highway one

 

i like shooting into the sun around sunset. the quality of the over-exposed image seems to capture that feeling of the sun sitting low in the sky and driving car right towards it.

but i wonder- is shooting into the sun the same as sunset photos in general? which is, while beautiful to behold, also a bit of a shortcut for eliciting wow factor. kind of like using the hipstamatic filter on an iphone. or running a monet retrospective at a museum. guaranteed wow factor, but also perhaps a bit predictable...?