..saw this on the frontpage of amNY, “Bullish or Foolish?”.. the article that accompanied that headlineÂ pertained to people still investing in stocks even though the market was down..
Charging Bull (sometimes called the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull) is a 3,200?kg (7,000 pound) bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica that sits in Bowling Green park near Wall Street in New York City.
The sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge.
The sculpture, one of the city’s most photographed artworks, has become a tourist destination in the Financial District. It has also come to be an unofficial symbol of the Financial District itself, and it often appears in the local news media to punctuate stories about optimism in the financial market.
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Whoah there fella! Really feels like I’m about to be trampled. A superb effect
pas encore bullish le marchÃ©! toute la magie du fisheye bien utilisÃ©
THIS is awesome, what time of the day were you here, how much did it cost you to get all the people out of this picture???
When I was in New York, they just opened 12 cans of stupid tourists that were sitting and even standing on the Bull, I never could take a proper shot of this remarkable sculpture.
You did a wonderful job, love it, I just keep staring.
( I just took a shot of all the idiots in front of the Bull, maybe I post it one day just for the fun of it……tittle…..’what tourist do……’ 🙂
Could it be the early hours in the morning that you were able to get a clear shot of this, Rian? Great description by the way of this sculpture! And as always, great shot!
great shot. no bull!
Wow, this one is great, the effect obtained on the bull is fantastic!
great point of view
So symbolic and interesting perspective
Bullish certainly not when talking of market. But hilarious, without any doubt 🙂
lol! yeah, i know nyc’s infested with tourists that’s why i went there at around 6-7am.. the only person there was a musician singing.. 😀 thanks.. 🙂
Great perspective here. Wonderful shot. No comment on the Stock Markets…
Agreed with Laurie’s comment…nice capture of American capitalism
Very cool, nice one mate!
beautiful pictures, I have liked all, I visit your blog.
greetings, good job.
sweet perspective. that’s another great use for that lens 😉
Wow, this is awesome. Love the perspective and the tones really make this image jump right out. Excellent work!
A very funny shot. The lens gives this animal a great look. Very well done.
Glad he’s not real! Great perspective!
Looks big and chocolate.
the fish eye really adds to the intensity of the expression of the sculpture. good one.
This one is funny. Great fisheye effect.
Good shot Rian. Great detail and great idea for a photo. 🙂
7,000 pounds? That’s a lot of bull:-) Nicely captured.
Great angle and fantastic processing…the sepia fits well.
That’s some angle! great shot!
Wow, awesome perspective, almost feels like im looking up at the bull ready to be stepped on… Very cool.
Wow the fisheye lens really works GREAT for this shot. It seems like the bull is going to crash right through my screen!!
yep, the “trampling” effect is what i was aiming for when i took this.. thanks! 🙂
Cool!! I love this angle!
Really great point of view!Well done. 🙂
Impressive. Very good your point of view. I like it.
Very impressive angle!
It does not represent the real economic situation 😀
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