Dungarvan Bay

This photo of Dungarvan Bay on the south coast of Ireland was taken during March 2008. It is the result of processing 4 images separately and then stitching them together. Due to a lack of time, and the prevailing weather conditions, the original images were not taken in a way conducive to stitching them together i.e. no tripod, no grad filters, auto white balance, camera on aperture priority. It is therefore surprising to me that the 4 individual images have joined together quite well.
The technical information is as follows.
Camera - Canon EOS 30D
Shutter speed - 1/25
Aperture - f18.0
Lens - Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0 L USM
Focal Length 70mm
ISO 100
Filters - Polarising