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The Goat-Footed Balloonman Whistles Far And Wee

October 27th, 2009 - London, England


Emerging from the Tate Modern after a second visit to the (frankly, rather disappointing) Miroslav Balka exhibit How It Is in the Turbine Hall, my son and I spotted these two orange balloons tied to a handrail. After a number of attempts hindered by the fact that, while he was outside the museum, in order to be able to get the right shot I was standing just inside, behind a pair of automatic sliding doors which seemed determined to stay open just not quite long enough for me to frame and focus correctly and to close at precisely the moment I pressed the shutter, it finally dawned on me that the witty shot would have his shadow "holding" the real balloons.

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Taken on October 27, 2009