14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A solitary walk in Roussillon, France

City scene on a rainy day in Roussillon, France. The buildings there are constructed from the local clay, which contains iron ochre pigment and produces a unique pastel color of the architecture. The cliffs near Roussillon are a major source of ochre pigment used for artists' paints.

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Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Roussillon, France
Copyright: © William Lutin