Ian thanks for your comment, in regards to the Typhoon shot I think you are right and I have changed it to the standard shot, but in regards to shots 1 and 2 I think the tonemapped version have more detail to what was otherwise a bland shot in not very nice weather conditions.
HDR or Tonemapping as some of these are is very subjective and it is down to personal tastes I suppose, but in my mind no digital image is how the eye would have seen the original view as the image will have been changed in processing to alter the sharpness, contrast and sometimes the colour balance etc. Myself personally I would only use Tonemapping on an image that has little contrast for example the Tonka image as I think it can make the image look a bit more alive, but this could be just down to my photography and processing skills.
Below is an edit of shot 1 without any Tonemapping applied, personally I think the Tonemapped version has much more life to it.DSC07921
, on Flickr
As I said very subjective.