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Looking Forward   Featured in PhotoFlash #038
Congratulations to all the participants!!
Captured this image at Neeldhara{ Haridwar} where different streams of river Ganges merge to form The Great Holy Ganges.
Resubmit from earlier work in to Travel and place.

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David L. Luchowski
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    A very peaceful image,Rakesh. Congrats on all your great work last month.

4/27/2006 12:01:26 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very cool portrait, great work, love the lighting!

4/27/2006 12:07:41 AM

Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great image Rakesh, love the sense of solitude and tranquility. (ac)

4/27/2006 12:13:21 AM

Evy Johansen
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What a wonderful image, Rakesh! Perfect title too!

4/27/2006 12:17:01 AM

S P Mukherji
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WoW! Have seen this picture many times but still today it seems to be a brand new one...such is the appeal of this outstanding creation Rakeshji!!

4/27/2006 12:31:42 AM

Rakesh Syal
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Susan E. Pindiyath

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member since: 9/20/2004 Wonderfully expressive image and excellent perspective, Rakesh!!

4/27/2006 12:46:47 AM

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Wonderful prespective and a very relaxed gentleman. Outstanding work, Rakesh.

4/27/2006 1:18:37 AM

Paul E. Earl
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Wonderful. I love the vertical perspective and the composition is terrific!!

4/27/2006 1:25:43 AM

Pat Gamwell
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As with all your 'people' shots, this is very emotional and intense! Love the misty background and the vertical crop to include the massive sky! SUPERBLY done!

4/27/2006 1:59:53 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Good resubmit choice!

4/27/2006 2:23:50 AM

Donald K. Cherry
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Terrific image, Rakesh! The comp is perfect!

4/27/2006 3:09:03 AM

Judyann Plante
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Wonderful composition, Rakesh! Beautifully done.

Judtann ><>

4/27/2006 3:18:33 AM

Bridgette B
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Awesome capture, Rakesh!!!

4/27/2006 3:20:08 AM

Paul Sikora

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Rakesh, I almost cried when I saw this very beautiful image. Magnificent, I will learn a lot about composition and framing from studying this photo.

4/27/2006 3:54:01 AM

Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful mood and composition!

4/27/2006 4:02:20 AM

Donna Roberts
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I don't recall seeing this wonderful image previously Rakesh - so I am thrilled you've resubmitted it again.
This is an amazing image and as Paul S has stated, there is a lot to see and learn from this image.
Great job!
:-) ddu

4/27/2006 4:37:46 AM

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WOW!!! in a word.....what a wonderful phot Rakesh. It is a great study of solitude and peace of one's inner self

4/27/2006 5:04:56 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding image!! Great composition! Jeff

4/27/2006 5:40:14 AM

Ken Smith
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Great job, Rakesh. You have a knack for capturing the human spirit.

4/27/2006 6:14:16 AM

Gail Vitikacs
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I so agree with Ken...this is beautifully captured Rakesh!

4/27/2006 6:27:14 AM

Mary N C. Taitt
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Very thoughtful and interesting image, Rakesh! You have a knack for capturing the human spirit. (I agree with Ken!) Mary :-)

4/27/2006 6:52:12 AM

Melissa Gurdus
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Love the vertical aspect with the curving horizon low on the picture plane. The content is stunning. One your best, IMO, Rakesh.

4/27/2006 6:57:46 AM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all for so nice words!!

4/27/2006 7:24:03 AM

Roxanne M. Bubar
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Rakesh, fantastic title. Outstanding image and message. Well done.

4/27/2006 7:41:25 AM

Pamela Shane
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I remember this one! I love everything about this image Rakesh! :)

4/27/2006 7:50:13 AM

Jenny Bosmans
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Definitely one of my favorites of your outstanding captures, Rakesh!! Congratulations again, my friend!!

4/27/2006 8:34:01 AM

Paula Dwyer
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Another excellent image Rakesh!!!
Congratulations on all your Awesome Finalists!!! :)

4/27/2006 8:35:36 AM

Melissa A. Mannon
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still love this image!

4/27/2006 8:46:57 AM

Karen Engelbreth
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wonderful image, Rakesh - great title!

4/27/2006 8:48:10 AM

Ronald F. Fischer
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Another awesome image, Rakesh!!

4/27/2006 9:14:17 AM

Nadya Johnson
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I love this image, Rakesh! I especially like the fact that you did not do a closer shot and left the sun. The composition's awesome!! Outstanding work!

4/27/2006 9:28:12 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Just amazing. The juxaposition is fantastic

4/27/2006 9:30:34 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Splendid, Rakesh! Such talent!

4/27/2006 9:41:12 AM

Judy S. Fung
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Wonderful image, Rakesh!

4/27/2006 11:36:58 AM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much friends and God bless you all!!

4/27/2006 12:24:33 PM

Ermanno Radice
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Fantastic image, wonderful work, Rakesh!!

4/27/2006 1:48:42 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wonderful capture and image, this!

4/27/2006 2:01:42 PM

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4/27/2006 2:19:40 PM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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This is so beautiful Rakesh!,

4/27/2006 2:20:28 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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You're right to resubmit it ! Love the mystical mood of your capture and all that fog around !!

4/27/2006 2:24:00 PM

Colleen Braun
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this is a fantastic image...

4/27/2006 2:48:40 PM

Mary  E. McCabe
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I love this Rakesh! m

4/27/2006 3:20:12 PM

Darryl Wilkinson

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Love this image, Rakesh, so much expression is felt through it! Wonderful!

4/27/2006 5:20:57 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Great mood and wonderful peaceful shot Rakesh!

4/27/2006 5:53:58 PM

Hector Contreras
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A peaceful feeling on this image Rakesh

4/27/2006 7:08:09 PM

Opal Cross
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Looks as though you are really enjoying this rest. Great capture.

4/27/2006 7:25:03 PM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I like this shot, Rakesh!

4/27/2006 8:14:53 PM

Jill Odice
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Wonderful mood to this peaceful scene Rakesh! Very nice!

4/27/2006 10:14:53 PM

Kate Jackson
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A great place for thinking Rakesh! Great capture!

4/28/2006 1:45:41 AM

Steve Mescha
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Fabulous image, Rakesh! Looks like he's sitting on top of the world!

4/28/2006 3:31:53 AM

Daniel Diaz
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Another brilliant image Rakesh, You should also try it in B&W for the MT- you still have time!!!!!!

4/28/2006 3:41:26 AM

Joanne C. Anderson
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What can be said, except 'amazing'? Wonderful photography, Rakesh!!

4/28/2006 4:24:26 AM

Christian P. Nicolas
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Another nice shot Rakesh.

4/28/2006 4:28:53 AM

Al G. Juniarsam
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Amazing capture of this peaceful moment Rakesh!! Love the composition!!!

4/28/2006 4:42:58 AM

Jill M. Flusemann
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Your images look like they're straight out of a magazine. They never fail to inspire and awe me. Did you just happen to come across this scene, or did you ask them to sit this way? Spellbinding either way!

4/28/2006 4:57:33 AM

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Wonderful mood and composition in this outstanding image Rakesh!

4/28/2006 5:06:58 AM

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Thank you so much my friends for your thoughtful words!
Jill, they were all sitting by themselves. It was 7 in the morning, I just noticed them, and there was no hint in my mind to capture them. The sun was coverd by a thick layer of fog. I kept shooting here and there. Suddenly the sun started showing up on their side. When I looked in the view finder, I thought this is something I am looking for. I moved and composed them and this was all by the grace of God I could do this.

4/28/2006 7:38:57 AM

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This is such a moving image, Rakesh...the mood you've captured with the sun just breaking through the fog is exceptional!!! The man is obviously absorbed in quiet contemplation!:)

4/28/2006 8:30:43 AM

Kaye Burazin
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An image that is not only stunning and perfect in composition Rakesh, but it also can have different interpretations.

4/28/2006 8:17:11 PM

Ann Bruynseels
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Wonderful shot and title !

5/1/2006 2:36:36 AM

Barbara Helgason
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Beautiful and perfectly composed Rakesh!

5/1/2006 2:19:44 PM

Rakesh Syal
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Jim, Kaye, Ann and Barbara, thanks a lot my friends!

5/1/2006 10:32:28 PM

Jen Lowrey
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Absolutely wonderful!!! Jen

5/2/2006 5:01:40 AM

Tracy Reehal
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Stunning capture, Rakesh!

5/2/2006 5:20:47 AM

Joyce ONeil
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Most excellent! You have the greatest images in your gallery!!!!

5/2/2006 11:23:01 AM

Allen O. Howard
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Very nicely done Rakesh. Deffinitely moody. I really like the subject stretched out horizontally in this vertical image and a cornered... Sun?

5/2/2006 7:56:58 PM

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What a fantastic image in so many ways!

5/3/2006 3:07:27 AM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Jen/Rosemary, Tracy, Joyce, Allen and Kirsten for so nice words, they mean a lot to me!!

5/3/2006 5:16:08 AM

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What I love the most about your work Rakesh is your ability to translate and fasinate!!! You entangle and entertain with great perception and timing. Your Lens never gets in the way! Pure Wonder my friend!

Congratulations on all your well earned recogniton!

5/4/2006 1:06:35 AM

Claudette Foote
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Wow love this image, well I love all your work. You are an amazing photographer...

5/4/2006 3:40:33 PM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Ronda!

Thank you Claudette!

5/4/2006 11:49:38 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful capture and composition Rakesh ~ excellent!

5/5/2006 3:16:47 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations for being featured in PhotoFlash!! I also appreciate your continued support Rakesh. You are an inspiration!

5/5/2006 11:18:09 AM

Andree Lerat
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Unique composition. Just love it. :)

5/6/2006 2:15:39 PM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much Susie, Donna and Andree for your so nice words!

5/6/2006 5:55:40 PM

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Congrats on having this wonderful capture featured in PhotoFlash!

5/7/2006 12:08:42 PM

Sergio La Spina
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This is one fantastic shot I like it!!!

5/9/2006 4:06:15 PM

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Wonderful shot!

5/12/2006 3:36:33 PM

Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Corinne, Sergio and JD for your great words!!

5/12/2006 5:04:20 PM

Susan Williams
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This is a wonerful wonderful image, It makes me smile!

I am a fan of yours as well

Thank you.

Also, thank you for your support in visiting my gallery as well.

5/15/2006 4:38:45 PM

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