This is my most favorite stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. This Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath simply dominates the skyline. I could spend an entire day wandering around this place. This photo was taken back in 2009 before the earthquake and remains one of my favorite photo of my time spent there.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 21
Award Score: 67 (Value 11.5, Clarity 11.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Boudhanath, Kathmandu, 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.