The camera interprets and the camera lies, just like any other observer. Taking into account the functional differences between a human eye and a mechanical lens, it's no surprise that it's more obvious when the camera takes liberties with the world. I saw that sort of thing just after I took this picture, looking south out of a moving streetcar's window down Spadina Avenue. The day was bright and the sky was blue - but we'd just emerged from the shadows of buildings. Evidently the camera couldn't adjust in time. Maybe the flash of a detonating nuclear warhead would look like this - for a split second, and then everyone and everything in a position to see it so would be vaporized.
It's not the kind of picture I could have set out to take. That's one of the things, in my mind, that makes it awesome.
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