I took this photo on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia on 31 December 2002. To this day, I feel this is the best photograph I have ever taken, mainly because everyone who sees it says it’s such a great photo. We have even had photography teachers want to use this photo in their lessons!
I keep saying that I’m not a photographer; I’m not. But I do “see” things, if that makes sense. This cottage and the foliage around it screamed, “Take a picture!” to me. And more often than not, what I see in my mind’s eye when I see these things tends to translate pretty well onto film. I just wish it’d been sunnier that day… (There was a cyclone / tropical storm in the area, which is why the weather was so grey…)
What do you think about this photo? Should I try to change the sky on it? Enhance the colours? What does it say to you?