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By nethskie
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Imagine a colony in a Moon of a Gas Giant with rings and visible stars!

Stock Images used:

Neon Twilight (created by me) [link]

Just Another city [link] by :iconpeehs: [link] (Used with author's written permission. Thank you peehs!)

The Grudge [link] by :icondandel0: [link] (author uploaded the TGD file to share to all and i sent him a courtesy message. Thank you dandelO!)

Star Streams and the Sunflower Galaxy by NASA [link] (the one on the original image inside the zip file)

new stars based from Starfield stock by freelancah (the one on the preview) [link]

Resolution: 1280x720(HD 720p 16:9 desktop wallpaper)

Hope you'll like this

Thanks for viewing!

If you want more check my home page and browse my gallery: [link]

(Update 10/25/2010)

1. Lowered the foreground rings opacity as suggested by phoenixleo
2. Changed background stars for more space-like look
3. Lens flare on the ringed planet was removed as suggested by phoenixleo

(updated 10/21/2012)

-adjusted image sharpness
-sun enhanced
-included 2 new versions and the original modified image on a zip file for download (if you want the original image with galaxy please download the zip file)
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Scifimaster92's avatar
This image reminds me of the final scene in the 1985 New Zealand film The Quiet Earth, where the protagonist starts hallucinating Saturn rising in the sky in place of the sun.
rattus-bavariae's avatar
This monster in the sky will be the end.
KawaiiAF101's avatar
This is a future I wish to see. 
ruSnejk's avatar
Galaxy, space, perfect. I see Major Tom, Junkey ;)
Yaiden's avatar
the sky living on Titan! *-*
awesome pic! :clap:
Solid-Joe's avatar
That is one incredible view!
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bonifacio91's avatar
OMG this is so imaginative and futuristic!! Would be nice if there existed another place of residence in the depths of space... d(>w<)b
nethskie's avatar
thanks! yes it would be nice :)
phoenixleo's avatar
the dark part of the planet shouldn't be transparent as to allow another planet and the sky to be seen o_O
nethskie's avatar
what do you mean transparent? the Planet is not transparent also those clouds are not Nebula they are Noctilucent Clouds and they are blocking the view of the Planet just like how the Moon is being blocked by clouds here on Earth. take a look at this pic [link] this is the closest real life illustration i can set as an example. imagine those clouds covering the moon. i hope this solves the confusion :)
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hmm, if the clouds are blocking the planet, then wouldn't the rings be blocked by the clouds too? :) Then according to you, the planet would be at the back, the clouds at the front of it (blocking the left part of the planets as seen) and the rings in front of the clouds!

Also, what is that small circular/semi circular thing on the dark side of the large planet?
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when you check carefully the clouds are blocking the rings too it's just that the red clouds and some blue clouds are faint and the ring is brighter so it creates an illusion because the far object is brighter than the near object. for example a bright star is 1000 light years away while a dim star is only a 100 light years away the bright star will look nearer because it is brighter it creates an illusion. :)

The circular thing on the dark side of the planet is a lens flare effect :)

thanks for pointing those out i appreciate that i can explain some things about the image :D
phoenixleo's avatar
lens flare. oooh :rofl: I totally forgot that photoshop has that xD i guess you could mask that part to make it more presentable :shrug: and the rings in the foreground in low opacity =P Also, the cityscape looks in a very high contrast :paranoid:
overall i like the blue hues in it *says a blue addict*

My pleasure. Sometimes I like to get to have this type conversations :D
nethskie's avatar
comments appreciated i'll edit it shortly :)
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sorry for the delay edited as suggested :)
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CzeladniK09's avatar
i wish i could see Saturn from one of its moons :)
peehs's avatar
:highfive: cool stuff!
nethskie's avatar
thank you! you made this possible :)
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