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a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

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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...
Liberals threaten our broccoli supply
September 29, 2008
From the Winnipeg TimesIn the wake of a recent exodus of American liberals causing chaos at various Canadian entry points, authorities have taken the bull by the balls horns and hastily erected temporary refugee camps in order to contain the crisis while looking for long-term solutions. As of yesterday, most border crossings were still completely overwhelmed and extra Canada Customs Officers were being dispatched from the Yukon and the Arctic to reinforce our southern borde...
The Macro Experiment - Part 2
September 28, 2008
For Marie, who constantly reminds me how beautiful flowers can be. This morning at 5:25 AM, I got up and prepared for a trip. I wasn't going far and yet, I would explore a new universe. The objective was Stanley Park, my spaceship was a camera and for propulsion, I'd be tapping into macro theory. It was my first outing ever with Abetoo as a macro photography tool. We were both quite excited. Abetoo is my Canon 450D, in case you're wondering if I've lost it. Granted, my cu...
A primate's laugh
September 27, 2008
Yesterday at work, I walked out of the office and bumped into a thin man who looked rather lost. He was wearing a business suit, carried a leather case and hesitated in front of our door. Honestly, it’s hard to get lost on this floor because there are only three offices. He was probably from a farm country. I offered my most helpful smile but didn’t say a word. We’re also a little suspicious of strangers, on the 20th. He turned to the unmarked door across from ours an...
The Macro Experiment - Part 1
September 26, 2008
Well kids, we'll start today's class with a trivia: can anyone tell me what this photo is? The Frenchies among you are at an advantage, but you won't know that until later... Can't guess? Just read on then... A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon some pretty amazing macro photography and my curiosity was triggered. I began reading more on the subject, trying to assess whether or not decent macro could be achieved with a minimal budget. I was not about to launch into yet another...
At the Foot of Mt. Baker - An Opera for Four Voices
September 20, 2008
When the alarm rings at 7:00 am, I've been battling with a strange dream and welcome the eruption of reality into my foggy mind as I sit up and yawn. The angel sleeping next to me acknowledges the dreadful sound and its meaning by turning over in her sleep and resolutely burying her face into the pillow. Her little observette is wide awake, however, sitting on a corner of the bed with her legs crossed and blowing rings of smoke towards the ceiling while she stares at me. Ev...