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VINTAGE WINE

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VINTAGE WINE
VINTAGE WINE
This still life was made in the day light, sun light was diffused by tracing paper, and reflection of the same can be seen in bottle and glass. Back ground was a painted paper sheet.Painting texture was added at the time of printing by sandwitch of two negatives[ pre PS era].
Hope you will like this!

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Toni  Hopper
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    Love it! It belongs in my dining room over my 'wine shelf' which has all kinds of wine related items. Great job!


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12/1/2005 11:55:18 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Love it, Rakesh! Belongs in Art Museum!!!


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12/2/2005 12:04:42 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Rakesh, excellent detail, composition and effects.


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12/2/2005 12:06:02 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... Love this image, Rakesh! Gorgeous! Wonderful work!


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12/2/2005 12:11:20 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I agree with Darryl...museum quality, Rakesh! Absolutely perfect!


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12/2/2005 12:22:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Wonderful work Rakesh! very impressive ;-)


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12/2/2005 12:28:13 AM

 
Janet Williams
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I love your still life images Rakesh. They always have a 'twist' of some sort for extra interest. YOu have put such a lot of thought and preparation into this one, and it shows. It screams out professionalism and quality and would make a superb framed picture for many a dining room or hotel wall.


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12/2/2005 1:03:47 AM

 
LJ Corliss
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Excellent work :)


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12/2/2005 1:09:59 AM

 
Milan Banik
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excellent stil life with all details.


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12/2/2005 1:34:30 AM

 
Kiran Voleti
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Nice Capture...Color Combination is Good
-k@n


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12/2/2005 1:52:19 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Simply exquisite still life, Rakesh! A classic piece of artwork that should be on a wall!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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12/2/2005 2:00:45 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Looks like a beautiful painting!! Wonderful work!


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12/2/2005 2:38:55 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Wonderful work, Rakesh! You are today's "old master"!


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12/2/2005 3:22:27 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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perfection pure and simple Rakesh. Excellent set up, lighting, composition, colors, textures, and execution of it all!! WELL DONE!!


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12/2/2005 3:41:22 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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Very beautiful and it looks like a painting!


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12/2/2005 4:24:11 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful still life Rakesh!! =)


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12/2/2005 4:25:45 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Great still life Rakesh!


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12/2/2005 4:54:48 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Exquisite Rakesh - once again - your work amazes me!!!! :)


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12/2/2005 4:57:29 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful still life, Rakesh!!


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12/2/2005 4:58:32 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you all my friends for your beautiful words, !


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12/2/2005 5:03:46 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Rakesh, you have such a wonderful gift and I feel so blessed that I am able to enjoy it. Fantastic piece of art.


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12/2/2005 5:14:07 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Fabulous still life, Rakesh! A true masterpiece!


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12/2/2005 5:15:16 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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All that lacks on this is your signature and someone to come and pick it up to take to hang formally on a wall!!! I love your still life...everytime I see one of yours, I enjoy looking at all angles of it. A real beauty!


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12/2/2005 5:31:47 AM

 
Joy Rector
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wonderful composition


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12/2/2005 5:47:10 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Gorgeous still life!!! Looks like a definate winner to me!


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12/2/2005 5:52:56 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much, Roxanne, Donald, Gail and Bridgette for your nice comments!


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12/2/2005 6:10:58 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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A wonderful work of art, Rakesh!


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12/2/2005 7:14:33 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic - love your still life images, Rakesh - WOW!


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12/2/2005 7:14:57 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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WOW..this is beautiful..great lighting and colors! Great job!


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12/2/2005 7:27:19 AM

 
Mary Timman
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I don't know, but I think everything that comes out of that camera of yours is just awesome. You sure have the talent, creative and great eye.
Beautiful.


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12/2/2005 7:51:22 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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look up the word ARTIST, you're find it under Rakesh Syal in the dictionary. You are the standard by which all young photographers model themselves. Your work leaves me speechless time and time again. This work of art has WINNER already written under it. Bless you Rakesh, you are truely an inspiration.


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12/2/2005 9:02:11 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Ann, Karen, Shelly, the BD girl, Mary and Kaye for your amazing words and blessings


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12/2/2005 11:25:53 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Exceptionally beautiful work, Rakesh!!!


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12/2/2005 11:36:45 AM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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This is so lovely, Rakesh - your technique is excellent, and your artistry superb!


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12/2/2005 11:59:19 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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By far Rakesh, this is simply stunning workmanship! High Five!


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12/2/2005 12:45:38 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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What can I add, Rakesh? You're the master on capturing these outstanding still life images!! And of course...I love this!


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12/2/2005 12:47:29 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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Yes, I like this very much - the color, the composition, the textures - it's all very beautiful


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12/2/2005 12:52:43 PM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Lovely scene....


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12/2/2005 12:53:35 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful still life Rakesh, love the textures and lighting! You are the still life master!


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12/2/2005 2:08:36 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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WOW! This would be perfect on the wall in my kitchen! Absolutely beautiful and I like the window reflections in the bottle and glass. Fabulous effects!


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12/2/2005 2:40:26 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Looks like everyone wants a copy of this one Rakesh, including me! Beautiful!!!


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12/2/2005 4:45:31 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I like the ambiance, tones, highlights and textures. Beautiful still life, Rakesh!


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12/2/2005 5:14:52 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Wow! Another fantastic work of art Rakesh!!! I would love to learn all of these "pre-photoshop" techniques...I guess I'll just have to stay tuned for more "lessons from Rakesh" to learn them!!


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12/2/2005 6:06:08 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Fantastic textures and composition Rakesh!!!
Perfect lighting!!!


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12/2/2005 6:52:05 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Goshka, Robyn, Cindy, Jenny, Melissa, Joyce, Claudia, Jill, Barbara, Leanne, Len and Adilson for your wonderful remarks!


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12/3/2005 1:56:03 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Beautiful work, light and colors excellent!!!


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12/3/2005 3:49:54 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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This is very classy Rakesh!! Brilliantly simple composition and it is so wonderful that you do all this without PS.


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12/3/2005 4:35:22 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Wonderful still life!! The effects you have added make this look almost like a painting from the old masters. Great work, Rakesh!


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12/3/2005 5:46:35 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Beautifully excuted classic still Rakesh, looks like it should be hanging on a wall someplace. BEAUTIFUL


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12/3/2005 5:57:24 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Hendrik, Kate, Marvin and Donna, thanks a lot for nice comments!


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12/3/2005 7:17:21 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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One of your vintage image Rakeshji!! Award winning quality!!


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12/3/2005 9:33:42 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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WOW WOW WOW such great still life Image I Love everything about it its winner in my book beautifuly don!!!!!!!!!


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12/3/2005 9:47:56 AM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Awesome work, Rakesh!


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12/3/2005 11:08:40 AM

 
Evelyn Sears
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This definitely should be marketed. It would make a great poster or large print.


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12/3/2005 12:36:52 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Gorgeous work Rakesh ! Looks like a beautiful painting ! Perfect lighting !!


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12/3/2005 2:47:50 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So much time and effort to create this, Rakesh ~ and not a moment of it was wasted! What a marvelous still life! I'm looking forward to seeing this photo-turned-work-of-art again next month.


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12/3/2005 8:28:48 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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A work of art to be sure, Rakesh! Excellent exposure and lighting and texture added!:)


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12/3/2005 8:57:56 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Beautiful still life Rakesh! A wonderful work of art!


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12/4/2005 12:20:43 AM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Great work!! ā votre santé, Rakesh!!


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12/4/2005 2:13:49 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Mukherji, Kelly, Nicole, Evelyn, Sylvia, Mary, Jim, Debbie and Dominique, thank you so very much for wonderful comments!


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12/4/2005 5:14:35 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Really nice still life. Like your effects and lighting


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12/4/2005 7:04:53 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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You are in a class all by yourself Rakesh - this is just incredibly beautiful work!
Ann


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12/4/2005 10:35:26 AM

 
Brian Cassar
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Beautiful still life Rakesh. Great job!


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12/4/2005 1:33:00 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Rich, wonderful and timeless, Rakesh! Truly gorgeous work!


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12/4/2005 6:05:23 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Love this image, Rakesh! Great work on the effects. This should be frame, it is really beautiful!


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12/4/2005 10:06:25 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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A work of art, Rakesh! Wonderful!

Cathy :)


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12/5/2005 12:49:39 PM

 
Life Expressions 
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This is simply gorgeous. A wonderful work of art Rakesh.


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12/6/2005 11:47:41 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful still life Rakesh. Love it. Thanks so much for all your comments.


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1/7/2006 3:52:41 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Rakesh.
VERY COOL.
AWESOME WORK..


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1/14/2006 9:26:15 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congratulations Rakesh!


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1/21/2006 12:27:57 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Just fabulous, Rakesh! Congratulations!!!


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1/21/2006 12:32:24 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Awesome Rakesh! Congratulations!


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1/21/2006 1:08:53 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Congrats Rakesh!! Wonderful!


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1/21/2006 1:27:51 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

ccc


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1/21/2006 2:28:11 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats again Rakesh :o)


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1/21/2006 2:45:03 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!!!
Good luck in the next round!


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1/21/2006 4:49:09 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Congrats on another wonderful masterpiece, Rakesh!


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1/21/2006 6:06:55 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Congrats Rakesh!


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1/21/2006 7:40:11 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Bg congratulation's Rakesh.. Well deserved....


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1/21/2006 8:02:58 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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A BIG congratulations Rakesh! This is just beautiful and I hope to see it again!


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1/21/2006 8:19:59 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats on your finalist for the excellent shot Rakesh!


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1/21/2006 11:53:49 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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I'M SO VERY HAPPY TO SEE THIS ONE HERE RAKESH! CONGRATS!


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1/21/2006 12:00:31 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your excellent Finalist! Jeff


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1/21/2006 12:37:25 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Big Congratulations I so happy to see this one again well don best of luck in the next round!


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1/21/2006 12:49:07 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh!!!


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1/21/2006 12:56:03 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Rakesh, congratulations on this magnificent finalist! So happy for you!


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1/21/2006 1:00:11 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!


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1/21/2006 1:02:57 PM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Big big big congratulation for your finalist!!!


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1/21/2006 1:08:51 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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Congrats Rakesh!


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1/21/2006 1:11:21 PM

 
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Nice background feel.


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1/21/2006 1:11:38 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations, Rakesh! Beautiful!


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1/21/2006 3:12:15 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Wonderful effects work here! Congratulations on your Finalist and Best of Luck in the next Round!!!!


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1/21/2006 3:32:20 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

ccc


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1/21/2006 5:33:00 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh!
-Debby


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1/21/2006 6:52:07 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh!!!


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1/21/2006 7:06:36 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much friends!
GREAT PEOPLE AT BP!!!!!


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1/21/2006 11:12:16 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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A well deserved CONGRATS, my friend!


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1/22/2006 12:13:24 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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ANOTHER OUTSTANDING finalist!!! LOVE IT!!!! CONGRATS & GOOD LUCK!!!!


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1/22/2006 1:00:16 AM

 
Jonna Bergström  

Congratulations, Rakesh!!


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1/22/2006 1:40:13 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Rakesh!! :)


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1/22/2006 4:41:59 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Pat, Alisha, Jonna and Jenny for your big support!


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1/22/2006 6:34:11 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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It had finalist on it from the beginning...Congratulations! Best of luck on the next round!


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1/22/2006 7:02:17 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Congratulations on this wonderful still life, and good luck in the finals with it, Rakesh!!!


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1/22/2006 7:10:33 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Very beautiful Rakesh, congratulations on this impressive image! (Love that backdrop!)


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1/22/2006 10:59:26 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh! This is a beauty!


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1/22/2006 2:29:45 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Loved this last month, love it even more with a plaque beside it, Rakesh!
CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, and fingers crossed for you that the plaque soon transforms to gold!


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1/22/2006 3:44:23 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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This is outstanding! Congrats!


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1/22/2006 4:38:27 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome still life, Rakesh!!! Congratulations and good luck with this in the next round!


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1/22/2006 8:17:46 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Gail, Marvin, Deborah,Jill, Mary, Vicki and Sharon for your kind support!


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1/22/2006 9:14:27 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Rakesh!


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1/23/2006 5:06:07 AM

 
Jen   

Congratulations!!


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1/23/2006 5:46:48 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Ah, the important things in life, wine and photography. Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Rakesh!


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1/23/2006 6:05:20 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Judy, Jen and Kay!! Sure wine and photography run, Kay!


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1/23/2006 8:48:27 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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I'll have a glass of that rich red! Very well done indeed Rakesh!


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1/23/2006 9:01:23 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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I always relish your comments, Kirsi!!! God bless you & thank you very much!


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1/23/2006 9:04:22 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats Rakesh! Excellent shot!
~:O)


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1/23/2006 9:05:32 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Rakesh, this is fantastic, your work on this is just awesome, love the technique.


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1/23/2006 10:24:05 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Bob and Susan for lovely words!!


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1/23/2006 10:26:24 AM

 
Lorri  Shank
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A beautiful still life with great effects! Makes me hungry! Congrats!


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1/23/2006 2:59:43 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulation on another well deserved finalist Rakesh


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1/23/2006 3:37:35 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Rakesh, well deserved!


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1/23/2006 5:57:58 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Lorri, Donna and Deb for your beautiful comments, I appriciate them a lot!


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1/23/2006 8:57:34 PM

 
Life Expressions 
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Congratulations on your second place winner Rakesh!!!!!


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1/24/2006 7:13:36 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Congratulations!!


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1/24/2006 7:17:52 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your well deserving WIN, Rakesh!


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1/24/2006 7:24:39 AM

 
Rudra Mandal
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Hip Hip Hooray India!! Congratulations Rakes Ji on your deserved win!!


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1/24/2006 7:32:13 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this awesome WIN, Rakesh!!


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1/24/2006 7:46:45 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Rakesh! Keep up the great work, my friend!


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1/24/2006 7:47:01 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations on this beautiful win Rakesh!!


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1/24/2006 7:51:07 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations Rakesh! So well deserved!


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1/24/2006 8:15:57 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Congratulations Rakeshji on your tremendous win! An outstanding composition this one!!!!


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1/24/2006 8:19:03 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Congrats on the win, Rakesh!! Outstanding effort! Well deserved :)


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1/24/2006 8:23:10 AM

 
Susana Heide
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A BIG CONGRATS Rakesh on winning with this beautiful still life!!


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1/24/2006 8:24:42 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats Rakesh :O)


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1/24/2006 8:28:37 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congratulations on this beautifully textured vintage winner, Rakesh!!!


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1/24/2006 8:31:53 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Congrats Rakesh! This is a winner of a piece!!


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1/24/2006 8:34:38 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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There is no one more deserving of a high award than you, my friend! CONGRATS!


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1/24/2006 8:50:45 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Rakesh -- so glad this one was a winner!


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1/24/2006 8:51:34 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Fantastic Rakesh!!! Congratulations!!!


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1/24/2006 8:52:39 AM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Way to go, Rakesh!! Congratulations on your beautiful win!


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1/24/2006 8:52:57 AM

 
Amanda Price
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My wrist is aching again from scrolling down the list of comments! This is incredibly beautiful, Rakesh! You are a master! Congratulations!


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1/24/2006 9:10:42 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!!! Thank you God!!!!! And my friends at BP who truly support me and love me and my work!!!!! THANK YOU ALL MY FRIENDS AND JUDGES!!


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1/24/2006 9:25:59 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Congrats, Rakesh, on your win for this image. I was looking for "The Thinker" as a winner as well. Maybe next time.

I'm a fan of your work! VERY nice gallery!

Regards,
Mike B-


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1/24/2006 10:03:23 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Awesome, Rakesh, this is wonderful, congrats on your win!


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1/24/2006 10:27:12 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh...So beautiful!


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1/24/2006 10:34:08 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this wonderful win Rakesh!!!
Well deserved prize!!!


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1/24/2006 11:02:25 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Huge congratulations, Rakesh, on this stunning still life Second Place win! So happy for you!!


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1/24/2006 11:27:44 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner Rakesh. Way to go.


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1/24/2006 11:38:12 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your win, Rakesh!


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1/24/2006 12:25:35 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Just gorgeous work as always, Rakesh - so happy for you - congratulations!!


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1/24/2006 12:51:45 PM

 
Jonna Bergström  

Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!


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1/24/2006 1:14:21 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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How lovely, Rakesh. Congrats!


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1/24/2006 1:29:11 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congratulations!!! Wonderful!


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1/24/2006 1:37:54 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations on your second place winner Rakesh!


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1/24/2006 2:58:26 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on your outstanding win, Rakesh!!!


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1/24/2006 3:09:14 PM

 
Lorri  Shank
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Rakesh!! You won! I am so happy for you and your wonderful work. Kudos!


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1/24/2006 3:17:45 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent artistic and beautiful presentation, Rakesh
Congratulations!

Bill


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1/24/2006 3:57:35 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this superb winner, Rakesh!!


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1/24/2006 4:20:50 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Rakesh!! Beautifully done and exquisite textures!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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1/24/2006 4:46:43 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Congratulations. This is beautiful.


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1/24/2006 4:50:02 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulations on your beautiful win, Rakesh!! I love this!!!


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1/24/2006 5:09:08 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

BRAVO, Rakesh! Congratulations on this beautiful masterpiece!!!


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1/24/2006 5:19:20 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Such Nice Textures And Toning, Congratulations On Your Win Rakesh!!


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1/24/2006 5:27:07 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this awesome winning image!


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1/24/2006 5:40:20 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Alright, Rakesh!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous WINNER!!


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1/24/2006 5:51:58 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Rakesh!


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1/24/2006 5:56:07 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Just a Wonderful still life. Congratulations


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1/24/2006 6:40:15 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this oustanding winner, Rakesh!!!


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1/24/2006 6:42:30 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations on the win Rakesh!! Wonderful image!!

      LarryL 


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1/24/2006 6:46:57 PM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Rakesh, Congratulations on your superb artwork. I love the description of how you created this masterpiece.


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1/24/2006 6:54:04 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Excellent work, Rakesh!! Congratulations!!


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1/24/2006 7:14:38 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner!


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1/24/2006 7:19:26 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on this excellent winner, Rakesh!
-Debby


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1/24/2006 7:27:24 PM

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


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1/24/2006 8:38:55 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congratulations on your win for this excellent capture!


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1/24/2006 8:47:34 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you very much for such a big support, friends!


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1/24/2006 9:21:28 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Rakesh!!! Awesome work.


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1/24/2006 9:37:05 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Elegant, refined, and oh so classy! Congratulations, Rakesh!


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1/24/2006 11:37:41 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!


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1/24/2006 11:41:11 PM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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This is just so pretty! A BIG congratulatiosn on your second place win Rakesh!


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1/25/2006 5:11:57 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you susan, Cora, Renee and Patricia! I appriciate a lot!


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1/25/2006 5:24:28 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A very well deserved win Rakesh!
Congratulations..:)


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1/25/2006 6:02:27 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Rakesh!!


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1/25/2006 6:17:31 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Donna and Laurence!


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1/25/2006 7:12:56 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations on your finalist for this utterly gorgeous still life, Rakesh! Mary :-)


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1/25/2006 8:31:33 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Mary, this is a winner image now!


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1/25/2006 10:52:27 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh!


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1/25/2006 11:08:11 AM

 
Jamil Saliba
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Many congrats on your beautiful work Winner Rakesh


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1/25/2006 11:27:15 AM

 
Desiree M. Bento
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A hearty congratulations to you, Rakesh!


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1/25/2006 7:55:45 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Milan, Jamil and Desiree!!


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1/25/2006 8:52:48 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Rakesh!


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1/26/2006 2:33:47 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Debbie!


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1/26/2006 11:25:53 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Big Congratulations on amazing winner,Rakesh I m so happy to see this here Outstanding work!!!


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1/26/2006 12:41:31 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Kelly for your congratulations!


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1/26/2006 10:11:43 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your very well deserved winning image! Jeff


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1/27/2006 4:37:27 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Jeff!


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1/27/2006 2:15:25 PM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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I just love wine images and this one is wonderful! Congratulations on your win!


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1/27/2006 2:16:03 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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A very nice work on this arrangement, Rakesh! Great light, colors and textures. Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!
Monika


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1/28/2006 8:00:06 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Stephanie!

Thank you Monika!


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1/29/2006 9:03:22 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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A big congratulations on this very excellently done winning image, Rakesh!:)


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1/29/2006 10:05:28 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you jim!


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1/30/2006 11:59:41 AM

 
Paul Sikora  

Rakesh, I don't understand why they took so long to make up their mind. I was convinced it was a winner the day I saw it. Congratulations on your win


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1/31/2006 1:31:42 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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You are too much Paul!!~ LOL...thanks a lot!


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2/3/2006 11:51:59 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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2/15/2006 10:36:42 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Cathy!


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2/23/2006 11:38:55 PM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Congratulations , your work is so overwhelming!!


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2/24/2006 6:39:20 AM

 
Carlo Cascone
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A very very special still life shot. I find the mood of a painting!
Carlo


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5/30/2006 6:48:04 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Such an incredible piece of work! Many congrats!!


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5/30/2006 2:45:58 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Jimmy, Carlo and Keith, for your kind words!


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6/16/2006 3:49:05 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful still life! The lighting, tones and composition are perfect, Rakesh!


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