Palms at Night, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The fire places on the beach cause you to notice this remarkable play of shadows and lights around you. This night impressions on the Baan Tai beach with my Koh Phangan friends that I will remember for a long time. The picturesque beach is located close to the Mac Bays Resort and a former One 2 Dive diving center. You can see here Kiters being pulled by their kites across the bay, overlooking the Koh Samui in front, and the coconuts collectors, who use monkeys for picking up nuts.

Palms at Night, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/3.5 @ 2sec | ISO 1600 | Focal Length 20mm
Palms at Night, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 10
Award Score: 58 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Baan Tai Beach, Koh Phangan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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