The Girl in the Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

In November 2016, I had a chance to visit Philippines with my camera for the very first time. One of the islands on my way was Siquijor. The hospitality, goodwill of local people, amazing landscapes, and nature caused my photographic exploration a week longer than I expected. One of the places I visited pretty frequently was the Pizzeria Marco Polo owned by Luca Ranotti. This wonderful place apart from tasty Italian food, offers unforgettable sunrises and sunsets views. This girl was playing in the sunset on the sea shore, which gave me a great opportunity to use the natural sun-downing light to take few pictures … and this is the one I like most.

The Girl in the Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/6.3 @ 1/320sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 270mm
The Girl in the Sunset, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 21
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Siquijor, Philippines

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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