Old things fascinate me. I wonder what it was like when an old building was build. I wonder what the people who built the building lives were like. I wonder how things have changed throughout time. The St. Donatus Church in Zadar, Croatia is one of these buildings. It was built int he 9th century and has spent a long time since baking in the sun.
I was experimenting with my 40 mm prime lens when I took this. Taking a shot into the sun with a wide open aperture may seem counterintuitive, but I have often gotten great results. I purposely used a stone wall in the foreground to make the picture more interesting – I think the unusual perspective makes the picture much more interesting. The wall was about 3 ft off the ground, in case you were wondering, even though it looks like this was taken from much lower.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 40 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000