The decisive turning back

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© Lew Harford
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Taken early morning on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia. I always thought it was a great example of "The decisive moment", much like Henri Cartier-Bresson's work.

53 responses

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (20 Apr 2009):

    HOP!! fantastic!

  • George Yarbrough

    George Yarbrough gave props (18 May 2009):

    like the timing

  • David McCrillis

    David McCrillis gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Great capture!

  • Stephen Sokolov

    Stephen Sokolov (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    A decisive moment.

  • Enric Martinez

    Enric Martinez gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    perfect decisive moment

  • Laurie McCormick

    Laurie McCormick said (15 Jun 2009):


  • ken coutts

    ken coutts gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    a leap of faith. nice capture.

  • trevor reed

    trevor reed gave props (17 Jun 2009):


  • Xong Hang

    Xong Hang gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    Emotion captured perfectly...

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    Perfect in every sense. The tones R outstanding. Great image.

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful capture.

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Great Shot!

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Excellent timing!

  • sudip saha

    sudip saha said (21 Jul 2009):

    perfect timing....good capture

  • D. Treiber

    D. Treiber gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    right place, right moment, right equipment - well done

  • Oji Valencia

    Oji Valencia gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Amazing shot man!

  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    caught him just at the right moment. I hope he didn't break his leg!

  • carl eason

    carl eason said (6 Aug 2009):

    great pic love b/w shots and great timming

  • Devin Hamilton

    Devin Hamilton gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    No barry don't jump

  • Raymond John

    Raymond John   said (19 Aug 2009):

    I love how it looks like he could also be jumping up, not down.

  • Alain Daoud

    Alain Daoud gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    WOW couldn't be better ...niceeeeeeeee

  • Ibra Ake

    Ibra Ake gave props (26 Sep 2009):


  • Jonathan Tomberlin

    Jonathan Tomberlin gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Very cool!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    perfect timing

  • Pedro Casamayor

    Pedro Casamayor gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    I like it ;D

  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach said (4 Nov 2009):

    Really nice, very HC-B

  • John Darwin Kurc

    John Darwin Kurc said (3 Feb 2010):

    Never shoot color. This is great.

  • Tim Narraway

    Tim Narraway said (5 Feb 2010):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    Perfect entry!

  • Matthew Zylstra Sawatzky

    Matthew Zylstra Sawatzky gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    great timing!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    gorgeous...Henri would be proud of you

  • Imre Mäger

    Imre Mäger gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Well done, moment is captured very nicely!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    this is an excellent capture, lew

  • Juan Pablo Mardones

    Juan Pablo Mardones (Deleted) gave props (23 Apr 2010):


  • Rafael Alcaraz

    Rafael Alcaraz said (23 Apr 2010):

    Nice shot love the B&W

  • Dominique Thoral

    Dominique Thoral said (23 Apr 2010):

    Great capture of movement! Perfect b&w, greaaat!

  • J.L. Sofka

    J.L. Sofka (Deleted) said (24 Apr 2010):


  • Michael Meissner

    Michael Meissner gave props (25 Apr 2010):

    great shot

  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    Hello Lew! Great shot.

  • Neil Maclean

    Neil Maclean said (28 Apr 2010):

    Briliant, you certainly caught the moment and I love the atmosphere.

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (10 Jul 2010):

    great shot

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Fabulous capture!

  • aperture 24

    aperture 24 (Deleted) said (25 Aug 2011):

    Awesome, that looks like a very high jump. great capture!

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    this is beautiful. I can feel the cold and dampness.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (14 Feb 2012):


  • Philippe Racinoux

    Philippe Racinoux gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    its realistic , like your reportage, very ok

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2012):

    A wonderful capture.

  • Jaffer Bhimji

    Jaffer Bhimji gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Excellent timing, indeed 'the decisive moment' like HCB

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Excellent action shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Jun 2012):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (28 Jun 2012):

    Very nice example to illustrate the theme.

  • Chuck Homler

    Chuck Homler gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    Great shot. This guy is a lot braver than I would be!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (23 Nov 2012):


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