Photographing Monk, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The picture was taken in October 2013, in Pokhara, Nepal. I saw these Buddhist monks were taking pictures of themselves by the lakeside, at the bottom of Himalayan trekking trails. This famous picturesque place in Pokhara is a destination point of many travellers and tourists visiting Nepal.

Bearer, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm | Exposure f/5.3 @ 1/90sec | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 62mm
Bearer, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 10
Award Score: 61 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Pokhara | Nepal

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.

Website: http://instanttravelling.ning.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryszard.wierzbicki
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryszard1963

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