Artist's Impression

When it blows moderately, the southerly wind behaves just like an impressionist artist: it borrows from the setting Sun this wide array of colors ranging from pale yellow to orange-red, then deposites them in small contrasted touches on nebulosities that it has previously disseminated. There follows this striking, this flamboyant show pictured from the medieval village of Puycelsi located at the edge of the Gresigne forest in Tarn. In the past, several painters have echoed spectacular sunsets. Such as William Turner (1775-1851), considered as the British lightpainter. A recent study showed that the glowing tones used by Turner are particularly revealing of the ash and the gases emitted during the three major volcanic eruptions (in Indonesia in 1815, in the Philippines in 1831 and in Nicaragua in 1835) of which he was contemporaneous. Thus, the colors of the twilight sky actually reflect the composition of the Earth's atmosphere ...

Artist's Impression


Information relating to this photography:
  • Photographic conditions : Fuji X-E2 + Fujinon Lens XF 35mm F1.4 R - F/16 - 1/60 second - ISO 200
  • Processing tool of the photography : RAW file converter EX powered by Silkypix 3.2.19.0
  • Optimization of displaying colors on screen : Firefox 30.0 + Module Color Management 0.5.3
Mots-clés : Sunset, Puycelsi, Tarn, Autan wind, impressionist artist, William Turner, light painter, colors, composition of the atmosphere