Monday, December 06, 2010

Ruby Tuesday


I call this shot "Surreal Holiday." 
What I did was shoot out my office window after dark at the house across the street. What you see are her Christmas lights (red, green and yellow) inside and outside; her silhouette as she decorates the tree inside; all the things on my desk reflected  and blurred in the window.

I kinda like it, do you?

67 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

Spirit of Christmas is here, love it!

chubskulit said...

That's magical

Vernz said...

wow, so sad I can't see tinker bell.... but I echo Rose.. its magical..

EG Wow said...

You have an interesting shot here, Mary. There's so much to see. :)

Artlover said...

What a pity that the image is so noisy. But it is nice of the reflections in the glass. Here is my first contribution to Ruby Tuesday.

niko said...

i like it too!! nice shot!!

Gattina said...

That's quiet a "modern art" photo, lol ! very colorful !

Lui said...

Like looking at some modern art. You would not know what it is until the artist tell you. But since you did, I like the layers and the meanings attached to it.

Interesting red, Mary!

Kim, USA said...

Love this kind of shot! Happy Monday!

Annie said...

Lots of stories being told here. I LIKE.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

It's kind of a mish-mosh of the holidays and it works. Cool!

Ellie Velinska said...

The lights look like magical sparks from a Disney movie.

Liz said...

I love this shot. :)

Maria @ LSS said...

Great shot. Happy RT!

Pie said...

Great capture!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

surreal yes but i hope it was REAL enjoyment

Sandy said...

Magical!

Christine said...

I love your shot! It's full of magic and wonder!

Greyscale Territory said...

A magical, multi-dimensional display of light and colour! Beautiful!

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting..
I do love CHRISTMAS...

Is it against your rules to have 2 Rubies in one week? I just linked with one post but I have another I would love to link with you for tomorrow.
hugs, bj

Hootin' Anni said...

Mary....your visted link is black in color and I couldn't see my 1st link. I was logged into my own blog admin --so it looked black from 'visited link' So, if you'd like delete one of them since it's a double posted link. [#s44 and/or 45---Poinsettia with a twist]

I think your image is kinda eerie and ghostly...like you said, surreal.

Tink *~*~* said...

I see pixie dust! :)

Tink *~*~*

Annelisa said...

So many layers! :-)

Your BlogBlast for Peace post is now linked in my blog: Peace Bloggers Unite

Robin said...

Very festive. Nothing so happy as that from me during this difficult week I'm afraid, but I couldn't let it pass unmarked.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Black background and black text make it a bit difficult ;)

X-mas coming closer :)
http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/ruby-tuesday-hi.html

Jan said...

I'm sure glad you explained this, I was squinting and scratching my head, too.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Cool effect. Reminds me of when I was a kid and I would squint at the tree lights to make them change effects.

MOO said...

A magical, mystical Christmas scene!

Very A-Peeling

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting.

Patti said...

I think it's very cool, Mary! Surreal shot for sure.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Kebeni said...

i like this it really represents the hectic time of year very well

Shinade said...

That is an incredible outcome. It's very artsy and yes magical!You did a great job Mary!

Karen of 3G2S said...

I do like it, but I never would have figured it out without your explanation. :)

DoanLegacy said...

It looks so dreamy and soft!

Shinade said...

My link is not showing up either. Please do drop by. It's my daughter and her husband, a sergeant in the Guard at The Annual Saint Babara Christmas gala held in Corpus Christi.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2010/12/ruby-tuesday-sergeant-wright-dr-wright.html

I added the linky and hope I got it done correctly!

Thanks so much Mary and everyone for sharing. I have already been visiting!
Jackie:-)

Hooked on Memes said...

It is like looking in a kaleidescope!

Dianne said...

I love it Mary
the darker subdued colors and light are wonerful!!
art is everywhere :)

imriz said...

nice catch on a window pane. christmas is really colorful even blurred by the glass.

my post is taking time to link up, hope it will come up sooner:)))

iamclarizze said...

your shot is very reflective of the festive season.

linking up my other post. thanks for this site, Mary.

♥ Kathy said...

I REALLY like it! Great shot Mary!

anne said...

So Surreal and so peaceful, so much holiday and magical, I love it!

DrillerAA09 said...

Great capture. Really well done.

Mine is a tribute to you and Ruby Tuesday. See ya.

Becky and Gary said...

Oh yes, Mary. I like it. Really different.
B.

Christie said...

I am excited to have something red to join in on the fun! Love the lights!!

Sara Chapman said...

Well, yes, I do like it. It's interesting, the colors and shapes are pleasing, and all coordinates well. I don't even mind the "noise" as it reminds me of paint speckles.

Paz said...

I kinda like it, too. Actually, more than kinda like it. ;-)

Paz

teresa said...

Love the photo. happy holidays

eden said...

Love it. Great capture.

Dhemz said...

that's pretty neat....love it! I thought it's an added gifs....cool!

Francisca said...

It's fun to see people getting into the spirit of the season... I'm not quite there yet! Lot of stories in your capture today, Mary! :-)

Linnea said...

Looks like I've had a bit too much to drink! Happy RT!

genny said...

wonderful shot for this season. perfect post! here for RB meme entry. cheers!

lina@women's perspectives said...

A great artwork :)

Shahz said...

Nice....:-)

anemonen said...

Oh thats creative. Loveyly

Cildemer said...

A very nice capture!
Love the red, green and yellow little stars;o)

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Have a happy RT****

Carolina Mountains said...

Love the pic!

srp said...

I love the star look to the lights... almost like a reflecting spray of glitter thrown into the air and caught on camera!

Auntie E said...

Love the new look for the holidays. Very ruby in deed.

Auntie E said...

Mary there seems to be a probl;em with the link color. Some are showing up and some are not. I had a hard time finding out how to post a comment the link only shows up when a hover around. think it is a color code selection. Hope you can fix it.

Karen said...

Cool photo, Mary. 1st time doing RT. It will be fun visiting the other "red" sites. Thanks for hosting. I think I'm #128. blessings on your day.

JunieRose2005 said...

Love it, Mary! Looks magical!


I tried to link to my post but it didn't work! :( I hope some of you will visit me anyway!


Junie

Grace said...

Hi Mary,
Just added my RT post.

Looks like you have a fun view from your workspace.
I ,too like the twinkle of the colorful Christmas lights in the window., it is Surreal.....

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Merry Christmas.

http://shydub-simplehappylife.blogspot.com/2010/12/santa-pix-2010-and-x-mas-shopping.html

Lew said...

A montage with one snap of the shutter! I like the effect of combining a reflection (or two) with the image on the other side of the glass.

Terry said...

hi teach mary..i know that i am a day late but i had some trouble with dad golden and we had to rush him to the hospital.
i posted just now because the 8th was felisol's birthday and it was so important that i finished the post that i started yesterday and so i am late!
this shoot out your office window is so great!
what will you think of next beloved teach?..always seeing a picture in everything!
you are our inspiration!...love terry

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