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PEAR & POTTERY

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
PEAR & POTTERY
PEAR & POTTERY
Wish everyone at PN a very Happy and prosporous Diwali!!

Elements of Design
© Rakesh Syal
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Anita N. Hogue
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    Beautiful presentation, Rakesh! Love that pear in the bottom corner. Excellent contrast!


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11/12/2007 10:09:47 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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love, love, love it.


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11/12/2007 10:14:26 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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An Outstanding still-life image Rakesh!! Jeff


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11/12/2007 10:32:56 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Love the Shadow play, lighting and contrast of colors with the pear against the blue. Niceely done!


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11/12/2007 10:48:07 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Absolutely stunning,Rakesh.Beautiful still life!!!!!!!


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11/12/2007 11:22:10 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Wow! A great capture! Beautiful colors & details!


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11/12/2007 11:36:37 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Absolutely perfect! A winner!


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11/12/2007 11:45:01 AM

 
Frank Creamer
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Beautiful.Nice art.Well done.I like the color.


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11/12/2007 12:16:37 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Fantastic colour contrast with the pear!!! Beautifully put together!!!


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11/12/2007 12:17:52 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Outstanding still life with incredible color contrast between the pear and the dishes, Rakesh!! This is a really beautiful image!!


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11/12/2007 12:23:04 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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This is a stunning still life Rakesh, I am sure we will see this beauty again!


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11/12/2007 12:49:22 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Excellent still life, Rakesh.


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11/12/2007 3:10:06 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Another eyecatching work of art, Rakesh.


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11/12/2007 5:52:19 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Winner!!!


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11/12/2007 7:32:08 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Wow..Excellent still life capture.This one is Gorgeous.It is a Winner..


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11/13/2007 1:51:37 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Light, composition, is all amazing! A still life winner already SUPERB WORK dear Rakesh...


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11/13/2007 9:00:34 AM

 
Darlene Kiener
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Phenomenal still life - gorgeous lines and use of complimentary color w/ the pear. Wow. A sure winner.


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11/13/2007 1:42:33 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Gorgeous Still Rakesh! I love that pop of color against the subdued lines of the plates and bowl. Wonderful lighting!


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11/13/2007 8:40:10 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Simply stunning image, Rakesh, as always. I love how you used the blue background to blend towards the blue plates then adding the pop of color with the pear. We can all learn SO much from you. Thank you for sharing your unique eye with us again.
:-)


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11/13/2007 9:28:33 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Fantastic lighting and tones in this beautiful image Rakesh, a winner for sure!! <><


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11/14/2007 8:30:21 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all for your kind words of support!!


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11/14/2007 8:39:27 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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The composition and lighting are wonderful Rakesh!,
Amalia


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11/15/2007 12:30:59 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Gorgeous color and design elements, Rakesh! The lighting is magnificent!
A real winner in my eyes!
--Lisa


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11/16/2007 7:31:03 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Outstanding and inspiring...Lynn


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11/18/2007 5:23:50 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous, deserves a win in my book!

jo ann c.


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11/20/2007 8:22:00 AM

 
David Phalen
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Another fantastic still life. Love the shapes, color tones and the pear adds a perfect touch.


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11/21/2007 8:57:46 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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As usual a fantastic still life shot from the Master. Outstanding natural lighting. Lovely colours. Great work Rakesh.


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11/22/2007 2:46:55 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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I love your dark pottery still lifes. The pear really lights this one up!


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11/27/2007 11:23:38 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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I knew this one was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail. Excellent composition, colors texture and lighting. Wonderful work, as usual!!!
Cesar


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12/5/2007 10:25:23 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your 2 beautiful finalists Rakesh:)


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12/19/2007 2:46:24 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Beautiful still life. Great composition. Congratulations, Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 3:30:20 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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No surprise on this beauty! CONGRATULATIONS!


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12/19/2007 3:41:47 PM

 
Girish Vaghela
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You are great, I always enjoy your images, Congratulations, Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 3:49:33 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you for your kind support friends!


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12/19/2007 3:53:26 PM

 
Megan p
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Ohhhhhhh Beautiful, I love yellow and blue together!!!!Gorgeous light Rakesh!!


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12/19/2007 4:04:06 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Excellent Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 4:19:32 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Excellent in every way! Congrats on this amazing finalist, Rakesh! :)


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12/19/2007 4:23:10 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Rakesh.


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12/19/2007 4:40:17 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations, Rakesh on this beautiful finalist!!


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12/19/2007 4:51:24 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Glad to see that this gorgeous still life was picked as a Finalist. Congratulations!


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12/19/2007 4:54:04 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this spectacular finalist, Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 5:24:51 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Rakesh on your gorgeous still life!


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12/19/2007 5:27:12 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations Rakesh, on your exquisite finalist!


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12/19/2007 5:55:11 PM

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


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12/19/2007 6:05:43 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning and outstanding finalist, Rakesh!
Congratulations,
Debby


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12/19/2007 6:14:34 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Rakesh congrats on ALL your gorgeous finalists! Good luck my friend in the next round of judging!!


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12/19/2007 7:03:36 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations on this outstanding WINNER, Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 7:26:48 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Rakesh!!


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12/19/2007 7:31:12 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent work, Rakesh! Congrats again!


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12/19/2007 7:42:01 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An outstanding Second Place win, Rakesh! Sorry I didn't get to congratulate you sooner on your finalist. It went so quickly! So good to hear from you!


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12/19/2007 7:55:10 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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CONGRATS, Rakesh, on this sensational WINNER!!!! :)


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12/19/2007 7:58:11 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations Rakesh on a great Winner!


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12/19/2007 8:19:10 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Another awesome still life, Rakesh!!! Big congratulations!


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12/19/2007 8:29:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your second place win Rakesh!


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12/19/2007 8:33:46 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Rakesh.


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12/19/2007 8:46:56 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Perfect!! Congratulations!


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12/19/2007 8:51:16 PM

 
Susana Heide
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You have a one-of-a-kind style Rakesh!!! I usually recognize your still life images form the thumbnails. Your lighting is perfection!!! Love the smooth textures!! Many CONGRATS!!


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12/19/2007 9:02:05 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Rakesh!!


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12/19/2007 9:52:01 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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This is a so beautiful still life Rakesh !! BIg Big congrats on your so well deserved win :O)


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12/19/2007 10:05:03 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations Rakesh on this wonderful win!


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12/19/2007 11:25:38 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Rakesh! Gorgeous still life!


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12/20/2007 12:29:38 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG Congrats to you on this splendid winner Rakesh!!!!!!!


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12/20/2007 1:18:41 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Well deserved! Congratulations, Rakesh


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12/20/2007 1:40:54 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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I so admire your work!! Big congratulations to you Rakesh on this super win!


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12/20/2007 1:58:26 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Stunning use of color and presentation - great work! Congrats on your win!


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12/20/2007 4:30:59 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Congratulations Rakesh on this terrific still life winning image!


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12/20/2007 4:34:30 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Thank you so much all my friends for your kind messages!


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12/20/2007 5:43:22 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Great win, Congratulations, Rakesh!


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12/20/2007 6:04:48 AM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Big Congratulations on this big winner,Syal Ji.


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12/20/2007 6:08:54 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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....much congratulations on this wonderful winner Rakesh....Aimée


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12/20/2007 6:32:13 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Rakesh on this wonderful win. :O)


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12/20/2007 6:32:25 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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So elegant in its presentation. And the pear is the perfect touch Rakesh. BEAUTIFUL still life. No one does it better. Congratulations on your WIN!


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12/20/2007 7:10:28 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations on this brilliant still, Rakesh!! Excellent work, as always!


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12/20/2007 8:13:37 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your Winner!!


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12/20/2007 8:23:06 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Great lighting on this still life winner and a huge congratulation Rakesh on your exceptional talents.


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12/20/2007 8:26:08 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Rakesh, congratulations on your very stunning Winner!


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12/20/2007 9:26:54 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Rakesh! Contrasts and tonal values are so incredible!


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12/20/2007 9:53:08 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!


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12/20/2007 10:26:05 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Beautiful Rakesh! Congratulations!


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12/20/2007 10:34:48 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Stunning still life. Congratulations


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12/20/2007 11:08:45 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your win Rakesh:)
Beautiful image:)


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12/20/2007 2:37:21 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Outstanding work, Rakesh--congratulations on your win!


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12/20/2007 4:48:39 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on this fabulous image, Rakesh!


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12/20/2007 4:51:40 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful still life Rakesh, congratulations to you!


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12/20/2007 4:59:47 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner, Rakesh!


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12/20/2007 8:02:43 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulation on your super win, Rakesh.


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12/20/2007 8:24:30 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Excellent image...Congrats Rakesh!


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12/20/2007 10:20:22 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Ricky for your excellent winner. Well done.


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12/21/2007 1:16:18 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on this Great Win Rakesh...


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12/21/2007 6:14:57 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on your win, Rakesh! Your still-life images are always lovely.


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12/21/2007 1:42:28 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WIN!!!


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12/21/2007 3:28:42 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Beautiful study, Rakesh. Congratulations!


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12/21/2007 7:55:37 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats on your win, Rakesh!


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12/22/2007 4:23:08 AM

 
Sanjay  KH
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Congrats!! very nicely done.


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12/26/2007 2:25:52 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Many Congratulations, Rakesh, on this Wonderful Winner......Have a Happy & Safe New Year!!!


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12/27/2007 11:19:16 PM

 
Milan Banik
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congratulations Rakwsh


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12/28/2007 1:38:20 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Rakesh, Really nice to see your incredible work among the winners! Congratulations on a most deserving award!

Happy New Year to you!


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12/31/2007 11:18:12 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Beautiful! congrats!


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1/7/2008 12:20:55 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Rakesh, I just looked at your gallery trying to catch up a bit. WOW so many beauties! Do you use filters on these to change the colors or do you really have black, blue and white. I love these shots and they seem to always be winners. Great lighting and still lifes.


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