I was on a group tour to Mt Bromo to witness the Aquarid Meteor shower. I remember we spent the whole day waiting to see nature’s beauty. It was my first time photographing the milky way. I learnt a lot from this trip and treasure the entire experience spent in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 25
Award Score: 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia
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.