Henry Moore and the Guard

I waited here for a while until the ever-changing arrangement of people around this Henry Moore sculpture looked “right.” To be honest, I wasn’t too sure what “right” was, and now I think maybe I didn’t wait long enough. But I did like the posture of the guard, who gives every indication that she’s completely over Henry Moore.

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas
photographed 4.15.2017

Posted on April 27, 2017, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I think this shot got it “right “.


  2. I think it works well to have the guard at the end of the leading handrail. I would like to see one with her on the right too though I expect it would not work any better. And perhaps instead someone in lighter clothing. In fact I am a bit surprised you didn’t wait for an angelic long haired blonde in a diaphanous pale dress to come by. Probably you needed a coffee.


    • I did have a shot of the guard on the right, but there was a unsightly clump of people on the left and I didn’t like it. None of the people at the museum seemed to care about microcomposition AT ALL, which I thought was rude. And, also no angelic diaphonous-dress-wearing people wafted through. It may have been a completely wasted day, now that I think about it.

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      • Those darned unsightly clumps of people are so inconsiderate. Now, it could have been a bit worse – they could have been clumps of unsightly people so you can count yourself lucky on that one.
        Do you have a lawn chair in your camera bag, or a boulder big enough to sit on? Sure helps with the compose and wait problem to do it sitting down.


      • I do have a seating-size boulder, but was unable to bring it in the museum. They cited “rules” or something.

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      • Probably one of their conservation rules. “Boulders must have a pest inspection”. Good thing you did not make a scene about it or there could be a new rule. “Beware, photographers are pests”.


      • I have a feeling that “photographers are pests” is such a widely-know rule that it doesn’t even need to be stated.

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