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A portrait of my senior friend by window light.
Happy August to everyone!!

© Rakesh Syal
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Janine Russell
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    Rakesh, excellent detail, clarity, textures and lighting.

8/1/2006 12:11:22 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait !

8/1/2006 12:18:05 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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He is always such a terrific subject and you capture him so well!!

8/1/2006 12:20:17 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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OUTSTANDING, dramatic portrait, Rakesh! Awersome lighting!

8/1/2006 12:22:48 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Absolutely a great portrait capture, Rakesh!! Remarkable use of lighting and wonderful color tones!!

8/1/2006 12:22:56 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Perfection, my friend! Every portrait of this marvelous man is a winner!

8/1/2006 12:28:04 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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Happy August to you too Rakesh..Great natural lighting on your wonderful model..Beautiful portrait...

8/1/2006 12:37:00 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Another outstanding portrait capture of your great model, Rakesh! :)

8/1/2006 12:59:30 AM

 
David L. Luchowski
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What a great portrait,Rakesh.Beautiful.

8/1/2006 1:02:03 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I like the b&w portrait, Rakesh - it has a sence peace.

8/1/2006 1:08:52 AM

 
Julie Robinson
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What a wonderful photogenic Gentleman Rakesh- very well captured!

8/1/2006 1:11:03 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Another fantastic portrait, Rakesh!

8/1/2006 1:47:45 AM

 
Paul Michko
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What an excellent portrait image, Rakesh.

8/1/2006 2:01:46 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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This is TRULY AWESOME, Rakesh! The lighting and composition are amazing!

8/1/2006 2:22:03 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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...excellent...

8/1/2006 2:39:20 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Incredible portrait, Rakesh
You are amazing at bringing out character
The light and detail are excellent
Very fine work

Bill

8/1/2006 2:40:29 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I just love your shots of this guy! Outstanding as always!

8/1/2006 2:41:55 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Very powerful portriat, Rakesh! Another winner in my opinion!

8/1/2006 3:00:20 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Highly successful portriate, Rakesh! Radiating character and fantastic expressions - all superbly captured!

8/1/2006 3:23:02 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Striking portrait, Rakesh!!! Fantastic lighting, use of B&W, pose and very well composed. Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

8/1/2006 3:25:00 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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wonderful pose and lighting on this Magnificent portrait, Rakesh!

Judyann ><>

8/1/2006 3:29:38 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Another Brilliant portrait Rakesh!!!

8/1/2006 3:31:17 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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We soooooo love seeing his portraits!

8/1/2006 3:37:36 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Your portraits never fail to amaze me Rakesh....excellent work!!!!

8/1/2006 3:45:13 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Outstanding portrait, the lighting and clarity is terrific. Super work, Rakesh!

8/1/2006 3:45:30 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Dramatic portrait, Rakesh! Love how deep the b&w is. Great comp., and lighting!

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8/1/2006 3:46:04 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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FABULOUS!

8/1/2006 3:59:00 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Absolutely MARVELLOUS portrait image of your friend, Rakesh!! G-R-E-A-T work...and, I just LOVE it in sepia tone!! :o)

8/1/2006 4:27:32 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Excellent Portrait Rakesh!! =)

8/1/2006 4:45:07 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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Powerful and peaceful portrait Rakesh. You have it all, Bravo! karen

8/1/2006 4:49:05 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

8/1/2006 5:16:55 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is a great portrait Rakesh! Wonderful detail, comp and use of the natural light! Jeff

8/1/2006 5:19:35 AM

 
Karim Abiali
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Very lovely, your friend has a very photogenic appeal!

8/1/2006 5:27:56 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wonderful portrait Rakesh, and fantastic lighting, great capture.

8/1/2006 5:33:11 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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LOVE the way you are starting August out!!! This portrait to me is a winner in so many ways. The lighting the expression, the detail, the exposure...all look wonderful. I esp love the eyes...the wisdom they hold and the hands folded together along with the look...is wonderful. A true masterpiece. Brilliant*

8/1/2006 5:45:21 AM

 
Megan p
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INCREDIBLE Rakesh, I love the quiet intensity, very nice!!!

8/1/2006 6:27:18 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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I LOVE IT !!!

8/1/2006 6:35:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Your friends have the most interesting faces...so photogenic. Love the window lighting, the wonderful profile and the fantastic details, Rakesh!

8/1/2006 7:00:51 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Great portrait Rakesh, beautifully lit!

8/1/2006 7:23:31 AM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Striking!! The lighting and pose are simply fantastic!!

8/1/2006 7:40:50 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Just terrific as usual Rakesh, Happy August to you!

8/1/2006 7:46:40 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow, this is a wonderful SP...Great lighting as well.

8/1/2006 8:16:18 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Ah - my favorite of your subjects!
Outstanding composition Rakesh - amazing lighting, & details. He has such a presence, & aura about him, & you bring it all out so superbly Rakesh! WINNER!!!! :)

8/1/2006 8:19:22 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Another masterpiece. Not much else I can add!!!

8/1/2006 8:23:16 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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I am still learning Rakesh, I look at your work and study it with the hope that one day that the student can at least be equal to the master.

8/1/2006 8:25:14 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Another brilliant portrait of your friend, Rakesh.

da

8/1/2006 8:40:04 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so very much for your great words!

8/1/2006 9:03:25 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Great portrait as usual,Rakesh! LOve the beautiful light and the touch of sepia!!!

8/1/2006 10:16:47 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Yet another of your MAGNIFICENT portraits, Rakesh! This one is totally phenomenal, and I think we're looking at a winner!! BEAUTIFULLY done, with excellent tones, light, clarity and mood! Bravo! A wonderful work and I could stare at it for hours!

8/1/2006 10:20:33 AM

 
Wende Trew
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Absolutely STUNNING image Rakesh!!!

8/1/2006 10:27:06 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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You do know, don't you, that we have all fallen in love with your friend? And you do know that we'd all like to kidnap him... Another fantastic piece!

8/1/2006 10:42:56 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Another beautiful winner,Outstanding Rakesh!!!!!!

8/1/2006 11:33:25 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Fantastic portrait. What a great lighting and clarity. Definitely winner. Last month me bhi kapoor saab ki photo bahut behtareen thi, lakin bando ne winner nahi dia. Kapoor sahib zinda bad. Kal wali mahila kaun thi. Khush raho Ricky. Tarunda.

8/1/2006 12:02:35 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Beautiful light and capture of expression, Rakesh!

8/1/2006 12:05:58 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Stunning b&w portrait Rakesh! The hat suits him!

8/1/2006 12:19:03 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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The lighting is perfect, Rakesh ~ you have such a gift for b&w portraits!
His expression is so profound...

8/1/2006 1:02:42 PM

 
Chaba Kasanitsky
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beautiful Portrait Rakesh !

8/1/2006 1:06:38 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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I always enjoy looking at your portraits. Hope August is good to you

8/1/2006 1:51:16 PM

 
Jen M
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Another awesome portrait!

8/1/2006 4:19:44 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I just LOVE these portraits of your friend Rakesh!!!!!!! Fantastic work again!

8/1/2006 4:35:49 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Beautiful lighting.Great expression.Congratulations.

8/1/2006 5:25:38 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful portrait, Rakesh! Well done!

8/1/2006 5:51:19 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all for your great words, they mean a lot to me!

8/1/2006 8:24:37 PM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Another Outstanding portrait!! :)

8/2/2006 2:09:05 AM

 
Lani J
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An extraordinary portrait, Rakesh. A stunning capture!

8/2/2006 3:07:56 AM

 
Nade Badsha
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Remarkable - very interesting posture

8/2/2006 3:43:56 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Outstanding, Rakeshji!!

8/2/2006 8:01:54 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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An outstanding portrait Rakesh!,
Amalia

8/2/2006 2:16:40 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Paula, Lani, Badshah, Subhangsu and Amalia for your great compliments! I will treasure these!

8/2/2006 2:51:20 PM

 
Elizabeth Ruuska

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This is wonderful!!!

8/2/2006 5:11:56 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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Your portraits of your friend are always stunning! This one is no exception. Very, very nice Rakesh.

8/2/2006 7:00:35 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Very dramatic with perfection in lighting. Let me congratulate you in advance on a true winner Rakesh.

8/2/2006 7:19:32 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Your friend is suh a wonderful model for you! I love each portrait you have done of him Rakesh!

8/2/2006 11:02:28 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Love the portraits of this senior friend of yours. I have a friend who closely resembles him named Charles Mann. Charles was poet laureate of Bucks County. He currently teaches at Bucks County Community College. Love the lighting, Rakesh!<:))

8/2/2006 11:41:59 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Such beautiful natural lighting and an extremely well done portrait Rakesh

8/3/2006 4:44:33 AM

 
Andi Browning
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What a perfect portrait. Love all the textures.
Thank you for your super comment in my gallery (grasshopper image). It is an honor to have such a great photographer take the time to look at and to comment on my photos.

8/3/2006 7:14:43 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Great, Rakesh!

8/3/2006 8:58:48 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much my friends for so great words on this portrait!

8/3/2006 10:18:07 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very nice Rakesh!

8/3/2006 5:20:31 PM

 

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Terrific Light and comp Rakesh. love it!

8/6/2006 12:46:58 AM

 
Mary C. Legg
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thank you for the beautiful portrait-- a great model for us.

8/7/2006 8:45:04 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Donna, Reine and Mary for your beautiful words!!

8/7/2006 10:02:18 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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I love every shot you have done of this wonderful gentleman. Beautiful portrait, Rakesh.

8/15/2006 5:01:23 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Rakesh, big Congratulations on this outstanding POTD Win!!

8/18/2006 12:11:41 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on this superb portrait being selected for POTD, Rakesh!!

8/18/2006 12:12:15 AM

 
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Way to Go Rakesh! Congratulations on your incredible image being recognized and awarded POTD!

8/18/2006 12:19:11 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Congrats Rakesh on getting POTD!! Well done!

8/18/2006 12:26:47 AM

 
Mary C. Legg
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congrats on this photo-- is ever so beautiful

8/18/2006 12:29:32 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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My Heartiest congratulations to you, Rakesh! :) Love this portrait!

8/18/2006 12:41:19 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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WOW! Congratulations on your POTD Rakesh! Fantastic SP!

8/18/2006 12:48:14 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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POTD! Well done, Rakesh.

8/18/2006 12:55:20 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Woohoo, Rakesh - I'm VERY happy for you!! Hearty congratulations on this much-deserved POTD recognition!! BRAVO...and, Phil and I trust that Kiran is recovering well, too!! :o)

8/18/2006 12:57:57 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Great to see this as again as POTD! Congrats Rakesh!

8/18/2006 1:12:15 AM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh...Well done!

8/18/2006 1:19:12 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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MAGNIFICENT! Congrats on your POTD!

8/18/2006 1:36:22 AM

 

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Wonderful light Rakesh !
Congrats on your POTD!

8/18/2006 1:49:00 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Rakesh, congratulation on this wonderful potd.

8/18/2006 1:54:05 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your POTD, Rakesh!

8/18/2006 2:01:08 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh!!! This one is a brilliant portrait....a treasure!!!

8/18/2006 2:43:01 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Fabulous POTD, Rakesh!
My best wishes to you and your wife

Bill

8/18/2006 2:55:15 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Rakesh! Beautiful!

8/18/2006 3:05:38 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this magnificent POTD!

Judyann ><>

8/18/2006 3:09:30 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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A truly wonderful portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!

8/18/2006 3:39:41 AM

 
Jen M
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Hi Rakesh, Congrats on this lovely POTD!!

8/18/2006 3:50:04 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Congratualtions, Rakesh. I hope your wife's recovery goes very well!!

8/18/2006 4:06:47 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome portrait work, Rakesh!!! Congratulations on your POTD!

8/18/2006 4:20:36 AM

 
Katrina Thorsen
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Congratulations on your POTD!

8/18/2006 4:23:13 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fabulous capture of a very interesting face! Great lighting.
Congratulations on your POTD Rakesh, your portraits are always fantastic!
jo ann c.

8/18/2006 4:29:12 AM

 
David Phalen
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Congratulations on having this excellent portrait chosen as a POTD.

8/18/2006 4:31:12 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Rakesh! :)

8/18/2006 4:37:18 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful picture of the day.

8/18/2006 4:43:00 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your POTD...hope everything is better at your house

8/18/2006 4:44:37 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Very powerful POTD. Congrats Rakesh. We certainly will see this one at the end of the month.

8/18/2006 4:46:19 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Congrats on your POTD!

8/18/2006 4:51:34 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Many congratulations on your POTD Rakesh, I'm sure we will be seeing this one again.

8/18/2006 4:59:09 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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This is inspirationally spiritual, Rakesh. What a talent you have... I am so thankful this beautiful portrait started my day today.

8/18/2006 5:06:03 AM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Wow! This is an amazing portrait. :) Beautiful work.

8/18/2006 5:15:27 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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WOW! this is too weird I was jsut showing my mom this shot last night!
Congratulations on this awesome shot!

8/18/2006 5:20:54 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congrats on this GREAT potd!

8/18/2006 5:24:19 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations Rakesh on this stunning and wonderful POTD!!! Mary :-D

8/18/2006 5:25:05 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful POTD!

8/18/2006 5:27:50 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great pick for the POTD and Congrats my friend!

8/18/2006 5:41:11 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Wonderful portrait, Rakesh. Very well done! Congrats on your POTD! :0)

8/18/2006 5:42:27 AM

 
Karen Beri
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Magnificent portrait Rakesh!!!! You have really captured an essence of wisdom and clarity in your friend's wonderful face.

8/18/2006 5:42:29 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Rakesh, my friend, congratulations on your well deserved POTD!!!

8/18/2006 5:58:12 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Rakesh!

8/18/2006 6:32:37 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations on POTD Rakesh!! This is very well deserved!! How is your wife doing? I have been praying. <><

8/18/2006 6:45:32 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

8/18/2006 7:03:44 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

8/18/2006 7:04:00 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Wonderful image Rakesh! Congrats on the POTD! :)

8/18/2006 7:09:04 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Wonderful image Rakesh! Congrats on the POTD! :)

8/18/2006 7:09:04 AM

 
Peter Mantione
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Hi Rakesh, Congrats on this beautiful POTD.

Peter

8/18/2006 7:15:32 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Excellent, Rakesh!

8/18/2006 7:17:20 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Beautiful lighting and work as always Rakesh! Congratulations on your POTD!

8/18/2006 7:32:00 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations dear friend on this most poignant and beautifully done POTD!! Well deserved and fine work as always Rakesh!!

8/18/2006 7:38:38 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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The power of prayer. Congrats on a very well deserved POTD!!!!

8/18/2006 7:48:21 AM

 
Carrie Scruggs
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Wow - wonderful portrait. Congrat's on POTD!

8/18/2006 8:22:09 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Rakesh, much congratulations on your wonderful POTD.

8/18/2006 9:07:07 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much each and everyone, my friends!!!

8/18/2006 9:16:53 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Rakesh!!

8/18/2006 9:24:44 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Way, way beyond Photo of the Day quality, Rakesh! Congratulations to you and your friend.

8/18/2006 9:32:55 AM

 
Milan Banik
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so happy to see this here ,my favourite work from your gallery.congrates on this extraordinary potd!

8/18/2006 9:45:02 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congrats on your POTD, Rakesh!

8/18/2006 9:46:51 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your POTD for this superb portrait, Rakesh!

8/18/2006 10:19:38 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you, my friends!

8/18/2006 11:34:41 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Big Congratulations Rakesh!! Wonderful image...so well done!!

8/18/2006 12:27:13 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on POTD Rakesh, fabulous portrait

8/18/2006 12:39:40 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Congrats on your POTD. Another winner here!

8/18/2006 12:53:34 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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Congrats Rakeh on POTD and my very best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery, God bless.

8/18/2006 1:32:12 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on POTD! I am praying for a quick and total recovery for your wife!

8/18/2006 1:47:44 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on this very well deserved POTD!!!! You and your wife have been in my thoughts and prayers!

8/18/2006 1:51:47 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Outstanding. Congratulations

8/18/2006 3:07:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding portrait and potd!! Take care Rakesh, I hope for a speedy recovery for your wife!!

8/18/2006 3:14:20 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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What a fabulous portrait, congratulations on the POTD. I didn't know your wife was not well, I certainly will be praying for a speedy recovery for her,
Ann

8/18/2006 3:24:35 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD Rakesh! I hope that your wife has a very speedy recovery...you are both in my thoughts and prayers.

8/18/2006 4:37:15 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on your PODT. Beautiful image and you capture this gentleman so well.

I pray your wifes recovery. Your in my prayers.

Very nice. Kerby

8/18/2006 4:44:50 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much my friends!

8/18/2006 9:59:50 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Congratulations Rakesh on your wonderful photo of the day!!

8/18/2006 11:52:39 PM

 
Pradeep K. Kaushik
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Rakesh ji!! Advitiya!! You and your model both are wonderful.Outstanding portrait. :)

8/19/2006 3:34:45 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Your portraits are an inspiration to me Rakesh and this one is no exception! I'm a fan of your use of light! Congrats on this wonderful POTD!

8/19/2006 8:10:02 AM

 
Carolyn Foster Spano
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Incredible as always Rakesh. Your portraits are always spectaular.

8/19/2006 8:12:12 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WONDERFUL portrait, Rakesh!!! Excellent lighting and composition. Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD!!!

8/19/2006 4:18:18 PM

 
Bridgette B
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What an amazing portrait!! Congratulations on POTD!!

8/20/2006 4:13:23 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on this suberb POTD, Rakesh!!!

8/20/2006 8:33:43 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you all my friends!

8/21/2006 2:53:26 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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I'm so glad you share your gift with us all Rakesh! Congratulations, friend! :0)

8/27/2006 7:39:29 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Rakesh! :0)

8/27/2006 8:13:02 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Lori and Casey!!

But this one is not in the finalists, Casey!

8/27/2006 9:32:14 AM

 
Stefan G
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Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh! Very fine work!

8/28/2006 8:00:19 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Beautiful portrait Rakesh!!!

8/31/2006 12:44:09 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Stefan, Caccie, thank you my friends!!

8/31/2006 1:05:28 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Your portraits stand alone, Rakesh! Soooo beautiful!

9/7/2006 3:00:06 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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CONGRATS to you my friend!!!!! SOOOOOO well deserved!!!!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!!

9/26/2006 5:13:12 PM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A big congrats on your finalist award!!! Well deserved, Rakesh! Cheers, Glenn.

9/26/2006 5:22:01 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

ccc

9/26/2006 5:34:23 PM

 
Megan p
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beautiful, wonderful and intense, Congratulations!!!

9/26/2006 5:51:14 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!

9/26/2006 6:11:07 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I just love this and am thrilled to see it here Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!!

9/26/2006 6:15:10 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Ricky. Mene kaha tha ye to zaroor award lega. Kapoor sahib jindabad.

9/26/2006 6:15:33 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big congrats Rakesh. Good luck in the next round!

9/26/2006 6:16:28 PM

 
Mary L. Graham
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YESSSSS...yet another finalist!! Beautiful work Rakesh!! =)

9/26/2006 6:18:38 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats Rakesh! I love this model and you capture him so well.

9/26/2006 7:09:09 PM

 
Dorann Weber
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Congrats again Rakesh.. Stunning...

9/26/2006 7:09:44 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Just wanted to say congrats on being a finalist for August! Very well deserved. Good luck on the next round!

9/26/2006 7:12:48 PM

 

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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh!

9/26/2006 7:14:51 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!

9/26/2006 7:17:29 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Congratulations Rakesh! Another winner here!

9/26/2006 7:18:57 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Superb Rakesh. Unbeatable!

9/26/2006 7:21:30 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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I just knew we'd see this again!
Congratulations Rakesh on your amazing
finalist!!!! :)

9/26/2006 7:50:28 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I love this...could you share your technique on your B&W?
Congratulations!

9/26/2006 7:59:54 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!!

Judyann ><>

9/26/2006 8:06:06 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Congratulations on this superb finalist!!

9/26/2006 8:43:31 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Wonderful lighting and Congrats on this finalist, Rakesh!

9/26/2006 9:04:49 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Stunning shot! BIG CONGRATS!

9/26/2006 9:05:59 PM

 
Dawn Leslie
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Congrats Rakesh!

9/26/2006 9:12:50 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Another big congrats Rakesh!! <><

9/26/2006 10:02:07 PM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Warmest congratulations once again, Rakesh!

9/26/2006 10:08:19 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Outstanding,Rakesh! Another big congratulations!

9/26/2006 10:51:24 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Finalist, Rakesh!!!

9/26/2006 11:20:46 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all my friends for BIG support!

9/27/2006 12:18:41 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations on this handsome finalist, Rakesh!<:))

9/27/2006 12:30:39 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Magnificent portrait, Rakesh, congratulations on your finalist!
-Debby

9/27/2006 6:09:29 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Big Congratulations, Rakesh, on this Fantastic Finalist!! :^)

9/27/2006 7:39:33 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Your friend is lucky to have you as his personal photographer! You've created so many exceptional portraits of him! This one is amazing! Congrats Rakesh!!

9/27/2006 8:25:18 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Rakesh!!!

9/27/2006 8:57:14 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all my friends for great support and encouragement!

9/27/2006 11:11:14 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations Rakesh!!!

9/27/2006 12:59:54 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Delighted to see this one in the finalists Rakesh, many congratulations.

9/27/2006 1:16:22 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wonderful portrait congratulation Rakesh!!

9/27/2006 1:17:01 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations Rakesh! You and this model make a winning combination!

9/27/2006 1:36:08 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Gorgoues finalist, Rakesh, again! Congratulations!

9/27/2006 2:09:05 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Rakesh - You are a master of portraits!!! Congratulations!!!

~Daniel

9/27/2006 3:29:18 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Rakesh on this and all of your other fantastic finalists. What a very talented and diverse photographer you are. Best of luck in the next round!

9/27/2006 4:12:54 PM

 
Tressie Davis
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Great portrait - congrats!!

9/27/2006 5:02:26 PM

 
Navin Talwar
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Congratulations shall see it again.

9/27/2006 7:46:58 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much for your good wishes and support, friends!

9/27/2006 9:26:31 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Superb Rakesh! Congratulations again.

9/28/2006 5:44:42 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations on your win, Rakesh!! Superb!!

9/28/2006 11:32:09 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your Win, Rakesh!!

9/28/2006 11:40:22 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations, Rakesh...a WONDERFUL WINNER!!! :^)

9/28/2006 11:40:59 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulation ! Rakes, super winner!!

9/28/2006 11:41:30 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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RAKESH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING PHOTO! Simply Breathtaking!

9/29/2006 12:00:53 AM

 
VISHVAJIT JUIKAR
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Congrats for your winning Picture

9/29/2006 12:03:20 AM

 
Lavone Vannoy
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING GOLD!!!

9/29/2006 12:08:16 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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My Heartiest Congratulations to you and your friend, Rakesh! Bravo!

9/29/2006 12:23:51 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations on your VERY well deserved WIN, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 12:26:08 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Well deserved, my friend! BIG CONGRATS!

9/29/2006 12:28:02 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Rakesh! This wonderful portrait deserves its win!

9/29/2006 12:28:18 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Rakesh, congratulations on your Second Place win.

9/29/2006 12:28:34 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations Rakesh on your second place winner. This is outstanding.

9/29/2006 12:29:59 AM

 
Lani J
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CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh!! A wonderful winner! :o)

9/29/2006 12:30:31 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Well done, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 12:33:06 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Huge congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2006 12:47:55 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Bravo!, Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS on this absolutely wonderful image and your 2nd Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

9/29/2006 12:48:11 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big congratulations, Rakesh! :)

9/29/2006 1:01:40 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Rakesh!

9/29/2006 1:06:38 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 1:38:05 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Congratulatios Rakesh !...
M

9/29/2006 1:47:31 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you all my friends!

9/29/2006 2:04:52 AM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Rakesh - Congratulations on this well deserving Winner!!!

~Daniel

9/29/2006 2:16:25 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats for being a winner. Mene predict kiya tha. Lekin is ko to grand prize milna chaiye tha. Kapoor saheb zindabad.

9/29/2006 3:08:05 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Outstanding! Congratulations!

9/29/2006 3:44:22 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh!!

9/29/2006 3:57:01 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Congratulations on your win with this magnificient portrait, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 4:05:44 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Rakesh, congratulations!!!

9/29/2006 4:10:54 AM

 
Peter Mantione
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YES WINNER!

Congratulations on a superb portrait, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 4:20:19 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your winner Rakesh :O)

9/29/2006 4:25:58 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on this stunning portrait!

9/29/2006 4:51:42 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on the excelllent portrait and win Rakesh!

9/29/2006 5:21:57 AM

 
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Such a universal portrait Rakesh. Mon congrats on the second place take. Peace, karen

9/29/2006 5:27:44 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Congratulations, Rakesh!! Stunning portrait!

9/29/2006 5:32:37 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Congratulations Rakesh....a wll deserved win!!!

9/29/2006 5:43:05 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh! Wonderful work!!

9/29/2006 5:53:42 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Many congrats Rakesh on an outstanding winner

9/29/2006 6:05:51 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Rakesh, congratulations on this amazing win! Excellent!

9/29/2006 6:12:36 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your 2nd place winner.

9/29/2006 6:18:17 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Congratulations Rakesh, well deserved!

9/29/2006 6:23:55 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh!

9/29/2006 6:27:34 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome win, Rakesh!<:))

9/29/2006 6:33:35 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Huge congratulations Rakesh. An honor.

9/29/2006 6:44:49 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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A well deserved congratulations Rakesh..~!

9/29/2006 6:49:27 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Rakesh, congratulations

9/29/2006 7:03:58 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Yeah!!! A big congrats on your much deserved win!!!

9/29/2006 7:07:04 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner Rakesh!!!!!!!

9/29/2006 7:15:42 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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More than a winner...a piece of art. Congrats Pakesh.

9/29/2006 7:57:07 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this excellent winner!

9/29/2006 8:00:18 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations Rakesh!!!!

9/29/2006 8:09:32 AM

 
She-She Killough
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YES! A Huge Congrats to you Rakesh on this wonderful Second Place Win!!!

9/29/2006 8:16:57 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your win, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 8:21:49 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Beautiful portrait Rakesh. So glad to see this here. Congratulations on your win!

9/29/2006 8:38:18 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific, so glad to see this one here! Congratulations Rakesh!

9/29/2006 8:45:24 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Great to see this in the winners circle Rakesh. A very poignant and soulful portrait! I love our work!! Congratulations my friend!

9/29/2006 8:55:19 AM

 

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Rakesh, bigs congratulations on your win! It is a wonderful portrait!

9/29/2006 9:07:10 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you my friends!

9/29/2006 9:12:15 AM

 
David Phalen
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Well, of course. BIG Congrats on your winner.

9/29/2006 9:26:22 AM

 
Kanwaljit Singh
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KYA BAAT HAI( what a great Image)
So BAABA JI(meaning an old wise man in our Native Punjabi)'s portrait clicked by BAABA JI(Also meaning a wise person of a special field like Rakesh Syal is) has brought him laurels,
Nothing new,
VADHAEEAN( Cogratulations)

{The meanings written are not for Rakesh who is a proud Punjabi himself, but for other friends who do not know Punjabi Language}

- Kanwaljit Singh

9/29/2006 9:48:17 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wonderful portrait. Congratulations

9/29/2006 10:31:43 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!!!

9/29/2006 12:07:41 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations, Rakesh!!

9/29/2006 12:28:07 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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A HUGE congratulations Rakesh on your outstanding winner!!!

9/29/2006 12:36:02 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats Rakesh!!!

9/29/2006 12:38:06 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Rakesh I am so happy to see this photo earn that Golden Oval! Congratulations on your beautiful winner!

9/29/2006 3:10:34 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on that very well-deserved Gold Medal, Rakesh!!!
This portrait is just BEAUTIFUL. I'm happy to see it as a Winner!!!

9/29/2006 3:15:17 PM

 
Karen Beri
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Hi Rakesh, I am so happy to see this magnificent portrait in the winners circle! Congratualations!
Karen

9/29/2006 3:19:58 PM

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

9/29/2006 5:14:52 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Very well deserved. Congratulations, Rakesh!!

9/29/2006 5:37:16 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your winning photo, Rakesh!

9/29/2006 5:39:12 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Outstanding portrait, Rakesh! Huzzah!!!

9/29/2006 5:47:34 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your fantastic win! All of your portraits are of such interesting looking people! Wonderful!
jo ann c.

9/29/2006 5:50:31 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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CONGRATS Rakesh on this stunning portrait!! The tones and exposure are amazing!!

9/29/2006 6:13:13 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Rakesh, on your win for this stunning portrait!

9/29/2006 6:17:56 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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Congratulations, this is a wonderful winning shot!

9/29/2006 6:49:01 PM

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

9/29/2006 6:58:42 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations on the win, Rakesh
Very well deserved!

Bill

9/29/2006 7:07:33 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Such an expressive portrait, congratulations Rakesh!

9/29/2006 7:20:56 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Congrat on your win Rakesh.

9/29/2006 7:44:19 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Rakesh, wonderful seeing this great image on the winners page. Many congratulations to you!

9/29/2006 7:46:01 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your outstanding win, Rakesh!!! Well done!

9/29/2006 7:51:40 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats on this marvelous win, Rakesh!
-Debby

9/29/2006 7:59:15 PM

 
Susana Heide
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You already know how much I love your portraits and lighting techniques Rakesh!! Congratulations on your win!!!

9/29/2006 8:30:28 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Rakesh, big congrats to another winner from you! =)

9/29/2006 10:52:49 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats, Rakesh!! I really expected to see this one in the 'winner's circle' and I wasn't disappointed!

9/30/2006 12:17:30 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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cograts!

9/30/2006 4:43:27 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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So happy to see this here, my friend! Fantastic winer!!!

Judyann ><>

9/30/2006 8:29:42 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much my friends for so great words on this portrait!

9/30/2006 9:29:07 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Fantastic win!!! Congratulations!

9/30/2006 9:51:53 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your second place win!!! I am very happy for you Rakesh!

9/30/2006 3:17:37 PM

 
Suzy Betancourt
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Rakesh, I am thrilled to see this photo get the recognition that it got. You are an old world master of portraits. I so enjoy your work so much!

Congrats

Suzy

9/30/2006 3:43:36 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulation Rakesh on this awesome win!! <><

9/30/2006 5:35:24 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic win Rakesh!!!

9/30/2006 6:21:53 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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What a wonderful portrait, Rakesh!!!! I love the how your excellent lighting highlights this classic face!!!! Congratulations!!!!:)

9/30/2006 8:21:44 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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A beautiful shot, Rakesh, as always...Huge Congrats, dude!!!

9/30/2006 9:41:23 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Classic! His pose, the lighting and use of B/W are truly wonderful here. Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Rakesh!
Monika

9/30/2006 10:43:38 PM

 
Susan Walzer
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Just wonderful Rakesh!

10/1/2006 3:12:08 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Fantastic portrait Rakesh!! Congratulations on your Second Place win!

10/1/2006 7:55:42 AM

 
Stefan G
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Congratulations on your second place win, Rakesh! Wonderful portrait!

10/1/2006 8:14:08 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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A Big Congratulations on tis fabulous portrait as a second place, Rakesh! So very beautifully done!

10/1/2006 10:41:59 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome WINNER!

10/1/2006 1:54:00 PM

 
Wende Trew
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Big Congrats on this wonderful portrait!!! Very well done!!!!

10/1/2006 1:56:52 PM

 
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Your use of light and the way you capture your model's character is amazing, Rakesh. Congratulations on your win.

10/1/2006 3:20:14 PM

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

10/1/2006 8:26:16 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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I am so happy to see this one here. Congratulations on a well deserved win

10/2/2006 3:59:12 AM

 

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Great job Rakesh!
Congratulations on your win!

10/2/2006 4:43:19 AM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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A belated congratulations to you, my friend, on this win. I love your shots of this guy. You capture his inner spirit in them so well. They are awesome!!!

10/3/2006 9:19:42 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Tammy, Reine and Marvin for your great words!!!

10/3/2006 9:53:23 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh,sorry I am late here,bussy with Durga puja.

10/3/2006 11:45:19 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Woderful win, Rakesh, well done my friend - Allan

10/3/2006 1:06:47 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Congratulations on winning ..Well done.

10/3/2006 11:19:15 PM

 
Mary C. Legg
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such crowd here! how do you mnage to shake hnds with all of them? really beautiful photograph and I have visited it many times, but still moved by it. thank-you rakesh for stopping by. I feel much better now.

10/3/2006 11:36:58 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you Milan, Allan, Harmeet and Mary for your kind words!

10/3/2006 11:57:35 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Fabulous image!!!
Many congrats!!!

10/8/2006 3:08:21 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulations Rakesh.

10/10/2006 7:10:28 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulations Rakesh.

10/10/2006 7:10:40 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulations Rakesh.

10/10/2006 7:10:45 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulations Rakesh.

10/10/2006 7:10:51 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulations Rakesh.

10/10/2006 7:11:11 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Sorry computer problem.

10/10/2006 7:13:26 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Congrats Rakesh in this beautiful Second Place Win :)

10/27/2006 9:26:37 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Gorgeous colors, gorgeous image, gorgeous person !!

regards- jimmy B

12/6/2006 2:37:19 AM

 
Pradeep K. Kaushik
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Rakesh Ji!! Congratulations on your Second Place win!!

12/6/2006 4:08:07 AM

 
Sabrina De Vries
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Very strong portrait Rakesh!
Congratulations on your second place win!

11/21/2007 4:46:18 AM

 
Tayseera Al-Barram
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Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait !

Congratulations on your second place win!

10/28/2008 9:20:35 PM

 
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