Tucked amongst the trees by the ocean, “The Shack” sums up the essence of the Cocos Islands for me. A hut for surfers, a deck chair in the shade, warm breeze, driftwood, surf and sand between my toes. Well maybe a few mozzies too! Here exists a culture hard to find elsewhere; one of respect, where you can leave your surfboard and towel and come back to it a day later, a month later.

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  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 6 years ago

    That is so good, what a great technique.

  • Thank you very much Murray :)

    – Louise Cooke

  • RanyLutz
    RanyLutzover 6 years ago

    I love the style! So impressionistic. And a great choice of the simple little scene…..beckoning us to come sit and enjoy the water. Lovely wall art Louise!!!!!

  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkover 6 years ago

    Yes, very painterly, wonderful primary colors and the interesting blossom-like texture as if the air were filled with flowers; what a place. So glad you’re showing more of the Cocos Islands. When I first saw your earlier photographs, shoreline you’d eplored by canoe, I decided, okay that’s for me. It does seems so idyllic, so perfect in every way. This is a splendid nest.

  • abefleur
    abefleurover 6 years ago

    love the colours – so bright and sunny – it’s one of those images that makes me want to be in it. I love the textures too – really does have that painterly feel. Love it when you post work Louise :)

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful Louise!!

  • AndrewDavollImages
    AndrewDavollImagesover 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful. A stunning image.

  • alistair mcbride
    alistair mcbrideover 6 years ago

    Brilliant colours Louise! and stunning well done.

  • Elana Halvorson
    Elana Halvorsonover 6 years ago

    beautifull Louise

  • Zsuzsa Korody
    Zsuzsa Korodyover 6 years ago

    Louise, this is amazing!!! What technique is it??? Looks fantastic!! Brilliant job! Congrats!

  • Hello Zsuzsa, sorry just noticed your question! I photographed a piece of driftwood and blended it with the deck chair image, which has created the mottled effect.
    Thank you for your kind words, really appreciated :)

    – Louise Cooke

  • Vansk
    Vanskover 6 years ago

    a beautiful scene drizzled in magical light…

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