When being in Beijing I had problems with my vegetarian eating habits and communication in English. I was forced to use help of the reception girl who directed me to the opposite restaurant with no meat meals available. Fortunately, I met there a student of English, who helped me to order a soup… and the kid from this picture greeted me with the victory sign in the doorway when leaving the place with parents.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 27
Award Score: 63 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 10.5, Skill 10.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Restaurant oppisite 161 Wangfujing Hotel, Beijing, China
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.