Sunrise and sunset really are the golden hours of photography. I’m sure Tri-Met would not have been happy to see me trekking near the tracks on loose rocks to get this shot. Thankfully, I timed it right so there were no trains to blow their horns at me.
I increased the dynamic range of this photo by using the automatic exposure bracket function which took three successive shots, one underexposed, one as set, and one overexposed. This allowed me to get a well-exposed shot of the sky as well as some detail in the creek in the foreground.
Sometimes, I read about a function which all I do is tuck away in my memory—because it could come in handy someday. And today was that someday.