Curiosity, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This Photo was made during my lonesome trip by a boat to the small village near Ngong Khiew in Laos. I purchased sweets for the Kids and being guided by a local teenage boy from the village I succeeded to meet a lot of attention of local community and took a chance of making few great pictures. The Girl was very shy, was hiding behind her mom’s legs … but was curious at the same time seeing an unknown stranger.

Curiosity, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/500sec | ISO 280 | Focal Length 135mm
Curiosity, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 29
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Nong Khiew area | Laos

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
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 ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( 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.


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