I took this photo in December, 2012 during my tour around North Laos, in a distanced village from Ngong Khiew. This photo always reminds me about my father words when I was a kid: “In your age as a kid we had no other toys except circles run by a stick. So you can’t complain”… And from the perspective of time I have to admit my father was right.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 15
Award Score: 61 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Street Photography
Photograph Location: Ngong Khiew | 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 (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.