I'll skip the High Definition battle, 'cause I don't see any reason why someone should complain about a beautiful skyline like this. Look at the bright colors and embrace the view, the way I do. Well done..!
The camera lens is naturally going to go where there is more light thus having more focus and higher quality wherever the most light is. If the user has an expensive camera then obviously they would be able to change out the lenses and adjust the settings to get around this. With most lower end cameras everything is auto. You can adjust white balance and a few other things; thats it!
From what I can tell the user had a decent camera, but not one that would have the ability to capture everything with the same quality as it did at the bottom where there was more light.
I'm amazed by this photo and its perspective. It is perfectly centered and just the fact that someone was able to capture it is art.