In Solitude, by Shirren Lim

This is one of my earliest photographs. I was attending a fun fair in a park when I spotted this little girl sitting by herself and looking so lonely. Even from the back, she cut a cute figure against the green backdrop of the lake.

In Solitude, by Shirren Lim

Nikon D40x | Exposure 1/800sec @ f/5.6 | Focal Length 200mm | ISO 100 | Exposure Bias: -1/3EV
In Solitude, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 12
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: KLPAC, Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

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.


2 reviews
  1. Phani
    Phani says:

    amazing background and beautifully framed. Though the shot is so colorful, the deep and mysterious thoughts of the girl gazing at the water is perfectly brought out. The supporting text written by Simran gave another dimension to the shot. Great work by the photographer and Simran. Cheets!


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