is it wrong to manipulate? I'm not sure why it would be? everyone else seems to be doing it.
There was an amazing sky today at lunch, so I took a panoramic of it. Then I roughly placed it into an image of mine that had ample headroom and I must admit that I like the outcome. I love the "ultra" real or 3d-like quality it adds to the image. Plus, I took both photographs, so I don't feel bad about a fake final scene. Bear in mind, this was roughly put into position...the proportion and angle and stitching would need refinement of course, but you get the gist of it.