I met this elderly woman on the side of the road when I was traveling through Flores Island, Indonesia. There weaving baskets is the main source of income for local people, who live only on fruits. Flores Island is the farthest most uncovered region of Indonesia and recognized mainly because of the ancient human known as Hobbit.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 08
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 11.5, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Flores Island, Indonesia
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.