After years of attempting to take sunrise and sunset photos with Android phones, and mostly getting washed-out colors nothing like what I was seeing with my eyes, I finally stumbled on an answer this morning.

I touched the screen at the brightest point in the Eastern sky. Instantly it adjusted the "dynamic range" (audio term, I can't recall the video equivalent) and darkens the foreground, and the sky was represented faithfully in the photo. This worked on Android 10. I don't yet know whether the Android 6 phone has the same functionality.

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