Not what I had in mind. Fortunately there are some pretty powerful post processing programs out there that can do wonders to save an image. In Lightroom, I increased the exposure and played around with highlights and contrast levels. I am amazed at how even though when looking at the picture there is absolutely no detail, but the sensor did record what I saw when I took the photograph. Notice the result below after post:
Another lesson: Giving myself more time in the field would have resulted in a better quality picture. But it is unrealistic to think that every time you press the shutter button you will come away with what you intended. With practice, these occurrences should happen less frequently. But it is always nice to know that making a mistake doesn't always mean a wasted shot.