This morning in Malibu I took a picture of a surfer standing on his board backlit by the rising sun. The first shot is how it looked before I lowered the levels in Photoshop. There is no manipulation outside of dropping the exposure level, and what a difference. It looks like one of those A-bomb test on the Bikini Atoll. The photos were taken on the iPhone5s using Hipstamatic App, Tinto 1880 lens, and Big Up film.
This is the RAW file:
After using curves to decrease exposure: