“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.

I thoroughly echoed these beautiful words from the Icelandic/Canadian photographer, Eydís S. Luna Einarsdóttir. Photos that could make me smile or cry, happy or sad, photos that could make my heart ache or soothe my weary soul, photos that could convey a melancholy feeling or celebrates excitement are what I really chase for in an image. I have mentioned many times that I love to photograph the mountain because it could project an awe-inspiring, jaw dropping with a slight melancholy effect that makes my heart ache a little bit. I love and crave to be among it. This is a collection of photos that could convey a wide array of emotions. This page will constantly be updated as I continue with my adventures and travels.

Garibaldi Lake, Vancouver
Photography As A Way For Conveying Emotions And Memories

Fully enjoying the outdoor experience is as important as creating the image. A photograph can never replace actual experience. Yet, while the memory may fail, the photograph will be a continual reminder of a cherished moment in time. I am always seeking that often-fleeting “sweet light” that washes over our glorious landscapes so eloquently; the quiet, contemplative, intimate views along a road less travelled; the unexpected appearance of an elusive and secretive creature; the fascinating patterns and minute details of Nature. – By Mike Grandmaison in the ‘Natural Reflections’ Photography Book.

Seeing this photo, I was instantly brought back and filled with emotions and memories to that moment I took this photo. I was so exhausted after the 9km hike to Garibaldi Lake and was running down as fast as my tired body allowed me to so that I could get to the car and rest. Then I saw this incredibly beautiful scene – the sun was setting down and it hit the forest bed, giving this wonderful golden glow on the whole forest. The forest bed was wonderfully lit – it looked so magically. I was overly excited when I witnessed this scene, took out my camera and just kept shooting till the sun moved away from the forest bed. In that moment, I forgot how tired and achy my body was…I was just enjoying the incredible display of nature and captured a few photos to preserve this beautiful memories.

Garibaldi Lake | Vancouver | Canada
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Mystery And Drama Of A Mountain

It was raining and therefore very cloudy when I visited Machu Picchu for the third time. Huayna Picchu was hardly visible, the clouds were so thick and it took a long time for the clouds to clear. When I noticed that the clouds have started to clear, I quickly grabbed my camera. And when the peak of Huayna Picchu was visible and the rest were still covered in clouds, I thought what a dramatic scene this is, what a shot it will be! I post-processed it black and white to emphasis the drama and mystery of the mountain, which in my opinion is quite powerfully portrayed here.

Machu Picchu | Peru
Change Your Perspective And It Will Change The Way You See Something

“The real voyage of discovery, as Marcel Proust famously said, consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes. And of course, once you have new eyes, even the old sights, even your home become something different.” – Pico Iyer.

Banff National Park | Alberta | Canada
Beauty Beneath The Fog

I recently attended some photography workshops and learned about using telephoto lens for landscape photography more extensively. The instructor was very passionate about telephoto lens and how it could give so much more uniqueness to a photo. Influenced by his teaching, I wanted to capture a photo that would resemble one captured by a telephoto lens. I do not own a telephoto lens unfortunately. This photo was framed at 70mm, the furthest my normal zoom lens could go. My focal point was the mountain beneath the fog. The surrounding trees added depth and a softer texture to the whole photo with the autumnal colors as an added bonus, which I think made it more special.

Mount Naejangsan National Park | South Korea
I love mountains

I love mountains, especially snow-capped rugged mountains like this one. There is something about mountains that races my heart and make me in awe of it. Probably it is the majesticness, the grandeur, the elegance as it stands tall and mighty. Probably it is the serenity, the peacefulness and the tranquility it manifests. The mountains require no words nor anything else, just standing tall in the wild. I love the mountains and seems to always find myself back in its presence whenever possible.

Humbolt Mountain Range | Southern Alps | New Zealand
Sunset in Lake Dunstan

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator – Mahatma Gandhi.

We were driving to Wanaka from Cromwell after photographing the same lake on the other side when the sky was painted this orange! It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen. Of course we had to stop for photographs before the sun was gone!

Lake Dunstan | South Island | New Zealand
The Twists And Turns of Life 

Life’s journey is never a straight line. It is full of twists and turns, ups and downs. But it is precisely the twists and turns, ups and downs that make life’s journey more interesting than a straight path. Just like the twists and turns on this road that lead to the top of the hill, the twists and turns in life gave variations and imposes one to slow down and enjoy the ride before it passes by.

Near Queenstown | South Island | New Zealand

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