There is a certain time, in the morning and in the evening, when the light from the sun is just right for photography. Famous naturalist and writer Sigurd Olson referred to it as Ross’ Light. I can’t remember how the name came about, but I remember the concept.
The sunlight at these times, when the sun is closer to the horizon, bends the sunbeams and baths the surrounding landscape in a warm light. It can make photos look surreal.