Pas un chat... by vignouse

Pas un chat...

... today is a public holiday in France and when a holiday falls on a Thursday, it is common for people to "faire le pont" - bridge the gap between the public holiday and the weekend by also taking the Friday off, so that they can get away for a 'long weekend'. At such times, our little village has more than its fair share of visitors and today was no exception.

Unfortunately, the afternoon and early evening were windy and rainy, discouraging many visitors from venturing out to eat. This is my preferred watering hole - butchers, bar and restaurant in one - which would normally be busy. But this evening at 10.00pm there was - as the French say - "Pas un chat"... 'not (even) a cat' to be seen in the village.
Great shot though. Fav
May 9th, 2014  
Wonderful night shot Richard. The B&W gives it a timeless feel. Fav.
May 9th, 2014  
FAV for me, love your story too! We learn so much on 365, its great!
May 9th, 2014  
Lee
Wonderful Photograph. you've made it look very inviting, rain or not!
May 9th, 2014  
How lucky are you to have this close to where you live. A beautiful image, love how the lights shine.
May 9th, 2014  
this is really good, I like the light bursts
May 9th, 2014  
Well, people would just have spoiled the shot. Has a lovely after the rain peaceful look.
May 9th, 2014  
@joansmor And I had a lovely peaceful beer in the bar after I had this 'in the bag' for today!
May 9th, 2014  
I love the black and white treatment and the detail -- I'd go out in the rain to eat there! It looks like a lovely place. Fav
May 9th, 2014  
beautiful low light shot... looks like such a lovely spot!
May 9th, 2014  
A wonderful capture. I would love to sit in one of those chairs and just breath.
May 9th, 2014  
Fav for me. I always love your stories and I bet the beer is awesome there, I can almost feel the atmosphere. Thanks for the brief 'trip'!
May 9th, 2014  
Kim
love this, might have to put it on my places to visit list
May 9th, 2014  
Neat shot!
May 9th, 2014  
Wow - this is a stunning image! So beautifully done!
May 9th, 2014  
Love the rays of the lights, the night time emptiness, your story! A fave.
May 9th, 2014  
I'm glad I found you! Better seeing these photos and reading what you say than reading my books based in France! Fav
May 9th, 2014  
Gorgeous shot, perfect lighting... fav
May 9th, 2014  
So beautiful shot in b&w!FAV*)
May 9th, 2014  
Wow, excellent shot and fabulous lighting! Looks like a lovely place to hang out! Fav
May 9th, 2014  
Really nice. Love the lights :D
May 9th, 2014  
Absolutely gorgeous night photo - Like Maggiemae, I love my little trips to France through your photos.
May 9th, 2014  
Fantastic capture and processing. In Spanish, we say "ni un perro" -not even a dog. FAV
May 9th, 2014  
Lovely atmospheric image ... looks very inviting
May 9th, 2014  
Many thanks for teaching me some more French with this! It rained in Paris too. Two bank holidays in two weeks and rain both times! I love this shot, great use of the starlight filter and very moody contrast! :) - Lucy
May 9th, 2014  
@fishers Je vous en prie, mademoiselle! No starlight filter Lucy, it's simply the effect of using a small aperture to capture a point light source - this was the effect I wanted, which is why I stopped down.
May 9th, 2014  
Nice moody capture in b & w
May 9th, 2014  
awesome shot! love it!
May 10th, 2014  
Wow! Awesome lighting and the editing is really good too
May 10th, 2014  
Congratulations on PP
May 10th, 2014  
@jocasta Thanks Joy - I'm ridiculously, pitifully grateful when I make PP ;-)
May 10th, 2014  
Beautiful night shot.................love the starlight effect.
Works well in b&w, congrats on PP.
May 12th, 2014  
Wonderful night time shot.
May 12th, 2014  
Beautiful night shot, love the lights
June 16th, 2014  
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