Saturday, July 27, 2013

Night At The Races

 Tonight was a fun evening with a bit of an exception. I enjoyed watching the tight races, but couldn't help but notice something. There seems to be no consistency or rhyme/reason to the line ups. Rules that are in place for the racing association don't seem to matter. This seems to have been going on for a couple of years. The problems seemed to have begun a couple of years ago when one driver bullied his way into a tie for the Street Point Leader. This driver pushed the Racing Association leaders into changing rules so that the points would change in his favour. Even going so far as to post his own newspaper ad announcing the Title as his. He had the Head Lap Counter blamed unfairly. With the frustration of all this it is clear that the fans are feeling the same way that the drivers must be, as the stands were fairly empty and have been this year. If the SCRA can't get their act together I fear that there may not be a Speedy Creek Racing Association in the near future.

Above we have off-roading.
Above we have Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

 A slick track led to many many spins tonight.

 To the Left is a cool shot of the truck coming out of the dust, and yes there was a lot of dust tonight.

 To the Left we have one of many spins.
 To the right we have two men racing hard.
To the left we have what I like to call a taxi conference.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Walk Through My Neighborhood

 The above rabbit was actually last year, but fits in quite nicely.

The lighting on the above rose made the colours pop.

 Below is the original shot, and above is an interesting effect I discovered.

 Below is the original, which is cool. Above is one I am not quite sure if I like, but dulling the colours, makes the rose itself stand out.

 The above shot is now my PC background, not sure what the plant is though, just know it pops up every year in my garden.


 Below is a great clematis that grows up the front siding on my house. Above is a cool plastic effect.

 Love how the shade plays of my rose in the above photo. The below wild rose suddenly popped up in my garden this year, no idea where it came from (guess that's why they call it a WILD rose, it grows where it desires).
May have more flower shots yet this year, if it doesn't snow yet, because it sure is cooling off at night!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day At Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Before I begin with the pictures, I wanted to state something that we encountered while driving home. Cruise Control does not mean your vehicle drives for you. We were driving home on the highway today, and the red mustang in front of us was swerving all over the road between two lanes. When it went to pass a semi, it nearly went off the road. So the first opportunity I got, I flew past that vehicle. The lady driving it was TEXTING! So your communication with whomever you were texting is so important as to endanger my wife and child? Now I am sure you driving texters are rolling your eyes right now as you read this, and thinking, "Nothing bad will happen to me as a result of this, other people sure, but not me!" This is just what a young girl who was friends with someone I know was thinking as she texted her friend. When she got into a car accident as a result of this and died as a result. Or many thousands of drunk idiots have thought over the years as they get into the vehicle to drive home, only to kill or seriously injure someone. It is the same thing. So please think about this as you get into a vehicle and text while driving. If you want to kill yourself, fine, do so in a manner that doesn't endanger anyone else's life. We may have to change the slogan "Please Drive Responsibly" to "Please Kill Yourself Responsibly".

On a brighter note...

We headed up to Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan today. It was a pleasant day spent with my family. I managed to snap some good pics, and have some cool altered pics too!

Love the above Canvas version of the photo below.

Thought the above Scratch Crayon version of the below photo was kind of cool.

The above Water Colour version of the below picture brings out some more details in the photo.

I like how the faded background in the above picture, brings out this Blue Bell.

The above Scratch Crayon version or the below photo is really cool!

Spent the day trying to chase down these stupid chatty squirrels, who wouldn't cooperate with me! The nerve! They must love being in photos about as much as me! However I stole a couple of nice pics. The silhouette photo above is interesting, and he-she posed so perfectly for the below photo, he-she even looked right at me. How kind! 
Hope you enjoy my pics! And remember Kill Yourself Responsibly! Don't Text and might hurt my child!