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This looks to me like a badly smeared lens, I have taken loads of photos with this much contrast and never seen blooming like this, but dirty lenses (or damaged coatings on my cheaper old film cameras) give exactly this effect. As Mike Sowsun said in the comments, a cheap or dirty filter could also have this effect. The effect will in fact be consistent ...


The shirt is extremely overexposed. As a consequence, the sensor pixels start to leak charge to the surrounding pixels, which leads to the glow. Short of controlling the lighting of the scene to reduce contrast, you can only avoid that by reducing exposure, which will leave the engine underexposed. You could shoot two pictures and combine them in post ...

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