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Hamburger Stand

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 27 July 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

We shot all around the Santa Monica pier. The meetup is called "Light Chasers of SoCal". And on "muscle beach" this is as Southern California as it gets. The guy in the middle was flexing while waiting.

NIKON D60 1/160 second F/10.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

They better have some sun block!

27 Jul 2011 5:11am

@Luke: lol!

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Where I worked is having a hamburger social today, something I don't want to miss !!
Wonderful photo, a unique view.

27 Jul 2011 5:39am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Have fun at the hamburger social!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very nice and different idea !

27 Jul 2011 5:45am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A great "meat" shot, Bettina. ;-)

27 Jul 2011 5:57am


Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They've been soaking up the sun.

27 Jul 2011 6:21am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Brilliant capture

27 Jul 2011 6:28am

Chris from Haute-Loire, France

:) An image to be crunched ! ;) Nice ligth.

27 Jul 2011 6:44am

@Chris: Lol!

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great! Your commentary as well : )

27 Jul 2011 6:53am

@Priscilla: Thanks. ;)

alireza from tehran, Iran


27 Jul 2011 7:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Et les tablettes ?... Je te souhaite une agréable journée


27 Jul 2011 7:24am

@jpla: Haha. ;)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. Great light. Brilliant capture. :)

27 Jul 2011 7:32am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice summer "meat" shot.

27 Jul 2011 7:41am

@Willem: It's the time of barbecues. ;)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Of course there must be flexing by the beautiful bodies;)

27 Jul 2011 7:52am

@kiwisa: Never waste an opportunity!

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une belle brochette...

27 Jul 2011 8:20am

@Eric Laforgue: Hehe. ;)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

how wonderfully odd. I would have thought they were manikins if you hadn't said :) Lovely light

27 Jul 2011 8:37am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

LOL - this shot made me laugh

27 Jul 2011 8:51am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

ein schöner Rücken kann auch entzücken ;-)
spaßiger Schnappschuss!

27 Jul 2011 8:56am

@Roman: Haha, Du reimst!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

There are beautiful golden brown customers from the sun :)) Splendid scene. Bettina nice day.

27 Jul 2011 9:00am

@Tede: Waiting for golden brown hamburgers and buns. It all works somehow. :))

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

I n otice several people refer to this as a meat shot...

As far as I can see it looks like you have all the makings for a mixed fruit salad

27 Jul 2011 9:45am

@Zorilla: Lol.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

More beefcake than hamburger, I feel!

27 Jul 2011 9:46am

@CElliottUK: 100% USDA certified.

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice light and composition on your muscle men...

27 Jul 2011 11:07am

@peter.K: They are all mine, of course. ;)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I think this is Bettina widow shopping for fresh meat lol.

27 Jul 2011 11:17am

@Curly: Busted again by Curly!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic point of view, Bettina. Hope the burgers were not as burnt!

27 Jul 2011 12:00pm

@Stephen: Lol. I hope so, too, for their sake.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... nice back ;) Hehe... to be serious, I like the composition and the colors. A very nice shot Bettina ! Have a lovely day :)

27 Jul 2011 12:39pm

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara! ;)

tataray from france, France

Wow... serait-ce un concours ?... ))
Doré à point sous cette belle lumière.
Bonne journée

27 Jul 2011 12:47pm

@tataray: Only competing for the hamburger. ;)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Oh the pretty back male color of gingerbread! It was the election of Mr. Beach?

27 Jul 2011 1:02pm

@Christian Richer: Where is the wicked witch?

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

We've seen the where's the beef??? Well seen and captured Bettina! ;-)))

27 Jul 2011 1:07pm

@Eric Cousineau: LOL!!!

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great title and hilarious shot:-DDDD

27 Jul 2011 1:32pm

@Marleen: :P !

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Anybody wear cloths around here?

27 Jul 2011 1:48pm

@Ralph Jones: Only the photographers.

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 Jul 2011 1:58pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

I can't help but think about what they are going to look like in the future....not pretty! great shot, love the light

27 Jul 2011 2:28pm

@clodagh smith: It all goes to pot eventually. ;)

Don from Spokane, United States

A great "skin" shot of these guys and this fellow flexing. I think he needs to hit the weights a bit more.

27 Jul 2011 3:11pm

@Don: I think so too. He's a clearly a light weight.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Sorry, I won't flex next time :-) Great shot B.

27 Jul 2011 3:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: LOL. Okay as long as you get that under control.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

¿Hamburgers? hehe ............. betty ...............betty,

**** fantastic

27 Jul 2011 3:38pm

@Melocoton: Hehehe. ;)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...What a capture !! :-)

27 Jul 2011 3:43pm

@Mhelene: Haha, yes it is. ;)

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This is one of your very best photos ever, Bettina! ;-)

27 Jul 2011 3:51pm

@Sarah: Haha, thanks! ;))

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Everybody needs a hobby. The lighting is perfect and it's a unique perspective.

27 Jul 2011 6:19pm

@Gary: Flexing is a good one.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Creative shot and frame -- nice capture!

27 Jul 2011 6:35pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Funny you two ended up at muscle beach!
Great shot all well waxed.

27 Jul 2011 7:49pm

@The Mouse: Of course! We never miss the opportunity to go!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes, I've always been a "firm" believer in standing erect but at my advanced age that becomes more difficult to maintain.. (file this under "MITIWIK" (stands for "More Information than I Want to Know")!

27 Jul 2011 8:37pm

@Denny Jump Photo: It's all just downhill from here, Denny. I've accepted it. ;)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice hidden capture !

27 Jul 2011 8:51pm

@DowsherVision: Me peeking through the umbrellas. ;)

franz from Baden, Austria

this is soooo california (at least in my mind ...)! what a brilliant capture of the "beautiful" people doing what they do best ...

27 Jul 2011 9:19pm

@franz: It is actually very California. I was hard to find anyone wearing a shirt.

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

now thats a delicious "meat" shot! ;) good job!

27 Jul 2011 9:22pm

@Fitr: Thanks! ;)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada


27 Jul 2011 9:52pm

@Georgie: LOL Georgie!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It's hot here and see ... good backs ... I do not think that is the result of eating hamburgers ... A hug... Adela.

27 Jul 2011 9:52pm

@Adela Fonts: I don't know exactly how this result is achieved. A lot of flexing? ;)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Are they real? Pinch me if this is a dream, but I don't want to wake up yet!!!! Well done Bettina!!!!

28 Jul 2011 3:13am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Haha! It's not a dream. They're really real. ;)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Did you pick up some beef for dinner?

28 Jul 2011 3:48am

@Michael Rawluk: LOL!

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

I see that you like the hamburger you too, but not those of the stand :-)))))

28 Jul 2011 4:34am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

yeah, well. muscle schmuscle...

28 Jul 2011 9:27am

LauraS from Chico, United States

What a great shot of some muscular backs. Your flexor is interesting, in that he forgot to flex his butt.

30 Jul 2011 6:58pm

k@ from Paris, France

Are they baked themselves too ? How funny and how much L.A, this one makes me smile, great light too. I'll take 2 thighs and one wing of those roasted Angelanos please ;)

2 Aug 2011 6:46am

@k@: LOL. I think they're serving rump steak today. ;)

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dudess
I'm kinda thinkin, that despite their buffness, If they stand at a hamburger stand like that on a regular basis, they gonna look more sorta rounded...

3 Aug 2011 3:31pm

@The Dark Dude: Hey, Dudeburger, I kinda think you're on to something there...

domlortha from Roanne, France

American chippendales? NIcely done.
Have a nice day.

9 Aug 2011 5:49pm

1/160 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)