Lit by the Sun

Challenge #9 in the masterpieces series. Hosted by grubybartek.
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Sometimes there are very specific light conditions: some object is lightened by the sun but there are dark clouds behind it (creating very nice background). Show us this magic moment. Lit object(-s) and dark clouds are mandatory. No blue sky shots. Please read all additional and post-processing rules.
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Empire of Lights (after René Magritte)
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I am very fond of the work of the great painter Rene Magritte, and his "L'Empire des Lumieres" inspired me to take and name this picture, where you have a dark, stormy sky on the one hand, and a very brightly lit field below, in stark contrast. Of course the fact that it was very late in the afternoon and the setting sun was very low on the horizon is what made this (unretouched and unprocessed) pic possible, with those bright, wonderful hues.
Submitted: Monday, 26th October, 2009 13:09 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 7th August, 2007
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F3.7
ISO: 100
Notes: Absolutely unretouched and unprocessed, straight out of the camera
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