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    Wanted to try this - flying to Guernsey and back today.

    It's an iPhone 4, and the scanning typically goes from top left to bottom right so moving objects lean to the left.
    Essentially any electronic shutter camera (i.e. not an SLR like mechanical shutter) will give these effects. Wikipedia has some good articles here:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter

    For those who want to try this out, just point your simple electronic shutter camera at an object moving parallel to you, preferably fast, and take the photo. The faster the relative speed between you, the more the distortion. Rotating objects go really wierd!

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    1. Fried Toast 100 months ago | reply

      That is fantastic. Thanks for the info!
      Now I need to find a prop-driven plane...

    2. -go crazy 100 months ago | reply

      No one is telling us the name of the actual iphone app :(

    3. q8saud1 100 months ago | reply

      John Mitchell
      SO NICE MANY THANKS
      SAUD

    4. henry… 100 months ago | reply

      -go crazy - no iPhone app - this is just taken with a normal iPhone camera. The weird effect is a result of the cheap iPhone shutter.

    5. My world, as I see it. 100 months ago | reply

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      This excellent image deserves a Gearheads Award

      Very unique. Thanks for explaining it to us.

    6. Philippe Hernot 100 months ago | reply

      Effet inquiétant !!!

      Très belle photo, félicitations, j’aime beaucoup …

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    7. PoPBunka! 英会話 浜松市 99 months ago | reply

      Works with butterflies too...

      Shutter Stutter Butterfly Effect

    8. Scott-5x5 99 months ago | reply

      This is CRAZY!

    9. Zebulon Dave 98 months ago | reply

      Neat! I actually didn't know this, but it's a pretty neat effect

    10. Destructive Compliments 94 months ago | reply

      Congratulations, Your Photo wins a "Breathtaking Award"!



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    11. markkulonghorn1975 94 months ago | reply

      Nice effect

      new dizain for propeller

    12. arripay 92 months ago | reply

      Great capture! I took this shot years ago and couldn't find many other examples - lots of people seem to be discovering this now!
      weird propeller effect

    13. Adrian Huber 90 months ago | reply

      F A S T!!!!!!

    14. Le P'tit Nicolas 89 months ago | reply

      Good idea & result !

    15. st_mark 69 months ago | reply

      Thats really cool

    16. Stingray9000 52 months ago | reply

      Dear Mr. Mullins - I would love to use your rolling shutter picture on my website to explain this phenomenon with electronic shutters. Can you send me your email address to send you an official permission request? Thanks a million! MK

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