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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Good Bye Terrace
July 28, 2015
We are at T-minus a bunch of sleepless nights and steamy days, Brooklyn-bound at last, stubborn as beagles homing in on the cheese. Here in Harlem, nights are mild going on tropical and while fireflies for some reason have deserted us, the terrace is lush and welcoming. Marie will once again leave a bit of herself behind, gardens being easier created than torn. But therein lies the beauty of it: a blank slate soon will come alive and magic will flow. Stay tuned. A new cha...
Too Close for Comfort
Today I was running back home from work and did not have much time to stop, with for only pixel-gatherer, my Samsung phone. Coming up on the Air, Sea and Space museum hosted on the Hudson River aboard the USS Intrepid retired aircraft carrier, I could see the upper decks of the Carnival Splendor towering far above the carrier, a couple of piers to the north. As I ran closer, I heard her horn sound three short blasts, signal for coming astern. It was 5 PM, the enormous ship w...
The Life of a Cat
Blog reader: "Tell me how he died..." Vince: "I will tell you how he lived." Adapted, with a smirk, from The Last Samuraï When I came to New York City eight years ago, inbound from beautiful Vancouver and landing at Newark's International Airport for a coffee - yes, I had flown across North America to come have coffee with a stranger in Jersey - I did not really know for sure that my life was about to change radically. It was just a hurricane-strength gut ...
Aerial View Of...
June 13, 2015
Those of you with a certain nationality are automatically disqualified. The rest can play and guess what and where this structure is... Toy world I once more apologize for the relative silence around here. It reflects much noise off-camera and unrest to say the least. But smoother days will be back. Coming soon, The Flying Years - Part II, a follow-up to Part I written in 2008....
Inwood and Spuyten Duyvil Creek - 360 Degree Panorama
June 3, 2015
// A the very northern tip of our Manhattan Island sits Inwood Hill Park. A face-lifted and heavily reshaped Spuyten Duyvil Creek separates the island from continental Bronx. Across the narrow river arm, a giant "C" (For Columbia University, which is nowhere in sight but has sports fields on the insular side - and proper propaganda rock space is rare in NYC so one grabs it where one can find it) rests on a cliff, drawing all eyes. North end of Manhattan As always, c...
New York City Sleeps
May 25, 2015
This is an eerie sight for a Monday morning. The party must have been harsh last night. Here is the view down 6th Avenue towards the south, Macy's right behind me Not Shot With My iPhone 6 (but with my Samsung)...
Deer Friends...
May 17, 2015
These are slack times when it comes to blogging and photography. I am New York-saturated. Better days will come. For now, a single image of deer in Cold Spring a couple of weekends ago - there were seven or eight of them, a bit skittish but a nice sight so close to civilization. Skittish...
Roosevelt Island - 360 Degree Panorama
May 6, 2015
// Following the stills I posted this week of my last Roosevelt Island outing, here is a full spherical panorama shot near the new park. This was shot in HDR, or rather Exposure Fusion which is my new go-to HDR-like technique but does not involve tone mapping, because I needed the latitude of bracketed exposure to compensate for wide extremes between the glowing white of the stones and a relatively dark skyline and river. So the sky looks a little surreal, apologies for t...
More Spring on Roosevelt Island
May 3, 2015
Our last visit two years ago was in later winter, traces of snow lingered on the ground and the air was bitingly crisp. This time around, blossoms and people competed for attention and a space which, as I have said before, is so insipid in a way that one seeks inspirational sights on the nearby shores of Manhattan and Queens. Manhattan is saturated and only manages to grow upwards, a spiky architectural statement emerging from the foam of lower buildings now and then. ...
Spring on Roosevelt Island
April 27, 2015
It is a strange place and I will post more about it soon. Here, for now, is a glimpse of one island through the blossoms of another. Looking at the Upper East Side from Roosevelt Island...
Bridge Over The River Hudson
April 18, 2015
They say time travel is still science-fiction. I beg to disagree. We have already invented it and use it on a daily basis. Sort of. A few centuries past, leaving Cape Town bound for New York, one would have had to follow the clipper route to the east, going the long way, and the trip would have taken uncomfortable months, disease lurking, mutiny at hand and storms ruling randomly over the outcome of the journey. More recently, a hundred years ago or so, a traveler woul...