Greeting Visitor, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This picture is from the set of photos that I took in the area of Siem Reap, Cambodia during my motorbike round trip through local villages in August 2014. The most inspiring moments are meeting children when passing by schools. An unknown Big White Man with a camera focuses interest and attention. Making a photography of children is a big challenge for a travel photographer, which means you have to be friendly, funny, creative, patient, and have sweets to distribute for hundreds. But taking photos are really worth of such an investment.

A Road by the Rice Field, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 18-270mm | Exposure f/6.3 @ 1/500sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 220mm
A Road by the Rice Field, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 23
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Siem Reap Area, Cambodia

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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