Sunday, December 21, 2008

Red is the Color of My...


true love's paintjob!! Only a select few bloggers know that I have had a ongoing love affair with this fine red truck for a long time. (Well let's just say he'll do till the "real thing" happens along.) I must ride past him parked down in my neighbor's driveway a dozen times a day. FINALLY,  yesterday they moved him to the street where I could photograph from every angle without being charged for trespassing. Eat your hearts out Snapper and Dusty Lens! And Wayne, it's not a tractor but it's close! Just pin a big scarlet "T" on my chest.

And no, I have no idea what make or model. Love is blind.

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27 comments:

gogouci said...

Awesome lighting. I can understand your love for such a beauty.

Lynette said...

My gosh! This is a great photo of a beautiful vehicle. I have a pretty neat old yellow pickup on my blog today, with fresh snow on it.

Small City Scenes said...

It is beautiful. My late husband always said 'it's not a truck unless it's red'. I like that. MB

Tash said...

You'll be sending all the guys on Cloud Nine. Well actually, I think it's a gorgeous truck too. Superb photo, V.

JM said...

The red truck looks so cool! I like the framing too.

Tanya said...

It's gorgeous! Cute post too :)

Bob Crowe said...

This is just awfully well composed. And, now that I think about it, it's got a real 'Bama flavor. My car is black and filthy. Can't compare.

Bibi said...

Oh, that is sooo cherry, to use a California sixties expression. It's a cherry color, too. Love it, love it.

Katie said...

I completely understand your love of this gorgeous red truck. How cool that you were able to indulge in a full body photo shoot. All your photos would make a nice pin-up calendar!

angela said...

Yes, cool is the word that comes close to describing it...would love a ride out in it but I'll just have to love it from afar.

Wayne said...

Tractor guys are truck guys, it's in the DNA. I wouldn't bet too much money but this looks like a Cornbinder from the early '50s.

Very, very nice shot I was totally surprised. CLW.

Snapper said...

Gorgeous photo of a gorgeous vehicle. As Bob C said, very well composed. My guess is Ford from the late '40s. Virginia, stay tuned to GDP...there's some Canadian red steel coming your way next week.

Virginia said...

Grinch,
You just keep digging that hole deeper and deeper don't you??. I know, you thought I was too "prissy" to be lovin a truck. Probably am!
CLW

Snap,
Can't wait to see it and merci beaucoup for the early gift my friend.
V

Bob,
Talking about Bama red on this blog is blasphemy but I will forgive you since you're not from "around here"!

Tash,
Of course I let 2 Things slip by. It could be Cloud Nine for Snapper, DL, and Wayne! HA

Wayne said...

I knew that last comment wasn't going to come out right. I was totally surprised by the shot of an old truck not by the fact that you took a really good photo.

How's that for damage control?

Dusty Lens said...

wow, what a beaut of a truck! The perfect shade of red, and love the big fenders and step side box. Give us more pics, please!

marley said...

A design classic! I love it in red too!

babooshka said...

What's that about red or dead? I'm obviously a light through to a deep red. My lipstick certainly is this deep hue. Crafty shot. The reflection of the driver is fabulous, the colour has pzazz and the angle is a pure artsy. Oh my you are taking photographers photos.

Julie said...

Is that bubbles of rust I see in a coupla spots?

Marie-Noyale said...

It's a good thing I don't live in Birmingham ,otherwise we would be fighting for the same true Love!!! ;~))
It's color is just perfect!!

Judy - So California said...

Oh Viriginia - Right to my heart with this! My Daddy said every family should have a truck - and he always did. He had a red, '40 Ford pickup when he passed away - he also loved tractors - he was a John Deere man. He had five of them and a threshing machine and a few other BIG boy toys too. I think that's what happens when you grow up on a farm and then don't have to make your living on it...you long for it. Love your photo and what it takes me back to. Thank you my friend.

Virginia said...

B.
Thanks for the compliment but no driver in there!HA

M-N,
Oh no , not a cat fight over this guy!

Judy, I sent DL, Snap and Wayne some other shots and I will ask them to let you know what kind this is. I think International Harvester from what i could tell. Glad when a photo brings back fond memories!!!

PS It's still on the street and I had to MAKE myself keep driving past it late this afternoon when the sun was setting on it.....groan.....

Julie, Good eyes. I have no clue about rust, I can barely tell if it's in focus:)

MB Your husband was right. I'm only attracted to RED ones, and they'd better be bright red! Cherry red!

Wayne said...

It's an International. I don't know about the States but in Canada we tended to use the nickname Cornbinder just because they also made tractors and farm implements.

Virginia said...

Wayne, Related to a tractor. No wonder you were so fired up. Merci !

D.C. Confidential said...

And no, I have no idea what make or model. Love is blind.

Ha ha ha! Oh, (wipes tear from corner of eye) that's priceless! You have just captured, in one beautiful sentence, the difference between the sexes and how we both appreciate things like gorgeous red trucks. Glorious! I think this is my favorite post today.

babooshka said...

Ok this is really freaky. I have enlarged this shot this and there is a slight ghosting of someone. I see dead people he's still there.

Virginia said...

B,
I think you're going to need to back off those hallucinogenic drugs for a little while! :)

babooshka said...

Drugs who, where, me, no. It must be the coffee I still a driver.