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- 10th March 2005 - United!

First an admission - I'm not a football fan. However I went to a networking meeting at the ground today and couldn't resist snapping the sign outside on the way out. This is just as it came out of the camera :)

It was the review meeting of Chemicals NW (a cluster group of the NWDA), based on a monopoly theme, and it worked well, with Philippa Forrester hosting. Several interesting contacts to follow up tomorrow. Few other shots below. The first is the Imperial War museum building at Salford Quays - almost my PaD, but my home advisors wanted the Utd shot...

I'm constantly pleased by the low light performance of the 8800 - just need a heavier weight tripod now. And to learn how to use the manual settings to cope with the bright light/ dark background situations.

Booked on an ICT meeting in Liverpool starting at 07.45 tomorrow (does include breakfast), so will catch-up with comments tomorrow afternoon!

Nikon Coolpix 8800
1/4s f/4.3 at 57.3mm iso200 full exif

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Guest 18-Mar-2005 22:58
it's a great capture, well taken, but I'm afraid they rank right up there with Hibs in the list of teams I'm not very fond of =o)
Ian Stickland11-Mar-2005 23:02
Fab subject!
Stu11-Mar-2005 13:08
Well done. Ready for a season without silverware?
Karen Stuebing11-Mar-2005 10:40
Great neon sign capture. I like the diagonal line too.
Johan Toll11-Mar-2005 07:01
Very nice shot, the words really glow in the dark. I like the composition.
Susanne11-Mar-2005 05:31
Love how those words in their light and glory just capture you and draw you in. I love the diagnol? diagnole? ( english sometimes is sucks) position of it too.
Elaine (etfitz)11-Mar-2005 03:14
Nice shot!
Pepe Zyman11-Mar-2005 01:57
Cool shot!
Sam Stevenson10-Mar-2005 23:56
Nice shot!
Michael Bertrand10-Mar-2005 23:42
Nice shot. You seemed to have hit a nerve with some of the fans on your side of the pond!
northstar3710-Mar-2005 23:19
the glamour!
Guest 10-Mar-2005 23:07
Ian, was there any need for this?! ;-) Such a shame they were knocked out of the Champions League heheh!
Gail Davison10-Mar-2005 22:54
Fantastic neon shot. I'm not a footie fan either but I do like good neon.
Ric Yates10-Mar-2005 22:47
Not a football fan but good shot!
Guest 10-Mar-2005 21:35
I love neon signs; very crisp and natually well-saturated (is that a real word?).
Zak10-Mar-2005 21:10
the manure!
Sheena Woodhead10-Mar-2005 21:09
I'm not a fan of Manchester United (well not since I was little) but this is a well composed night time shot.