This is one of the reasons I love my D750. Shadow recovery is amazing. Out at the beach today, directly into the sun using highlight metering. Granted its not perfect, but for a 5 minute edit it's quite usable. 5 years ago, this level of shadow recovery would be unheard of, in 5 years time this level of shadow recovery is likely to be on entry level cameras.
This was the original. Almost a complete silhouette.