Here is an example of what I talked about in my previous post with exposing into the sun. If you expose for the scene your subject will be underexposed. This is what I was looking for in this photo and I did have to manipulate a bit because my camera does have pretty good dynamic range and I wanted the silhouette. I think even though I converted it to black and white it retains a warmth with the good friends in the foreground and the young couple in the light.
Shot with the Sony A55 and 16-80 at 60mm, 1/640th sec f8 iso 100