Here’s a slightly different version of the same image (the one in the last post). This one was taken a few minutes earlier, before the sun cleared the horizon and illuminated both the North Window and Turret Arch. It’s not a bad picture. In fact I like it. I like it because of the two people standing on the edge of the North Window. Without them, it’s difficult to get a sense of the size of these structures.
But the rock is a little drab, I think. Maybe you disagree or maybe you don’t like pictures of rocks at all. Still, it’s hard to argue with the notion that the light in the previous image is “better light”.
So why not use the best light possible? Seems simple to me.