One technique I’m experimenting with uses exposure compensation and my camera’s highlights feature to help produce a brighter exposure. With exposure compensation, you can increase or decrease the brightness of your photos (essentially by adjusting the shutter speed). With the highlights feature, the camera shows you what parts of your photo are “clipped“, or so bright the camera can’t reproduce the image (essentially pure white).
The Blue Dolphin Diner, off New York State Route 17 in Apalachin, New York west of Binghamton, has a very unique sign and dolphin statue visible from the highway. This place is a travelers’ favorite and opened in 1989.