The Basket Weaver Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Weaving baskets is the main work in Flores Island even for the children. It is the farthest most uncovered region of Indonesia and recognized mainly because of the ancient human known as the “Hobbit”. Tourists often omit Flores because the civilization here is still untouched by technology and bit far from most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia.

The Basket Weaver Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

NIKON D40 | Exposure f/5 @ 1/100sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 44mm
The Basket Weaver Girl, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 12
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
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 ( 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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