The rule of thumb is that you should put away the camera when the sun is high overhead.  The light tends to be fairly flat and very bright making it difficult to get a solid landscape or any other shot.  As it happened, I was out with the kids at Preston Beach on this late August day and had my camera and a long lens with me.  I managed a few decent shots of the kids but, as we walked back from the tide pools, I saw this great scene.

A boat tied up off the shore, people in and out of the water enjoying the last days of Summer…  I decided to shoot this in a way to expose for the brightness of the sky and ocean but let the people become silhouettes.  I did this once before on Devereux Beach

[LINK] and think both turned out pretty well.