Does anyone have tips to improve the quality of shots taken in the harsh light of the day.
The reason I ask is most of the shots I see of North Australia are taken on sunrise/sunset. Which is fine however given that the golden hour feels like it lasts 5 minutes up there, the difficulties in avoiding livestock when travelling in the dark and basic scheduling problems it is not often possible to be where you want when you want. So shots are taken in less than ideal lighting, by which I mean harsh midday sun.
I returned from holidays with some half decent stuff but a lot of it is reduced to "holiday snaps" simply because the light is so unforgiving, as per below. They weren't taken expecting anything more but I would like to try and broaden the envelope a bit. As you can see from the vignetting I had a CPL.
So are there any tips either when taking the shot or in post processing.