This image really makes me feel like I was there. Well done.
But, that is an interesting thing about some photographs. We look through them as is they were a window. I am not really looking at the piece of art, I am looking through it. At least for me, that is not true in any other art form- I never look at a painting (even the realistic paintings) and think I am looking at a window, not an art piece.
I find that interesting. Is it a good or bad thing, no. Just something I think about when I have nothing else to think about.