If you go back to my picture of Fowey Church, that is how it looks when you first walk into the building from a hot summer afternoon outside, before your eyes adjust. And it is just one of many possible interpretations of the scene. The way Jools has it is more like a painter would see it, with their easel set up in the nave, and after several hours of working up the image. There is no "right" or "wrong" way, surely.
However, my own preference is for photography as literally "drawing with light", rather than painting. And I think that HDR or exposure blending mitigates against that. I don't want to lose the impact of highlights against deep shade by reducing the contrast between them. To my mind one of the strengths of photography (perhaps its greatest strength) is that it does not see as the human eye does.