Weird distortion effects from a digital camera. (Link via Glenn Reynolds.) After sifting through the incredibly unnavigable discussion thread below the pictures, I concur with the assessment that this is the result of line scanning. I got a similar effect — though far less pronounced — with my Palm Zire71 on the way to Wisconsin. Note the photo of the tollbooth: as the camera took that split-second to generate an image from individually scanned lines, different parts of the scene had moved to the right, so that the finished image slants crazily, rather than blurring as a traditional photograph would.