This is the photo I mentioned yesterday where I was enjoying the strong light while a group of photographers sat 10 feet away waiting for clouds to block the sun. This could be a decent scene with flat light I suppose, but I always prefer a strong contrast of lights and darks and layering of colors and tones to pull my eyes deep into the image. These are the sort of places I seek out when I head to the mountains in Colorado in the fall.
Too often I see photographers confused about how to shoot a scene with strong sunlight. Sure I like the filtered sunlight during dawn and dusk, but if you can only shoot in those conditions then your options are severely limited.
This photo has been on my phone lock screen for about a year now. It's my happy place.