Shot this from the Mt Penanjakan viewpoint while visiting Mt Bromo – Semeru National Park in Indoneisa. While everyone was trying to take pictures of Mt Bromo, I decided to scout around for other areas of opportunity and spotted this town being covered with traveling mist. It looks so mystical, I had to capture it.
Technical Info: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-200mm | ISO 200 | Exposure 1/160sec @ f/9 | Focal length 170mm
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 31
Award Score: 72 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18.5, Style 13.5, Skill 14)
Title of the photograph: Mist over the Valley
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Mt Penanjakan viewpoint, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java | Indonesia
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered Photographer
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. To her, the expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so uncovered in their sincerity. With her photo-taking, she tries and does justice to capture humanity in its many forms. Shirren’s work has been described as intense and earthy with her simple composition cutting to the heart of the subject matter. As a child, she had flipped through many of her father’s National Geographic magazines, but it was Steve McCurry’s 1984 “Afghan Girl” that she recall two decades later. That is what she wants to do with her life. She believes, someday, she can able to capture that one moment that could change the world. Her work has appeared in several web and printed magazines.