Standing Tall, by Shirren Lim

I shot this while visiting the Trashichho Dzong, the main Government Secretariat in Thimphu, Bhutan. I remember I was looking at the building structure in awe, as they were huge. So I asked my travel guide to stand at the steps as a comparison to how huge the structure is compared to man.

Standing Tall, by Shirren Lim

iPhone 4S | Exposure 1/60 @ f/2.4 | Focal Length 4.3mm | ISO 50
Standing Tall, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 01
Award Score: 66 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Thimphu | Bhutan

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.


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