Monday, June 15, 2009
“Two Women Boxing”, from the Phillip Glass Plate Negative Collection
I am currently planning a few modifications to the blog, some of which involve photography and my *slow* development of my own photoshop skills. Finding photos that work for inclusion in articles or some modifications have proven quite challenging in the past, but no more! By sheer luck, I found the Flickr Commons.
Plenty of era Militaria photos, such as the one above of Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schely, from the DC Public Library Commons
The Flick Commons is a unique project that combines …”hidden gems in the world’s public photography archives”. A large number of entities are coordinating their efforts in contributing their own archives, such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Media Museum, the George Eastman House, and the Library of Congress, to name a few.
Ticket (to the World’s Colombian Exposition) with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, from the Field Museum Library
Do take a moment and view the photos there or just indulge in searching for your favorite topic from the Steampunk era – I am certain you will be surprised at what you will find! To go directly there, please turn to:
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The winners of the 1st Koinup Steampunk photography contest were announced, and they were…
Below are a few examples of their efforts in the Koinup Steampunk contest…
Mr. Panteleimon Aeon “Gaslight Solicitation”…
…Marmaduke Arado’s “Snapshot 209″…
… and Miss Eve Rodenberger’s “Absinthe Bar”
Congratulations to all of the winners of the contest for their hard work and efforts! There were plenty of outstanding works and a couple more photographer’s efforts caught my eye, such as…
Miss Cienega Soon’s superb extrapolation of femininity and Steampunk technology…
… my favorite Steampunk penguin, Mr. Ida (Good to see you again, sir!)…
… and my good friend and New Babbage’s own Miss Bela Lubezki’s “Landship Breakdown”.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
As stated in New World Notes, ( http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2008/10/two-days-left-f.html ), October 16th is the deadline for submissions to Koinup’s “Steampunk Contest”, which as you can see, has a concentration on Steampunk photography.
For further information on how to participate, please turn to the contest rules, located at:
To see the current photographic efforts in the contest, please turn to:
[Interstingly, this piece has a link to “Steampunk sims in Second Life”… I will give them kudos for including Rivet Town, Steelhead, and Fair Chang Steam Isle, but…
1) I never really considered Caledon Victoria City to be the best representation of Steampunk in Caledon. I would have thought that Caledon SteamSkyCity or Glamorgan would have been more appropriate representations of its Steampunk venues.
2) Apparently Koinup forgort about the largest Steampunk sim in SL.. New Babbage! I’ll restrain from pithy comments, but this is a pretty grevious oversight on the part of the person doing the research. To read this piece, please turn to…
Monday, October 22, 2007
1 = No similarities at all (One would be completely out of place e.g. a space sim or a techno club).
1 = A couple of buildings or stores to see, nothing more
Further into the sim, the largest representation of the Eiffel Tower is resides here. It is comprised of four sims, each covering a quarter of the tower.
The Viscount correcting Pasquale on courtly manners
Grand Duchess Debevec and one of her handmaidens
Artesia playing the harp
Representation = 4 (A very nicely done build of Versaille – but only that from what I’ve seen)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
An artist’s rendition of a horseless carriage in the upcoming film “The Golden Compass” (Located it this after further research – simply had to add it!)
I would like to take a moment to mention two additions to my list of links…
First, I must mention Miss Zoe Connolly’s blog, one that I have read for quite a while, and enjoy thoroughly. Although it hasn’t necessary been focused towards the genre, as a new resident of Caledon, I felt it appropriate to add her work to the listings.
Secondly, an extremely good site, The Victorian Peeper, was brought to my attention. Miss Tetens, the author, is a rl historian specializing in nineteenth century Britain, provides amazing depth into Victorian England, and in a manner which lends itself to hours of reading (yes – I will admit to that – lol!). Additionally, she has numerous articles on Steampunk-related topics of interest to anyone involved in the genre. A “must-visit” site for any Caledonian, Steampunk, or Victoriana-phile!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
followed by a bit of fun with my new Tesla-influenced backpack!
Artesia and her sister shopping (I’m certain that regardless
of what they are arguing about, I will be the loser (lol))!
Finally, a placard from the 1900 Paris Exposition –
I couldn’t resist the images of the architecture.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Waiting for service in Neualtenburg…