This photo of the rising moon upon the Pha That Luang was taken during the last day of a local festival in Vientiane, Laos. The moon was ideally corresponding with the golden lights of the stupa.
Technical Info: Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/4.8 @ 1/30sec | ISO 1000 | Focal Length 125mm
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 01
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered Photographer
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.