Strange sensor behavior. Can anyone explain this phenomenon?

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Strange sensor behavior. Can anyone explain this phenomenon?
Feb 5, 2012

Hi all,

I took these pics last summer while driving around with my family. I took dozens if not hundreds of pictures at Niagara. Lots of keepers, however, something strange and unexplainable happened to two pictures> I got these bizarre streaks of light in the picture. The exposures were long, 15 and 30 seconds and admittedly, these were longer exposures than the other ones taken around the same time....

Could this be a case of sensor overheating?

Here, I include a series of previous and following pictures, so you can see the issue is isolated and not duplicated before or after. However, these two with the streaks were longer exposures than the others.

I was using my 9-18 43 Olympus with an adapter...

Anyway, I have been meaning to post these here for a while, so your opinion/expertise is appreciated. I have never seen this before or after. I have taken 30 second tripod shots after the event with no issues.

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