The Invasion is Coming… Pre-order your e-book of Army of Brass for $.99 and get it April 27

  What is Army of Brass About? When the mad conqueror haunting Elaina’s dreams invades her adopted homeland, the real nightmare becomes what she’s willing to do to stop him. The dreaded Hunter Baron has landed on the shores of … Continue reading The Invasion is Coming… Pre-order your e-book of Army of Brass for $.99 and get it April 27

Beautiful Sculptures to take you “Under the Steam” and “Under the Sea”

Automatons need not be confined to human-shaped robots when the whole animal kingdom is out there for mad scientists to toy with! I absolutely love the combination of the organic with the constructed so I am always collecting cool images of “mechanimals.” I’ll be publishing lots of these galleries over time, but I wanted to start with our scaly friends, the fish. If you have an image to share or you see something that has been mis-attributed please let me know by leaving a comment. Continue reading Beautiful Sculptures to take you “Under the Steam” and “Under the Sea”

Petzval (D)SLR lens from the Lomographic Society

Petzval lens isometric view
Petzval lens isometric view

The Lomographic Society and Zenit have teamed up to present a gorgeous new accessory for your photography. The Petzval lens is a redesigned version of the original Petzval from 1840. It’s a beautiful brass tube with modern lens elements and a mount to fit Nikon F and Canon EF SLR and DSLR. No communication is made from lens to camera and even the aperture uses the old Waterhouse system.

It looks a little weird on the end of a DSLR, but isn’t that what steampunk is all about? Not to mention that the actual development of this lens is steampunk essence in itself. The designs come from a Victorian lens with modern lens technology in an old fashioned design.

Take a look at the information below and let me know what you think. Continue reading “Petzval (D)SLR lens from the Lomographic Society”