So I found out that processing the original image revealed a potential that I had overlooked in the first processing that was limited by the dead weight of the bad image!
So, to make a long story almost short, this processing isn't affected by the noisy area in the upper right corner (as correctly pointed out by the eagle-eyed Wes) and is less flat as I added a little more micro-contrast (blessed PS curves!).
Hope you like it more than the previous: I do
The posted image is only 70% size and 50% quality. Full size and quality here: http://www.amun-ra.o...012_Ha019_1.jpg