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    Favourite HCB photograph

    What is your favourite HCB photograph if any? For me they are too countless to remember, but this beautiful S shaped composition taken on a train in Romania is a beautiful example of not only composition and timing, but exposure control and lighting.

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...%3Divns&itbs=1

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    Mine's "Moonrise over Hernandez".
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    Just kidding. :-)

    Probably "Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954". At least my most enjoyable of his to look at. The look on the kid's face and the giggling girls in the background is priceless.
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    In the Family of Man exhibition is a shot captioned "Indonesia." The shot I like is the one of rice paddy workers where he catches a woman in the foreground, several workers... one holding a baby and some of them children in the background. Sculpted terraces reflecting the tops of palm trees. Some huts and another rice paddy arranged in straight lines in the distance crossing the vertical lines of the same palm trees you see reflected in the foreground paddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Mine's "Moonrise over Hernandez".
    Well played, sir.
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    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    I have never seen an actual photograph made by H.C-B but I've seen museum and gallery examples of gelatin-silvers credited to him. The idea of sublime composition, exposure, and timing as outcomes of H.C-B's camera-work is basically a crock. H.C-B never really knew what he had until somebody pushed a pile of contact sheets under his nose. It is no hugely clever thing to discover a few nice results among thousands and thousands (and thousands) of discards.

    The real secret to H.C-B's output is obsessive and brutal shooting backed up by dedicated darkroom workers. I think H.C-B's fame rests on an almost psychopathic capacity for self promotion, and ability to fool naive commentators like Beaumont Newhall et al, and to seduce an uncritical fan-club who fail to realise virtually everything he said about himself and his work should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Of the pictures credited to H.C-B I should have liked to have done "Bargeman on the Seine River, 1957". And I wish (sadly unfulfilled) that I had the talent to do it by conscious creativity rather than by chance and in passing.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    Oooooo that one is good too Maris.

    I do agree that more volume increases the likelihood of good results in candid work. To do this in candid work takes a lot of time and patience and doing one's darndest to be where the action is.
    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    H.C-B never really knew what he had until somebody pushed a pile of contact sheets under his nose. It is no hugely clever thing to discover a few nice results among thousands and thousands (and thousands) of discards.

    The real secret to H.C-B's output is obsessive and brutal shooting backed up by dedicated darkroom workers.
    Wait. You mean, it wasn't the Leica?

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    Who is H.C.B... Is that the new guy from California?

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