These images are from my recent flight out of Reagan National Airport at sunset. These provide a good example of the limitations of shooting with a camera phone instead of traditional camera. In the first image, the center weighted meter point was on the wing so that I could capture some detail of the plane. Clearly the sky is over exposed and the highlights are blown out.
For this next image I raised the camera (phone) to allow the sensor to read the bright areas of the sunset but the foreground went to a virtual silhouette (and the plane was in the same relative position and angle).
I took both images into Adobe Photoshop to merge them together to create a composite with the detail of the sky and enough of the foreground to recognize what it is.
There is just enough of the foreground to clearly identify the wing, engine, and the experienced traveler will know the airline as well.