Monday, September 6, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Speed of Sound



The past comes alive in Mary’s Ruby Tuesday. From a long ago air show, the grainy print shows the minimalist ruby. I am not certain of the WWII plane, a North American Aviation T-6 Texan perhaps. I think this is a representation of the rising sun of the Japanese Navy Mitsubushi Zero fighter. 



Often the T-6 was painted and utilized to represent the Japanese aircraft in movies, and more of the American planes remained in flying condition after the war. As it is not a jet, it moves slower through the air, and easier to capture. A little bit of red always works well for RT!


20 comments:

Dimple said...

Very clearly a ruby! Thanks for the bit of aviation and film history!

Felisol said...

Aviation is more Gunnar's field than mine.
He carries an unborn pilot in his stomach, ad know almost any plane by first name. I think the two of you would communicate well together.
After 23 years I know of some plane types too.
Mostly English, though and the Messerschmidt of course.
My dad had a piece of a shot down Messerschmidt in his car, an altimeter.
Now it's Gunnar's inheritance.I can clearly see the beauty of your plane of today.
My main interest is, however, can it bring me safely home?

ilanadavita said...

Thanks for the information about Japanese planes.

reg said...

That is such a cool plain. I wish I had or hope to some day see one of these

Robin said...

She's a beauty. Airshows make the most wonderful subjects.

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Marie said...

What a beauty in the sky. Lovely post Ralph, as usual.

EG Wow said...

Ah, yes, you could have fooled me into believing this is a WWII Japanese plane. :)

bj said...

This is so interesting, Ralph.
I remember going to air shows with an uncle when I was small...lots of fun.
This is a great Ruby post...
Hope all is well in your world. :)

Jim said...

Nice plane and wonderful blurb about them. I will vote with you for the T-6. Mrs. Jim had a ride in on several years ago.

Our Air Museum in Galveston, Texas has at least on T-6. They will take you for a ride also.

Happy Ruby Tuesday, :)
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Carletta said...

Japanese aircraft came to mind as soon as I saw the red circle.

While we strive for the perfect clear shot I think the graininess adds to the allure of the old aircraft.

Maria @ LSS said...

That's so cool!

Happy Ruby.

Maria @ LSS

Susan L (lily40au) said...

great idea ... i love capturing what's around me too.
My Ruby Redness

Auntie E said...

Oh I recognize that plan. WWII time. I love those airshows. Great lens capture.
My Ruby Link for you

Marites said...

i remember the WWII movies that my father so loved to watch. Nice capture! Happy RT!

chubskulit said...

A vintage one for RT, nice!

Dianne said...

the grain adds to the shot!
it's a gritty plane and deserves a gritty portrait

Nora Johnson said...

Wonderful aviation & film history!

Wonderful shots too.

Nora & Lola:)

Meri said...

Nice Ruby Tuesday interpretation.

Patti said...

I agree with Carletta and Dianne: the graininess adds to the photo!

nice shot

ruthi said...

the grainy effect of the photo gave a dramatic effect on the aircraft. love it.