The Balinese Ledge by Ryszard Wierzbicki

One of Bali’s most important temples where worshippers purify themselves in the temples holy water is Pura Tirta Empul. The Temple of Holy water is located about 20 km northeast of Ubud. The temples name comes from the the sacred spring that flows at the temple. Pura Tirtal Empul has shrines to honor Shiva, Vishnu, The main attraction of Pura Tirta Empul is the large rectangular pool carved of stone where twelve fountains pour the holy spring water into the koi filled waters of the pool. Worshippers from all over the island visit the temple to pray and cleanse themselves in the pool and it can get very busy around important religious holidays. One of such stone Ledge I registered with my camera lens.

Photo of the day 22102018 1n

NIKON D5000 with 35-82mm | Exposure 1/180sec @ f/6.7 | ISO 200 | Focal Length 55mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
October 22, 2018



Value 11
Clarity 11
Composition 14
Style 11
Skill 11

Award Category
Still Life Photography

Photograph Location
Pura Tirta Empul, Bali, Indonesia

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 ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( 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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