Turns out, it's very hard to get both the close-up foreground AND the far away sunset in focus and with the depth of clarity and color I was trying to capture. It's not an aperture friendly situation.
|The sky loses definition with the close-up on Anana but you can still see the colors of sunset.|
So I had to do a smidge of cheating, combining the lighter version of Anana from one shot into the background accurate version of another. It's not a great bit of Photoshopping, but then I'm really not a post-edit kinda photographer!
|Look at that sunset!|
And here for viewing pleasure is just one "regular" shot I took of the sky itself without Anana in it.