Ponytail, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This is another of my photos taken in Ngng Khiaw in northern Laos. When entering local villages you are always surrounded by children, especially if you have a camera, which is hardly seen in this areas. Showing the pictures just taken to the kids was a pleasure and good fun for me and also for them. Older kids are in charge to take responsibility for their younger brothers and sisters when parents are away at rice fields.

Ponytail, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/6.7 @ 1/180sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 123.4 mm
Ponytail, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 11
Award Score: 62 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Ngng Khiaw, Laos

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
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