The Boatman from Pokhara, by Shirren Lim

I woke up early one morning and went down to the lake hoping to see what interesting things might come up for the day. I met this lone boatman and started chatting with him. As it dawned misty and cold, not many people yet were at the lake. I took a picture of him instead, framed by the misty mountains and boats.

The Boatman from Pokhara, by Shirren Lim

Nikon D40X | Exposure 1/40sec @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 32mm
The Boatman from Pokhara, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 17
Award Score: 67.5 (Value 11.5, Clarity 11.5, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Pokhara, Nepal

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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