This photograph was taken by pointing the iPhone’s lens directly at the sun. The tree cover somewhat masks the sunlight. However, the iPhone’s algorithms virtually eliminate the sun flaring and distortion that directly photographing the sun usually produces.
Numerous Adobe Lightroom edits were applied to this image. However, the image quality produced by Adobe Lightroom profiles was not as good as the image quality achieved with the Adobe Lightroom default Apple ProRaw profile used for this image.