For this first shot, I wanted to capture the reflection of the sun in the lake as the water was still and calm, almost like glass. I purposefully put the tree line in the middle and did not use the rule of thirds as I wanted to play up the duality of the suns. In processing I removed some distracting flare (a hazard of shooting sunbursts that I am not sure how to correct while shooting...tips are welcome :o) and worked with the basic settings for a clean edit.
Settings: ISO 200, 18mm, ss1/320, f/22 (full manual, sunlight wb)
Intention: Dual suns and reflections
In this second photo, my goal was to capture the colors of the sun sinking below the horizon through the silhouette of the trees. In processing I removed another distracting sun flare (I left a bit of it in this time as it was very difficult to edit out entirely) and added some vibrancy to the sunset sky.
Settings: ISO 200, 18mm, ss1/160, f/22 (full manual, sunlight wb)
Intention: Sunset silhouette
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." - Pablo Picasso