I’ve cycled through Iceland this summer with my girlfriend. On the last day before we left we had an amazing sunset. I’ve found a nice spot on the coast during low tide to photograph the sunset. I liked the volcano stone which was still wet. So I set up my camera with a polarizer to get more reflections from the stones and a graduated ND filter to not overexpose the sky but get as much information for the foreground as possible. I choose f/13 to have a sharp image and get a sunstar, which didn’t work out. Thanks to peaking and magnification you can focus more or less on the hyperfocal distance and then check if everything is sharp. Not easy while covering the sun with one hand.
Sun can damage your sensor. If you can’t look into the sun with your eyes, don’t do that with a camera. Keep exposure as short as possible and do it only with wide angle lenses. As soon as everything was fine, I moved the camera to look to the right not into the sun. I don’t want that the sun burns or heats my camera.
I’m just an amateur photographer who is still learning
Post-processing only done in darktable using a camera profile.
You can find more pictures from our Iceland trip in my pixelfed accout.