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Big Mouth

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 9 June 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

I stopped by the Hell's Angels and Low Riders meet up on Sunday in Encino as most people were leaving, and just found a few bikes and low riders left. I loved this old lumbering thing. No fancy paint job. No special pinstripes. Just that monster grill.

NIKON D3000 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 100 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from France

superbe portrait !

9 Jun 2010 5:03am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Chrome smile, nice shot.

9 Jun 2010 5:37am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, wonderful capture, what a beautiful smile

9 Jun 2010 5:40am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

With very thick lips, looking for a kiss... lol.

9 Jun 2010 5:53am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Nice!! Must've been in Sepulveda Basin, at Woodley Park, though I can't imagine Hell's Angels a) publicizing a ride and b) mingling with low riders. Sweet profile.

9 Jun 2010 6:28am

@Dana: A friend who's part of it, told me about it. It was on Corbin past Victory. They gave out trophies to bikes and cars. Hot as hell that day.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A bright and spectacularly indiscreet fender Bettina! A viewpoint that maximizes the structure of this magnificent car and grill! In W / B perfect! Thanks for the text Bettina! Nice shot!

9 Jun 2010 6:40am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Gorgeous image, the tones and light are amazing

9 Jun 2010 6:43am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A beutiful and brilliant smile , well done , Phil.

9 Jun 2010 6:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

She has beautiful teeth well brilliant! lolll ... It is superb and shiny. Beautiful day.

9 Jun 2010 7:07am

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

She has got a nice big smile with jaws to eat the road on a bright sunny day. Very stylish.

9 Jun 2010 7:11am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

very nice car and shot , a very angle of view and contrast B/W , superb rendering of shiny metal .

9 Jun 2010 7:22am

Chris from Haute Loire, France

She is beautiful and aggressive to bite the road. Superb!

9 Jun 2010 7:32am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

excellent shot!

9 Jun 2010 7:35am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love these old american cars... they're so "mythical" ! The way you've framed this photo is just perfect, well worth 5***** ! Have a wonderful day Bettina :)

9 Jun 2010 7:47am

@Tamara: Thank you, Tamara! I love these old cars as well. They are almost not from this world. A special time gone by.

k@ from Paris, France

And big nose ! Love how it shines in the generous sun (rain today here :( Super glamorous Hollywoodian-esque pic !

9 Jun 2010 8:08am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

SMILE !!!! :-)
Nice shot !

9 Jun 2010 8:39am

JPS from Le Havre, France

For spanish besos ...

9 Jun 2010 9:23am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

extremely cool, excellent angle and pov. like from a gangster movie.

9 Jun 2010 9:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . yes, she hardly needs any help getting noticed !!

9 Jun 2010 9:56am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful shot! The perfect title .... just look at those teeth... lol!
A had a flash back of the movie Cars :)
Great shot! I like the POV and composition

9 Jun 2010 10:34am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Love your take on this car and what a car! Beautiful dark tones help give it that extremely cool experience.

9 Jun 2010 10:53am

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Brrrr... A carnivore smile! :) (haven"t confidence in it!) :)

9 Jun 2010 11:01am

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Une belle dame !

9 Jun 2010 11:08am


Is'nt it the"Christine"of Stephen KING ?????

9 Jun 2010 11:14am

@STEED: I took the picture and ran as fast as I could.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I do not see, but I guess the owner is a woman :)) Cool title , that made me think of a woman with a big mouth !
Super light and shiny mono !

9 Jun 2010 12:14pm

@MARIANA: That's going to take an awful lot of lipstick. :)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Love this vintage looking photo! Clear and brilliant shot! Do you think Elvis would have liked this? I do!!!!!

9 Jun 2010 12:47pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Definitely. His ghost probably still rides in the back seat.

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

all that chrome probably weighs more than my current car. great find and shot!

9 Jun 2010 1:36pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

That's a super angle ! Magnifique !

9 Jun 2010 1:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Vintage. Cool title. Love the specular light.

9 Jun 2010 2:04pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful find and capture... perfect angle and classic tone! Hope you can see the "big smile" on my face!:-)

9 Jun 2010 2:54pm

@hugo poon: I can see your big smile all the way from here. Here's mine. :))

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Wow. Just imagine that thing coming at must have come from the designer's nightmare.

9 Jun 2010 4:00pm

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

awesome shot..liked it alot.. :)

9 Jun 2010 4:04pm

@Avinash: Thanks a lot for your comment. :)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Reminds me of my folks car, a '53 Chevy, shape and style is the same. It was a beaut. So it this. Love your POV and that you chose B&W.

9 Jun 2010 4:26pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great perspective !

9 Jun 2010 4:45pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

A monster grill for sure, but with a style of its own

9 Jun 2010 4:58pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

gorgeous and full of car life!

9 Jun 2010 5:02pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Great photo of this massive beast!

9 Jun 2010 5:34pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Beautiful framing of this nice car, I love the way you manage the light because this kind of picture with all the reflections of chrome is not easy, very good success, congratulations

9 Jun 2010 5:41pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Good angle!
Good shot.

9 Jun 2010 5:49pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

9 Jun 2010 6:11pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Stunning b&w shot!

9 Jun 2010 6:16pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

WOW - what a bite!! Wonderful , Bettina!

9 Jun 2010 7:19pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Oh wow..what a smiling beauty! I allways love to watch them..great, how you pictured this one!

9 Jun 2010 7:29pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Love the grill, nice shot....shame it has that American we don't give a shit how few miles it does to the gallon kind of thing going on....

9 Jun 2010 11:15pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice angle for this shot.
Beautiful B&W.

9 Jun 2010 11:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a terrific point of view. It really shows that chrome.

10 Jun 2010 3:53am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Bettina, this is a great capture; awesome in how you can't tell what decade the photo was taken in.

10 Jun 2010 4:29am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow!! Fabulous! Love the viewpoint, detail and wonderful contrast Betty! I just shot a car from the very same angle...but an old, rusted shell...not anywhere as glorious as this one:))

10 Jun 2010 12:58pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

THE monster of the road, yeap yeap yeap, great^^

10 Jun 2010 1:26pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States


10 Jun 2010 9:40pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

I want one. great shot.

13 Jun 2010 10:48am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love these old cars! Nice capture.

14 Jun 2010 4:08pm

1/500 second
ISO 100
33 mm (35mm equiv.)