Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What's black and white and red all over, again?

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How's this for another serendipitous juxtaposition of like colors? While there is a good deal of gray in this photo, look at the red lights and reflectors on the parking enforcement scooter (far right, going out of the photo), the man's bicycle helmet, the back of the trailer (or whatever you call these vehicles), the reflectors on the bike and on the trailer, the flag atop the pole at the back of the trailer, and the usual spots on the back of the Volvo, as well as the circle Smart Park sign on the pole.

It was the bicycle commuters that caught my eye. I've seen lots of these around Portland, always flying a tall flag to alert vehicles to the trailer behind the bicycle. And I didn't see anything else of interest until I downloaded the photo.

Someone commented on my first WRABARAO for more Ruby Tuesday posts. post that it would have made a perfect Ruby Tuesday photo, so when I saw this I thought, "Why not? I'll try this Ruby Tuesday thing with this photo."

Look at the Mr. Linky list at Work of the Poet for more Ruby Tuesday posts.

Here's to serendipity and creative fun for all.

19 comments:

Ralph said...

The reflective and highly visible red on the bicycle stroller is what caught my eye.

As does the bike lane on a busy street. Portland looks like a bike friendly city!

Mimi Lenox said...

I love the stroller too. Great shot!

My Ruby Tuesday is Ruby Tuesday and Baby Boy Lost

dot said...

Lots of action and red in your photo! Good shot! Mamma is looking good in one of your earlier posts. Tell her I said "hey!"

Hilda said...

Great capture! Is that really a baby stroller? Manila's drivers are sooo awful, I'd be afraid to use anything like that in our streets.

People with Cameras said...

Kind of scary seeing it beside all those cars tho!

Meead S. said...

Serendipity, I can fully understand this time what you mean. Thank you again for it.

Portland is the heaven for cyclists in any kind of it, bike or trailer.

Yen said...

Looks nice but is it a baby stroller? That's scary!

Mine's up if you got a chance, HERE!

Cátia said...

great capture!very nice!happy ruby tuesday

CharmaineZoe said...

Good shot! what are the chances of that? The red is a nice contrast among the greys :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful photo for Ruby Tuesday, Good catch.

Linda said...

Very nice shot for Ruby Tuesday!!

Snapper said...

Interestingly enough, I barely noticed the reds though of course I saw them once I read Lynette's text. But what really struck me about this image was the juxtaposition of an emissions-free human-powered vehicle against an expensive gas-guzzling yuppiemobile, both doing the same thing but with entirely standards.

Rambling Woods said...

It is a very creative photo for Ruby Tuesday. I would be afraid of riding a bike in traffic..

Columbo said...

Lynette, you got a awesome posting for Ruby Tuesday. Reds are all around us. Great capture, good photography as always.

Mojo said...

That's some retina-searing red in those taillights. nice continuity.
- Mojo

Dianne said...

what a great city scene!

Carletta said...

Before I read your comments it was the lights of the car and the flag and red on the stroller that I noticed! Very well captured.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Quite a neat photo.

brian said...

i love serendipity... and i think that bus floating across the screen seems really cool!?!