Monday, August 24, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Boredom by the Dashboard Light

I was in Brooklyn with my son a few weeks ago and I had to stay in his truck while he went to do an errand. There is no where to park in Bay Ridge and the Traffic Cops are everywhere so I had to be ready to make a getaway.

I started taking pictures of the dashboard. Only one came out clear ...



But this is the one I like ...



RUBY TUESDAY

34 comments:

M.Kate said...

The 2nd picture is super lovely :P

Jim said...

Hi Dianne, you son has a nice truck. We don't have cars with a GPS.
In fact, I got a letter offering me $4500 Clunker Money for my pride and joy, my black Mustang convertible (search 'Mustang' on my blog).
Happy RT,
..
Oh yes, I have three Model T's on my blog for RT.
..

bobbie said...

Great shots! I love the second particularly. Sometimes our best shots are accidents.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ooooh, how did you do that? A little out of world look. Looks like a brain sucking ray from outer space. Ya OK??

Daryl said...

Oh the dashboard doubles as a disco club light .. kewl!

Lucy said...

Wow! That's amazing!

Jay said...

That second pic is really cool!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm impressed that you had your camera with you. GOOD girl! You never know when you might capture a great shot like your second one. Nicely done!

Stephanie V said...

That is such a cool photo of the red lights. Really good for RT.

Ralph said...

The view is almost heavenly, the lights emanating from the usual (dashboard instruments) and ordinary. This has a feeling of something like the Close Encounters, like something of style in space that is beckoning. Excellent!

Patti said...

Neat photo you captured, Dianne. The motion makes the deep pink lights look like something out of science fiction, like Arkansas Patti commented.

Gamma rays or something like that!

I see from the ram logo your son drives a Dodge.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Patti said...

haha ~ spouses visiting you at the same time. Ralph is using his laptop from work.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Amazing what we do to entertain ourselves! Luv the second shot ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

ilanadavita said...

The 2nd shot is just great!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Now that is being creative, and thinking outside the box!!

Jientje said...

Sometimes you're in for a nice surprise! Lovely!

Felisol said...

Wow, I've had a GPS on my cellphone for a year, and I still don't know how to use it.
And I never had a driver's license.
But I have a husband with a built in GPS and who's also always willing to drive if I'm asking. So arre my clan of girl-friends. Am I being blessed? Yes.
I must pull my self together and take more control over life's little things. Your post is a clear reminder. What would we do if I had to watch the car?
I'd probably had to do the nightly errand instead.
Doesn't sound tempting.
I love the red light-beams from your dashboard.
Did you use a prolonged exposure time ?
So cool.
From Felisol

Quilly Unshuttered said...

I like the second pic best, too -- but I like your title best of all. Except now Meatloaf is singing in my head and he'll probably be there all day!

Ellie said...

Wow! There are aliens coming out of your speedometer! Fun!

Pagan Sphinx said...

The second one is very cool!

Melli said...

That bottom shot is actually quite amazing... HOW did that happen?

The Cunning Runt said...

I'm totally on board with the consensus, that second shot stole the show. As an amateur nature photographer, I generally set up my shots and seldom get lucky like that.

Very cool!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A blazing dashboard—
or is this an optical
illusion of sorts?

amanda guthrie said...

Boredom turned into an amazing light show Awesome!

Jew Wishes said...

Nice light and motion...well done.

Askew To You said...

Ooh, pretty. I like that one, too. Is that from a slow aperature?

Gattina said...

I like the second one too, it looks like modern art in photography !

Dianne said...

THANKS EVERYBODY!

I was playing around with the camera's manual controls in the second shot - I was in such a small space and it was so dark
I have no idea what I did to capture the image LOL
it was just a nice surprise
which is what I love about photography

Quilly - I have had that song in my head too!!!!
sorry ;)

MyMaracas said...

Woah, love that second one! It looks like the Mother Ship is beaming up your car.

Petula said...

Yes, I really like that second one. It's the effects that come sort of accidentally that are sometimes the best.

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Dianne, thanks for visiting my Ruby Tuesday. That second shot is just awesome, I love it. Surprise captures like that are wonderful. I think I have some like this from crossing a bridge at night at the start of the year. :)

Maria Berg said...

I like the second one to - The powers is coming out to you!!! MB

Rebecca said...

Yay...I love that dashboard photo! Very neat.

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