Photographying straight into the light, can be tricky with any camera. However it is usually doubly difficult with digital cameras which try to average the exposure across the whole scene. So normally you would get either a washed out sky, or a black sea. Here I took the light reading looking out to sea, half pressed the shutter button then turned to the sun and fully pressed the button down. the fact that the sun is behind a cloud helps. I liked the inidividual rays coming down from the sun.
The "half press" trick works on most digital and compact cameras and locks the focus and light meter readings. It is the simplest way to "adjust" your light meter