It’s in the po st details
With digital technology, it’s as important to be adept behind the computer as it is behind the camera. As long you can capture as much information as possible in the field, then you should be able to bring it out in post-processing. Controlling highlights is an area that every photographer needs to be proficient with, and there are many ways to achieve this. I find the easiest way is to move the Highlights slider in Lightroom to the left to recover any blown highlights.
I often use the ‘detail extractor’ in Nik Color Efex Pro 4.0 (www.google.com/ nikcollection) to bring out detail in clouds. You have control over the amount of detail you want to show, but be careful not to overdo this, as it can look a little unreal.