Sun Protected, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

While doing a sightseeing tour around Luang Prabang, Laos in December 2012, I decided to go to Pak Ou Buddha caves by boat. I met this beautiful little model girl at the opposite shore of the river. She was playing in the sand and wearing this large hat. Seeing me she posed for few lovely shots.

Sun Protected, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 | Exposure f/8 @ 1/250sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 112m
Sun Protected, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 04
Award Score: 61 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 15, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Louangphrabang, Laos

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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