Photo District News has found evidence of digital manipulation in three more of the 'Ruins of the Second Gilded Age' photos published by the New York Times Magazine last weekend. It's starting to look like a *real* scandal.

PDN finds telltale evidence that the photographer, Edgar Martins, digitally reproduced parts of his photos—things as small as leaves and sections of trees. Which raises the question, "Why bother?" Especially when the magazine went out of its way to say in its introduction to the photo series that Martins "creates his images with long exposures but without digital manipulation." Seems...dumb.

Adam Gurno, the Metafilter user who was the first one to call bullshit on the photos, is getting some attention himself. Good for him.
[Pic: PDN]