Slide, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
When being at Koh Phangan Island in Southern Thailand, you are permanently exposed for beautiful views, sunsets, and kitesurfing actions by the Beaches. I was invited by Peter Turowski to do few photographic sessions of his kitesurfing school activities (http://kitesurfing-kohphangan.com). I had even tried kitesurfing experience myself, but I am definitely more predestined for scuba diving. However, I did hundreds of stunning photographs and clips which show the beauty of this sport.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 30
Award Score: 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Adventure Photography
Photograph Location: Phangan Villa Beach, Thongsala, Koh Phangan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand
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.
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