I didn't actually post directly to Facebook from my phone because I though it was such a lovely scene that it deserved the justice of 12 megapixels (hahahaha - I know, you're thinking "my Windows phone has more megapixels than that...like 4 times more!" Whatever, it's the optics and the lens (and the photographer) that matter more than the megapixels once you get to a certain threshold, or at least that's what I'll keep telling myself).
So here they are, stitched and edited in Windows Live Photo Gallery (I know, I know, you're laughing again, I don't have Photoshop, but it just goes to show, there are inexpensive ways to
Here is the best photo with the DSLR (four images stitched together, no editing on the colors/exposure):
Here is the same image with "auto adjust" in my fancy program (I tend to think this one was the closest to reality):
This one is my iPhone panorama with no editing (colors are much warmer than the DSLR photos):
Here is the iPhone image with auto adjust in Windows again:
And since that one seemed a little too blue, I manually adjusted the colors, exposure, and shadows and came up with what I thought was closer to the scene in real life:
I still think the closest likeness is probably the DSLR image with auto adjust. But like I said, now I'm not so sure what it looked like in real life. And, colors and lighting change so quickly during a sunrise and sunset that each photo won't necessarily look like the ones before and after. What do you think?