Monday, May 3, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Red sky at night...


Ruby Tuesday arrives this week, and ruby reds exist all about. Here is the L.A. Coliseum one evening during the 1984 Olympics.

This was scanned from a print taken from a Pentax K1000, I imagine with ASA 400 film and the flash only, without a tripod nor shutter release. The age of the print changes the colors in the picture I would guess.

The print offers some definite rubies under the arches and the red Olympic ring. An odd sort of burgundy glow seems to compose the night sky over this venue, and the flame is more red than orange in its glow.. It was not planned, yet the ruby effects make for an interesting scene

See more and more ruby artistry at Mary's meme!


25 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mine's HERE!

LOLA:)

Paz said...

The red on the windows certainly call out to me.

Paz

EG Wow said...

Why does 1984 seem so long ago? My goodness the time passes so quickly.

Yep, the doors are definitely ruby red, Ralph! :)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

arches and red two of my favorite things thanks for the nice cowboy wishes

Dave said...

a wonderful entry to RT.

chubskulit said...

The contrast between the green and the flash of rubies are great!

Nostalgic Rubies

Kris said...

Yeah, there IS a lot of red in that pic when you look for it. It's nice, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Joops said...

Very interesting contrast of colors, the one on top stands up among all of of them.

Hard Work Ruby

Kramer said...

Historical and ruby Tuesday, too: impressive

(I like that historical stuff)

lynda Howells said...

1984..goodness me that was along time ago..l was in the Middle East with my family. Happy memories. Like your image. happy Ruby Tuesday. Lynda

Life Ramblings said...

I love arches, and the way these rubies are lit, just adds to the beauty.

eden said...

Great entry, Ralph.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

DrillerAA09 said...

It is truly a one-of-a-kind Ruby Tuesday post. Well done sir.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

an old photograph
Los Angeles memories
1984

bj said...

hI, Mr. Ralph...I haven't been playing Ruby Tuesday lately and have missed seeing what you are posting. Blogland is getting so big, I stay lost most of the time.

This photo is so awesome..a great one for RT..

I am hoping things are good in your world...hope your family is doing great.
xo bj

ilanadavita said...

I remeber these Games. Thanks for taking us down memory lane along with you!

Jew Wishes said...

Very nice, Ralph. A beautiful night image of times past. For me, it is filled with memories, so nostalgic.

I remember this moment in time, very well...having gone to a few events.

It was a wonderful experience.

Mirage said...

It is always a pleasant experience dropping by, seeing photos of the past...thank you! I was 4 years old at the time this photo was taken :D Have a nice week ahead!

Risa said...

Ah...nothing like nostalgia!

Greyscale Territory said...

The subdued colour tones suggest that here is a precious memory! Lovely atmosphere!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Interesting perspective given the aging of the photo

Robin said...

Goodness, 1984 couldn't possibly have been that long ago, could it?

I agree with you by the way - age is first and foremost a state of mind. Mojo's claim to curmudgeon status is of his own doing. Personally, I think he's a pussycat in curmudgeon clothing ;).

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Felisol said...

The photo is a valuable piece of history.
It for sure has a magic mood, and those red arcades give depth and enhancement to the scenery.
1984 sure doesn't seem long ago in retrospect.

Marice said...

awww such a classic piece :)

u may view mine too here

Ann said...

1984 is a significant year, my daughter was born then. I must have watch a lot of Oylmpics that year.