A Nepalese Novice Monk by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Buddhist Temples in Kathmandu are not as big as Hindu once. However you can find them mainly in Thamel area. Novice Monks are responsible for simple daily basis work in Monasteries attached to the Temples. The one I photographed was given me a guide tour assistance around the Buddhist places of Thamel.

NIKON D5000 with 35-187mm| Exposure 1/90sec @ f/6.0 | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 125mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 9, 2018



Value 12
Clarity 11
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 12

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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