Also, HDR doesn't help with sharpness, and tone mapping in HDR affects colors. But Slobodan may be able to fix it, Fairyanne. He's really good at that.
Slobodan, Haven't yet taken time out from packing for Florida to tell you: After an hour or so's work with the adjustment brush, grads, Photoshop enhancements, and a couple Viveza mods I finally got a PSD from the DNG at least as good, and maybe even better than the silk purse you made out of that sow's ear JPEG. It's been a long time since I worked that long with a shot, but it's also been a long time since I did a serious landscape. You saw the shortcomings right away, and after you made the changes I saw them too. I made a 13 x 19 on Hot Press Bright with my 3880 that's stunning. Thanks for the pointers.