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Manchester United FC

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 December 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This is not the usual kind of photo that I post here but I know there's a lot of you out there who support Man. Utd.

It's a photo that I took from my office window a few weeks ago showing the end of a rainbow landing over Manchester United FC's stadium at Old Trafford.

The stadium seats over 75,000 people and is the third largest in the UK.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Frida from Sweden

All lights on the stadium and on top of that a rainbow or two. Must be a sign ;-)

14 Dec 2009 9:35am

@Frida: Thanks Frida....we'll see if it was a sign or not at the end of the season! (a double rainbow must mean two trophies surely? :-)

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Probably landing where Sir Alex keeps his pot of gold? :-)
Nice lighting.

14 Dec 2009 10:04am

@Ian Smith: My feelings exactly Ian!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

The pot of gold was my first mental connection too. I like the light in this shot. The glowing stadium and its dark surroundings...

14 Dec 2009 10:09am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko...there have been rainbows landing on the stadium a couple of times recently but this is the first time I had a camera to hand to photograph it!

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

A perfect image, impressive. An image that makes me think a lot! Greetings

14 Dec 2009 10:22am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Fantastic shot Ian ! 5*

14 Dec 2009 12:31pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

nice shot , the contrast between the little house in the darkness and the stadium in full light , the dark sky and the bright rainbow , well done !

14 Dec 2009 2:54pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Well, even supporting the Barcelona, this is a great photo, Ian.
The storm light spotting the satadium and this incredible rainbow say that today the Manchester will win :))

14 Dec 2009 5:50pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Excellent composition, and wonderful light and shadow, and a rainbow as well!

14 Dec 2009 7:20pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

So you have a great job and your office view is of the Theatre of Dreams!!
Tell me, do you have this weeks lottery numbers as well?

Superb capture Ian.

14 Dec 2009 8:10pm

@Ted: Hi Ted!.....I shot this with a 16-85 lens at it's widest setting. In reality, this view of the stadium fills one whole side of the windows on my side of the office so I get to look at it in all types of weather and light (and smell the burgers cooking on match days :-)

The only pity is that even 8 floors up we can't see down onto the pitch so we can watch the match for free like we can with the view of the cricket ground on the other side!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Quite an incredible capture Ian, a rainbow over Salford United!

14 Dec 2009 8:45pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


14 Dec 2009 9:32pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

burgers and cricket too...I thought it couldn't get any better! perhaps plenty of free parking on match days?

congratulations by the way on the album cover.

14 Dec 2009 10:20pm

Ken from Brooklyn, United States

This is a great shot! The sunlight hitting the stadium as well as the rainbow. I wish I had access to your office when I was there last month.

15 Dec 2009 1:39am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great vision - i like how the stadium is illuminated so well amongst the shadows and dark clouds! the rainbow is a nice touch!

15 Dec 2009 2:37am

Claudiu from București, Romania

BRAVO is great with the darker backround of the rainbow a picture by the book.

15 Dec 2009 7:21am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia


15 Dec 2009 9:20am

steve from Liverpool, United Kingdom

nice positioning to get the rainbow appearing from the pinacle of the structure

15 Dec 2009 1:25pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great pov and cool raimbow.

15 Dec 2009 2:26pm

jelb from France

a very nice composition..An amazing lightness..bravo!

15 Dec 2009 7:03pm

coriandre from Villeneuve sur lot, France

Le must : deux à la fois ! La lumière est fabuleuse

15 Dec 2009 9:10pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice POV beautiful light

16 Dec 2009 5:52am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

go red devils!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knight Ryan Giggs! He is GOD!!!!

19 Dec 2009 4:02pm

Fan Man United from Gomel, Belarus

Very beautiful photo

28 Feb 2010 7:03pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)