this old truck

Week #15
of our 2011 Project 52*
(*give or take a week here and there for vacations)
This month's theme is...Vintage!

For quite some time now, I had been wanting to photograph an old truck sitting near the port of Sonoma.  The first time I was scheduled to go, heavy rains poured and continued pouring for days.  The second time, I loaded my camera bag into my car and realized as I was driving up to the truck that I had left my memory card in the card reader at home. Oh, well.

This week, I remembered to pack the entire arsenal (triple checked!) and drove to the spot after work.  As I was walking up, I noticed that a tripod was already set up near the truck.  Just my luck.  But I figured that since I was already there I might as well just take my pictures and go. 

As I got closer, I noticed a really cute guy lying on the ground taking pictures of the side of the truck.  He said "Hi" and I said "Hi" back.  He made me feel at ease with his smile.  Hazards of the job. 

Take that my darling Hunk of a husband, working hard during your "business trip" in Vegas; I got to meet a really cute photography buff/colleague (let's call him "Smiley") while on a shoot

Smiley stood up and I thought to myself, "You can take my picture anyti..." 

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that Smiley had a blonde subject who was clad in nothing but white super skinny jeans (size negative 0002) and a chunky beaded necklace.  Everything was tastefully covered, of course.

Smiley kindly offered to stop his photo shoot so that I could start mine.  I declined, of course, and said that I would just take the other side of the truck.  I was trying to recall where I'd seen him before - this Andrew-McCarthy-in-his-prime-look-alike.  I could not place him.  Heck, at that moment I wouldn't be able to tell you my name if you asked me.

So dear friends, after 3 attempts to capture this baby in all its splendor, including rust, cobwebs and layers of grime that spoke of a glorious past...

Here she is...or, at least half of her.

All because of this Andrew McCarthy look alike, who had his own gig on the other side of this old truck.  Both courtesy and fear caused me to keep to my area and not venture out to his side of the world for the rest of the afternoon.

That's my story this week.
Have a mellow weekend, folks!


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