Mongolian High Country, by Shirren Lim
Mongolia in winter is desolate especially the landscape between towns. This photo was taken during one of our pit stops to stretch ourselves after many hours on the road to Murun. We saw a group of horses grazing and I decided to make a picture of the horses grazing amidst the grandeur of the mountains behind them.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 27
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 11, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Mongolia
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered
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.