Monday, October 24, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Shark Fin







Ruby Tuesday arrives with a ruby that was posted in passing before. Yet, in the world of ruby red captures, it is a favorite of mine. 


The underlying vehicle is a 1961 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport, a beautiful restoration of a quick  performing car of its day. 


What appeals to me here is the 1960s American car trim. Here, the front fender (wing) chrome plated shark style dorsal fin sitting upon it. We see it here in three modes: subject, shadow and reflection. 


A bold capture of style in the details - American cars may have been of dubious quality back then, but fabulous style - they had it all! 


See ruby magic from all over at Mary's fun meme!


18 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is one terrific Tuesday Shot for the meme...and it would have made a great shadow shot as well. Speaking of Shadow Shots....I enjoyed all the boardwalk shadows below. Very nostalgic in a way.


Thanks for popping by yesterday for my Shadow Shot. Today's post is:

Macro Halloween Candle Holder...Eerie!!

HAVE A TERRORIFIC WEEK!!

Kramer said...

Back when cars had style... nicely framed capture, negative and positive juxtaposition...

Lola said...

Great ruby shot!

Kim, USA said...

This sign is expensive ^_^

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Robin said...

Love the triple score - trim, shadow and reflection! So crisp and full of style.

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Liz said...

This is so cool!

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Gallery Juana said...

good things come in 3's:)
love the red and how each image (subject, shadow, reflection) goes in separate directions.
Thanks for the visit and wishing you a good week.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stylish statement! Great flair in these vintage models!

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking! I just glad it is not a real shark fin! Great photo, Happy RT!

Felisol said...

I agree the Am Cars had style like no one else. Both in the town where I live and on the island devoted Am car fans are styling and polishing their cars to become works of art.
How come I never realized the Impala had a shark as a front figurine.

My granddad had a Dodge from 1936 which he used for taxi driving. We, his grandchildren thought the ram on the front, a full ram, not only the head, was the most beautiful we'd ever seen. The "new" Mercedes taxies with their encircled little stars were nothing compared to that.
How ever that was an art d├ęcor car.
The Impala; streamlined, with rocket like shapes, fins and lights, was American culture at its peak. It seems to me that never were the Americans greater and more genuine than back in the time of cars, rockets, James Dean and Hemingway.

Rinkly Rimes said...

One for my husband and not me! I don't know one car from another! But I love the red!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Perfect Red. Nice shot!

Bruce Clark said...

Great color and the hood ornament is the perfect touch.

Jan n Jer said...

Nicccceeee...my hubs would love this! Such class n style!

chubskulit said...

That's very neat!

JunieRose2005 said...

Great red shot!

Carletta said...

Wow Ralph!
A stunning trifecta!

Dianne said...

it is like a wonderful sculpture