photography club. It IS a good prank though!
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
Another year he told people only photos taken with a Nikon would be acceptable as Nikon was now a sponsor. But that was all a joke too.
• China
1 Apr
At the first sight of the administrator's post,many members mus have got stunned .He succeeded in fooling the members.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
Many were taken in by his comments. He would have felt pleased with himself for having tricked them.
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@RebeccasFarm (87051)
• United States
1 Apr
That is a great prank
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
There is no reason really why people wouldn't believe him so yes, a great joke.
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@wolfgirl569 (97088)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Apr
That was a good prank
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
I thought so. Totally harmless but funny - the best sort of prank.
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• Pakistan
1 Apr
That sounds like a clever April Fool's Day prank! It's always fun to see how people react to unexpected announcements, especially when they're in on the joke. Looking forward to hearing more about the mural in Perth and its counterpart in Melbourne!
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
I'm not keen on pranks that make people look foolish but this one was pretty harmless. I was a bit surprised by what I learnt about this artist so I'll share it all soon. Thanks.
@arunima25 (86096)
• Bangalore, India
1 Apr
Harmless pranks are good and fun. But some people go for pranks that are hurtful to others. That should be avoided at all cost.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
Some pranks are really hurtful and unkind. I don't like those at all but this one was quite funny.
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@Beestring (13539)
• Hong Kong
1 Apr
That's a harmless prank. The artist is very talented.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Apr
I'm going to write more about the artist as he is now quite renowned.