Archive for September, 2007
More than a few of my photos from this sunset really turned out, so I’m going to share a few more. Here’s some trees that are silhouetted in front of the lovely sunset/reflection on the lake. It was actually rather odd – the tree were pretty much dead. The salt water is likely not good for them! So I gather that the lake must’ve risen since there was quite a few trees in this situation, plus there was some playground equipment that was half in the water.
Last night I was trying to get some sleep, as most reasonable people do during the hours of midnight to 7am. At around 2:30am, I woke up to the rude sound of a car alarm nearby letting everyone in the neighbourhood know that it was indeed going off. I shut my window in an attempt to cut down on the sound, and curled back up attempting to sleep. My ensuing sleep was filled with dreams involving car alarms … I don’t remember what they were, but I remember that it involved the car alarm repeatedly going off – which I’m pretty sure is what was really happening outside. I woke up again at 3:30am now totally sick of hearing this damn car alarm going off like a yappy dog wanting attention. It probably took me until 4 in the morning to finally get to sleep again – which means when I got up this morning I was tired, cranky, and just plain unhappy with having to get up. All thanks to a stupid car alarm.
When it really comes down to it, how much protection do car alarms give your car? I don’t think they give any extra protection. Car alarms are so often set off by their owners that all the thief has to do is look casual, roll their eyes, and continue about stealing the car. In the meantime, more noise is generated that keeps people awake at night, ruins peaceful mornings with blaring sounds, and destroys quiet candlelit evenings.
A quick google search returns several articles that talk about why car alarms are increasingly useless as people acclimatize themselves to the false alarms. So I ask: why are these alarms encouraged by insurance companies? Is there actually a difference that they make so that they can offer cheaper insurance based on a noise-maker?
Maybe there is. But that doesn’t help my lack of sleep problem I’m having today.
This is my sweetheart, Diane. We had decided to go out for a walk on the way to the dinner during the Warick family reunion, and stopped in a little playground to take a few photos. It was rather pretty … and I really rather like this photo. It turns out that the red colour Diane is wearing fits so well in this scene — even though that wasn’t done on purpose. This shot wasn’t posed, she got up there and I turned around and saw it and snapped the photo.
Okay, just one more photo of this sunset before I move on. This one I shot out of the moving car, but it doesn’t seem to have suffered for it. I rather like the reflection of the sunset off the pond.
This is the same sunset as the previous photo, but through a telephone booth. I quite like it, though I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.
This is the first of three sunsets that we got to witness on the trip. For this one, we stopped at a little gas station for a quick rest stop and for me to run around the mosquito infested area taking photos of the sunset.
Last weekend, Diane, her family and I went on a road trip to her family reunion. It was held in Manitou, Saskatchewan which is about a 7-8 hour drive (depending on stops and how fast you drive). The next series of photos will be from that trip – and let me just say that there are some that I am pretty proud of.
This is one of the first that I took. Notice that you can’t see our car in the reflection.
I’m glad people seemed to like my other LRT bridge photo. This photo was taken once we had finished crossing the high level and turned to look back at both bridges. Not quite as awesome as the previous photo, but I like it too.