Call it Rolling Shutter or Focal Plane Shutter, It Looks Weird…Cool

I’ve been both frustrated by and in love with focal plane shutter distortion (Wikipedia calls it rolling shutter) for a while, now I’ve discovered there’s a group for it. One of the photos I pointed to in my earlier post was of a low-flying helicopter (bottom), a couple other photographers have captured the effect the distortion has on propellers:

Blades

Airplane Prop + CMOS Rolling Shutter = WTF