I remember the day I took this photograph. I woke up really early hoping to do some sunrise shots at this jetty. Only to find that the day started muggy, with low hanging rain clouds. I took stock of the morning and decided to go for a black and white time-lapse rendition of this jetty instead. Its funny how sometimes we are so adamant to achieve certain images we have in our head; only to end up with something else completely different….
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 03
Award Score: 68.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Penang, 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.