We were so spoiled by the sun in Rome. When the light comes out, everything looks different: the churches feel more sublime, the streets appear more lively and the ancient relics stand out more vigorously desolate. The light is magic and the shadow is our way to engage in this play of nature.
I. Take me to Church
Architects back to the Renaissance are truly geniuses and the masters of light. To recreate the invisible power of God, the cathedrals were designed with single source of light from the dome. When the light shed softly in slow motion from the top, no one can stay untouched by such magnificence, including the non-religious like myself.
II. Come to Streets
I once heard a saying goes, "If a man wants to die, take him to the local market, as it will remind him of all the worldly happiness." (That works extremely well for a foodie like me.) Now I can elevate this say by taking the man to Rome, as the city is almost always sunny and indulges people with the most mundanely mouthwatering food (buffalo mozz!). Come out to the streets, enjoy a sunbath and have a slide of Pizza, the man will be healed from the cold soul. (The man can be anyone who is suffering from the winter norther to Italy.)
III. Find Historical Remains
The grandiose backdrop is there. The lighting is probably the strongest a studio can get. The background is clean and neutral. In short, the scene is pret-a-photographe and yours to play.
If you want to intensify the effect, look for the broccoli-shape trees. They add layer to the shadows and look adorable per se.