Hi. I took these two photos in the morning. The sun was already shining hard and I had to take the photos at an angle of 15-20 degrees from the sun (I mean, the sun was almost in front of me). One of the problems I have in my outdoor photos is excess of light; I've been reading for a while about exposure and such so I think I know how to correct the problem, but every time I try I end up with a dark photo I used my Canon T2i and the 18-55 lens kit for these and in both of them I corrected color levels using the "auto" button. Originally they looked even worse :meh: Well; this is image #1. Here are the camera settings: WB: Auto Aperture: F7.1 Shutter speed: 1/15 ISO: 100 Program: M Focal length: 28mm And this is #2. The settings are: WB: Auto Aperture: F7.1 Shutter speed: 1/8 ISO: 100 Program: M Focal length: 41mm I realize that, apart from other mistakes, I should have chosen a higher aperture number so that everything in the background would be on focus (especially the houses on the right). So the question is: how would you have avoided the "sun" problem here? Thanks.