Innocent Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The photograph was taken in Pune, India in July 2011. I spoted a group of Muslim girls on the street when going and laughing. When the girl noticed my camera focused on her she gave me an innocent smile.

Innocent Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/4sec | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 200mm
Innocent Smile, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 30
Award Score: 57 (Value 11, Clarity 10.5, Composition 14, Style 11, Skill 10.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Pune, Maharashtra | 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 ( 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. He is now self-employed as a Taxi Driver, happily divorced, and no kids.

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