mmm colors. I like the contrast of flatland vs. flat buildings vs. gigantic f'ing mountains.
Konyan is right about the noise (grain as us film-shooters call it). Generally the lower the ISO the finer the grain. I would imagine that the CCD in your camera might have had a hard time catching full detail @ such a fast shutter speed. Next time try shooting with a smaller aperature - in this case you could have gotten away with f/11 @ 1/125 (for each stop you close down - down = bigger number - it will halve your shutterspeed. which is to say that from 5.2 to 8 you lose a 1/500 and change because it's a stop and a half, and then from 8 to 11 you lose half the shutterspeed again. I'm sure that doesn't make any sense at all).
Thank you for the comment. I am trying to figure out the ISO myself. The initial photo was a bit faded-looking, so I adjusted the levels in PS, so maybe that added the otherwise-not-there noise? Anyways, thanks for noticing the details.
Oh - and the sky - it was dark, gray and gloomy everywhere else but there. . it probably lasted only a minute or two too. . . I was definitely lucky in that department.