I am not an early morning person. I am more of a 7am wake up, very slow moving to get ready, have my coffee in peace while checking the news kind of person. My ideal start to the day is 8am…so to get up early enough for a sunrise shoot has always been a challenge. It is probably why I joined a photography tour so as to force myself to get up early!
“As soon as I take out my camera I find that stillness within, that deep sense of peace that I crave every day. I get lost in such a beautiful way that it’s hard to describe; it’s as though I find a piece of me that I had lost without really knowing that I lost it. As I sit quietly looking through the viewfinder, my senses become heightened. The smell of the earth makes me feel grounded; the sound of waves crashing or grass rustling in the wind or the bleating of a lone sheep in the distance makes me feel so alive; and the vastness of what I see makes me feel expansive. This is what it is like to be in the Now, which is really just to be still in mind and body. My photographs come from a place of emotion. They are not an attempt to capture the perfect image, but to capture the feeling I experience as I witness the things in front of me.” – Eydís S. Luna Einarsdóttir. Read more