The other challenges were exposure and also reviewing the images. It was so exceedingly bright that my viewscreen was almost useless for judging anything. I could see the histogram which did tell me my shots were primarily on the bright end of the spectrum, but I thought that was to be expected. With the bright sun and all the ice and snow I erred on the side of over exposing many of my frames, something I'd typically have done when shooting film. But I was very shocked to see just how bright my images were when I imported them into Lightroom. During processing, I was cutting general exposure from anywhere from 1/3 to a full stop!
Thankfully, I shoot in RAW format, and I was able to pull images back from the nuclear winter of my exposure judgement to something that rendered surprisingly good detail, even in the highlights.
In the end though, I think I could have trusted my exposure meter a bit more than I thought I could.