Monday, January 25, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Olympian Rubies



















When we upgraded to Mac Snow Leopard, I inadvertently deleted the HP printer/scanner software. So the web search for software drivers was undertaken, and we are finally back to print and scan. So for Mary's Ruby Tuesday, I am showcasing just scanned small rubies from the 1984 Olympics in L.A.

These views are not huge, sort of slight. But a little or a lot of red works very well, and the Rose Bowl, Olympic artwork and the tiny flags on the equestrian hurdles. That was a fun trip all those years ago, even if I put 712 miles on my rental car in five days to check all the venues in the L.A. basin / Orange County area. Massive traffic the whole time, at any time of the day, on the 405 and Golden State freeways. And I was happy to have the event tickets, so many people at all venues were saying "Need Tickets"...

I am getting ready to digitize the past again, 1000+ last year, with at least that more to go...


29 comments:

Bond said...

Are you liking Leopard? I ungraded to it the day it came out! Only think I lost was my ability to see the MAC on my TiVo and view photos, listen to music through the TV/surround sound

Felisol said...

I've gotta warn my hubby about the Leopard. We are just about to scan our past..
A proud equipage from the LA Olympics. If my memory serves me well, Cannon Eos had ad ad campaign with a photo montage of a horse jump like this back then.
Perhaps inspired by this scene.
From Felisol

Carletta said...

Marvelous vintage shots Ralph!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

My 'Mac' friend just upgraded too. Love the Olympic Rubies ... they bring back memories ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Ellie said...

My mom went to the Moscow'80 Olympics that were boycotted by the West. My native Bulgaria finished 3 rd place in medals after USSR and DDR :)I remember Bulgarians did not participate in the LA Olypics 4 years later. It is such a joy that East and West came closer since then :) Great pictures

Patti said...

Sorry I didn't know you back then my dear.

maryt/theteach said...

I didn't know you back then either, Ralph... But I sure wish I did! LOL! Nice post for Ruby Tuesday! Little RED flags and lots of RED for the Rose Bowl... :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent vintage photo presentation. Hey? I gotta ask...is that you in the black and white photo on your sidebar? Adorable!!

My R T is posted early on Monday afternoon...hehehehehe

HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit below my Tuesday's Heads or Tails meme.

Annie said...

Hi Ralph. I so remember my daughter riding like that years ago. I'd love to see her on a horse again.

The Rose Bowl Parade is a personal objective. I really want to see the parade for real. I watch it on TV every year.

marian said...

love the olympic shots..was it that long ago?? having a great Australia Day thanks for visiting :)

Willa said...

those are really nice Ruby for today!

Kris said...

Nice shots! I'm slow about scanning the past, but my grandfather (in fact! 86 years old!) is better at it, so he sends me some pics to work on sometimes. I love old photos. Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

These rubies are wonderful, as usual. You do seem to have a talent of finding them in beautiful places.

And, once more, you bet me to Mr. Linky. You are 4th...I am 40th !
You just move a lot faster than this olden grandmother, I suppose. haha!!
Have a great evening..
O, and that trip you mentioned sure sounded like fun!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OOPS! Dontcha just hate it when you lose something as important as the power to scan?

Glad your computer is back to working order!

chubskulit said...

I hate when things like that happen because I am not very good in fixing techy stuff hehehe.

I love the rose bowl photo Ralph!

My Ruby Tuesday

Napaboaniya APAD said...

I see you'll be spending lots of time on scanning more pictures with your new OS.

1984! Wow~ I was still a very little girl back then. Watching the Olympic live must have been quite a thrill huh? :)

Happy Ruby Tuesday!!!

Marites said...

woah! i would love to see the olympics. must be impressive and fun!

Troy said...

Scanning old pics? This is embarassing to admit, but recently I was going through some boxes and found several rolls of film that had been taken in the '80s and never even developed.

It looks like you are way ahead of me!

laura said...

Fun RT post!

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating shots from the Olympics memory lane! Now I have some idea of what the American Rose Bowl looks like!

Robin said...

What a wonderful opportunity to see the Olympics in person!

ilanadavita said...

I find it's great the way you try to keep all your photos in a more up-to-date format. Thanks for sharing.
I tried to comment last night but couldn't. Hope it's ok now.

Dianne said...

the Rose Bowl shot is fantastic!!

Joops said...

These are precious moments to remember.

Cleveland Airport for Ruby Tuesday

Marice said...

those are really great photos! and i admire you for taking effort on scanning and sharing this information to us!

u may view mine here

moorebloglife said...

Ralph I live 20 mins from the Rose Bowl this was awesome for your RT post brings back lots of memories as a kid going to the swap meet!

daylily777 said...

Very interesting . Great Pics!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Rambling Woods said...

These are wonderful Ralph and I admire that you are scanning your photos. I keep saying that I have to do it, but I need a new scanner and I am researching it, but if I get one, then I will have no more excuses.. Michelle

Helena said...

These are great shots Ralph. Kudos to you for scanning in your photos. I have a huge box of them sitting here and really need to force myself to get to it.