Sunday, October 25, 2009

After a night on the town

A statue outside our former Stock Exchange...



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

56 comments:

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Do real drunks end up falling over it?

imac said...

Novel idea Rune,he seems to have been there a wee time,lol.
Nice capture.

webruci said...

Hi Rune:)
I love the light in your picture!
I think the guy was drunk and turned into bronz:)
Here in England happens often ;-)

Sylvia said...

I'm very glad he managed to keep his clothes. As it seems, he lost his shoes... That's stock exchange... For fun. No kidding, great statue.

Gallow said...

A great choice for Monochrome Weekly. I like the lighting on the stairs on the right, the contrast of the darkness on the vertical, and the lightness on the horizontal is pretty cool.

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful!!! I love it. The textures pop. This shot is mesmerizing.

Tunes Photo said...

Det er ikke etter natt på by`n. Det er slik de bankansatte ser ut etter finanskrisen...! Hilsen fra en som jobber bak veggen der.

RennyBA's Terella said...

Looks a bit lost - or broken :-)

Great shot Rune!

ElinSire said...

Utrolig flott etterarbeid du har gjort her! Liker bildet på alle måter, en hel liten historie.

Lara said...

that is crazy! so realisitic, I first thought is one of those living statues :)!

Miriam Elisabeth said...

Føler jeg har sett dette før?
Men uansett veldig bra!

Hva mente du med kommentaren hos meg? Begge versjonene er hentet fra Picasa nemlig.

Miriam Elisabeth said...

Meg igjen :) Okei, da er jeg med ang bilde ditt ;)

Men ang mitt. Blogger forstørrer det jo ikke? er jo i Picasa man velger bildets strl. Er det ikke?

Mama Zen said...

What a strange place for a statue!

John said...

Could be one of the bankers who got us into the current mess. Well spotted.

Hilary said...

Playing the market can do that to some people. Great shot.

~Just me again~ said...

Wow, I love that

Carver said...

What a great shot and seems ironic for that sculpture to be near the stock exchange.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

What a great capture, love it!

lynnwiles said...

Wonderful b&w - I am wondering why it's your 'former' stock exchange.

christina said...

Ja, lite trött blir man ju!!! Snyggt!!

Dagrun said...

Sliten kan en bli av en dag på byen.. jeg har ofte tenkt på hvorfor de har plassert ham akkurat her. Man går jo ofte forbi der da, så det er vel derfor....

Lucy Corrander said...

I am moved by this photo. My skin has gone cold.

I think, on this occasion, John, it is the subject matter which is having the impact when, usually, it is your interpretation / presentation of it.

I'm not sure how I would react if I saw this sculpture in real life. I suspect I would cry.

I'm glad you chose to show this photo. I'm glad to have seen it.

Lucy

Gärdsmygen said...

Bra! Fram för fler sådana här statyer som är hämtade ur vardagslivet.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Hehe, ja det er nok noen år siden han var ute å drakk siste ser det ut til, han har liksom stivnet litt :) Forunderlig, men morsomt sted å sette ut en statue. Veldig fin i s/h!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a great find...He is definitely not a happy spirit...should have taken his money out earlier, I guess...amazing light and contrasts...great monochrome!

Lucy Corrander said...

Rune - it's awful. I do apologise. I just called you 'John'. I'd just come from 'John's Photoblog' so his name was in my head. I don't confuse you at all - and your styles are different. It was a 'slip of the keyboard' caused, mainly, I think, because I was so concentrated on the image of the photo.

Once again, apologies.

Lucy

The Things We Carried said...

Wow! We had days on Wall Street in the States, I believe some men would have wished to turn to stone. Amazing photo!

thorgun said...

Nice shot,,
perhaps a warning,
"What happen with your stocks an d money??"

michael bird said...

Made me smile to think of the hard times we have come to. Apparently over there as well. Nicely done by both the sculptor and you.

VALKYRIEN said...

En utrolig morsom sak du har funnet her da! Uten sko og sokker - ja sånn kan det gå!

Forstår godt det du sier om prioritering. Kunne godt tenkt meg å delta på denne refleksjonsaken til James. Men må nesten prioritere blomstene siden jeg er med i teamet der. Nydelige de bildene du har på den posten, rene Norgesreklamen!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh my gosh..they made a statue? Wow..but I like it..brings a sence of reality! Great post-

Lene said...

Uff... Her fikk jeg rett og slett vondt i sjela mi. Stakkars mannen... Så utrolig ensom og trist. Vet søren meg ikke om jeg hadde klart å gå forbi uten å spør om det var noe jeg kunne hjelpe med, selv om jeg jo ser at det bare er en statue............

Ida said...

Vemodig vakkert!

Anne said...

Nei :-) det gjelder å komme seg hjem du før noen har fix`et et statue av en :-))

John said...

Fin komposisjon og etterbehandling. Like bra som på nettfoto :)

NatureFootstep said...

och den stackarn blevpank :)
Tack för att du visade just den bilden :)

Jeni said...

Oh Yeah! That reminds me of the song by Kris Kristofferson -"Sunday Morning Comin' Down" -the lyrics would fit perfectly with that picture!

Mona Sweden said...

Helfestlig bild! Underbar skulptur.

Clueless in Boston said...

Pretty fitting statue outside a stock exchange with the economy so bad.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A fine monument to the stock exchange... one doesn't know whether to smile, or cry! Good photo, and the black and white adds to the effect.

http://threeriversdailyphoto.blogspot.com

David C. said...

Great choice for a monochrome shot. In America, we see you lose your shirt in the stock market. I guess in Norway, you lose your shoes.

Tone said...

Ja, her kjenner jeg meg igjen :-) Flott bilde

Aileni said...

'Buddy, can you spare a dime...'
Seems fitting.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love these random sculptures. Realistic and so thought provoking!

Bengbeng said...

it is so realistic it is amazing

Liz said...

What an unusual statue!

Malyss said...

The artist knew so well to capture not only the silhouette, but also its meaning.
I wonder if the stock exchange agrees with that statue, shows it like a sign of understanding, or has some kind of black humor?..

Phoenix C. said...

Very ironic, sad and moving.

(I hope the sculptor got paid for the work!)

Nydia said...

:o) So many know well this...

Kisses from Nydia.

Greyscale Territory said...

Sad, slumped body language but creates a beautiful image!

Sistertex said...

Stock exchange.... and is it called 'Down On Your Luck'? Very nice photo - very odd piece of art placed in the right place!

Tom said...

I've woken up in some states in my time... but always with my shoes on.. ha!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

fantastic photo!such an unusual statue!

visiting via monochrome weekly

PERBS said...

Interesting statue! It is ironic that it is outside the stock exchange.

ArneA said...

julebord sesongen er i gang skjønner jeg.
Eller er det bivirkningene fra svineinfluensa vaksinen

Prospero said...

A perpetual drunkard (is there another kind?)