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NEW MORNING

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NEW MORNING
NEW MORNING
Happy New Year 2006!
This image was taken at a village near Gohana on the first sunshine of 2006. People rushing towards the road to catch the first bus so that to reach town first and sell their commodities in the market.
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Cindy Paquette
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    Rakesh, this is a wonderful image, love the silhoutted people in motion, especially love the one lone person directly in front of the sun!


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1/2/2006 5:39:42 AM

 
Joy Rector
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wonderful capture


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1/2/2006 5:43:21 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, a beautiful image, Rakesh!


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1/2/2006 5:44:08 AM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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outsanding, Rakesh. the composition is excellent.


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1/2/2006 5:48:26 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Wow, all I can say is - WOW!!!!!!!!!!


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1/2/2006 5:52:33 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Such a wonderfully composed and lovely toned image Rakesh! Just a terrific piece of work!


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1/2/2006 5:58:47 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Love everything about this outstanding capture, Rakesh!! I'd like to see this one again!!


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1/2/2006 6:02:30 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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What a great image! That sun rising right behind the last person is like the icing on the cake, make this even better! This will find its way to the frontpage for sure! Classic!


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1/2/2006 6:03:30 AM

 
Daniel E. Beams
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Great composition and exposure. What a great travel photo!


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1/2/2006 6:04:09 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Terrific capture, Rakesh! The silhouettes are great!


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1/2/2006 6:05:16 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Waw...Wonderful ,Rakesh!!It is worth 128k words!!


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1/2/2006 6:07:25 AM

 
Linda Boehme
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Outstanding capture, Rakesh! Love the "beginning of a new day" feel this has. Well done!


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1/2/2006 6:07:49 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Super capture, this should be a winner. :o)


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1/2/2006 6:16:50 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful Capture Rakesh!! =)


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1/2/2006 6:17:28 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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WOW! This is gorgeous Rakesh! We will see this one again for sure!!!


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1/2/2006 6:19:11 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Absolutely gorgeous image, Rakesh!! I love the sense of movement, the composition and the tone!!!


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1/2/2006 6:19:21 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - super capture, rakesh - love it!


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1/2/2006 6:21:51 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Rakesh, this has it all; outstanding work, can't even think of enough words to do it justice; like they say a picture is worth a thousand words...shots like this support the adage; beautifully presented!


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1/2/2006 6:22:03 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Why this should be a winner in 25 words or less.....Because I said so!!


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1/2/2006 6:22:57 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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What a great study in culture Rakesh. Peace, karen


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1/2/2006 6:24:10 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Rakesh wonderful morning composition.


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1/2/2006 6:40:56 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Fabulous scene, exposure and tones.
This is stunning, Rakesh!
Excellent work

Bill


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1/2/2006 6:43:23 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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I bow to Carolyn's wisdom...


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1/2/2006 6:54:04 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Awesome capture Rakesh ~ I think you've started the new year with a winner!!
Best wishes to you, susie


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1/2/2006 6:55:17 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Fantastic Rakesh, stunning composition!!!


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1/2/2006 6:57:45 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Fabulous capture Rakesh! Lots of detail and a great story line.
Love how you captured the one silouhette in the sun.


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1/2/2006 7:08:59 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wow.. looks like National Geographic material


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1/2/2006 7:27:08 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much my friends for nice words!


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1/2/2006 7:37:14 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Cartivatingt photo for a great addition to you gallery!


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1/2/2006 7:38:15 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I love how the silhouetted people are staggered in the picture, making the composition a work of art. And to catch the one right in front of the sun is just PERFECTO! You outdid yourself on this shot, my friend! A true winner!


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1/2/2006 7:44:52 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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what a wonderful capture to tell a story


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1/2/2006 7:46:04 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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what an exquisive image Rakesh, has winner written all over it!


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1/2/2006 7:53:02 AM

 
Dominique Declerck
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WOW!!! Maître Rakesh!!!


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1/2/2006 8:14:44 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding composition and capture! Jeff


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1/2/2006 8:41:06 AM

 
Bishop Bastien
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Great job, Rakesh! A fantastic image...

Best regards -- Bishop


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1/2/2006 8:50:44 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Great shot! I am sure we will see this one again!


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1/2/2006 8:51:47 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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A storybook picture perfect...I am amazed, beautiful Rakesh!


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1/2/2006 9:10:20 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Easily could be on a cover of National Geographic...this is OUTSTANDING!


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1/2/2006 9:11:01 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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I agree with ALL of the above, a WINNER Rakesh! WOW!!! This needs to be on a calender, no wait, better yet on a magazine cover!


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1/2/2006 9:12:15 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Definetely a WINNER Rakesh!!! This is so powerful!!!!


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1/2/2006 9:31:44 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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WOW....and wow...I love this!!!!!!


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1/2/2006 9:38:32 AM

 
Tracy Reehal
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Gorgeous capture, Rakesh. This photo has so much warmth. Awesome work!


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1/2/2006 9:52:15 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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What a wonderful image! Perfect positioning & silhouette!


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1/2/2006 10:04:08 AM

 
Paul Sikora  

Rakesh, you are continuing your good form from last year into the new year with this beautiful scene. Happy New Year to you.


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1/2/2006 10:12:39 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Gorgeous silhouetting, Rakesh, and that person in the sun is especially striking!!


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1/2/2006 10:23:27 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Wonderful capture Rakesh! :o)


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1/2/2006 10:27:38 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Let me add to the Wows!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! If this is not a winner next month, then I think we should all give up!! The comp and everything is sooooo icredible!!! Not enough words to describe it!! I am so impressed and jealous!! :)


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1/2/2006 10:44:00 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has that been said already...?? This is outstanding in every sense and I want to see this again!!


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1/2/2006 10:57:14 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Nothing left to say! Wish I got here first! Wonderful story and capture!


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1/2/2006 11:58:04 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all for your wonderful words, my friends!


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1/2/2006 12:13:38 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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You are a master at storytelling images! What a wonderful scene! Happy New Year Rakesh!


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1/2/2006 12:15:39 PM

 
Silvia Nunes
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Magnifique Rakesh!:)


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1/2/2006 12:18:53 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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This image is very humbling, Rakesh! You have given us insight of another lifestyle...we have no idea what it would be like to carry our belongings on our heads so we can catch a bus to sell our wares in order to survive! THANK YOU. This is beautifully presented.


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1/2/2006 12:28:04 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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What a wonderful capture of life, Rakesh, this is just awesome! Terrific presentation!


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1/2/2006 1:05:17 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

What precision timing and direction, Rakesh! Terrific composition! Very nice indeed!!!


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1/2/2006 1:14:56 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful capture. Grat job on getting the first sunrise. Love the silhoutted people.


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1/2/2006 2:03:41 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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FANTASTIC STORYTELLING IMAGE RASKESH, I HOPE WE SEE THIS AGAIN!


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1/2/2006 2:49:17 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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What an awesome and dramatic capture, Rakesh!


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1/2/2006 2:49:25 PM

 
Jen   

Beautiful image!


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1/2/2006 3:20:24 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Wonderful image.

National Geographic's comes to mind.

Kerby


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1/2/2006 3:21:47 PM

 
Peter Mantione
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GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GREAT PHOTOGRAPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOES"T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!!!



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1/2/2006 3:36:33 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Very lovely silouhette Rakish. Great capture.


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1/2/2006 6:54:27 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Awesome image, Rakesh!! Beautiful!


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1/2/2006 7:21:27 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautifully captured silhouette, Rakesh!


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1/2/2006 7:46:10 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Rakesh, awesome silhouettes, tones, lighting and composition.


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1/2/2006 10:01:15 PM

 
Jill Odice
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National Geographic quality Rakesh!!! Wow! I am impressed:-)


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1/2/2006 11:14:32 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much! I am overwhelmed with your kind words!


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1/2/2006 11:14:51 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent work Rakesh!!! A very Happy New Year to you!!!!


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1/3/2006 1:21:18 AM

 
Federico Collazuol
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Breathtaking, Rakesh! This picture is perfect. It couldn't be better than this!


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1/3/2006 1:41:48 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Absolutely Awesome Rakesh!!!


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1/3/2006 2:18:19 AM

 
Ann Bruynseels
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Very beautiful !


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1/3/2006 7:13:04 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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great shot


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1/3/2006 7:14:36 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Donna, Federico, Debbie, Ann and Marta for your nice comments!


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1/3/2006 9:10:53 AM

 
Navin Talwar
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Master piece.


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1/3/2006 10:12:52 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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This image has WINNER all over it Rakesh!! Outstanding comp - love the mood of this. :)


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1/3/2006 10:35:22 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Navin!

Thank you Pamela!


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1/3/2006 10:43:46 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Rakesh, very well done.


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1/3/2006 1:27:41 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Rakesh that capture is amazing !!And in my eyes a deserved winner !!!Let's see if my impression is right this time :O)


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1/3/2006 2:22:03 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Powerful image and capture, Rakesh! And the light and silhouettes are beautiful too!!!


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1/3/2006 4:32:46 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Blimey - its a l-o-n-g way to the bottom of all your well deserved comments!
I love everything about this *winning* image and I look forward to seeing it again later this month!
:-) ddu


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1/3/2006 10:52:15 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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I'm sure it has *ALL* been said by those above, but let me just add that I L-O-V-E this image, Rakesh!! The composition is PERFECT, and the lighting is FABULOUS!! What a WONDERFUL story-telling image!! It should DEFINITELY be in the National Geographic magazine!! :o)


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1/3/2006 10:55:37 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Everything comes together here perfectly, Rakesh! An exceptional 'slice of life' image!


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1/3/2006 11:22:31 PM

 
Kate Baumgartner
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Amazing, I feel like I was there will you taking the shot.Very well seen and a true winner.


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1/4/2006 6:49:52 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful scene and shot Rakesh. Great work.


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1/4/2006 10:04:54 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Ken, Sylvia, Anne, Donna, Carolyn, Cora, Kate and Bill for so encouraging comments!


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1/4/2006 11:06:45 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Again I am speechless Rakesh..Wonderful, brilliant...


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1/4/2006 5:40:57 PM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Amazing !!!!!
What more can I say. I think you should team up with Steve McCurry.


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1/4/2006 7:38:03 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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I can see the word winner written all over the picture!!


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1/5/2006 5:35:02 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Dorann, Jeff and Mukherji!


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1/6/2006 7:40:11 AM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Rakesh, I agree with all of the above. It will definitely win! Magnificent!


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1/6/2006 8:29:48 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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WINNER SHOT !!!!!!!! fantastic


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1/6/2006 11:10:54 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Rakesh, this is outstanding ! Absolute winner in every aspect... Bravo ! And can't wait to see it again in the finalists and winner circle !


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1/6/2006 11:56:13 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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This is absolutely a winner!!! That's the first thought I had when I saw it, now I see that many others agree with me!!! WONDERFUL IMAGE!!!


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1/6/2006 12:02:18 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Joy, Sergio, Cathy andLaura!


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1/7/2006 7:29:13 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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Wow.....awesome image!!!!!


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1/8/2006 9:58:19 AM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Truly outstanding. Another exceptional image. RAM


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1/8/2006 7:36:40 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Margot!

Thank you RAM!


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1/8/2006 8:54:21 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Perfection, Rakesh! Does leave one speechless!


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1/9/2006 1:20:23 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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What else can one add??? This is simply wonderful Rakesh!!! Wonderful story, wonderful silhouette - simply just wonderful!!!


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1/9/2006 3:28:45 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you very much Terry and Renee!


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1/10/2006 8:10:30 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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WOW!! This shot is outstanding, Rakesh! Wonderful capture!


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1/12/2006 6:37:38 AM

 
Jessica L. Franks
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Rakesh,
Thank you for forcing me to break out of my habitual thoughts of what certain times of year look like in my mind's eyes. I have never pictured New Year's like this. I have never pictured myself going to market on New Year's Day carrying my wares on my head to make sure I made a living. You succinctly capture a moment and bring the viewer into a new frame of mind. Thank you for hitting the "pause button" on my life for a moment. Congrats....


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1/13/2006 6:50:15 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Rakesh, this is an utterly incredible and stunning photo--looks like a winner to me! And Jessica is right on the button--i is very different than New Year's here. GREAT SHOT! Mary :-)


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1/14/2006 9:23:30 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you, Sherri, Jessica and Mary for your beautiful words!!


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1/14/2006 11:49:39 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Rakesh
WOW !THIS IS AN AMAZING IMAGE!
LOVE IT SO MUCH..
IT IS A WINNER IN MY BOOK
I CAN NOT STOP LOOKING AT IT....


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1/14/2006 9:24:13 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Beautiful image, Rakesh! I love the way you captured the people, the sun and not to mention the composition is perfect! Great work! :)


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1/15/2006 10:49:33 AM

 

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Great capture and presentation Rakesh, love this!


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1/16/2006 4:48:33 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Claudette, Sandra and Reine, I appriciate your comments!


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1/16/2006 5:08:08 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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This is absolutely wonderful, Rakesh! Excellent work!

Cathy :)


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1/19/2006 9:40:27 AM

 
Jonna Bergström  

Fantastic image, Rakesh!! I absolutely love it!!


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1/24/2006 1:16:21 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Cathy!

Thank you Jonna!


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1/25/2006 9:28:42 PM

 
Lorri  Shank
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Rakesh--I could spend my whole evening in your gallery! The composition is wonderful--but that is what you do so well. Exposure--spot on! Nice work.


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2/4/2006 5:11:29 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

There was NO question we would see this one again, Rakesh! Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist, my friend!!!


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2/20/2006 11:37:00 PM

 
Marla  A. Lehr  

Wonderful! Congratulations and best of luck in the final round.


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2/21/2006 1:15:43 AM

 
Ann Bruynseels
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Congratulations !


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Renee Doyle
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Again, many congratulations Rakesh!!!!!! Fantastic finalist!


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2/21/2006 2:46:27 AM

 
Rudra Mandal
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I am so much happy that one of the best shot I ever seen have been selected as Finalist. I have no doubt in my mind that it will come on the Winning page. Advanced congratulations for your great win sir.


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2/21/2006 3:36:59 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Outstanding Rakesh, congrats on your superb images being recognized as outstanding and making the finals!


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2/21/2006 4:26:38 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congrats Rakesh!!!!


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Rakesh Syal
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Thank you , Lorri, Darryl, Marla, Ann, Renee and Rudra for your kind support!


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Linda D. Lester
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WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round!


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2/21/2006 4:43:54 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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If this isn't a winner, I don't know what is! Congratulations again!


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2/21/2006 4:55:18 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!!!


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2/21/2006 4:55:24 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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I loved this one Rakesh, so glad to see it here in the finalist, good luck in the next round!


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2/21/2006 5:22:51 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Rakesh on this fantastic finalist!!


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2/21/2006 5:29:10 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Rakesh. :o)


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2/21/2006 5:40:33 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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I adore this image! Congratulations and I'm hoping it goes farther!


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2/21/2006 6:03:05 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Rakesh - congratulations on this
wonderful finalist!! :)


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2/21/2006 6:04:25 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!!


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2/21/2006 6:12:21 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh!!!!


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2/21/2006 6:24:48 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Rakesh! AWESOME finalist!!!


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2/21/2006 6:45:41 AM

 
Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Congratulations Rakesh, this is an outstanding photo! I love the freshness of the new day reflected in the tones and colours. The depth of colour in your silhouettes captures the efforts of these people beautifully. Good luck with the final round!


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2/21/2006 7:31:58 AM

 
Amanda Price
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You never cease to amaze, Rakesh! Congrats on another well-deserved finalist!


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2/21/2006 7:56:30 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Rakesh, not a surprise at all, this was my favorite photo for last month!!!! Awesome work.


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2/21/2006 9:00:35 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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I think this will go further than the finalists Rakesh ~ fantastic capture ~ many congrats and good luck with next round!


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Sylvia Rossler
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I knew it ! Congrats Rakesh !!!


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2/21/2006 9:20:33 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!!! So many good wishes, I am owerwhelmed, this is more than award my friends!


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2/21/2006 9:38:51 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Rakesh!! :D


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2/21/2006 9:49:21 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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2/21/2006 9:55:00 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG congrats on your finalists Rakesh!!!!


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2/21/2006 10:04:17 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Congratulations on this finalist, Rakesh. This is one of my favorites of all your shots. It's a winner in my books!!!


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2/21/2006 10:47:44 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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This is my all time favorite!!! Huge congrats!!!!!


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2/21/2006 11:28:40 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Evocative and timeless. Great work, Rakesh!


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2/21/2006 11:40:52 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Cathy, Carla, Laurence, Sandy, Patrick and Marvin, my friend. I appriciate a lot!


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2/21/2006 11:52:54 AM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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no surprise here Rakesh. one of my alltime favorite, congrats sir


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2/21/2006 1:24:13 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh. Good luck in the next round.


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2/21/2006 1:27:10 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautifully captured, tells a great story, Rakesh, congratulations on your finalists!


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2/21/2006 2:22:15 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Congrats on this emotional,inspiring & magnificently created image, my friend!


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2/21/2006 2:28:15 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Awesome! Congratulations, Rakesh - this is wonderful! :o) Robyn


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2/21/2006 2:32:23 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations, Rakesh! Awesome work! :)


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2/21/2006 3:49:41 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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I really love this image Rakesh, glad to see it amongst the finalists! Good luck in the next round.


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2/21/2006 6:31:49 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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I knew it!! Congratulations, Rakesh! Marvelous!


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2/21/2006 7:08:59 PM

 
Wende Trew
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Congrats Rakesh!! I'm not surprised this is one of my favorites!!


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2/21/2006 7:13:52 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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This is outstanding Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist!


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2/21/2006 8:58:36 PM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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I'm so happy to see this one again, Rakesh! Congratulations!


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2/21/2006 11:01:30 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations on both of your outstanding finalists, Rakesh! Truly awesome work!


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2/21/2006 11:55:47 PM

 
Federico Collazuol
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I was 100% sure to see this one again. Congrats Rakesh!


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2/22/2006 12:04:12 AM

 
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One can feel the heat and dust - a very nice composition.


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2/22/2006 1:59:02 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Beautiful image that tells a story, Rakesh ~ CONGRATULATIONS to you!


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2/22/2006 4:08:58 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you friends and judges for nice words, I feel honoured!


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2/22/2006 5:19:31 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Another awesome and so well deserved finalist, Rakesh!! Congrats! :)


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2/22/2006 6:23:06 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Simply wonderful feel to this photo Rakesh! A big congratulations! WINNER!


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2/22/2006 6:26:20 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Chris and Patricia for supportive words!!!


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2/22/2006 7:01:42 AM

 
Joanne C. Anderson
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Congratulations Rakesh, your work is so overwhelming!!


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2/22/2006 7:07:29 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Love this image Rakesh!! I love the repetion and angles...the color and mood! AWESOME shot! COngrats on the multiple finalists too!!! :D


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2/22/2006 8:44:08 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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AWESOME Work Sir , like all of your other works, CONGRATULATIONS on the finalist too ! !


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2/22/2006 10:34:21 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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AWESOME Work Sir , like all of your other works, CONGRATULATIONS on the finalist too ! !


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2/22/2006 10:34:26 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Great Work Sir ! !


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2/22/2006 10:35:43 AM

 
Navin Talwar
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Well Done.


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2/22/2006 10:57:38 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Wonderful capture Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck!


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2/22/2006 11:26:19 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS and good luck to you in the next round, Rakesh!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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2/22/2006 5:45:29 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Joanne, She-She, Jimmy, Navin, Kristi and Stan for your supportive words!


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2/22/2006 8:01:29 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Congrats Rakesh :) this belongs in National Geographic.


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2/22/2006 8:24:27 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Susan for your kind support!


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2/23/2006 12:12:59 AM

 
Kholoud M. 
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Thais is so great!
I love it Rakesh:)
Best regards


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2/23/2006 2:58:48 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Rakesh
WOW !THIS IS AN AMAZING IMAGE!
LOVE IT SO MUCH..
IT IS A WINNER IN MY BOOK
I CAN NOT STOP LOOKING AT IT....
See this is what I said the 1st time I seen it... WINNER!!


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2/23/2006 6:48:03 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much, Kholoud and Claudette for your good wishes!!


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2/23/2006 8:30:49 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your Finalist :)


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2/23/2006 3:54:14 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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AWESOME Rakesh!! Congratulations on a most superb finalist!! You are an amazing photographer!!


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2/23/2006 8:07:10 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Corinne and Wendy for your kind words!


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2/23/2006 11:30:33 PM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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This is still one of my favorites. The light and mood really set the scene. Good luck.


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2/24/2006 6:39:33 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Congratulations Rakesh...~!


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2/24/2006 9:27:33 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Jimmy and Dorann for your kind support!!


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2/24/2006 10:18:14 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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Wow Rakesh, congrats on this super photo!
Love all your photos Rakesh!

Rachel :o)


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2/24/2006 2:17:42 PM

 
Margaret Sikora
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Congrats Rakesh on another finalist photo ,words cant describe how I feel when looking at these shots.I am waiting for your photo album to be published.


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2/24/2006 10:46:31 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh! Wow, I loved this one from the very start!!


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2/25/2006 12:44:32 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Many congrats on this terrific win, Rakesh!!!


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2/25/2006 12:48:43 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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congrats on your 2nd place winner, Rakesh! Wonderful work!


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2/25/2006 12:48:56 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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congrats on second place sir., there should have been two 1st place winners this time around, it will always be a 1st place winner in my mind. congrats again Rakesh.


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2/25/2006 12:50:18 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on this stunning second place winner. Beautiful. Kerby


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2/25/2006 12:55:30 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So glad to see this with a gold medal beside it, Rakesh!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win!!


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2/25/2006 12:55:39 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on your second place Rakesh! This image is one of my favourites!!


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2/25/2006 1:02:15 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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YEAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful 2nd place win Rakesh!!!! Well deserved!


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2/25/2006 1:08:17 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Rakesh!!! Well done!


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2/25/2006 1:11:29 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Beautiful! Congratulations on your win!


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2/25/2006 1:19:16 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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This is one of my favorites, congratulations Rakesh on this beautifully captured win!


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2/25/2006 1:22:07 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place win Rakesh.


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2/25/2006 1:22:35 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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LOVE this so much Rakesh. Congratulations on your win!


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2/25/2006 1:31:46 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Rakesh, congratulations to you. Well done!


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2/25/2006 1:32:22 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Stunning image! Super exposure! CONGRATS Rakesh on your win!!


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2/25/2006 1:33:06 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

So happy for you, Rakesh! Congratulations on your awesome win!!


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2/25/2006 1:38:55 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats Rakesh !! I knew this one was going to make it :O) For me it's a GP :o)


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2/25/2006 1:42:58 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on this superb win! :o) Robyn


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2/25/2006 1:44:44 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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No surprise on this one Rakesh, it is absolultely wonderful second place winner.


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2/25/2006 2:16:19 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congrats on your stunning winner, Rakesh!


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2/25/2006 2:42:21 PM

 
Lorri  Shank
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Congratulations, dear friend. YOu are a wonderful photographer and deserve this! Lorri


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2/25/2006 3:03:15 PM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Congratulations Rakesh - you so deserve a winner for this wonderful image!


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2/25/2006 3:06:08 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Well done Rakesh! Congrats!
~:O)


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2/25/2006 3:06:10 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Bravo, Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS, on your Second Place Winner ... Very much deserved and a wonderful storyteller!Much Aloha,
Stan


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2/25/2006 3:17:15 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Rakesh!


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2/25/2006 3:55:25 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this beautiful, well-deserved win, Rakesh!!!


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2/25/2006 4:02:20 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on this well deserved winner!!!


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2/25/2006 4:03:37 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Rakesh!!


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2/25/2006 4:18:27 PM

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


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2/25/2006 4:45:30 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Huge congratulations for this outstanding winner Rakesh!! :}


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2/25/2006 4:48:05 PM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Fantastic capture, and a big congratulations Rakesh.


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2/25/2006 5:00:03 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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Congratulations my friend!


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2/25/2006 5:03:14 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your well deserved Win, my dear friend Rakesh!!


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2/25/2006 5:07:14 PM

 
Jamil Saliba
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Congratulations on your great Winner Rakesh


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2/25/2006 5:19:31 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Fantastic!!! Congratulations!


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2/25/2006 5:25:51 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Outstanding, Rakesh! Congratulations!!!!


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2/25/2006 5:26:08 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place WINNER, Rakesh! Topps in my books!!!


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2/25/2006 5:26:48 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Rakesh!


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2/25/2006 6:22:25 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Rakesh
Wonderful work!

Bill


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2/25/2006 6:25:01 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Big congratulations on your fantastic win, Rakesh.


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2/25/2006 6:34:05 PM

 
Linda Boehme
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A big congratulation on this beautiful image, Rakesh! This is superb!


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2/25/2006 6:40:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! I am proud and happy for you!!


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2/25/2006 7:34:25 PM

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


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2/25/2006 7:55:31 PM

 
Chris Macer  

Most certainly a well deserved, Rakesh!! This takes my breath away! Congrats my friend!! :)


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2/25/2006 8:10:39 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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CONGRATS Rakesh! A well deserved Win! :)


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2/25/2006 8:36:17 PM

 
Navin Talwar
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Congratulations.


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2/25/2006 8:39:50 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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I love this photo! Congratulations on a well-deserved win!


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2/25/2006 9:27:18 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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What a dramatic scene you've captured, Rakesh...I love it!!! Congratulations on this fine winning image!!!


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2/25/2006 9:40:46 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Rakesh!!!!!!!!!


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2/25/2006 11:10:12 PM

 
Terrill Province
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But, of course, this is a winner ~ it's wonderfully cinematic! BRAVO!!! You've done it again!


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2/25/2006 11:30:38 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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WOW! This is so dramatic! The lighting is spectacular and the image is unforgettable! Congratulations from one of your biggest fans!


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2/26/2006 12:26:53 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Congratulation for your fantastic shot!!!!woww


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2/26/2006 12:43:22 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Well done ! deserving winner, Rakesh.


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2/26/2006 1:07:14 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your win, Rakesh :0)


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2/26/2006 1:18:24 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congrats to you!!!!!


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2/26/2006 3:58:43 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you God and my great BP friends, this is all due to your good wishes and so stern support!!!


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2/26/2006 4:43:56 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Well deserved. Congratulations, Rakesh


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2/26/2006 5:40:41 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Rakesh...:)


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2/26/2006 5:51:41 AM

 
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Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh!!


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2/26/2006 6:33:59 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Rakesh ~ this one had winner written all over it ~ well done!


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2/26/2006 6:45:49 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congratulations Rakesh!!!!


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2/26/2006 6:53:13 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Stephen, Donna, Robin, Susie and Bobbie for your great support!!


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2/26/2006 7:20:36 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!!! I love this one!


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2/26/2006 7:42:03 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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One of my favorites...congratulations!


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2/26/2006 8:54:06 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Rakesh! A well deserved in!


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2/26/2006 9:01:44 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Janet!

Thank you Linda!

Thank you Leanne!


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2/26/2006 10:06:32 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Stunning image, Rakesh! Congrats!

da


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2/26/2006 11:44:19 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on a most well deserved win Rakesh!! GREAT to see this in the winners circle where is belongs:-) Well done my friend!


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2/26/2006 1:20:09 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful win Rakesh! Awesome!


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2/26/2006 3:33:32 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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CONGRATULATIONS, on this outstanding image, Rakesh!!


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2/26/2006 4:17:54 PM

 
Wende Trew
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh!! I love this image!! Well deserved!!!


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2/26/2006 6:41:08 PM

 
Boentara Prajitno
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congratulation, awesome picture


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2/26/2006 8:59:23 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Dale Ann, Wendy, Kristi, Carla, Wende and Boentara for your so supportive words!!


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2/26/2006 9:07:53 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Terrific capture with great silhouettes and color. Many congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Rakesh!
Monika


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2/26/2006 10:00:35 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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This is an incredible, incredible photo. Could easily have been a First Place.

Amazing capture, and beautiful. Many congratulations.

Nancy


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2/26/2006 11:48:44 PM

 
Federico Collazuol
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Only second place??? C'mon Judges! This picture should win the Grand Grand Grand Prize!
This image is not only gorgeous, it has a deep meaning, a Soul! It tells more than 1000 words!
My most sincere congratulations, Rakesh!


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2/27/2006 12:18:31 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Monika, Nancy and Fedrico for your bold words! Judges really have broken my heart!


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2/27/2006 12:47:04 AM

 
Margaret Sikora
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A big Congratulations Rakesh it truly is a beautiful scene.


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2/27/2006 1:04:09 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Way to go Rakesh Congrats my friend!!!!!


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2/27/2006 2:25:19 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Rakesh, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'People' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan


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2/27/2006 3:38:09 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much, Margaret, Daniel and Allan for your valuable comments!!


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2/27/2006 6:36:41 AM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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I am thrilled to see this won, Rakesh! Congratulations!!!


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2/27/2006 9:22:53 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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Rakesh, I officially declare you as the Marvin Gohlke judged, Grand Prize winner. There is more feeling, emotion, beauty, creativity, and technical expertise in this shot, than all the rest of the first prize winners put together. It is magnificant, a standard to which I aspire to. Don't let the approbation, or lack of, by the powers that be on this site dampen your spirit, or influence your creativity. "To thine self be true." Keep up the great work, Rakesh!!


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2/27/2006 9:58:02 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Absolutely fantastic image. Big congrats, Rakesh!!


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2/27/2006 10:10:32 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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BUT THIS ONE DESERVED THE GRAND PRIZE !!!!!!!

BELIEVE ME !!


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2/27/2006 10:19:44 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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A FABULOUS and much deserved win, Rakesh! Congratulations! This is an outstanding image!!!


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2/27/2006 11:00:20 AM

 
augustus gillian
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beautiful composition
great lighting
worth winning


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2/28/2006 12:27:44 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Rakesh many many congratulation for this winner ,sorry I am late ,AS I TOLD EARLIER YOU inspire me with great work.thank you again for great suport .


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2/28/2006 12:33:44 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you, Joy, Marvin, Guy, Jimmy, Anita, Augustus and Milan for your kind words!


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3/3/2006 9:01:50 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Sincere CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh - this is *MOST* deserved recognition for a really FABULOUS image!! :o)

I'm inclined to agree with others though - this SHOULD have placed *MUCH* higher than Second Place!! ;o)

Keep up the *WONDERFUL* work, Rakesh!! :o)


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3/4/2006 12:09:31 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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I'm kind of late commenting on this, Rakesh, but I wanted you to know how gorgeous it is and I totally agree with Carolyn - it should have placed higher. Congratulations!


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3/4/2006 8:27:35 PM

 
Christian P. Nicolas
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Incredible! This looks so much like one of my paintings. WOW!


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3/6/2006 8:45:53 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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This is such an incredible image Rakesh! Really tells a story. Such wonderful tone, movement....well, actually every little thing about it is right-on-fantastic! Big congrats! :0)


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3/8/2006 6:09:14 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Carolyn, Marsha, Christian and Lori, thanks for your kind words!!


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3/8/2006 8:17:17 PM

 

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Beautiful capture Rakesh, love it!
Congratulations on your win!


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3/17/2006 10:39:00 PM

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

Cathy :)


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3/21/2006 5:29:48 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Reine and Cathy!!!


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3/21/2006 9:06:18 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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~ symbolic of our human condition; we are all on a journy carrying our personal burdens~
M


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1/13/2007 8:40:30 AM

 
Roger Fry
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Beautiful photo like so many in your Gallery. (There arn't actually that many 'Uncle Fernandos' after all!)

Roger


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2/25/2007 1:04:18 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!! Thank you Michale!


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2/25/2007 1:34:50 PM

 
Muhammad Butt  

 
beautifull subject


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