This images speaks volumes to me about the Dynamic Range of the S3 and how it can handle highlight detail where other systems might have a lot of difficulty. About as harsh as I could find... shot in complete sunlight standing on a glacier. Just so you know, this *is* part of a mosaic, not an image on its own.
RAW File "as shot" to be converted "as shot" in Adobe CS2 RAW Converter:
RAW File to be converted w/ Adobe CS2 RAW Converter suggestions... note that it was able to pull it back -1.8 stops and maintain highlight detail.
There's still some work to do getting detail back in the distance, but it is there and just needs to be brought out w/ shadow highlight or something like that. You can bring that stuff out, but you can rarely get back your blown highlights.