Two Ponytails, by Shirren Lim

It had been a long and exciting journey. We reached the Camel Festivities in Bulgan, Omnogovi, sometimes in the afternoon. The day had started out bright and clear and now seems slightly overcast. We had an exciting time chasing angles of the camel parade. Things quietened down quickly then, as the camel competition participants had gone off to prepare for the next day’s race. I was walking around looking for a subject when I saw this little girl with her two ponytails.

Two Ponytails, by Shirren Lim

Nkon D810 | Exposure ƒ/4.0 @ 1/100sec | Focal Length 86.0 mm | ISO 64
Two Ponytails, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 04
Award Score: 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Bulgan, 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.


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