I took a shot and tried to photoshop a new sky in..help needed plz

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  1. RL.

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    I fairly new to photography/photoshop..the method I used to photoshop the sky in was to open both pics in photoshop cs3, and clicked and dragged the sky layer onto the lake layer. Then I double licked the new layer and moved the slider but the transition between the sky and buildings looks unnatural, how can I make it look nice!? Help would be very appreciated.

    here is the original:
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    after:
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    I can't help you with any photoshop tips, but I think it will never look truly natural. The shadows and reflections do not agree with each other. The light and shadows on the buildings have a whole different direction then you would expect with this sky.

    Why would you want to redo the sky? Was the original so bad??
     
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    getting these elements to match up in a believable photo is not easy to do.
     
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    Just show the original and the people will tell you what to do.
     
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    original post is updated with original image..
     
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    lol I think it looks pretty cool but who am I? :) I do see a lot of "artifacting" around the buildings but...
     
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    Isn't this kind of thing what HDR is for? Merging multiple exposures so that you get the sky and the ground? Photoshop can do it automatically too..
     

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