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It must be lunchtime

By ChrisOs
Another quiet corner of Perouge. Anyone who has ever been in rural France around lunchtime, broadly 12 noon 'til 3pm or so, will know the feeling. It's a bit like the Marie Celeste, apart from Cafes and Restaurants, there's just nobody visible, not even a cat or a dog.
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Tags: France Street Architecture Shutters Lunchtime Perouges Landscape and travel

Voters: Chant57, wmccartney, user_absconded and 27 more

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Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 7:36AM
Am thoroughly enjoying this series of Perouges shots. This is another good one, the exposure is very good retaining detail in the shadows under harsh lighting conditions. Masses of texture and detail, and I love the splashes of colour afforded by the flowers and terracotta plant pots. A lovely image.
C
Edit - a must view large to fully appreciate all the intricate details of this fine image.

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2 Aug 2006 7:49AM
Evokes summer in France. Lovely composition.

Billy
2 Aug 2006 8:04AM
Very well controlled exposure and the large version does need to be looked at. Very attractive image.
The Marie Celeste effect is even worse in Crete villages at the moment - goes on from about one 'til seven - makes me want to scream! Smile
jeannie 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 8:26AM
Lovely!!! So tranquil and even some of the towns are like this at lunchtime!!
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 9:32AM
beautiful shot Chris, real quality postcard shot


click
shane
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
2 Aug 2006 10:27AM
A lovely scene of rural France-looks idyllic to me! I like all the different textures in this shot, the cobbled path, the rendered walls and the wooden shutters. The little splashes of red from the flowers finish it perfectly.

Sez Smile
tull 13 181 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 10:39AM
Love the light and shade Chris with great tones and the green from the ivy breaks up the scene nicely.

Mark.
itinerario 13 42 Netherlands
2 Aug 2006 10:54AM
I love rural France and this brings back happy memories. Well captured.
Saskia
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
2 Aug 2006 2:17PM
Another lovely rural image.

Ken
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
2 Aug 2006 3:22PM
Beautiful photo! I like your crop.Nice colours!

GregorP
vismaya 11 Ireland
2 Aug 2006 6:24PM
Nice light, shadows and textures!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Aug 2006 8:02PM
Tres bien, an excellent image of rural France
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 8:34PM
Beautiful shadows and textures,lovely composition and colours.
mrsdaffy 10 16
2 Aug 2006 10:38PM
I'm really enjoying this series Chris...


Mags Smile
billbris 11 3
3 Aug 2006 12:36AM
Marvelous image - evokes your description perfectly!

Bill
A_Harrison 11 260 Canada
3 Aug 2006 3:27AM
Another very nice posycardish image.

Don't take the postcard part as a bad thing.

Allan
AlanBW 10 20 England
3 Aug 2006 6:05AM
Beautiful image of rural France
ChrisOs 11 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 7:08AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Glad you enjoyed it.
Chris
sputnki 12 10 Canada
3 Aug 2006 10:02AM
Yum, takes me back to Clermont.

Doug
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 1:50PM
Really eye pleasing atmostpheric image chris!
4 Sep 2006 8:06PM
Another interesting shot. Well done!
Vee_Enn 11 100 England
6 Dec 2006 10:19AM
Have a 30th click! Lovely postcard like feel to this. I want to be there!

Well done
Vince

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