We've all done our share of exploring and when it's a site of long history all the better. But I never fail to come back with many images I'm not particularly moved by. Part of it is context. Everywhere is interesting if you are present. And so recording examples of where you are photographically, may later be of far more interest to you than to one that wasn't there. If there's time, I try to spend as much of it as I can contemplating a potential subject. I walked around this crucifix many times and went back more than once at different lights.
It became a matter of a millimeter to get it.
I love this shot because it's what can happen if you really go after an angle that excites the eye but also portrays the subject in a way that is appropriate.