Explain this photo

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2010/08/20/explain-this-photo.html

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#2

Maybe Google Photos merged two similar photos for him?

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#3

@frauenfelder the link for Luke Mandle goes to a domain for sale link.

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#4

It’s not a reflection, it’s a picture on the screen.

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#5

Rolling shutter? I mean that’s the obvious reason, so I’m guessing there’s a clever reason why it can’t be that, that I missed…

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#7

If the shutter speed was set really long the shot would be blurred wouldn’t it?

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Yes. So it’s either not a live feed or there’s a transmission delay.

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#9

@beschizza?

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#10

I see no eye-mouths or mouth-eyes.

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#11

As suggested above, rolling shutter means there is a slight delay between the left & right half of the picture being exposed, while keeping the exposure time for each part of the the picture, short enough to avoid blurring.

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#12

I just saw this same effect with a bird nabbing a french fry from a guy holding it out his car window. Wings are in one position on the bird and a different position on the reflection in the side mirror.

Its due to the rolling shutter as @Avyctes points out.

The only other reason this would happen is if someone purposefully doctored it like in this image…

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#13

Annnnd…this is a bbs TIME WARP (2010)…which I did not realize until I followed @Richard_Harnwell ’s link above to TwistedSifter’s 2017 post, which links to the BoingBoing post from 2010. :laughing:

paging @orenwolf I guess

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