To render this image of a strongly backlit window and the dark interior of a reconstructed historic apothecary at Laws Train Museum near Bishop, California, I shot an extensive bracketed sequence (the bracketed files are shown on page 119 in Adobe Bridge). I processed the sequence by hand, using elements from each of the exposures.
22mm, eight exposures at shutter speeds ranging from 1.6 seconds to 1/640 of a second, each exposure shot at f/8 and ISO 200, tripod mounted; exposures combined in Photoshop.
The things that hurt, instruct.
If one RAW exposure is good, then many exposures are indeed better. Look at it this ...