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Manchester United FC

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 16 February 2008 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Wednesday the 6th February was the 50th anniversary of the 1958 Munich air crash which klilled so many of the Manchester United players nicknamed the 'Busby Babes'.

My office is just yards from the stadium so I thought I'd post a couple of snapshots of the scenes that I took at lunchtime outside the ground for those of you who'll never get the chance to visit in person.

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Momo from Montpellier, France

another great image from you Ian...composition is just catching the lone man which I imagine is alone in his grief, just apart, hiding in a way from the crowd paying their respects is just a marvelous moment...the b&w also lends a hand, could have been shot in the days that followed in the late 50's...

also, thanks for the bit of history here, I never knew of this before...

16 Feb 2008 5:44am

@Momo: Thanks Momo.....I thought B&W suited the mood better even though there was a lot of red which is the predominant colour in the Man Utd. club shirts.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Indeed another great image, the story in it is very moving, and the lone person on the other side of the wall, strangely disturbing, you're a master of mood!

16 Feb 2008 10:31am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine....did you also spot the tiny child coming out from the crowd to put flowers down with the rest?

tom from Germany

This is really a sad story. I just recently saw a report on TV about that catastrophe.

16 Feb 2008 10:29pm

@tom: Thanks for looking tom.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Thank you for sharing this bit of history. The photo seems to tell two different stories with the group of people and flowers on one side and a lone man on the other side.

17 Feb 2008 4:04am

@Steven: Hi Steven...that's exactly what made me want to take this photo.

danthro from Suburbia, United States

powerful shot. i hadn't heard about this story before, but still it's impressive that people remembered it so strongly 50 years later... great composition, contrast and perspective too.

21 Feb 2008 1:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very striking image - perfect use of b&w, which tends to make moments like this even more meaningful...

21 Feb 2008 2:42am

Nocturama from Barcelona, Spain

Your work is powerful. Congratulations!

26 Apr 2008 11:26pm

@Nocturama: Thanks...that's very kind of you!

1/125 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)