It is conventional wisdom that direct, harsh sunlight is not a good light for photography. Cloudy day decreases the contrast and produces better result it goes.
Does it also apply to fall foliage? My google search seems to tell me so. For example, http://www.thephotoargus.com/tips/a-detailed-guide-to-photographing-fall-foliage/
But with my naked eyes, a bright sunny day definitely produces the best color out of fall foliage. A south-facing mountain on a bright sunny day creates sparking, vivid color.
Anyone has a take on this? Even for fall foliage, is a cloudy day better for photography?