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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Menu update, some site maintenance
September 20, 2009
The menu is evolving. Granted, my icon collection is somehow limited and I'm not such a great icon designer myself. I will have to do something about the ones above, though, because they aren't all really relevant. But this is all happening in stages. The latest stage, as it is, was two-fold: I created a succinct "Rules Of Conduct and Copyrights" page, linked to from the main menu. It explains my candid expectations in terms of visitor behavior - yes, I allow mys...
A new top menu for the blog!
September 14, 2009
The most unrelenting readers among you might have noticed design fluctuations in the top part of the blog over the last three days. I apologize for the inconvenience; I was upgrading the top menu and later conducting some heavy testing. Not having an option to test offline, I had to work live, and be visible about it. I give you, tada... the Mac-looking Icon Menu! Yawn. It's all over now and as I sit at home resisting the urge to scratch, corticosteroids having been tapered ...
The state of digital photography: stuck in tradition?
September 10, 2009
"You may not: spot-edit your entry, except to remove sensor dust or hot pixels. use any selection tool, including but not limited to the marquee, lasso, layer masks, quick masks, or any similar tool to select a portion of your image for any reason other than cropping or creating a border. use ANY editing tool to create new image area, objects or features (such as vignettes, lens flare or motion) that didn’t already exist in your original capture. dist...
Shaking New York's Pandora's Box
September 8, 2009
Blogger Melanie was recently commenting on this blog that she "... sometimes think[s] that if you could turn NY upside down and shake it, what would fall out would be astounding." I liked the idea so much I've adopted it as a blog category and changed the legend for the main web site's New York gallery accordingly. It now reads: New York is a Pandora's box, an incredible urban urchin, fragmented and multifaceted, addictive. Imagine a giant hand flipping the cit...
Running, Jumping, Climbing, Diving... Or Not.
September 6, 2009
After being stuck at home for too long, initially nurturing a knee injury and recently dealing with an urushiol encounter of the third kind, I am really dreaming of getting back out there for heavy sweat, mild pain and frantic motion. In the meantime, I've been reading up on alternative training systems, wanting to bring more into my routine than simply running. So far, two characters and their ideas stick out of the crowd, David Belle and Erwan le Corre. What? Oh, yes, they ...
They said it wouldn't be cheap!
September 6, 2009
So yesterday, beat up and having spent another pretty dreadful sleepless night, I gave in and decided to go see a doctor to beg for poison ivy relief. Marie - and every other source I can think of - had me incredibly worried about the bill. It is a well know fact that the cost of medical care in the US is completely outrageous. In the land of liability and insurance, the poor and uninsured - that would be me - suffer. She had thrown out figures in the hundreds of dollars and ...
Utter failure at the Staten Island boatyard
September 3, 2009
It wasn't entirely my fault. Teased by descriptions found on Forgotten NY and enticed by the superb photography of Shaun O'Boyle, I'd decided to head south instead of north, and hunt for the old rather than the odd. I would seek, reach, explore and document the old boatyard in Rossville, Staten Island. The perspective of a shoreline graveyard full of ghostly rusted boats forever sleeping in a muddy prison had me jumping up and down like a hungry flea in sight of its dog. O...
NYC's Many Faces - The Rockaways
August 30, 2009
If Fire Island had an inherent insular bourgeois goodness about it, the Rockaways are quite a different story. For one thing, they're not an island at all, despite the Peninsula's elongated shape and the similar occurrence of an east-facing beach-lined ocean side and its opposite shallow mangrove bay on the western shore. For another, one would be hard-pressed to find a ferry sailing between Brooklyn and the Peninsula. Instead there are bridges crossing the bay from the fals...
The New York gallery is up!
August 26, 2009
I've started collecting my favourite shots from the New York area and they are now featured in the brand new New York album. It will probably grow into a full-fledged, multiple-album gallery of its own the way Vancouver did. Stay tuned. Tip of the iceberg. ...
Brooklyn Rooftop Revolutions
August 25, 2009
Like The Matrix before them, our Brooklyn rooftops are often being revisited, reloaded and re-photographed, and I must admit seeking through my sequels an even more spectacular result than obtained initially. While the great geographical bottom set remains unchanged, New York skies happen to be a refreshingly alive and very morphing entity, ever-changing, often moody, always grandiose. Unobstructed, wide open and wildly tamed, the 66 square feet of our terrace make for a fa...
The New York Chronicles
August 20, 2009
To Marie, New York is like a deep dive, dangerous, intense, shifted, addictive. She feels dark and opaque as I drop down, temporarily alone and immobile, on my way towards deeper illusive goals and strange chimeras. Blood starts rushing to my head and I fight off heat narcosis in a frantic struggle to remain in control. She requires ultimate commitment, lots of training, a solid dose of faith, and self-assurance pushed past arrogance. And every night, when retiring to the ...
Week-end Run on Fire Island
Last week-end, we visited Marie's wonderful friends Ariana, Nancy and Dan on Fire Island, and I, for the first time since I'd left Little Cayman in 2005, revisited the Ghost of Islands Past. Or rather, it revisited me. Now before y'all go on speculating, I must clarify that the above implied resemblance between the Cayman Islands and New York's select getaway island isn't that completely obvious. Besides some 21 degrees of latitude, they are separated by many racial, meteo...