E.J.Wilkins

06 Feb 2007 783 views
 
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Shiny Harley

A beautifully shiny Harley engine, plus reflections.

Taken at the Harley garage, Milbrook, Southampton, where they keep the vehices looking absolutely wonderful.

José-Angel http://jasdg.shutterchance.com/ also enjoys Harleys.

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Shiny Harley

A beautifully shiny Harley engine, plus reflections.

Taken at the Harley garage, Milbrook, Southampton, where they keep the vehices looking absolutely wonderful.

José-Angel http://jasdg.shutterchance.com/ also enjoys Harleys.

please visit my vfxy

comments (22)

I like your way of framing this motorcycle smile And it looks almost absurdly clean. Is it yours?
EJWilkins: Oh my goodness no Martin, it isn't mine, I have four wheels. wink This one was on the forecourt of a Harley dealer, they keep them in absolutely wonderful condition.
to tell you the truth Ellie, I hate this motorcycle ! too much noise, a way too much noise I can't remember the number of times I woke up due to this brand...
I would have prefered a triumph or a Japanese's brand ;-) nice framing though
EJWilkins: wink number one offspring would disagree with you, but this isn't his just one in a showroom.
Definitvly like the serie smile
Cool shot - I wonder how ur reflection got missed smile
Nice work Elliewink
  • Louis
  • endurance riding and baking in the sun
  • 6 Feb 2007, 08:21
You know Ellie how one gets used to Ellie of the buildings, horses, pigs, people shots and then you unload this beautiful showromm specimen on us. The framing, angle and natural contrasts make this a great picture.

Maybe I am wrong about a 'new' Ellie - in the states they call this bike a hog or hawg (depending on your geographical orientation). So maybe this is yet another oinker tongue

Oh yes - and i didn't miss the reflection smile
EJWilkins: Versatile? Well, I can try wink

Have no idea about what they call these, I just think they look rather nice. I've get around on four wheels. wink
  • Paul
  • uk
  • 6 Feb 2007, 08:53
great shot Ellie - love the way you have framed it
nice and shiny
Ellie, lovely piece of framing. smile
Hi Ellie !! Ready for a ride ? I love that !!
  • Elsie
  • 6 Feb 2007, 12:01
Very nice Ellie.
  • Dotun
  • 6 Feb 2007, 12:30
nice shiny shot Ellie.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Feb 2007, 14:38
HA! You knew you'd make it big with this one, didn't you, Ellie. smile Louis is right about the hog stuff. I was gonna give just the link but you'd have to really did to find this from Wiki:

"Beginning in 1920 a team that consistently won races had a hog, a pig, as their mascot. Following a win, they would put the pig (a real one) on the back of their Harley and take a victory lap.[8] In 1983, an organization was formed, taking advantage of the long-standing nickname by turning "hog" into the acronym H.O.G., for Harley Owners Group.

Harley-Davidson attempted to trademark "hog," but in 1999 ultimately lost the case, with the appellate panel ruling that "hog" had become a generic term for large motorcycles, and is therefore unprotectable as a trademark.[9]

On August 15, 2006, Harley Davidson Inc. had its NYSE ticker symbol changed from HDI to HOG."

There you have it! smile
Now me I was looking for your reflection everywhere !! Ginnie and Louis covered all of the bases, it's a really great shot and a nice departuar from your comfor zone ........ but no you ! wink
EJWilkins: I'm there, but very well hidden .. and the camera survived intact too! tongue
  • Jos-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 6 Feb 2007, 18:12
Eiii…. Ellie, I see that you have not forgotten! Magnificent image, magnificent reflections. And thanks for you mention! wink
Hello Ellie.. Surprise ! You shot motorized animals too ! wonderful !
  • nev
  • aus
  • 6 Feb 2007, 20:47
great shot of chrome and reflections and you have hidden yourself well here ellie as johnny as alluded to.
  • Ani
  • india
  • 6 Feb 2007, 21:22
Beautiful....Natural... yet... smart..
Wel spotted Ellie, nice one smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 6 Feb 2007, 22:56
Ooh, nice. Newbie no longer.
EJWilkins: smile Feel as if I've been here for years Colin.
Ellie, I am a big fan of bikes so this one is a winner for me.
  • Mike
  • UK
  • 13 May 2008, 03:04
Love these! You did well to hide from the reflections! Although I see from one of your replies that you are in there somewhere... I'll look again!
EJWilkins: *grin* I can't even find me in there now, so I think you'll be looking for a very long time. Thank you so much for enjoying these Harley pictures smile

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