On my Northern India trip, I stopped by to visit the Sam Sand Dunes, which I’m told is the highlight of any Jaisalmer exploration. I stayed overnight in a camp to enjoy the special dance and music performance by Rajasthani performers. The whole experience with a bonfire during the night under the star-lit sky is simple magical. The next day I headed out to the Sam Sand Dunes for the camel. After a while, we decided to stop and chill out while waiting for the sunset. I waited until the background was clear of tourists jeep and took several shots of this moment. The look of the boy, man and camel together reminds me of something from a bygone era.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 30
Award Score: 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 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.