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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

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...
Marie in Vancouver - Late summer edition
September 19, 2008
I've rambled about it before, borrowing a pair of very pretty green eyes to look around me and rediscover my surroundings always yields much magic. It so happens that Marie was just in Vancouver for 10 days - such a long time according to our time-compressed standards and yet so very, very short a shot at making up for months of thirst and loneliness. Her mind was hungry for our Pacific Northwest beauty and peace, so we walked and walked and walked, and explored and tested ...
Picasa, Chrome - Techie News and Big Brother
September 3, 2008
This is the 21st century. Not so long ago, that number was synonymous with science-fiction. The world was changing slowly enough that it would take a century for things to become fully weird and enhanced to the point of seeming magical.Now our science-fiction horizon has shrunk to a few decades. And even as I write this, new discoveries are made and technologies released that make the present amazingly fleeting and regularly spark flashes of wonders and magic in real-time.H...
False alarm on False Creek
September 3, 2008
I thought it might have been the sunset of the century. I rushed out and ran to the C-shuttle stop only to find a notice of route deviation. So I went to the False Creek Ferries' landing but it was Sunday and they were no longer crossing to the bottom of False Creek. I ran back up the hill and caught a bus on Davie. But once on board I realized we were going the wrong way, north almost to Burrard Inlet before turning east and eventually back south on Main. It's because of t...
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August 31, 2008
Not much to say. It's hard to complain when widespread devastation is lurking in other people's lives. And yet. I can't live their life for them. But I must live mine in the most honorable and giving way I can. The fact that I am shooting mostly sunsets, looking westward at the fleeting light and feeling darkness creep up behind me, is just a geographical coincidence. In effect, the opposite always happens. Light invariably comes in from the east and it's westward that the ...
Gustav - Part 2
August 31, 2008
I should have known better. As soon as it had cleared Jamaica, Gustav roared to life and has now become a strong Category 4, just about to make landfall in Cuba with wind gusts of 160 kts, or 288 km/h! Cubans are going to suffer dearly through that one, and then there's Louisiana. Some things never change. First erratic reports from Little Cayman are much worse than I'd hoped. It seems the dive boats broke their storm moorings and ended up on the beach, all docks have been...
2008 Hurricane Season - Meet Gustav
August 28, 2008
It's that time of the year, yet again. My heart goes out to all those who live in the tropics. And as Tropical Storm Gustav gathers strength and heads west across the Caribbean, many hearts in the Cayman Islands will remember Ivan and sink a little, and many, many more in New Orleans will think of Katrina and drown. Gustav isn't a monster, thank God. It's currently cruising along westward at about 4 kts with a pressure of 983 mb and winds gusting at 75 kts. Expected to rea...
Amazing macro work
August 26, 2008
In this very dark hour, I have chosen not to dwell on the difficulty of the moment - because in the end I am still the luckiest guy on Earth - but rather to concentrate on things that inspire me. Well, I just found one. I have never been too impressed by macro photography and usually find bugs creepy. I know a cat who eats them. But there are people who photograph them, with various degrees of success. The following has made me rethink everything I thought I knew about macr...