Tim Koch picks out those of his photos that he Leica the most.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, the photographer whose candid and spontaneous pictures helped establish photojournalism as an art form, viewed photography as ‘capturing a decisive moment’. While my photography may not be up to the standard of Monsieur C-B, at present my computer holds 15,466 of the photographs that I have taken over the past ten years and consider worth keeping. The majority of these images are rowing related, something that is a sad reflection on me, but, hopefully, has resulted in some interesting ‘decisive moments’ appearing on HTBS. To mark the 10 years since Göran Buckhorn started ‘Hear The Boat Sing’ on 12 March 2009, I decided to pick out the 10 of my pictures that I consider best capture a particular aspect of the sport of rowing. Soon, however, the ‘top ten’ turned into the ‘top twenty’…… which morphed into the ‘top thirty’…. and which eventually became the ‘top thirty-one’. The final alliteration is not very satisfactory, but I hope that the pictures are. If I had stuck to my original plan, the first 10 photos shown are the ones that I would have chosen. As with all original HTBS pictures, ‘click’ on each to enlarge (and, if you click a second time, it may even enlarge again).