Front Row Seats - a (ahem) 'mist-ery' story! by vignouse

Front Row Seats - a (ahem) 'mist-ery' story!

A week ago these two dining chairs suddenly appeared on the path around Paimpont Lake. Where they came from and why they are there is a local mystery so today's misty weather offered a fitting way to capture them.
It's bound to be a sad weepy love story...... Lovely composition.
December 12th, 2016  
Lovely enigmatic scene and capture.
As it's panto season may I say it has definitely not fallen between two stools.
December 12th, 2016  
love the comp and the sense of mystery
December 12th, 2016  
A mystery which lends itself well to the misty walking lane...great leading line and vanishing point, nice composition.
December 12th, 2016  
love the shot and the mystery, keep us posted on any developments, maybe a table will be next..fav
December 12th, 2016  
This is begging for the story to be written! Maybe you are the author? Fav, Richard. This is misterious, indeed!!
December 12th, 2016  
Eerie!
December 12th, 2016  
Ahem indeed! I'd love to know the story there!
December 12th, 2016  
Ha ha! This made me smile
December 12th, 2016  
Made me chuckle - well seen.
December 12th, 2016  
This is so evocative. Beautiful.
December 12th, 2016  
There you go - two favs in one day!
December 12th, 2016  
Intriguing. You've made the most of today's mist, for sure.
December 12th, 2016  
Beautiful
December 12th, 2016  
It's either a sad, weepy love story as Sebastian @365projectorgsebgritt has suggested or that a wife told a husband to find another place for his old favorite chairs, so he did. Your image has engaged the imagination with the possible story lines.
December 12th, 2016  
@365projectorgsebgritt @jbd1962 @bill_fe @seattlite @jack4john @jetr @aecasey @jamibann @rosiekind @dide @cathieg @graemestevens @jasperc

The story goes something like this. I took this shot on 2 December and like all of you was completely bemused by the arrival of these 2 chairs. The weather was still balmy and it's fisherman who normally frequent the bank just there. They bring folding stools, tackle, keepnets and the like. I've yet to see an angler bring a dining chair. Their rods etc. are the equivalent to our cameras, lenses etc.

I take the same shot of these chairs for several days before I meet a lady I think might know. Bingo! She saw a man unload these 2 respectable oak dining chairs and place them in the shade. Although she doesn't know this man, she knows that he's elderly and not in the best of health.

After some pondering I went to the Mairie/Town Hall and asked if anyone was looking for a pair of chairs. Rosine looked at me askance! I explained, she shrugged. The French have made shrugging an art form. It encapsulates every emotion and opinion from 'I'm from Barcelona, I know nothing' to 'I'm all right, Jacques. What do I care?'

So, almost 2 weeks later, some man and/or his wife may be wondering what happened to 2 decent chairs. Meanwhile, folk walk past them every day and no attempt has been made to steal them.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...but I have cured my compulsive photographing disorder of 2 chairs!







December 12th, 2016  
@lyndemc See above how close you were Denise ;-)
December 12th, 2016  
Makes for a wonderful shot.
December 12th, 2016  
Love the composition of the shot. From the trees that you can barely see through the mist...to the puddles...to the mysterious chairs. Well done sir!
December 13th, 2016  
Excellent photograph and background story. The gradient from the mist to the detail around and of the chairs is quite excellent.
December 13th, 2016  
HAHA! Very creative.
December 13th, 2016  
Really nice
December 13th, 2016  
the story doesn't quite solve the mystery ... but my practical side wonders how long they will stay in good condition while subjected to the lakeside climates.
December 13th, 2016  
@s4sayer thank you Margo! I feel enlightened!
December 13th, 2016  
A lovely shot of the enigmatic story. Perhaps someone just wanted some more places to sit and rest as they strolled around the lake.
December 13th, 2016  
@s4sayer a very entertaining story!
December 13th, 2016  
December 15th, 2016  
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