(Camera: Ricoh GX200)
With light, the vista is shown to its fullest possible extent. But it is the areas with no light that make the "fullest possible extent" meaningful. It is with good contrast, not just with light, that an image can come alive. In other words, when taking a shot, the photographer should allow in the final image an adequate balance of light and no light or, to be exact, shadow. So, light is not just to illuminate a scene but a component working with shadow to make a photographic work tick.
For sure, a photographer should also be appreciative of the different qualities of light. The orange glow of the setting sun is always paradoxically powerful, giving the hope of life prior to the coming of darkness or, figuratively speaking, hopelessness. The big gray cloud coming in on the upper part of the frame and the sun beaming its last rays vigorously beyond it may be regarded as a visual representation of this philosophical theme.