January 21st, 2009


The cheap CMOS sensor of an iPhone does not expose the whole thing at once, it scans from left to right. If you take a picture of something that moves very fast (like an airplane prop) you can get some crazy pictures out of it since each column represents a slightly different time.

found at Global Nerdy

5 Responses to “Propeller”

  1. simon Says:

    wow! took me some time to get it.
    same effekt: the train:

  2. simon Says:

    and again:
    Jacques-Henri Lartigue – Grand Prix de l’A.C.F. (1912):

  3. david Says:

    Have never seen that before. Weird, and cool at the same time. i wonder what it might look like if you photographed a helicopter in flight.

    All ye need now, is a half-melted pocket watch and your 80 % of the way to being a Salvador Dali.

    Thanks for posting.


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  5. cake. Says:

    hah! this is great.

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