In RAW processing I brushed in some negative clarity to the golden trees with a third stop exposure boost. Why? I find with age, my eyes, when viewing vistas in direct sunlight, do not have the same acuity with contrast as they once did. I see a slight flare and diminished perception of contrast. (very slight) This is normal Veiling Glare caused with age. (I'm 43) A Hamilton-Veale Contrast Sensitivity Test will show the amount via eye opacity, er lack of clarity there of. I emulated what I saw viewing in direct sunlight, this wonderful vista. This may be a liberty in processing now suited for all viewers.
Nikon D800E & 70-200mm AFS f/2.8 VRII
135mm f/8 ISO400 1/640 CPL