When staying in Koh Phangan island, it is always a precious time you spend with local people. Staying and living close to villagers and kids gathering around gives you an essential and necessary perspective of this place. Asia and Thailand particularly is a place where people open the doors of their house and live on the edge of the street. Here they spend a majority of their time in relation with neighbors and comers. The girl who is seen in this picture was observing from behind the wall when local adult people were socializing outside their households. Characteristic Black Eyes shows her beauty and attention.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 20
Award Score: 58 (Value 10, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 10, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Thongsala, 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 (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) 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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