To get good exposure of the statue and the background church, without blowing out the sky? Standing on the opposite side of the statue is not an option.
I want perfect dynamic range with full detail in the clouds, no blown out areas, but also full detail at ground level.
Obviously the scene is too large to use a fill flash.
Would you use a graduated ND filter? A CPL filter? Would you spot meter on the statue? HDR bracketing?