This is why I like shooting in the morning sun, or even the evening sun (though I get a bit tired in the evenings to make that practical much of the time – also, as this is facing east, an evening shot would have lost just a bit of the point of the picture).
To be honest, I’m not generally a fan of landscape photography – well, no that’s not true. I like it a lot from other people. I tend to think it’s not my forte though. But this shot was pretty obvious even for a neophyte like me, and demonstrates how dramatic Iowa can be at times.