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ENGULFED BY THE CLOUDS OF ILLITRACY

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
ENGULFED BY THE CLOUDS OF   ILLITERACY
ENGULFED BY THE CLOUDS OF ILLITERACY
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Paul E. Earl
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    Another one of your fine people photos!! I love how you compose these shots. They are so full of mood!!


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9/5/2005 12:46:28 AM

 
S  J
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A WINNER in my view, Rakesh!!! Oh I just love the lighting on this outstanding capture!!!! Wow!!!!


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9/5/2005 12:48:32 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Wonderful work again, Rakesh!! You're a master at this!! Love it!


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9/5/2005 12:52:17 AM

 
Paul Sikora  

Rakesh, don't you get tired of producing these exquisite images each and every day. Just when I think you have reached the apex you come up with something better.


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9/5/2005 1:00:58 AM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Excellent capture, Rakesh! Have you ever thought of a career as a photojournalist??


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9/5/2005 1:42:11 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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The lighting is so amazing in this fantastic image, Rakesh. What a gift you have...


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9/5/2005 2:39:57 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Great shadowplay and arrangement. Very moody.


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9/5/2005 3:21:07 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Compelling and deeply meaningful photo, Rakesh! Sensational monthly theme photo!

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9/5/2005 3:25:05 AM

 
Paul Michko
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I love how this shot tells a story, Rakesh. Terrific job.


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9/5/2005 3:31:12 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Outstanding!!


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9/5/2005 3:38:25 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Rakesh

Love your people images. This is wonderful. Nice detail and love the mood to the shot. Kerby


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9/5/2005 3:48:22 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Excellent Rakesh!


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9/5/2005 3:49:21 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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This is an excellent capture!


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9/5/2005 4:08:14 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Very dramatic shot Rakesh, amazing composition, it actually looks like a secret arms deal!!! LOL!!!


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9/5/2005 4:35:53 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Terrific Rakesh! And a very clever title
Ann


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9/5/2005 4:43:25 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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This is magnificent, Rakesh. Very moving!


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9/5/2005 5:00:13 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful shot Rakesh, Great composition and lighting!! =)


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9/5/2005 5:08:57 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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Beautiful shot. There is so much to read into this. I love the glow of the paper, which help emphasize your title.


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9/5/2005 5:41:03 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much dear friends for your encouraging comments!


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9/5/2005 5:52:08 AM

 
Joy Rector
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wonderful shot


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9/5/2005 5:58:13 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow Rakesh, love the silhouetting and lighting! Very powerful image.


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9/5/2005 6:00:11 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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This is nothing short of fantastic!!! Your pictures invite me to study them. You combine such great lighting, composition, and framing, with such awesome subject matter. Your work really inspires me!!!


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9/5/2005 6:16:28 AM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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wow, this is an amazing shot!


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9/5/2005 6:24:18 AM

 
Anderson D. Co
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Very beautiful lighting captured and also the mood is very nice.


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9/5/2005 6:31:24 AM

 
Brian Cassar
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Wonderful work of art Rakesh. Outstanding lighting and perfect mood capture. Keep shooting this type of images rakesh. Well done again!


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9/5/2005 6:53:25 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Great lighting Rakesh, I love the way these people images tell a story.


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9/5/2005 7:03:37 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Strong composition and amazing camera work.


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9/5/2005 7:57:11 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Another fantastic image, Rakesh - love it!


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9/5/2005 8:00:12 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome image!


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9/5/2005 8:11:58 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Oh my Gosh Rakesh!! What a story you are telling! Amazing light and feeling!


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9/5/2005 8:30:36 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Super! Love the whole picture, story and lighting~ :)


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9/5/2005 9:47:25 AM

 
Janet Williams
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This is just breathtaking Rakesh! I don't know how you do it. Can't finds words to do this justice - it is just amazing in every way!


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9/5/2005 11:27:30 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous image, excellent composition, Rakesh!


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9/5/2005 12:31:29 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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This is another great candid with a story Rakesh!!!


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9/5/2005 12:58:41 PM

 
Opal Cross
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I love the way you bring these people into your photo, instead of them bringing the photo, if you know what I mean. What a capture.


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9/5/2005 1:38:17 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Love the mood, & lighting in this shot Rakesh!


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9/6/2005 5:33:16 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Wonderful story-telling shot!


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9/6/2005 7:14:24 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you very much friends, For your kind remarks!


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9/6/2005 9:11:06 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Your photos are so provacative and meaningful! Another well-done job of telling us your story!


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9/6/2005 11:37:20 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Very striking story-telling image, Rakesh! Gorgeous light!


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9/6/2005 11:44:57 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You are a brillant "story teller" Rakesh! I look foward to your new entries daily!


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9/6/2005 7:27:30 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Jill, Terry and Gail, thanks for your kind response!


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9/6/2005 9:01:29 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Very dramatic and thought provoking image! So well done!!


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9/7/2005 6:09:01 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Very dramatic and thought provoking image! So well done!!


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9/7/2005 6:09:42 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Another COMPELLING masterpiece Rakesh!!


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9/7/2005 8:43:37 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thnks Marcie, Susana, I appriciate!


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9/7/2005 9:01:07 AM

 
Marla  A. Lehr  

Dramatic and museum quality.


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9/7/2005 10:39:23 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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WOW AMAZING
LOVE THE LIGHTING...


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9/7/2005 10:39:35 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Wonderful lighting and capture, Rakesh!


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9/7/2005 11:13:11 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Marla, Claudtte, Judy I appriciate your comments!!!


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9/7/2005 11:49:01 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Wonderful photo, I am lost for word's.I am amazed at you talent and in awe of all you photo's..You are a great motivator and inspiration..


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9/7/2005 1:43:42 PM

 
Rachel Rocket
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Rakesh,

The lighting is perfect. This one really draws you into the scene. The man wearing the darker clothing has the bearing of a professor and the postures of the two bring to mind a deep interesting conversation. The man in the red coat looks as if he wants to be part of it, but is outside of it. Very creative use of the smoke to further seperate the two "worlds".

Best,
Rachel


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9/7/2005 3:09:56 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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You are Steve McCurry!


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9/7/2005 6:45:24 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Amazing lighting and positioning of the three people, Rakesh! An image that provides abundant food for thought!


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9/7/2005 6:51:40 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Outstanding capture Rakesh, it reminds me of a Norman Rockwell. I love the lighting!!! well thought out and I love the title!!!


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9/7/2005 9:28:36 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Wow, what a story here!!! Excellent image, Rakesh!!!


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9/7/2005 9:58:16 PM

 
Diana R. Lemieux
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Amazing mood and light. Really excellent work!


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9/9/2005 8:47:11 AM

 
Dan McConoughey
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Rakesh, I look at your images and learn more about the craft and art of photography with each new image you post. Thank you!!! I really like the train car in the shadows it's another point for the mind to ponder, who among the three has arrived and who is leaving. Did this conversation start on the train or here where the men are?
And so many other questions like these.
Your capture of the light is superb.
Sir you are truly a master.


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9/9/2005 4:58:40 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Your work blows me away Rakesh. The lighting is incredible!


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9/9/2005 7:14:52 PM

 
Katherine K  

Stunning, magnificent and amazing!!! As always-- I agree with all the compliments and remarks and THEN SOME! Let's all get together and you lead a class okay???


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9/9/2005 9:02:54 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thanks Dorann, Rachel, Ken, Ann, Susan, Jim, Diana, Dan, Jill and Kathrine for wonderful comments!!!


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9/11/2005 9:19:14 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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This makes me feel as if I am watching a movie! What presence and feel this has Rakesh! Very impactful!! I too just love your work! :0)


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9/12/2005 6:49:43 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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One of the most dramatic lighting I have seen. The mood, the story and everything else in the photograph are so strong and compelling. A winner all the way!


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9/13/2005 11:31:47 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thanks Lori and Mukherji! I appriciate!


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9/13/2005 12:34:50 PM

 

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Great job Rakesh ! Wonderful lighting, love it!


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9/14/2005 12:09:58 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Excellent capture, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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9/15/2005 9:39:11 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thanks Reine, Cathy, love your comments!


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9/15/2005 1:22:01 PM

 

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Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Rakesh !


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10/21/2005 1:30:15 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 1:52:47 AM

 
Marla  A. Lehr  

Congratulations, Rakesh on such a fine and deserving image.


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10/21/2005 2:58:21 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations,Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 3:27:01 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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A big congratulations on this finalist Rakesh!!


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10/21/2005 6:19:30 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations Rakesh! Well Done!!


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10/21/2005 6:35:33 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Another winner for you! Congrats!


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10/21/2005 6:48:29 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 7:45:05 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Excellent artistry in this evocative image!!!! I love it!!


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10/21/2005 8:12:31 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 8:13:34 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Another wonderful finalist, Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 8:16:29 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Bravo and CONGRATULATIONS!


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10/21/2005 8:43:45 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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10/21/2005 9:16:54 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congrats on your finalist Rakesh :O)


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10/21/2005 9:37:55 AM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Great!! congratulations, Rakesh!!!


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10/21/2005 10:20:54 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you all very much friends for so much and so big support! Love you!


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10/21/2005 10:44:39 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Congratulations for your fantastic photo finalist!!!!


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10/21/2005 12:26:37 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Rakesh !


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10/21/2005 12:50:42 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Dramatic capture, Rakesh, congratulations on your outstanding finalists!!


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10/21/2005 12:53:51 PM

 
Terrill Province
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Wonderful image, Rakesh! So moving.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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10/21/2005 12:58:14 PM

 
Janet Williams
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FANTASTIC NEWS! I always loved this one Rakesh - it is just overwhelmingly and breathtakingly stunning. So glad you got it a finalist and I hope to see it again real soon. Well done!


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10/21/2005 1:10:34 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on this wonderful finalist!


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10/21/2005 1:42:59 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Rakesh!


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10/21/2005 2:28:39 PM

 
Karen Diaz
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Big Congrats my friend, This is one of my faves from you ever!!! Good luck in the next round!


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10/21/2005 2:49:34 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wow.. powerful image. Congratulations


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10/21/2005 3:15:08 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Rakesh, not surprised to see this, such a fantastic image!


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10/21/2005 3:36:06 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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So glad to see this one again Rakesh.
Congratulations!!


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10/21/2005 3:56:50 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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congratulations again Rakesh!
Ann


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10/21/2005 4:20:40 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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I"m so glad to see this one made it. congratulation Rakesh.


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10/21/2005 5:40:28 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Amazing image, Rakesh! Congratulations again!


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10/21/2005 6:32:20 PM

 
Navin Talwar
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You deserved it.


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10/21/2005 7:41:11 PM

 
Susana Heide
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The back lighting on this is STUNNING!! And so is the rest of this image!! Another masterpiece from Rakesh!! Congrats and good luck


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10/21/2005 8:35:15 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congratulations Rakesh!! :0)


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10/21/2005 10:04:38 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Absolutely subperb image and finalist, Rakesh!!!:)


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10/22/2005 12:47:44 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations on both your finalists, Rakesh! Good luck on the next round!


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10/22/2005 4:18:22 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your September finalists, Rakesh!!


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10/22/2005 6:41:58 AM

 
Gena A. Tussey
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wonderful ambience and lighting, and what a great statement! Congrats and I KNOW I will see this in the winners circle!


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10/22/2005 7:05:39 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist Rakesh!


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10/22/2005 7:39:41 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations,Rakesh!!wonderful shot!!


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10/22/2005 9:00:26 AM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Interesting human study with good composition and dramatic light.


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10/22/2005 12:24:45 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on both your terrific finalists, Rakesh!!!


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10/22/2005 12:29:43 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist win, Rakesh!!!


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10/22/2005 1:38:04 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Same as my wife above Rakesh, this one's BRILLIANT, classic shot!!!!


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10/22/2005 2:21:31 PM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Rakesh dear friend! I just don't have a clue, how in the world I missed this masterpiece?
Congratulations!


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10/22/2005 2:32:12 PM

 
Jill Odice
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I'm with Danilo, I don't remember seeing this and really love it and the message it brings with it. Congrats Rakesh on your well deserved finalists:-)


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10/22/2005 3:57:57 PM

 
Rachel Rocket
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Rakesh,

Congrats on the finalist! This one still draws me in, and I wish you the best of luck in the contest.

Best,
Rachel


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10/22/2005 10:21:42 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Excellent, Rakesh, and CONGRATULATIONS!! Good luck to you in the next round with all of your Finalists!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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10/22/2005 11:09:14 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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So deserving of a finalist! Good luck in the next round!


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10/23/2005 7:24:08 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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A very big CONGRATULATIONS on this very well deserved WINNER Rakesh!!!


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10/23/2005 10:46:51 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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BIG CONGRATS AND WELL DESERVED RAKESH, I JUST LOVE THIS!


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10/23/2005 11:22:30 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your second place win, Rakesh!


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10/23/2005 11:35:27 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh.. This is an amazing photo!


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10/23/2005 11:40:27 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Rakesh...CONGRATULATIONS on this marvelous second place win!!!


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10/23/2005 11:50:52 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved 2nd place win Rakesh!!


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10/23/2005 11:56:03 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful second place Winner, Rakesh!! Super!! :)


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10/23/2005 12:02:15 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations on your winner!!!
Well deserved!
I'm also a second in the same categorie ;o)


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10/23/2005 12:08:01 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations Rakesh !!! Bravo !!!


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10/23/2005 12:10:04 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Many congratulations on your well deserved second place win, Rakesh!!


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10/23/2005 12:11:55 PM

 
Julie A. Rowan
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Congratulations Rakesh!


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10/23/2005 12:13:32 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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This was one of my favourites! Congratulations on a well deserved win!!


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10/23/2005 12:30:37 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Excellent job, Rakesh! Congrats!!


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10/23/2005 12:38:39 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner!!!!


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10/23/2005 1:22:37 PM

 
Marla  A. Lehr  

This is such a wonderful interpretation of the theme and worthy of the recognition it has recieved. Hearty congratulations.


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10/23/2005 1:28:47 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congratulations Rakesh !!!!
a beautiful second place winner !!!!


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10/23/2005 1:35:55 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big congrats on your win Rakesh, I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!!


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10/23/2005 1:37:14 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

ccc


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10/23/2005 1:53:13 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations, Rakesh!


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10/23/2005 2:01:35 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!!


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10/23/2005 2:44:02 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!


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10/23/2005 3:22:53 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations Rakesh!!! Awesome!


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10/23/2005 4:00:41 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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WONDERFUL IMAGE! Powerful message! CONGRATS RAKESH!!


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10/23/2005 4:02:58 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Well done, Rakesh and CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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10/23/2005 4:04:55 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Big congrats on your win Rakesh!!!


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10/23/2005 4:08:23 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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I'm so pleased this won, Rakesh. It is like watching a play with bated breath. Congratulations...


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10/23/2005 4:12:55 PM

 
Susana Heide
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CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh on this winning image!!! So glad to see it get some gold!!!


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10/23/2005 5:40:58 PM

 
Dan McConoughey
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Rakesh, Congrats on your win. I can't don't understand the 2nd place though. This is first place material.


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10/23/2005 5:46:32 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Great image. Congratulations.


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10/23/2005 6:01:15 PM

 
Peter Mantione
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Rakesh, I am so happy for your win and your beautiful Image.

Best Wishes, My Friend!!!!

Peter Mantione


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10/23/2005 6:48:04 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your well deserved win, Rakesh!!


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10/23/2005 8:01:27 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh!!!


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10/24/2005 4:26:36 AM

 
Kim Helmick
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Congratulations on a well deserved win Rakesh!!


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10/24/2005 5:31:13 AM

 
Shiva 
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Congratulations Rakesh.. It was an excellent photo.


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10/24/2005 5:38:34 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Just what I thought!!!!!
Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!


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10/24/2005 6:20:13 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win, Rakesh!


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10/24/2005 10:11:17 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations on your gold Rakesh. :o)


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10/24/2005 10:57:19 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Wonderful!!! Congrats!!!


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10/24/2005 11:05:23 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations on this outstanding win, Rakesh!!


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10/24/2005 11:16:07 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!!!! A beauty!!!!


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10/24/2005 12:58:39 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Rakesh! This one is so DEEP! And so wonderful!


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10/24/2005 4:53:40 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful photo, Rakesh!
Congratulations,

bill


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10/24/2005 4:54:53 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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10/24/2005 5:04:07 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you friends for your good wishes and your big support!


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10/25/2005 3:16:58 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this well deserved winner Rakesh


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10/25/2005 7:08:14 AM

 
bob cornelison
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BIG CONGRATS RAKESH!
I appreciate all your support on my shots and now I get to congratulate you on a win!!
Well deserved on this very dramatic shot!
~:O)


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10/25/2005 9:41:50 AM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!! What a great story-telling image.


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10/25/2005 9:53:27 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you, Donna, Bob and Lori!


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10/25/2005 1:22:43 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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You rock Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0)


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10/25/2005 7:54:07 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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I am very glad that this picture has won the second place Rakeshji! Congrats!


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10/27/2005 6:21:17 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Your gallery is magnifecient as always..CONGRATULATIONS!!!
So sorry not around as much ( long story) but you know how much I love your images. I don't have a ps program anymore... problem with cp... so I will just be looking for a while... have a great day Rakeshji


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10/27/2005 8:53:24 AM

 
Cora Miller
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Mystery, intrigue, and dramatic lighting a sure fire winning combination! Congratulations on this most deserving win, Rakesh!


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10/28/2005 7:36:36 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful image Rakesh. Great shot.


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11/25/2005 7:44:32 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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WOW!
There's a 3-D feeling to this stunning composition, Rakesh. I join with everyone else in saying your gift with lighting is marvelous ~ it's as if you can see their auras...
CONGRATULATIONS! A truly splendid winner.


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11/28/2005 7:30:49 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I missed this one the first time...wasn't a member yet. CONGRATULATIONS...the judges certainly know a winner when they see one! The only problem is...everyone of your pics is a winner!


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12/1/2005 10:05:10 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Lori, Mukherji, Claudette, Cora, Bill, Mary and Pat, thanks a million for such wonderful words!


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1/23/2006 9:18:09 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Perfect entry for this theme! Way to go on your win!


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2/24/2006 6:38:49 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Jimmy and Pat for your incredible words!


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