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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Of Flying and Fate
December 4, 2010
After watching a simple Smithsonian documentary about a group of weather scientists teaming up with pilots to fly around storm clouds in an effort to understand them better - and almost shedding a tear myself along the way - I must confess: I am rarely happier than when I am airborne. Here's the rub: I have spent the last twenty years with my eyes turned skyward because, as Da Vinci put it so simply, "there I have been and there I will always long to return." Your h...
"Roasted in the Namib" is out!
December 2, 2010
Introducing my new folly, Roasted in the Namib. In a bookstore-quality large landscape format (13x11 inches), the book features an 8 pt. black linen hardcover with color dust jacket, durable library binding, 102 pages, over 80 stunning photos, full-color printing on premium lustre paper, and the memorable story of an extraordinary road trip. It is intended mostly as a future demo and a pitching sample but does look and feel great as-is. Warning: This is not con...
Rainbow time
November 24, 2010
The new hard drive arrived from Dell overnight as promised and I replaced it immediately. My Windows disc image functioned perfectly and I was able to restore my system to its exact pre-failure state. Not a single document, setting, program or anything else lost. A big hurray for S.M.A.R.T. hard drive monitoring. All and all, I had less than 12 hours between the first warning and complete failure. Gulp.Now I just hope the serie noire is over. On a different front, I've o...
When it pours...
November 22, 2010
My computer hard drive just failed. The bloody thing was nice enough to barely give me sufficient warning for a quick save of my book files to an external drive, and to make a disc image of the hole failing drive just in case.Then it became sluggish, and pouf. Gone.So now I am wondering if owning a Dell is a blessing or an omen. Something major was just wrong with the machine a few weeks ago. I had a chat online with a Dell representative at 2 PM one afternoon. The next day...
Slowly but surely
November 20, 2010
Below is a graphic representation of the pace at which my current bookmaking project is moving along. It will be a self-published feature to start with but I am planning on using it to try and get an official bite later. The 13x11 in. 100-page photo book is called Roasted in the Namib and is a collection of images and text based on the stories posted in here about the 2009 Namib road trip. I had to re-process all the pictures for maximum size and in CMYK and reformatted th...
The Coney Island Chronicles
November 11, 2010
As a matter of courtesy, Marie and I revisited Coney Island recently to update our mental picture into a winter one and to replenish our supply of marine air. The poor place is in desperate need of TLC. Between the threats of expropriations and evil developer plans, it has become very hard to figure out where the area is headed. Garbage, however, remains a familiar sight, but that seems to be a trend these days. The cats? Were nowhere to be seen...  Self-service ...
Evolution Lost
November 5, 2010
If you have the patience and do like animals, here's a brief compound quote of "Evolution Lost", a study recently published by the Zoological Society of London and passed on to me by Earth-Touch. It talks about the extinction of species. As it is said in the text, "The story that emerges is not a happy one." Man, that's an absolute understatement probably due to the scientific - and hence cold-bloodedly analytic - nature of the paper. "The homini...
Splash
November 5, 2010
A photographer, just like a kid, finds endless sources of amusement in everyday scenes and events. Little things take the front stage. A leaking water hydrant can provide hours of fun because basically, like kids, photographers seem more curious and look at the world with candid eyes. Well I think I do, any way. I kept jumping back in fear of getting splashed each time a car would drive by even though the water pressure guaranteed my safety. One car stopped...
Brooklyn Dichotomy
November 3, 2010
Old truck, old church, old park, old canal, modern camera posting almost live on a blog. Why do we hunt old things and odd sights like as many treasures? Maybe they remind us that not everything is out of control. Beauty finds its way through, and so does our imagination. ...
Vincent Mounier Photography compromised
I have just been notified by my hosting provider that my FTP password had been compromised. Some moron hacker injected most of my HTML files with malicious code, which was subsequently cleaned up by my provider, leaving all HTML files truncated and broken. If any of you tried to access Vincent Mounier Photography dot com during that time and got empty pages or some garbage, I apologize. It would seem the web is a very insecure place these days. Measures are being taken ...