A Shepherd Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

I took this photograph at Muang Ngoi village in Laos, when I was visiting a distanced community that could not be accessed by the regular road, back in December 2012. So, I went there with a box of sweets and school tools and entered into the village full of Kids. Many of the kids were enjoying our presence, but this girl in the photograph was watching their domestic animals around her household.

The Himalayan Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/125sec | ISO 1100 | Focal Length 200m
The Himalayan Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 17
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Muang Ngoi, Louangphrabang, Laos

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
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.

Website: http://instanttravelling.ning.com
Website: http://worldaround.co.uk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/worldaround.info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryszard.wierzbicki
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryszard1963

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