Take the familiar and make it fresh.
I’ve seen similar shots of Charleston, WV; some at night- some during the day- but none in the evening setting sun.
It has a different feel all together in this light- and yet, I’m sure I’ll go back and shoot it again to capture another mood of the city. Even the most beautiful subject is plain without “something special” in the lighting department! ( I still didn’t get the exact shot I wanted- I previsualized something that I have yet to capture…)
Light creates what a subject has to say- and as a photographer, if you listen, you can sense the meaning and translate it visually into something intelligable for others to share.
This is your purpose as a storyteller.