Monday, July 14, 2008

The Midnight Rider - Project Black #6



Saturday afternoon found us in West L.A. visiting my aunt for lunch. Pretty much all visits now are Lily viewing opportunities and have little to do with us anymore! Anyhow, driving back to my aunt's apartment, we saw this parked across the street. As the family was unloading into the apartment, I grabbed my gear and headed across the street. I thought it was just a very clean semi truck but it turned out to be far more. As I approached the massive vehicle, elegantly dressed men and women were gathering on the sidewalk. I noted the writing on the side of the massive black machine, The Midnight Rider. Turns out this the ultimate in limousine. I quickly grabbed about a dozen shots from the other side of the street and struck up a conversation with a guy in the neighborhood. He assumed I was with the limo crew and began asking me questions. As I had no answers our conversation shifted somehow to music. My new acquaintance would be heading to see The Who later that evening. When all was said and done, I had engaged in a nice conversation with a friendly neighbor and had my next Project Black shot in the bag. Not a bad outing. :)

Please visit Anna's site to see her Project Black posts as well as the links to all the other participants. There's some good stuff out there!

Links to all my Project Black posts:
1. My Black Eye 2. I'll Take Mine Black 3. You are a Child's Play Thing 4. Rubber Meets the Road 5. Sunset 6. Midnight Rider 7. Get a Grip 8. Hi Tech 9. Black Beauties 10. Shower Remnant

18 comments:

Dr.John said...

Never knew such a thing existed. Thanks for the picture and the link to ythe information. Not that I could ever afford it.

Willow said...

Only in LA. It certainly is the ultimate in black and big. I'm stunned and I thought I'd seen everything.

I wonder how many gallons to the mile it gets.

quilly said...

Willow -- diesel, and likely 5 r 6 mpg.

Robert -- this is a great shot, but aren't you hours ahead? Isn't this Tuesday's post? Or am I behind?

Val @ Stinky said...

I had to quickly shut my screen down....poor J Girl was screaming to look at the "horse trailer" again!

Head on over....have a little something for all these great shots!

Christy said...

Wow, that is quite the vehicle! Can you imagine the net cost per mile?!?!

photowannabe said...

Now I guess I have heard everything. A semi-limo, that's amazing. Great shots and interesting angles. Thanks for sharing your project black and for all your nice comments on my blog. Its most appreciated.

Britt said...

That is one fabulous Limo!
Great PB shots!!

Raven said...

Wow. That's a pretty big limo! Does sound like a good and interesting day. I'd love to see what that thing looks like inside.

Dillo said...

Heh! Don't know if you just changed it....but I'm likin the Doobie Bros!

Carletta said...

Now that is a big ole black truck and very well captured!
So, were there no famous people among those elegantly dressed men and women?
That is one nice ride!

Robin said...

That is quite a set of wheels!

Personally, I'll pass. I don't think I'd enjoy riding in something with no windows, too coffin-like. Otherwise I would of course be booking my turn right away. Yup, that's the reason ;-).

June said...

That's one mean looking machine. I'd hate to see that barreling down behind me on the interstate!

Sanni said...

WOOOOOAAAAAH! *oooops* Sorry - it's just because I'm so amazed! Great shots and story behind =)

Melli said...

Oh HOW fun! I've never heard of such a thing - but BOY I'd love to give it a try!!! Great shots Robert!!! Thanks for this share!

JC said...

Not a bad outing, indeed! That is one awesome truck... limo... house ;-)

Willow said...

Robert,
You're right--black is everywhere. We just don't 'see' it because black provides the best background for the other colors. This project has been fun because I'm seeing everything in 'negative'.
Willow

Jeanne Damoff said...

So, what does it do? Just drive around all night while people party inside it? Too bad you didn't get a tour of the inside!

annette said...

Unbelievable!! Fantastic photo, just went and checked the link, can't wait to show my oldest 2 when they get home, they will be amazed. What a find - great project black :0)