scenes like this won’t benefit from HDR
scenes like this may be made with 1 exposure but benefit from more
scenes like this require HDR
How many exposures do you need for HDR images?
It depends on the contrast ratio of the scene you’re photographing.
And, it depends on how many corners you’re willing to cut.
There is a case to be made for rendering all images with bracketed exposures. If the best data in a file is in the top stop of the dynamic range of a camera, then making one exposure per stop of dynamic range in the scene, each weighted to the top stop pf the camera (ETTR), will give you ideal data in every stop of the rendered scene, once the exposures are merged. So, ideally, you’d make one exposure per stop of dynamic range in the scene. In your first exposure place the shadows in the top stop of the histogram (to the right), without clipping. Then in subsequent exposures reduce exposure in one stop increments, making a new exposure each time, until the highlights are placed in the top stop without any clipping. Then stop.