I would imagine that for most of us, shadows are something we try to avoid in photographs. I hope this picture qualifies for this topic since the front of the church is in shadow. However, what I really like about this photo is the way the sunlight is captured shining down on the church. I wish I could say it was due to my photographic expertise, but it was purely dumb luck!
This is St Theresa's Catholic Church in Bodega, California. It featured briefly in Alfred Hitchock's classic movie, "The Birds".