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Captured with iPhone 4 

This image is not Photoshopped at all – those odd black lines that appear are distorted, disconnected copies of the propeller’s blades. This occurs because pretty much all digital cameras, including the iPhone 4, do not take the picture instantaneously when you hit the shutter button; rather they scan over the sensor from the top left to the bottom right in what is known as a rolling shutter capture. This process is incredibly fast, but sometimes not fast enough, such is the case with the propeller blades. When the subject being captured is that fast, it does allow us to create some fantastic, albeit distorted effects with our cameras. Though the iPhone 4 might be no DSLR in any case, but its adoption in casual photographers blows the competition out of the water!

(Source TUAW)

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