Incredible India has always been on my bucket list for ever so long. Finally I made the trip to explore Northern India in late 2018 to early 2019. One of the highlights of my trip was to visit the majestic Taj Mahal at Agra. We went to queue up at the gates very early in the morning to get a head start into the gates. The day started cold and misty and lent a magical atmosphere. Inside this doorway, I waited for this moment before taking the shot.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 06
Award Score: 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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.