This is just a snapshot, so no CC needed, but I'm posting it to get help on properly exposing this location since in a few weeks I'm going back. Beach photos are hard for me because usually it's just so bright and not much else to it but water/sand. I found this place on the back of the island here and it's on a river at the mouth of the ocean, so there's another island in the background and some wood pilings and docks all around.
I have a family that I'll be trying to shoot there in a couple weekends and if they stood with their back to the water and faced me, they would also face the sun. Shouldn't be too bad b/c I think the sun will have already went behind trees so it won't be direct, but my question is - how do I properly expose to show the pretty sky behind them without making their faces dark? If there will be any clouds in the sky, the sunset usually makes beautiful colors on those clouds behind them.
On this day I didn't have as much color because it was super overcast.