A Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Photo morphing
January 29, 2005
Earlier thoughts of mercury generated this new little toy: I've created a slideshow with the best images throughout the site, in a morphing sequence. No new content, it's basically an experimental tool I might eventually incorporate into each gallery. The whole thing is based on TwinHelix's Photo Morpher script. I also use their great menu script. Awesome stuff. 02-12-08 Update: that page is no longer available (due to site redesign.)
Slow start to a slow day
January 29, 2005
)arrow Up at dawn this morning, with a serious hang over and an even more serious mug of coffee, I set out to clean up the mess I left behind me yesterday. I had forgotten Banana Wind at the dock, ran the scooter out of gas half way down the airfield and faxed a set of key boat dimensions to have a canopy built with a very important measurement missing.Now it's all taken care of. Sort of. The coffee still tastes like liquid mercury. )huh )oquote A quien madruga, Dios le ...
When the paintbrush is digital...
January 28, 2005
2009 Update: I'm afraid the digital arts gallery has been removed since posting this. It just didn't belong on the web site. They are hybrids. Born from a combination of photography and digital painting, the newcomers of the Digital Art section keep defying my attempts at categorization. I guess that's why I called it that way. I've selected a few photographs that don't appear in the photo galleries and subjected them to a highly sophisticated process called "super - r...
Quintessential French Expressions Translated
January 26, 2005
Here is the result of a wine induced slight delirium attack, months ago ; I was dreaming of visiting my dear France soon, and ended up trying to summarize the essence of “la langue de Molière”. The following are my own updated translations – and explanations – of a few typical expressions… La France est le nombril de l’univers. France is the center (“belly button”) of our universe. (I know, it’s obvious to you, but you’d be shocked if I told you how many Americans ign...
Harvesting the shadows of unemployment
It's a fact: these present two weeks will rank among the most unbearable of the year. Having been "laid-off" for lack of work and of a better word (tourism is dormant since the passage of hurricane Ivan; or at least such is the most common excuse for this defeat), I suddenly find myself with a whole lot of time to flirt with my camera. So I get up before dawn and haunt the shores of Little Cayman until the light is turned on by a mighty hand and another day explodes aro...
Inspired
January 25, 2005
)arrow A few excerpts from Hugh Macleod's Gapingvoid marketing and advertising blog...)oquote Quality isn't job number one;Being totally fucking amazing is job number one. )cquote[From a cartoon on the Hughtrain])oquote The market for something to believe in is infinite. )cquote[From the Hughtrain])oquote A business is either growing, or it's dying. )cquote[From the Hughtrain]
One More Step Towards Firefox
January 25, 2005
I've been working hard to improve compatibility with the fast-rising free browser Firefox (and all other Gecko based browsers, not to mention Mozilla, Netscape and K-Meleon, among others). It's a tedious process, but today's suffering was lessened by the discovery of the "CSS hacks" principle. It allows me to solve discrepancies between browsers locally, at the CSS style level. It's a cheap fix, but it works! If you're interested in alternative browsers and security ...
Histoire De Rire Un Peu...
January 20, 2005
A couple were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the husband realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM". He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the husband woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had mi...
No Time to Cry
January 18, 2005
Everything will be alright Everything will turn out fine Some nights I still can't sleep And the voices pass with time And I keep No time for tears No time to run and hide No time to be afraid of fear I keep no time to cry [From No Time To Cry - The Sisters of Mercy] It was fun for a while There was no way of knowing Like a dream in the night Who can say where we´re going No care in the world And maybe I´m learning Why the sea on the tide It has no way...
The Moving Sea
It's official: there's a new gallery called The Moving Sea. Check it out here! Update: the full gallery is now posted and due to popular request, I've started offering the option of clicking on the pictures to enlarge them Also a few images were added to the Little Cayman section, click on the link below for a preview...
The Weatherman Learns to Cut and Paste
Not to worry folks, we'll be all right despite the strong winds: only a small warning is in effect! (This is part of the actual Cayman Islands 5 days weather forecast today. Sigh.)   Day   High Low Winds Sea State Saturday   28°C 81°F 22°C 72°F North to northeast 5 to 10 knots. Smooth to slight with wave heights of 1 to 3 feet. Sunday   28°C 81°F 20°C 68°F North to northeast 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough with wave heights o...