I tried to get a decent shot using (and despite..) the frontal sunlight. I think the colors nice though and details are kept even in the shadows.
I do wish I had a tripod then so I would have tested the built in HDR mode of the Pentax K-x.
Pentax K-x, smc DAL 18-55 F3.5-5.6 AL, 1/200s, f5.0, ISO 100, Focal length: 18mm (27mm FF scale). Full exif available.
See the original photo here