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Haustor by BorisMrdja Haustor by BorisMrdja
Composite image
out of 3 exposures
sky, moon and buildings
Windows lit from inside using flash with different color gels

Thank you all for your comments and favs
with huge thanks to ^MC-Frizzle for featuring my second DD

I'll try to answer to as many questions you asked here as I can:

Making of "Haustor"
pronounced: /ˈhaʊs.tor/ ;)
in Serbian and Croatian language its a slang for building entrance

I was helping my friend [link] to make his stunning image Escape from the city [link]

Once we where done. I tried to make an urban stratrail image on the same location by stacking multiple exposures.

unfortunately bad atmospheric conditions combined with light polluted sky delivered sad result with only single star bright enough to create nice trail in the sky.
Result you can see here: [link]

Its stack out of 4 (10min)exposures during one windows where lit from from inside with multiple flashes form Canon 58EXII flash using a different color gel for each store.
During second exposure outside of the building was slightly lit with LED from my mobile phone(bluish shadows of terrace)
Third was the same but without any intervention.
and finally for the fourth I opened the aperture a bit to let more ambient light in.

In post processing after I exhausted all possibilities of photoshop to extract more starlight from the original image. I decided to try making composite.

I took a piece of sky from my image "Space truckers" [link]
5DmkII/15mm fisheye/30sec/f2,8/iso4000
Masked the sky from original image and blended them together.

Result was still lacking that Wow punch(to justify making a composite in my eyes) so next step was adding moon from one of many simple moon exposures that I had in my Lightroom library.

After that only thing left was adding several transparent/white circular gradients to simulate moon shine on the sky blending it all together and finishing PP.

P.S. Taken in Belgrade city center, one cold November night
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Given 2011-11-16
Haustor by ~BorisMrdja ( Featured by itsfrits )
:iconlittlevillagewolf:
littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah that's amazing!!
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:iconalexandriadior:
AlexandriaDior Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has been featured here: [link]
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:icondigitalarts65:
digitalarts65 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
masterpiece!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconargolith:
Argolith Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing composition and colors. By the way, in German the word Haustor is the proper word (not a slang expression) for building entrance. I didn't know that it was in Serbian and Croatian.
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,
This picture has been featured in Wonderful World V
I hope you give it a look :heart:
Thanks
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:iconjan-k-fotografie:
Jan-K-Fotografie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot! Very impressive and a brilliant perspective!
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! 8D
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You DD was well earned and you are so talented and created a wonderful work of art! Congratulations!!
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:icontheblackpancake:
TheBlackPancake Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture.
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:iconambou:
ambou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
wow... masterpiece!
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:iconmistytableau:
MistyTableau Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Photographer
Hi!.. :aww:
Featured here : [link]
:iconblackheartplz:
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:iconkevinburris:
KevinBurris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
way beyond photography... I'm stunned.
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:iconmonaparvin:
MonaParvin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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:icongosnay:
gosnay Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow! well done :clap: worth every effort!
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:iconbreathinfreedom:
breathinfreedom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really amazing picture with all the details, the moon, the night, the fabolous perspective :)
Congrats ^^
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:iconleoniezurakowsky:
LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
I adore it! :D
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:iconiennisita:
iennisita Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just :heart: the perspective. Wonderful, great work.
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:iconxtreamcrazy:
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The perspective is simply amazing. And the mood is peaceful, yet the content is busy. Fantastic!
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:icontrinacobrajet:
trinacobrajet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh, how I love shots like this. beautiful.
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:iconblessa22:
blessa22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Great technique
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:iconsabinerich:
Sabinerich Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow Great shot! I just love it! :) Makes one feel like they are lying there looking up.
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:iconsnuffles379:
Snuffles379 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Not only is this a brilliant piece but I have to say thanks so much for explaining your process in the description! It's great to have a featured artist go into detail and answer questions, I'm always surprised how rarely it happens.

Once again really successful composition and piece!
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:iconideoteqa:
ideoteqa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I second that, BRAVO. It's such a beautiful picture. Out of this world.
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:iconandremirandarosa:
andremirandarosa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!!
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning view.
:love:
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Nice. Congratulations on DD.
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:iconxxandyxxxlamxx:
xXAndyXxXLamXx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
wicked capture!
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:iconn1cn4c:
N1cn4c Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very, very good!
P.S. Haustor in German means exactly the same :D
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:iconmatrixed007:
Matrixed007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutly stunning!
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:icondragonflame15:
dragonflame15 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool view!!! the angle of the photo reminds me of the matrix ^^
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:iconuglybug:
uglybug Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Absolutely amazing!!
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:iconowenblacker:
owenblacker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Wow. That's a truly beautiful composite.
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:iconzee63:
Zee63 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my neck's cramping because of the feeling of looking up so hard :O_o:
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:iconpseftis:
Pseftis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this shot. The colors are amazing, and this moon in the sky...
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DismayedSense Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the best photo I've seen on dA so far. I love how the colors blend so nicely together.

Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconflyffel:
Flyffel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student
Making of "Haustror" <- spelling mistake, you wrote "haustRor". ;P

Awsome picture!
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:iconborismrdja:
BorisMrdja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks man :)
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:iconoriginalvillain:
OriginalVillain Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Blows my mind--so gorgeous, dizzying. Incredible perspective, intense colors!
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Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
NICE! Brilliant shot of the moon and the stars through the city buildings! Excellent!
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:iconjohnvichlenski:
JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful angle and I love that starry sky!
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inuyasha1111 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it <3
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KatyaBelka Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
OMG, itīs so beautiful, reminds me so much of what I always see on my street, though, actually itīs all about my imagination, not the street, unfortunately.
This piece is awesome! ^^
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CherryChrisyPop Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow thats soooo flippen cool! XD
great job!
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UnseenAlice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What CITY is this~~! D8
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:iconpiptheghost:
piptheghost Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student
the city is Belgrade.
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:iconunseenalice:
UnseenAlice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
prolly stupid question, but country? ><
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:iconpiptheghost:
piptheghost Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student
The city is in Serbia C:
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:iconunseenalice:
UnseenAlice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke~~ <3
That's so cool!! It's very beautiful, too <3
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g-a-m Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
:clap:
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TobiusMcKenzie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! So vibrant! The perspective is fantastic too!
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Nov 5, 2011, 3:06:47 AM
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