Can we see the original....not all of them obviously, but the one that would have been your shot if you weren't doing HDR?
I am finding that shots that would have hit the trash bucket because they were boring of lacked purpose are transformed when HDR'd (not that i;m saying your picture is boring).
Mike...I think the secret of most image manipulation is "restraint". It is so easy to sit there clicking and sliding, increasing this, decreasing that. What i do now is get a result that I think is good, then leave it and come back hours later and have another look...many is the time that I have come back and thought...bloody hell...what was I thinking. Which is what I didn't do in this week Post processing IHC in My Finepix, and think may be I should have.