One morning recently I was blessed to join two wonderful women in a morning photo shoot in fields nearby where I live. We met as the sun was rising, it feels so in tune with nature to meet around the sun rather than a time schedule.
It reminded me of times at yoga teacher training where we would each lead a sadhana and to start it would be dark and we were tired, then as movements flowed, we could see brighter and looked out of the big windows marveling at the sun.
It reminded me of sitting alone on my yoga mat watching the sun come up after yoga/mantras/prayers.
That space to just sit and breathe. And drink a cup of tea.
The photos are warm and welcoming, you wouldn’t guess our feet were frozen from the morning dew (I went home and used some rainbow wool socks my friend handmade after, oh the comfort).
The way Laura talked about her love for working with the sun afterward was INCREDIBLE. I could hear the love, patience, calling in her words, this wasn’t just another photography task – it was ALL about the sun!
As she spoke I remembered a line in Gurbani (Sikh scripture, poetry):
‘If a hundred moons shine and a thousand suns rise, without the Guru all the intense light outside of a man will not make any difference to the darkness inside’. – Guru Angad, Asa Di Vaar translation
There’s a song called A hundred moons by Teera Naam that is beautiful (I like to play it in the car, after class) and Baljinder Kaur illustrates it in her Children’s book Guru Nanak the magnificent.
I experimented with sunset photography recently with husband too as the weather is hot and the sun bright.