How do I capture the individual streaks of sunlight (as in, you see diffused light rays radiating from the sun when you look through the viewfinder/naked eye)?
In the first photo one can barely see the sun at all.
In the second photo I've set the exposure to -2.0, it brought out the rays (by a bit) but it kills all the details. How can I capture both the tree and sun?
Also, when and how exactly do I use CPL filter? Supposedly you can 'see through' water/glass reflections but I cannot tell the difference with and without filter. I still see most of the reflections anyway.
(I'm using hoya filter and I've aligned the white marking to the top, to Nikon's white circle/dot thing on the top of the lens/hood)