I think every photographer has heard the expression "Shot to death", of course that does not mean killing someone, it just means that an area has been photographed so much and from so many angles that it can feel pointless to shoot it yourself.
Couple of examples that comes to mind, The Eifel tower, The horseshoe bend are two places that has been "shot to death", personally I would say it is far from it.
Having seen many images from both those locations suddenly there comes a new image that makes you go both "wow" and "aha".
Here is an example of a really tiny area where I live, there is nothing much too this place, but I have shot pretty much every nook and cranny of this place, but I still revisit this place from time to time and shoot a few shots, last time being about 19 hours ago at the writing of this journal.
Shot to death ?
I think it was the well known landscape photographer that said that he waits for the light, then start shooting, i.e light comes first.
I would have to agree with him for most cases, obvious exception where you do not have to wait for any light is in the studio, it might take some time to set up, but it is always available.
If you look at the example above there is an overview shot of the place done under pretty boring lighting conditons, the dramatic change of any location comes with light, from mid day to sunset is such a big difference that many that hire landscape photographers does not accept any shots that has been done mid-day, only sunrise and sunset.
And mix in the nightsky and a place takes on a whole different quality, it is basicly all about light.
I would put it to the point that a place that is shot to death provides you with an advantage of a place that is not, you will have a great overview of the location, you have seen it from many different angles, it can give you an idea to a shot that is never before done and you can take it up to a new level.
But what do you do on those days where you are not getting the light you where hoping for, a very good example is cloudy days with flat light, it is perfect for portrait shots almost all the portrait shots I have done including two weddins have been done outside in flat lighting.
What about mid-day and harsh lighting condition ?
Here I would bring a diffuser/reflector and maybe even a flash for any kind of portrait shots, but for macro work it would be perfect to get that strong light from the sun so I could stop way down and get the depth of field needed.
In the end there is no wrong kind of light, just different qualities and challenges associated with it, and if I was to throw out a challenge to anyone reading this it would be this:Try revisiting that one place you have become bored with and do a great shot focusing on the quality of light.
Have a nice day.