Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The picture was made in March 2012 during my Myanmar trip. This girl with painted face was spotted close to U Bein by the worlds longest teak span bridge of Amarapura near Mandalay. She was one of the kids crowded around a backpackers group before entering the bridge.

Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/350sec | ISO 400 | Focal Length 180mm
Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 16
Award Score: 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Amarapura | Myanmar

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.


1 review
  1. Tere Troya
    Tere Troya says:

    Congrats Ryszard Wierzbicki !! This photo is really amazing!
    Really shows the joy of the beauty of this face of childhood
    When you changed the ironed suit by the cargo trousers, you made an excellent choise!


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