Great originals give great results, as they do here. Personally, for viewing on screen I prefer less blending and a more natural look, even if the sky ends up pale and the cave dark, because you get the drama of the large scale tonal contrasts, and they feed into the composition. For a print it is a different story. It would be interesting to see a series of treatments, starting with just some dodging of the mid image alone, then luminosity masks, then the treatment shown here, so we could see what returns you get for what efforts.
Harlz: Australia isn't on the list, awwww... looks like fun for those involved!
And the UK is not in it either, so clearly there are no monuments here either
My old Minolta Dimage 7 has a 1/1.5 sensor, 28-200mm equiv, f/2.8 to f/3.5 lens, and lots of buttons. I have been waiting to get an updated version of it for years. All this need is an add on evf, and I'm there.