People living on the street in the area of Bodh Gaya is a very common picture. This particular gentleman I met in the village on the way to Dungeshwari Cave, also known as Mahakala Cave, is the site where Lord Buddha was meditating and awaiting for his enlightenment. The village is located along Falgu River, 12km north of Mahabodhi Temple, where I took the photograph.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 14
Award Score: 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portrait Photography
Photograph Location: Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
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.