I have had some fun with this free download for HDR and tone mapping. Worth a try, and the freebie works well.
bracket your camera for 3 photos. Space your bracketing to at least one stop apart. [HDR/Generate] Upload all three into this free program [push Control/Shift to highlight the three to go in the box]. Then when it provides the weird looking photo in the workspace, go to HDR to Tone Mapping, moving the levers to suit you.