Siesta, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This Photo was taken in a the small village Muang Ngoi in Laos in December 2012, where I arrived by boat late in one evening. It was slowly getting dark when I was visiting the village, walking with my camera, and looking for topics for my photography. I spotted 2 girls on the bench by the local house. One of them seemed to be taken a “lazy siesta” and by presenting her stunning smile when lying on the bench gave me a wonderful occasion for freezing a great moment.

Siesta, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/500sec | ISO 800 | Focal Length 180mm
Siesta, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 19
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: Muang Ngoi | 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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