Wow! See I'm now not sure which I prefer now... I'm leaning towards the drama in the BW image. What (apart from the obvious) adjustments did you have to make, to create this image? And were the adjustments made using RAW files?
I played around in photoshop to convert this, from the colour tonemapped HDR version. I changed it to black and white, altered the contrast and used dodge and burn., But I will play with the raw file tomorrow to see how I can improve on this.