Here’s an example of breaking all the rules and still getting something that (I think) works. The sunlight was blindingly bright – far too bright, when shooting straight into it, to get a fast enough shutter speed to prevent over-exposure. The resulting image was interesting in some ways but too washed out to be usable as it was. I duplicated the original layer, blended the two together using Multiply, et voila! I like the way the sky has blown out, making this look more like a wet-into-wet watercolour than a photograph.