Shooting into the sun can be a challenge sometimes.
The biggest question is: do you want a solid silhouette or do you want to keep some detail in the shadows when shooting a soft silhouette.
When exposing in the bright areas in the sky, the shadows in the photo will be pitch black. In the case of the picture below, I exposed on the body of the giraffe and took a few shots. Luckily the sky was still not too overexposed and manageable light in the shadows made it possible to see some good detail in the darker shadows.
In Lightroom I cropped a bit, pushed up the shadows a tad and increased contrast. Hereafter I sharpened a bit and had a pleasant result: soft on the eyes and I loved the mood!
Techs: 1/8000sec,f/6.3, 70mm,ISO1250
Well, feel free to comment, would love to learn from fellow photogs!
Have a good weekend!