Unfortunately, the huge range of exposure values created a challenge. Either I could expose for the dark foreground and blow the sky to white, or expose for the sky, severely underexposing the rest of the picture. If I'd had time and a tripod I could've taken several exposures both above and below, and combined them in Adobe Photoshop. Instead, I solved the problem somewhat crudely by holding a rectangular Cokin graduated neutral-density filter in front of the lens. Checking the shot on the Fuji's LCD, I positioned the filter so that it followed the slope of the foreground and helped balance the bright and dark areas of the scene. Without it, the picture would have been almost impossible. To get a sharp image without a tripod, I leaned against a boulder and braced myself, controlling my breathing and gently pressing the shutter.