Mountains in the Backyard, by Shirren Lim

I was at this point heading towards the end of my journey … cruising the trail somewhere past Xegar, Tibet , China, where I saw these buildings with the Himalayas in its backdrop. The power lines making a powerful statement amidst the grandeur of nature, I wanted to show how in this remote land, progress is slowly making its presence felt.

Mountains in the Backyard, by Shirren Lim

Nikon D7100 | Exposure 1/100 @ f16 | ISO 160 | Focal Length 60mm
Mountains in the Backyard, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 30
Award Score: 63 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Xegar, Tibet | China

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.

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