One of the photos above was made with my Canon 5DmII, with a 17-40 “L” series lens. The other was made moments later, with my iPhone 4s.
Both photos got some color correction in Photoshop as well as perspective correction, and the iPhone version got some noise reduction courtesy of Nik Dfine. Nothing else was done – no HDR, no toning, nothing.
The lesson here is that really good light trumps pretty much everything else. As photographers, we need to hone our ability to “see” good light. When it’s there, you go with it. When it’s not, you make it.
Can you tell which is which? Click the image to see a bigger version. Answer on Friday.