Generally, such wide range scenes are two separable scenes because the range of reflectivity of natural materials is no greater than that of high quality photo paper. The illumination variation from one area to another is no problem for the eye because we only see a very small area at any look point and the near instantaneous adaptability of the eye tends to dodge and burn automatically. Clouds are another matter because they can be like a frosted light bulb. I seriously doubt that Adams made very many prints of wide range scenes without dodging. Now if we wanted to go dxxxxxl, we could have an automatic dodger built into the recording device.