A change of subject this week, I know I'm allegedly a wildlife photographer but it doesn't mean I don't want to try other things.
This week I had the ideal opportunity, a trip to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United against Wolverhampton Wanderers. I knew that I'd be sitting pitch side, 2 rows back to be exact so I knew I'd get the opportunity.
I took my 1D mk3, my 70x200mm lens and a flash. Off I went and hoped it wouldn't be that hard.
Well it was, I couldn't get the settings right, I couldn't hold the damn thing still and I couldn't remember anything that a friend, who shall remain nameless, had told me last time I was doing any flash photography. Did I get any shots? Yes. I hope you like them.
The Boss, Alex Ferguson with his number two Mick Phelan.
The star Player, Hernandez (Chicarito).
The Legend that is, Gary Neville.
The opposing manager, Mick McCarthy.
United player, Park, Ji Sung.
The young defender, Rafael,
and finally, a young goalie making only his second appearance for United, Ben Amos.
Unfortunately there were none of the big names, like Rooney, Giggs, Nani, Berbatov, Scholes, or Fletcher playing so I missed out a bit there.
A great evening though, made all the more enjoyable by having the company of my son's future father in law, Stuart, and his other daughter, Chloe, with us. It was Chloe's first ever football match and she hopefully enjoyed it, she seemed to.
I would have liked to have been able to rest the camera on a beanbag or similar as I really do suffer with the shakes these days, must be an age thing, that or the fact that I was beaten as a child.
As always, click on pics for bigger versions, all pics are, as always, copyrighted.