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Osborne Bull, Spain

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 May 2018 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

These 14 metre high silhouetted images of a bull are a common sight in Spain. They were originally conceived in the 1950s as adverts for the Osborne sherry company and were placed in prominent roadside locations with the brand name "Veterano" written in red across them. In 1994 the EU banned roadside advertising of alcohol however the bulls had become so popular that instead of removing them completely the red logo was painted over in black. There's about 90 of the signs left.

NIKON D800 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Excellent capture ! Osborne Bull is one of my great memories of holidays in Spain when I was a child !

21 May 2018 7:54am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise! j'aime beaucoup ta photo !

21 May 2018 10:19am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

21 May 2018 5:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a magnificent silhouette! A beautiful image!

21 May 2018 7:57pm

1/1000 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)