Capturing An Elusive Feeling: ICM with Noelle Bennett

I may be a little biased, but I believe we live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, based, as we are, on our yacht in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds. But over time, I have become aware that there is an additional dimension to this glorious place that seems to be missing in so many of the wonderful images that we see.

I couldn't quite put my finger on exactly what that missing aspect was so I set about trying to analyse this elusive ‘something’ and decided that maybe it had something to do with mood and feeling... but that was still such a nebulous concept.

One evening, I was sitting watching yet another beautiful sunset from the mooring we were on near Pickersgill Island. I reached for my camera and took yet another image of a Queen Charlotte Sound sunset, and once again was mildly disappointed by what I had produced. True enough, I had captured the fabulous colours that were there but on this occasion, the sunset had manifested itself in the most beautiful soft pink colours.

I realised i