Painted Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This picture is from the set of photos that I took on a way to Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). I was always welcomed by many children when entering to villages. People of Burma are very friendly, especially kids are very keen on posing for portraying. The girl just wanted to see her pictures I had taken after the session and we had a good fun by choosing right once and deleting these which were unsuccessful.

Painted Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5 @ 1/350sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 135mm
Painted Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 30
Award Score: 63 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Bagan Area | Myanmar (Burma)

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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