Trapped in a Box, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This time took a local guide, a veteran of a secret war of Laos, from the small town Muang Ngoi in the mountain area in the Northern and asked him to take me to next village up the Nam Ou river. I purchased some school materials and sweet. Being armed with my camera and few gift for Kids I entered into the village … and one of the first thing I spotted were Kids sitting in the boxes in the middle of a central road going through the village. It was a great moment to shoot a Photo.

Trapped in a Box, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/125sec | ISO 280 | Focal Length 120mm
Trapped in a Box, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 06
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Muang Ngoi | 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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