Koh Phangan Island is a Dreamland for Water Sports admirers. One of the most popular activity is Kitesurfing. I had a privilege and pleasure to be a guest of the Kitesurf Asia Koh Phangan (KSA) – Kitespot (http://kitesurfing-kohphangan.com) owned by Peter Turowski. During my stay, I succeeded to make few photo sessions with Guru Kite Surfers by the Phangan Villa Beach and one of the bravest was Aristodimo Michelinaki, who is on this photography. Thank You for the spectacular performance, Brother! There was a great experience for me as a photographer to do the shooting when standing in water with my camera and waiting for the perfect exposure.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 10
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Adventure Photography
Photograph Location: Phangan Villa Beach, Thongsala, Koh Phangan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand
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.