Red Porterweed by Siew Bee Lim

This is a photograph of red porterweed, with the scientific name of stachytarpheta jamaicensis. The photo seeks to showcase the color of harmony in nature. In my memory, purple porterweed is there in my village days, not the red porterweed. The flowers wither fast, with the red color faded away. It was on a cloudy morning, and the plant was in a neighborhood park.

SONY ILCE-6000 with E 18-135mm | Exposure 1/200 sec @ f/8 | Focal Length 135mm | ISO 320

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Award Date
December 12, 2018



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 15
Style 12
Skill 11

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Color Photography

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Born in 1965 in Singapore, photography was one of the old hobbies of Siew Bee Lim. Now she would like to learn it formally via Light & Composition platform as she believes it’s not too late. Since primary school she is not good in drawing; she doesn’t have artistic hand that some of her classmates have. Nonetheless, she likes reading since young, and would try to appreciate Chinese paintings. Few years after she started working as a Programmer, she took up photography as a hobby. She attended a short course which included a session in the darkroom. In those days, good photographs were dependent on good darkroom skills. It was unlikely that she spent much time in the darkroom. Hence the hobby didn’t last long then. She believes that the present learning experience has a longer way to go.

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