Lens Look: Photographing with a Disassembled Lens

I repair manual focus camera lenses and recently got stuck on a particularly complicated repair. One and a half hours of locking things into different positions and making minute adjustments, and infinity focus was still a blurry mess. About to give up, I noticed a small blob of black edged…

Of Interneting Trees with Python and Pi

Blot're.py is a thin Blot're client for Python. This library has similar capabilities to Blot're.js and makes it easy to connect all sorts of good stuff to Blot're. Good stuff like your household plants. This post provides a quick introduction to Blot're.py by example. We'll hook a…

One Pixel Cinema

Eyes Wide Shut. Say what you will about the film's slow pace and dense symbolism – personally I don't think it's one of Kubrick's best – but it is beautifully shot, and one of the most interesting studies in color and color temperature in film. Scene lighting is a constant interplay between…

State of the Blot're - July 2015

In which Blot're Q4 FY2015 is discussed and the future of Blot're is detailed.

Stupid Template Tricks: Super Template Tetris

In which C++ templates are used to play Tetris at compiletime.

Lens Look: Shooting with a Minolta UW Rokkor-PG 18mm Lens on a Nex-7

I've recently been trying out a Minolta UW Rokkor-PG 18mm f9.5 on my Nex-7 and thought that I'd share my initial, very subjective thoughts about this combination, along with a few sample photos. A Quick Look At the Lens The UW Rokkor-PG was originally released in 1966 and was…