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+1 @ Chuck's points regarding how the eye follows tonal values and lines. Not everyone follows them exactly the same, but being aware of where and how strong your tonal values and lines are will aid you in deciding how to compose & PP to "draw the eye" of your viewer where you want them to go. This vs. simply taking a picture of something.
Dramatic natural lighting can be a tough gig to contend with the DR involved, but I think you've done a nice job of keeping these "in the ballpark" so that you can finish them off to your liking in post.
A few tweaks to illustrate how things can change the way we are drawn. Neither better, nor worse per se, just changes. You get to decide how much/where you want to push/pull the viewers attention.
You've got a nice set to work with here. Multiple ways you can take things, which takes me back to my mantra of "What's the point?" "What's the message that you want to convey to your viewer?" Answering those in your mind first helps give you a sense of direction for how you proceed with your pp/finishing.
Your story reminds me a bit of the PJ adage of "f8 and be there" ... nice job of "getting there".
To the victor go the spoils ... enjoy the fruits of your conquest, as I'm certain being there was quite magnificent.