That day, we woke up to a freezing morning all geared up to begin the horseback ride up the mountain at Modon Hoshoo, Saksai Village in Western Mongolia. It was about an hour’s worth of horseback riding. By that time, I could hardly feel my hands and feet. As soon as we arrived, we went straight for a hot cup of coffee toward the hands that were nicely provided by our tour guide. In that moment, I surveyed the landscape and took this photo. I love how the white horse act as a foreground to the way the landscape meanders in the background.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 10
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Modon Hoshoo, Saksai Village, Western Mongolia
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.