photo booth: propeller effect


iphone propeller effect

When I went home to Eugene, OR, I had a layover in Portland each way. The flight between the two cities is less than half an hour so the airplane is always a small, turboprop. I always love taking theses flights because they are super small and you can really feel the movement of the aircraft. It’s no secret that I’m a lover of flying and airplanes, and some of the magic of air travel is still there with a small plane- unlike the drone of big jets.

Before my flight home, I was talking on the phone to Brian and he told me about a photo effect when you take a picture of a propeller in motion with an iphone. I had a window seat right by the prop and couldn’t wait to check it out. The moment I held my phone up to take the picture I started freaking out with excitement of how cool it looked! I wished I’d known someone on my flight of nine people to share this with. Each way you turned the phone changed the direction of the effect. It has the illusion that the blades are falling off of the propeller!

iphone propeller effect

This week I started back to school with a busy class load. Between that and work, this space is already getting a little neglected. Blogging around here may be a little light until I find my groove, and any tips you have for managing a busy schedule and staying motivated would be greatly appreciated! :)

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10 Responses to photo booth: propeller effect

  1. Crissy says:

    Oh that’s so cool. I wasn’t aware of this. I love the third photo.

  2. Becky Bedbug says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks absolutely terrifying! I’m so afraid of flying so these tiny planes would freak me right out!


  3. Erin says:

    This is so cool!! I love flying though I don’t get to do it very often, nor have I been in a small plane too often (though I was in a 4 seater once, which was intense). I always love sitting near the wings on large planes though. You’d think that looking out the window and seeing the tops of clouds would be enough, but there is something about seeing the wings that just makes me really feel like I’m flying.

    Hot damn, I need a vacation.


  4. There were really only 9 other people on the plane?! That photo effect is wild!!

  5. Cara-Mia says:

    Ah I so wish I loved flying. I’ve never been on a plane, but the thought of it terrifies me. That being said, though, these photos do look really cool.

  6. Way to go Brian on finding that effect; it is so so cool! If you get any good tips please keep me posted, I’ll def need it as well. Hope your classes are off to a good start! have any interesting ones this semester?

  7. LisaSouthcott says:

    I have got to try that next time! I also just want to say thank you, your blog was the first one I ever read and it opened my eyes to the world of blogging (and how great it is). I enjoy reading your posts
    Buenos Dias
    Lisa xx

  8. Jupe says:

    I’ve got to say…that is pretty much the coolest photo effect ever. Want to try!

    <3 Cambria

  9. Miki says:

    Awe, this is so cool, although I think I’d feel a little scared to fly in one of those, haha.

    Best luck with school and work! ;D

  10. allison says:

    Wow this effect is crazy. I love it! Mt Hood is so beautiful, I’ve always wanted to climb it. Love your blog!

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