Amazing what can be done with a little digital editing of a photograph.
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This first photo is as it was taken, in very harsh light, and it looks very bland and washed out.
Above is the same photo. I adjusted the colour's and contrast in Picasa photo editing, saved the results as a separate photo, then I blended the two in Gimp photo editing, and the result is a photo with a more vibrant appearance.
The foreground of this photo was 2km from where I was standing, the ridge in the middle about 5km away, and the two hills in the background about 10km. In the valley just behind the yellow ridge with the two Acasia trees, lies the town of Estcourt.