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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Of photography and mathematics
November 15, 2008
I once hated maths. I was so bad at it that I had to see a tutor outside of my school time. But time passed and I improved, having been given the lucky privilege of an extra school year while transiting from a country to another. College came and I juggled happily with the basics of trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, and other wonderful buggers. And then I forgot it all. Such is the usefulness of our school years. (Don't get me started on that...) However, m...
New web site - Progress update
November 13, 2008
Because I am neglecting this blog so badly and because hearing myself talk about it will encourage me to keep pushing forward, here's a brief update on the site redesign process. I have just about completed the skeleton and will soon be addressing all galleries themselves (as in choosing which pictures make it to the limelight and which don't.) The site still runs on a basic HTML structure in order for it to remain search-friendly, but the main gallery is ran by Flash and t...
Obama Wow!
November 5, 2008
8:30 pm. People are cheering in the street! This is not even a US city, it's Vancouver, Canada! As per all major US networks, Mr. Obama has already won the race, and set many records. When the hang-over subsides, reality is going to kick in harder than ever. The man will have very small shoes to fill, but an immense load to carry. He is going to need a serious set of muscles, and a mind of steel. But for the first time in a long time, it seems he, at least, can actually...
Good luck Obama, but this post is red
I don't mean to jinx things down south and on the eve of one of the most critical US elections I can remember, I am, along with most of the world and a good part of the States, crossing my fingers and holding my breath, hoping for the Blues to win. So much can still go wrong. Polls are like politicians: they cheat and they lie and they deceive. But then again, we are cheering for one politician who, we hope, won't do much of the above. My biggest fear, considering who is ru...
Surf Scoters on the Sea Wall
November 2, 2008
It would be much funnier if they were called Surf Scooters, but I didn't name them. They arrived a few days ago, touching down in the water right next to the Sea Wall. From a distance, the flock looked like a long line of debris afloat on the calm surface of English Bay. But as I got nearer, activity became apparent and the line morphed into a shape-shifting congregation of thousands of birds. Google revealed that most of them are Surf Scoters, a species of sea ducks. Amon...
Latest news
October 31, 2008
No, the blog isn't dead. It hasn't even gone into hibernation. The reason for such blatant blogging inactivity on my part is a rather productive one: I am redesigning the web site from scratch. Ironically, Coriolistic Anachronisms isn't being touched, having received a recent face lift which I'm still pretty content with. But everything else, especially the photo galleries, will morph. At the heart of the new site is a Flash-based set of galleries embedded into an HTML exos...
TED: fun videos for the week-end
October 23, 2008
I don't know about you but I will be having a blast this week-end. Should your own outlook be bleak, you can watch the following very interesting videos from TED: Arthur Benjamin: Lightning calculation and other "Mathemagic" and Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen. Oh but are you, maybe, unfamiliar with TED? It stand for Technology, Entertainment, Design and describes itself as "The annual conference now brings toget...
Vote for me!
October 15, 2008
It's official. Having received unconditional support from my readers today (all three of you, thank you), I have decided to come forward and run. I want my entry into the political race to be a memorable event and I am confident you will all support me through to the finish line. I promise not to pace myself and will win this with hard work, honest sweat and a few energy bars. Here are, hence, my single-day campaign and a one-on-oneself debate while I run for Prime Presiden...
A sad election day - Or is it just me?
October 14, 2008
It's 9:00 AM and already, I feel sad. Today is Election Day. Canadians will choose themselves a new puppet. My sadness comes from the dull knowledge that none of the candidates likely to win are really any good, or colorful, or righteous. None of them, in my eyes, seem able to steer Canada into a better lane. They will not keep us out of foreign war zones nor will they turn our country into the change leader it could be.It was found in a survey this year that 15% of Canadia...
Bu(n)tzen Lake on a rainy day
October 8, 2008
It was late. The day drew to an end as I drove away from the partial sunlight of red flooded fields towards the mountains, and menacing clouds were gathering up to greet me into the evening. There wasn't much traffic on the road - the only people out and about probably being chronic Sunday shoppers. I crossed New Westminster, following the Fraser River for a while and then headed north to Port Moody. Moody indeed was the sky when I got there; dark, convoluted clouds clung to ...
2008 Cranberry Harvest - Red Sea Revisited
October 8, 2008
Three years ago in fall, after finding mesmerizing pictures of it on a blog, I set out to shoot the cranberry harvest in Richmond. I’ve been going back ever since and it’s become a pleasant ritual, one that reminds me not only of leaves soon turning gold and approaching winter, but also of the evolution of my photography path. I shot the first season with my old trusted Canon G3, the second with the 400D and this year’s with Abetoo, my new 450D and IS lenses. Without a ...
Wild Ocean 3D - Africa Meets the Sea
September 30, 2008
Today I was invited to the Imax theatre at Canada Place for an advance screening of Giant Screen Films' new Wild Ocean 3D, a documentary about the sardine run off the east coast of South Africa. It had been a long time since an large screen movie had blown me out of my seat. Granted, I'm not that hard to impress when it comes to giant screens, underwater footage and beautiful images. Yet my recent experiences were rather disappointing and this spring's Dolphins and Whales 3...