Thongsala Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Thongsala is the capital of Koh Phangan island. The island is famous for breathtaking sunsets, which are the main moment of the day for every inhabitant and visitor. All the activities are focused on this moment of the day when everyone is heading to the beach to watch this remarkable performance of nature. This picture is the effect of one of such photographic sessions with sunlight.

Thongsala Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 with 18-270mm | Exposure f/6.3 @ 1/250sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 254mm
Thongsala Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 02
Award Score: 62 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16.5, Style 11.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: 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 ( 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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