It was just a photo of a pumpkins in a jar that the author of the story on a blog called The Conservative Treehouse called a pumpkin pumpkinspotter.
The story, which went viral last week, detailed how the photographer, David Schulze, got a fake pumpkin photo taken of himself.
“The photographer, who calls himself a pumpkin pumpkin photographer, has claimed that he has made a few pumpkin photos,” Schulz wrote.
“These photos are fake.
A couple of them he claimed to have taken on the same day and on the exact same day.
The pumpkin in the photo has a different face, has a little more texture than the real pumpkin, and there are three of them.”
Schulzes photos are now gone.
The fake photos were apparently taken with a camera that he claims he bought from Amazon, though Schulzi has not made a full description of the camera.
The post also details how the pumpkin was actually a photo Schulzing himself took of himself posing in front of a giant pumpkin.
“I am the most famous pumpkin photographer in the world,” Schuels post reads.
“For the past few years I have been photographing real, authentic, real-life people, all around the world, in the pumpkin fields and on their backs.
I’m not making any money from it, I don’t have any advertising, I have no sponsors, and no one can stop me.”
Schules blog has since been deleted.
We reached out to Amazon for comment, but did not receive a response by press time.
Schulzen also wrote about the hoax on his blog.
“This pumpkin photo is a fake, a hoax, and a fabrication,” Schuli writes.
“It is a hoax because, when you put it all together, the photo of the fake pumpkin is almost exactly the same as the one of the real one.
So, you know, just be careful what you write.
And that’s all.”
Schuli wrote about his experience with the photo in a post titled “A pumpkin is not a pumpkin.
I am a pumpkin photographer.”
“The pumpkin is the face of an artist and a human being, the most recognizable part of the human body,” he writes.
The author also wrote that he was “a very lucky person to get a good pumpkin photograph.
I have never been lucky in my life, but that was definitely a very lucky moment.”