In this morning shot there is a lot of dynamic range between the sunrise and the tidepools in the shadows. I use a simple but very powerful tool, the tone curve, to control the light in various parts of this image. I don't know about you, but I just love to shoot straight into the sun. I Find myself doing it all the time. It's a good idea to get some techniques for bringing up the shadows while maintaining a natural look.
If you'd like follow along with me, here's the original RAW file