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a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Picking South African mussels at Misty Cliffs
June 7, 2009
This is a mere echo to Marie's February post, as I am slowly sorting through my own South Africa pictures. Misty Cliffs at low (and fast rising) tide is a very beautiful and desolate shoreline, its yellow rocks literally covered with mussels and colorful anemones. Later we spent a while looking into tidal pools further down the coast. Oh and the mussels were very good, too, even if a few were slightly sand-crunchy... ;-) ...
The truth that makes us tick
June 6, 2009
For as long as mankind has been called such, it has been blessed with many evolving gifts like curiosity, imagination, creativity and the ability to love. But more importantly, it has been plagued with two major evils, the thirst for power and a deeply rooted system of beliefs. While most people would probably argue that the former is responsible for most of the suffering we as a species have endured and still do, I propose the latter as the actual culprit. This post will be ...
The movie Home is here but YouTube won't let you embed it!
June 5, 2009
Update: The movie director's message is simple. Yann Arthus-Bertrand says: "HOME has been made for you: share it! And act for the planet." Yet in its infinite wisdom, YouTube, officially hosting it for the web, has managed to make embedding the movie impossible - at least for my location. What's up with that? Morons! I AM pissed off! Now I'm going to skip YouTube and wait for a theatre show or a DVD. YouTube ruined the impact. And I'll make sure to write to A...
Following the ongoing AF447 crash investigation
June 4, 2009
Update: I decided the body of this entry didn't belong on the front page and moved it here instead (original entry). This is dark material and it is time for the blog to turn back towards the light. I am keeping the page up at its new location for two reasons: 1 - It serves as a first experiment of the Cover It Live system; 2 - I remain extremelly curious to find out what actually happened on board flight 447 and I assume others might, too. This is not morbid curiosity bu...
Andreas Gursky at the Vancouver Art Gallery
June 3, 2009
I was recently invited to a tourism event at the Vancouver Art Gallery revolving around the presentation of summer exhibits. The star of the show, occupying the entire first floor, is called "Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art". It left me cold. I've never really liked Rembrandt and the paintings are too dark for my taste, even though a few were interesting from a lighting perspective (yes, I relate everything to photography...) I was going to lea...
AF447 - The Plane that Never Arrived
June 1, 2009
Note: The following post was initially set up as an open forum. I have since then closed it. Original content follows, with the later updates at the top. Please contribute if you feel like it as long as it remains respectful, open-minded and positive. The purpose of all this, at this stage, is to find out what happened and learn from it rather than criticize or point accusing fingers. My most sincere condolences go to the families affected. "L'instant d'après le vent se ...
Cloud computing and the file sharing puzzle
The bottom line is this: when the time comes to send large files to someone out there, email has serious size and functionality limitations. But the cloud computing future is upon us and with it, multiple large-file sharing options have surfaced. The following is a review of the few I've investigated recently. Keep in mind that much of this stuff is still in beta and searching for its true identity. Promising but not quite there yet. When it comes to sending large TIFF file...
Cogito, Ergo Zoom - An Evening Walk Along English Bay
May 31, 2009
With summer knocking at our door once more, evening walks along English Bay become more frequent. A few nights ago, I'd brought the tripod but decided to play with my lens' IS instead and these were all hand-held. There are - and here I shall repeat myself shamelessly - very few places on Earth where the peace in the air is so tangible. With Stanley Park at my back and the bay stretching in front of me, a few sleeping giants at anchor offshore, sea birds flying by while a s...
To be pondered...
May 27, 2009
What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal. John Howe ...
Klein Constantia: rebirth of Vin de Constance
May 27, 2009
I read about it in my youth. It is mentioned in the works of Balzac, Beaudelaire and Alexandre Dumas. Some even whisper it could have been the vector by which Napoleon was arsenic poisoned. Et après tout, with such a French name, I had always assumed Vin de Constance came from France herself. I was wrong. It's South African. The wonderfully sweet wine's origins go back to the late 17th century when the Constantia estate was created by Simon van der Stel, second Governor ...
New: a random post when I lag too much
May 26, 2009
I am busy. I do stuff. I play. I process photos. I work (a little). I dream. I get caught up. So as most of you will have noticed, my posting rhythm isn't always Swiss-like. With my readers' utmost satisfaction in mind, I hence added a custom feature to the blog: it will now serve a random entry from the past it you arrive here with great hopes only to find that nothing new was posted for the last two (2) days. A huge thanks, as always, to mighty Garvin over at Serendipit...