Capturing light is one thing, depending on the time of day or even night. Back lighting brings an interest to photos.
When shadows are there for the taking, capturing the repeated shapes within the picture plane is exciting. Look at the length of the shadow from the gate and the shape of the tree on the wall. None of these are there but the casted shadows are so cool.When the sun peeks through it adds shapes, or you can use an archway to enhance the light. The time of day can create a mood if you can cepture it. Night time can also add drama and go back to my post about moving your camera when your batteries are low. Create your own abstracts.