There’s an old adage that the best pictures are taken within half an hour of sunrise or sunset. My obsession with photography is now bad enough that I am annoyed with taking pictures during the middle of the day, and I try to be out and about around sunset. As an example of what the mid-day sun costs you, compare this picture of mine from the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore:
To the picture at orientalarchitecutre.com. The colors in my photo are washed out and lack the “wow” factor of the real-life vibrant colors.
Enter timeanddate.com, which has a world clock that has sunrise and sunset times for most of the major cities in the world. I can tell that I’m going to be visiting the site frequently.