Sharp eyed Houstonians quickly noticed something funny about the photo in the GMC ad. Our city looks different. Very different.
We don't have a massive lake or a shoreline. We have highways and trees.
Someone digitally altered our proud skyilne. Is this a slap in the face? Is it a disaster? Hardly, says Lindsay Brown with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
"Our film commission works with a lot of television commercials, a lot of car commercials and our skyline is a very popular view for these commercials as well, so it didn't really surprise me when I saw it, because it is beautiful."
Tweaking pictures is a time honored tradition in advertising. It happens all the time.
We posted the photo on the fox26 facebook page and you had plenty to say about it.
Pamela Locke Parker wrote,"Who cares it must mean we have an awesome skyline."
Yara Gonzales wrote,"Unless you can see downtown all the way from Galveston then I don't agree with this."
James Cooke added, "The city of Houston with Tropical Storm Allison?"
Then Brenda Witter-Olberholtzer chimed in with, "Houston skyline takes my breath away every time I see it. We don't need a body of water superimposed to try to make it better...it is the best already!"
In the grand scheme of things, is this the worst thing to happen to the city? Of course not. We've endured floods,droughts, hurricanes.. and the Astros' last couple of seasons. We haven't just survived, we've thrived. And remember what they say.. there's no such thing as bad publicity!
"It's funny to us. We think the skyline is beautiful, clearly so does GMC. They just don't think we have enough water in the vicinity," laughs Brown