Floating villages areas around Siem Reap are the poorest places in Cambodia. They are not very popular among tourists to visit. However, the boat trips to the buffer Areas of “No Mans Land” where illegal Vietnamese Refugees are most attactive. It is silently accepted by Cambodian government to stay on water area. A pocket full of sweets for kids could open local people’s hearts and allow you to capture stunning images.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 20
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Around Siem Reap, Cambodia
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.
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