Paper Lantern, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

When visiting Beijing in December 2016, I experienced some of China’s best martial arts on this 3 hour evening ‘The Legend of Kung Fu’ at Beijing’s Red Theater. I watched there top Kung Fu practitioners, acrobats, and dancers use precision artistry and skills to tell the story of a boy dreaming of becoming a Kung Fu master. The theater hall was decorated with traditional Chinese paper lanterns as the one shown in the photography.

Paper Lantern, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 with 18-270mm | Exposure ƒ/5.6 @ 1/15sec | Focal Length 77.7 mm | ISO 1600
Paper Lantern, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 14
Award Score: 62 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 15, Style 10.5, Skill 10.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Red Theater, Beijing, China

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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