San Felice - Sunset
Although I brought my tripod, I didn't rip out to try and catch this great sunset as I barely got back to our hotel in time to take these shots. The first is HDR, I think I used 4 of the 5 exposures to merge. The second is just an edited version of the first exposure.
Shooting into the sun is pretty tough. I don't think I have a good technique down. Sometimes I just try single exposures, usually using aperture priority with a negative exposure compensation. Sometimes I try to snap a few bracketed shots. This was a non-stabilized lens, so bracketing is not the best option when you don't have it on a tripod.
Curious, how do you guys set up for shots into the sun, and for this discussion I would say for sunrise or sunset. I take a different approach during the day (ie block the sun and go for a sunstar). And, as always, I appreciate your feedback on the shots.
Edit: Added re-edit of 2nd picture.