Monks in the Market, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

I took this photo during my trip to Luang Prabang, in December 2012. In Laos you can meet Buddhist monks clothed in deep orange robes (applicable for Theravada Buddhists in South-East Asia), whereas in Myanmar they wear maroon ones. When being in Laos you can meet monks almost everywhere, also in the markets.

Monks in the Market, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5 @ 1/350 sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 138.5 mm
Monks in the Market, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 13
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 11, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Luang Prabang Suburbs, Laos

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 ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( 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.


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