A Grey Bearded Nepali by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Portraying People in Nepal is easy. There is a one major rule to do so. be prepared to give a little tip always for the allowance of a snap shooting. The Man from the photo I met close to Pashupatinath Temple which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site, considered as one of the most important and most sacred Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, the temple was said to be built dating back 400 A.D., though no confirmed information on when it was actually built or where and how the Lord Shiva made his way to the area.
The smell of the dead body burning right across the river will make you notice. You covered your nose and blink your eyes trying to see the ritual behind the smoke now clouding the area.

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NIKON D5000 with 35-300mm| Exposure 1/1000sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 800 | Focal Length 200mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 7, 2018



Value 13
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 13

Award Category
Portrait Photography

Photograph Location
Kathmandu, Nepal

Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

Current Location
Swindon, United Kingdom




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