Sidelight is very beneficial for capturing the form and texture of your photographic objects. It provides light and shadows that make your motif come alive. It also helps to convey spatial depth within the picture. In Cape Cod Solitude, I found the iconic red dinghy lit in warm hues by the morning sun. The marsh grass made for a perfect foreground that framed the boat beautifully in conjunction with the darker background. The beautiful morning sidelight was striking the red boat and brought out the form, texture and details of the boat.
Good light and happy photo making!