I was at the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar visiting the pagoda sometime in the late afternoon. There were hordes of tourists swarming the area. I decided to hang back and took my time to observe the scene. Soon enough, a group of young monks arrived and started long climb up the stairs. I took it would make a nice picture, but I don’t think I did the picture enough justice.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 13
Award Score: 68 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Bagan, Myanmar
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.