Good post, +Jay Patel
. A lot of people miss a lot of photo ops by sticking to the early morning or evening rule. One of the more unusual destinations around my parts you'll rarely see photos taken during prime photography hours, because there's a military and police enforced curfew during those hours. So you better be ready for a lot of daytime shooting.
The same with the HDR "rule" stating it shouldn't be used on midday photos. My experience is that it can improve a photo no matter what time of day the photo is taken.