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Glow by KirilVarbanov

It’s not really an art, unless it has the potential to turn into a disaster. That’s what I told myself when re-touching this one.
Long story short, I went out to test my new tripod and filters, and stumbled upon this office building which had pretty dramatic sunset rays on it. The original photo has nothing to do with the final result and felt very rewarded, as there are parts of it which are completed painted from scratch. The whole post-processing took about 6 hours.
I’m definitely getting this one printed.

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Golden Domes by mirosu

Golden domes of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.
The cathedral was named after Alexander Nevski, a Russian Tsar who saved Russia from invading Swedish troops in 1240.
The cathedral was built in the Neo Byzantine style between 1904 and 1912 in memory of the 200,000 Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Bulgarian soldiers, who died in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878. It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.
The spectacular external golden domes are covered in gold leaf, donated by Russia in 1960 and have recently been regilded.

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