Taken with an Arecont Vision camera...
I'm thinking the distance from subject is slightly further bouncing off of the table, compensating for the bad focus. Either that or Google street view got a hold of it.
Here’s my thought,
The motion blur is caused by motion of camera up and down. And since the table is on a different axis than the people in the image, the motion of the camera affects the table and the people differently in respect of motion blur. Concept could be demonstrated quite easily.
IPVMU Certified | 09/25/15 02:25am
Wow! I consider the scientific phenomenon in play here way over my head. I don't often feel dumb, but trying to understand the difference between reflective/refractive focus makes my brain hurt.
The same way the dollar was clear in the comparison photo
Here's a new if unlikely theory. Camera was unsteady right when picture was clicked, but then was steadied immediately after.
Rolling shutter read out the top of the sensor with the blur, but then by the time it got to the mid-bottom the picture had stabilized.
Seems unlikely because it would require almost perfect timing.