Cagliari, Sardinia. November 3, 2005.
A little over a year ago Dan and I went to Sardinia for my birthday... or you could say we went to Sardinia and my birthday happened to be at the same time. Anyhow, for someone who loves taking photos of facades and windows, it was a virtual goldmine. The light was amazing most of the time, surely aided by the early winter sun (and for this shot, evening sun as well, at just before 5PM). Sometimes the strong shadows would almost be a problem, with much of the city being shrouded in shade on account of the deep, thin streets. We found ourselves often saying "if only the sun was on that!" However, I think a lot of scenes were enhanced by the contrast, creating a sense of atmosphere that might otherwise be absent, or at least very different. I think this is one of those scenes.