Look at the PRE shot I loaded previously ::
As for blocked shadow areas
>> would you want to open up these areas with all this grain/noise/spots ?
You would be spotting til your mouse incinerated
AS FOR TECH :: If this was on a tripod with a spot meter in hand ....I am sure I would had metered the low values and minus development to save the highlights ... but this was clandestine
Officials and signs forbid cameras , at the entrance < the SWC was just small enough to hide under my jacket and has a very quiet leaf shutter.
I guessed the best exposure ~knew I could not expect much sharpness past 1/4 of second , even resting on the wooden pew top. The Biogon had enough DOF to pull all this focus off, according to the scale on the lens barrel. The 6in cable release fired smoothly > but you don't see the results for weeks... no going back