If you wish to amuse young people, tell them about the days before digital photography. They may not realise that there was a time when you could not take pictures with your phone, not least because it was at home, attached to the wall by a cable. No, if you wanted to take photographs, you put light sensitive paper into a camera, carefully rationed the twenty-four shots it gave you, took the exposed film to a pharmacist who sent it away to a lab to be soaked in chemicals and you received your prints about a week later. Taking a photo of your lunch, having hundreds of copies made and sending each one in a letter to your friends was not a popular pastime. Digital photography has changed all this of course, though the result is that most of us take too many pictures. I shot several hundred over the course of Henley Royal Regatta and about one hundred were included in my various posts. However, at the end of the Regatta, I always find that I have many images that I like but which were not included in my reports. Here are some of them, I hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
The purported “HTBS grammertarian” (a) is a slavish devotee of the writings and photographs of Tim Koch, (b) over the course of thirty years of drafting and editing contracts has used “will” and “shall” as his desire to engage in pedantry moved him, without any insight as to proper usage, and (c) would prefer “grammartarian” to “grammertarian” on his epitaph.
Tom, before we write your epitaph, we will have to be sure that you are not just in a comma.
Great photos Tim! 🙂
Having been in this sport for 21 years over a span of 50 and never having been to Henley, I viewed the photos with sheer delight and interest as well chuckled at the epigrams. Bravo, Bravo
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