Mestrovic's Pieta, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
One of my photographic mantras is about where you stand (See Where To Stand) and when to press the shutter button. I am beginning to think this might be a universal truth in all of art and I would like to add another data point. I was photographing a large religious sculpture from a standing position. It looked like a snapshot from that vantage point. The problem with the composition was a “kneeler” (or Prie-dieu for the cultured) directly in front of the sculpture. I really didn’t want to move it, so I thought I would crouch down a bit to take it out of the composition. While on my knees looking up at the sculpture I understood the correct vantage point for this sculpture was kneeling in front of it. The photograph made from that vantage point was more than a snapshot.