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DICY SPICY

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DICY SPICY
A village shopkeeper selling Indian spices. How happy and contented looking he is? No customer, still happy because he is being photographed. I took this picture 18 long years ago in a small village near Varanasi.
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Darryl Wilkinson     He looks Happy and Proud, Rakesh! What a wonderful piece of HISTORY you have presented here tonight! I love this image, what a story it tells!!!


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1/4/2006 12:59:28 AM

 
Margaret Sikora
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This is a cooks paradise,and I agree with DARRYL it is history, it is a great shot.


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1/4/2006 1:07:37 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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It certainly is a great shot. I love all those colours of the spices. I trust he or someone else is still around selling in a shop like this and will be for years to come. It would be a travesty to see a supermarket in his place.


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1/4/2006 1:23:21 AM

 
Paul Michko
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What a great shot, Rakesh. I hope he is still smiling today. :)


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1/4/2006 1:26:30 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Rakesh, excellent colors, detail and DOF.


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1/4/2006 1:47:37 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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What a bright,cheerful shot! I love this series of village life!


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1/4/2006 2:24:10 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Look at this beautiful colors!!Beautiful Rakesh,as always!!!


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1/4/2006 2:33:40 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Wonderful "working man" portrait, Rakesh!


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1/4/2006 2:54:29 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Wonderful portrait with lots of colors, well done. :o)


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1/4/2006 3:12:05 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Wondeful colours and composition, this picture tells a story to me


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1/4/2006 3:24:30 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great job....love the colors and the story.


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1/4/2006 3:41:49 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Oh, I love Indian food and have never seen the spices in this bulk. The colors are wonderful, Rakesh!!


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1/4/2006 4:48:16 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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I love the shapes in the bags. They look like crayons. Very nice image of this shop keeper a treasure.

I love this. Kerby


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1/4/2006 4:50:21 AM

 
Joy Rector
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great composition


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1/4/2006 4:54:24 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Lovely capture Kerby...the colors are fantastic!


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1/4/2006 5:30:16 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Lovely capture Rakesh...the colors are fantastic! (whoops!)


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1/4/2006 5:30:39 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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I really like this Rakesh the colors are wonderful!! =)


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1/4/2006 5:37:05 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Wow! It's wonderful to see how other people live! This image makes the little jars of spices we see in the supermarkets look so insignificant!
Superb capture Rakesh! :o)


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1/4/2006 5:40:29 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful, colorful portrait, Rakesh - great story too!


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1/4/2006 6:01:27 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Terrific shot Rakesh! So nice of you to post this after all this time! I can almost smell the spices now! Wonderful shot!


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1/4/2006 6:03:07 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Excellent photo Rakesh!!! Fantastic colourful composition!!!


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1/4/2006 6:10:31 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Super shot, Rakesh! Wonderful colors!


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1/4/2006 6:16:31 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Awesome image, Rakesh!!


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1/4/2006 6:19:46 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much for such a wonderful response, my friends!


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1/4/2006 7:48:44 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Wonderful environmental portrait, Rakesh! Love the spices that surround him and their vibrant colors!!


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1/4/2006 7:56:32 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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what a "tasteful" capture Rakesh. The colors are so vibrant.


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1/4/2006 8:18:26 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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I really like the whole composition, along with the colors and contrast. And the pictures shows me a story of another place, another culture that I don't see where I live. I really like that! Great job, Rakesh!


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1/4/2006 8:43:50 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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I can SMELL the spices! All I can add to what's already been said, I agree!


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1/4/2006 9:31:56 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Love those colors and your capture of this FANTASTIC find, Rakesh!! A beautiful shot!


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1/4/2006 9:44:14 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Great story and what a terrific and colorful image, Rakesh!! GREAT!!


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1/4/2006 10:19:08 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Goshka, Kaye, Marvin, Corrinne, Dan and Jenny, Thanks for your great words!!!


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1/4/2006 10:36:12 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Great photo journal shot Rakesh. I love the spice piled up to a peak it looks like crayons. Sure was a lot of great colors surrounding the shop keeper.


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1/4/2006 10:50:14 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Wonderful colors and capture, Rakesh!


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1/4/2006 11:03:49 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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18 years ago - WOW! History indeed has
been recorded in this wonderful image
Rakesh. Love the expression on his face, & all the colorful spices. That's what camera's are to me, (recorders of history, & split seconds of life) as I told my husband -they are a time catcher, kinda' like a time machine. To me, they are the greatest of inventions!! :)


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1/4/2006 11:42:18 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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I love the colors of those spices! very beautiful


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1/4/2006 12:38:03 PM

 
bob cornelison
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I love alot of curry spices and the hotter the better! This is a great shot with the spices as high as they could get and he knows he will sell them by days end!
~:O)


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1/4/2006 12:53:54 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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What a neat life shot! Great colors!


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1/4/2006 3:53:06 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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BRAVO Rakesh, still looks great 18 years later!!


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1/4/2006 4:10:58 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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You are on a roll.. 3 fantastic images in a row :-)


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1/4/2006 4:31:53 PM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Lifetime ago, what a glimpse of a different life and culture comparing to mine. Thanks Rakesh! I could use a pinch of each of those spices, they look delicious..


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1/4/2006 5:37:45 PM

 
Dorann Weber
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Love it Rakesh.. The color's and the formation of the spices, and the expression of the vendor.. Perfect..~!


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1/4/2006 5:48:35 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wonderful capture, Rakesh, can almost smell those spices!
-Debby


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1/4/2006 6:07:00 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Very beautiful, and the scanning is great, details are perfect.


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1/4/2006 7:31:36 PM

 
Jill Odice
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You took incredible shots way back then, and you are still at it rakesh :-) I love this, it's timeless, it could have been taken yesterday :-)


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1/4/2006 9:15:00 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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This is great Rakesh, and I love all the color!!!


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1/4/2006 10:15:35 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Absolutely stunning, Rakesh...my dad took almost this exact shot in bw 60 years ago when he was stationed in India. I love the seamlessness of culture around the world! GREAT job!

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1/5/2006 5:20:42 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Beautiful shot, love the colors! Very nice.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Rakesh! (and everyone!)

Mary :-)


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1/5/2006 7:33:29 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WWWAAAOOOOOWW!!!, thanks for so encouraging comments!


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1/5/2006 8:19:10 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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this photo is timeless...love all the colors


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1/5/2006 10:55:25 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Great photo and rich colors. Looks almost like crayons behind him.


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1/5/2006 11:39:02 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Wonderful image as always! Wouldn't it be amazing if he was still there to do one at this time and see how much is the same.


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1/5/2006 3:16:29 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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What an excellent street shot Rakesh! The sacks of piled high spices behind him look like hugs crayons. The colours of them are brilliant and I can just imagine the wonderful auroma! Lots to like in this shot!


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1/6/2006 8:30:18 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you, Cathy, Mary, Jill and Wendy for so nice words!


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1/6/2006 8:59:24 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Fantastic my rimenber!!fantastc shot and colors I like it!!!


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1/6/2006 11:11:59 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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Great image! Love the colors!


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1/6/2006 11:57:02 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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18 years later, you are still shooting your world and sharing its wonders with us, and I am so grateful to you for that... I love to see your part of the world through your eyes Rakesh ! Wonderful, colorful and excellent image !


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1/6/2006 12:00:57 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful capture ~ the colours are still so bright and sharp ~ love this!


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1/6/2006 2:17:37 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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Perfect composition and beautiful colours Rakeshji!!


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1/7/2006 4:07:31 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Outstanding, Rakesh! Love the colors, the composition and the wonderful human element! Excellent photography even 18 years ago! You're amazing!


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1/7/2006 8:21:25 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you friends for overwhelming response!


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1/7/2006 11:08:54 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Very colorful and intriguing portrait of a shopkeeper and his spices, Rakesh!:)


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1/8/2006 12:17:01 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Mmmmmmmmmmm I can smell the spices from here. Excellent shot, Rakesh!


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1/9/2006 7:03:16 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Yhank you so much, Jim and Leanne!!!


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1/10/2006 8:11:24 AM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Beautiful image, Rakesh!!


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1/15/2006 12:49:29 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Very happy and very content! And look at all those spices! Wonderful photo, Rakesh!

Cathy :)


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1/19/2006 9:37:03 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wow - WONDERFUL and *C-O-L-O-U-R-F-U-L* image, Rakesh!! You surely captured a BEAUTY of a shot here!! :o)


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1/20/2006 9:55:35 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Dominique, Cathy and Carolyn for your so nice and encouraging comments!


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1/20/2006 11:02:39 AM

 
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