I have a soft spot for dappled light. Almost any subject looks mysterious and enchanting in dappled light. Not everything is exposed to the full glare of the sun. Light bounces and shimmers. Things in the background are bound to be in deep shadow.
Look at this ordinary summer scene. It was a weekday last week. A friend of mine and I took a walk through the woods to Luce Creek in Annapolis, MD to see boats. On the way, a blue canoe, resting with kayaks on a canoe stand, stopped us in our tracks. Dappled light turned the scene into a setting for a fairy tale!