VELVET BLACK

© Rakesh Syal

VELVET BLACK

Dominique Declerck 7/18/2005 1:42:34 AM

Wonderful!! great composition, Rakesh!! #280192

Jessica L. Richard 7/18/2005 9:24:50 AM

wow, this is very neat! your composition is wonderful! #1606396

Gail Vitikacs 7/18/2005 10:50:42 AM

this is awesome....love everything about it!! #1606693

Rakesh Syal 7/18/2005 11:39:19 AM

Thanks,Dominique,Jessica and Gail. #1606929

S J 7/18/2005 10:19:36 PM

Love the arrangement and lighting on this beautiful still life, Rakesh!! #1608782

Lori Carlson 7/20/2005 8:26:11 AM

Awesome Rakesh! Love this arrangement, your subject, your comp and your lighting!! Well done!! :0) #1613837

Janet Williams 7/20/2005 1:23:09 PM

Do love this still life Rakesh. The choice of colour and the composition are wonderful. Very different, vibrant and it works really well. #1614802

Joyce ONeil 7/20/2005 1:23:54 PM

Fantastic color contrasts! #1614806

Julie Gamicchia 7/20/2005 3:57:32 PM

Very nice image!! #1615300

Daniel Diaz 7/20/2005 6:07:07 PM

Beautiful still life Rakesh, love your vibrant set-up!! #1615561

Rakesh Syal 7/21/2005 12:13:37 PM

Sanjay, Lori,Janet,Joyce,Julie& Daniel thanks. I am realy encouraged by your comments. #1617987

8/2/2005 10:01:45 AM

Beautiful job with goegeous lighting and colors Rakesh, well composed! #1667416

Mary L. Graham 8/20/2005 1:24:47 PM

Congrats again Rakesh!!!! =) this is an amazing still life!! #1739683

Tammy Scott 8/20/2005 1:58:25 PM

Congratulations again on another finalist! #1739911

Elisabeth A. Gay 8/20/2005 2:04:57 PM

Wow, you have 3 wonderful finalists Rakesh - congrats and good luck in the next round,
Ann #1739958

Janet Williams 8/20/2005 2:40:43 PM

Congrats Rakesh! #1740364

Laurence Saliba 8/20/2005 3:13:44 PM

Congratulations! #1740858

Jenny Bosmans 8/20/2005 3:20:59 PM

Congratulations on your 3rd finalist, Rakesh! #1740945

Navin Talwar 8/20/2005 3:53:30 PM

Congratulations! #1741396

Claudia Kuhn 8/20/2005 4:39:47 PM

Congrats again!! #1741848

Lori Carlson 8/20/2005 4:57:36 PM

Way to go Rakesh!! :0) #1742021

Janet L. Skinner 8/20/2005 6:06:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Rakesh!!! Congrats!! #1742644

S J 8/21/2005 12:31:22 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Rakesh!! #1744085

Karen Engelbreth 8/21/2005 2:45:01 AM

Congratulations again, Rakesh :0)! #1744360

Ermanno Radice 8/21/2005 5:56:21 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh! #1744933

kerby lee pfrangle 8/21/2005 6:27:34 AM

Rakesh

Congratualions on your finalist.

Best of luck in the following round.

Kerby #1745111

Laura E. OConnor 8/21/2005 6:47:20 AM

Beautiful image, Rakesh! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #1745245

Barbara Helgason 8/21/2005 7:03:32 AM

Incredible still life Rakesh, congrats! #1745360

Gail Vitikacs 8/21/2005 7:30:39 AM

Congratuions on this beautiful still life! #1745496

Mary Timman 8/21/2005 8:45:07 AM

Beautiful composition. Congrats and Good Luck in the next round. #1745922

8/21/2005 9:23:57 AM

Congrats on this well deserving finalist Rakesh! #1746202

Jill Flynn 8/21/2005 9:34:04 AM

Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist and all your finalists Rakesh! #1746272

Jim Kinnunen 8/21/2005 9:46:46 AM

Very nice image, Rakesh...congratulations!:) #1746326

Rakesh Syal 8/21/2005 9:57:18 AM

Thank you all my friends! #1746366

Rachel Scott-Renouf 8/21/2005 10:28:10 AM

Congratulations!!!! #1746490

Roxanne M. Bubar 8/21/2005 10:49:12 AM

First of all, Congratulations!!!!! This is stunning, Rakesh. #1746582

Rakesh Syal 8/21/2005 11:04:34 AM

Thanks Rachel and Roxanne! #1746631

Anne D. Eigen 8/21/2005 12:28:06 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! This image is just great! Good luck with it!!! #1746865

Marla A. Lehr 8/21/2005 12:40:09 PM

Amazing work as always. Hearty congratulations. #1746906

Muriel Jackson 8/21/2005 12:51:37 PM

Wonderful still life Rakesh! Congratulations! #1746970

Rakesh Syal 8/21/2005 2:25:40 PM

Thanks Anne, Marla and Kate! #1747393

Donna W. Neal 8/21/2005 2:48:01 PM

Oh this is stunning, I missed it when you posted it. Look at you your first month posting in BP...Congratulations on all of your finalist. I am sure we will see more and more each month. Good luck in the next round Rakesh #1747444

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 8/21/2005 3:34:00 PM

Congratulation to this wonderful image!!! #1747650

Joyce ONeil 8/21/2005 5:54:01 PM

Congratulations! Superb image - Good luck! #1748024

Jill M. Flusemann 8/21/2005 6:01:56 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful portrait! #1748050

Ken Grooms 8/21/2005 8:47:36 PM

Beautiful still life! Congrats! #1748652

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 8/22/2005 8:08:56 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the finals! #1750627

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 8/22/2005 8:08:58 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the finals! #1750628

Cathy M. Gromball 8/22/2005 8:49:28 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #1750866

Rakesh Syal 8/22/2005 9:02:08 AM

Thanks, Donna, Bianca, Joyce, Jill, Ken, Marvin and Cathy! #1750915

Souha Dooly 8/22/2005 9:11:58 AM

congratulation,Rakesh!!well done !!like the colors!! #1750964

Dan J. Holm 8/22/2005 10:28:49 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful Finalist, Rakesh!! #1751262

Rakesh Syal 8/22/2005 11:19:09 AM

Thanks Dan and Souha! #1751561

Judy S. Fung 8/22/2005 2:54:13 PM

Congrats, Rakesh! #1752583

Matthew D. Indes 8/22/2005 4:27:24 PM

Rakesh, Congratulations on this fine finalist photo! Nice work! #1752869

Matthew D. Indes 8/22/2005 4:27:37 PM

Rakesh, Congratulations on this fine finalist photo! Nice work! #1752870

Jonna Bergström 8/22/2005 9:52:20 PM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Rakesh!! #1753827

S J 8/22/2005 11:03:22 PM

Big Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Win, Rakesh!! Wow!!! #1754031

Paul Sikora 8/23/2005 12:27:36 AM

Congatulations Rakesh, your work always stands out and this is a most deserved win #1754219

Dan J. Holm 8/23/2005 12:33:02 AM

Wow!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Rakesh!!! #1754239

Paul E. Earl 8/23/2005 12:43:52 AM

I am so pleased for you Rakesh!! Well done!! #1754270

Jenny Bosmans 8/23/2005 1:49:11 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Rakesh!!! #1754350

Tammy Scott 8/23/2005 3:33:38 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!!! #1754657

Gail Vitikacs 8/23/2005 3:35:45 AM

Well deserved!!!!! #1754673

Daniel Diaz 8/23/2005 3:52:55 AM

Congrats Rakesh, truly deserved!!!!! #1754799

Stephanie Lyons 8/23/2005 3:53:24 AM

Well deserved congrats Rakesh! #1754802

Janet L. Skinner 8/23/2005 4:10:27 AM

Hey, congrats on this awesome still!!!! #1754926

Mary L. Graham 8/23/2005 4:45:07 AM

Congrats Rakesh on your Win!!!!!! =) #1755145

8/23/2005 4:49:13 AM

Rakesh
Congratulations on your win, well deserved! #1755178

Laura E. OConnor 8/23/2005 6:21:05 AM

CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN, RAKESH!!!! #1755724

Laurence Saliba 8/23/2005 7:11:55 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh!!!! #1756001

Sylvia Rossler 8/23/2005 9:26:31 AM

Congratulations Rakesh ! Wonderful capture you made here ! #1756490

Jill Flynn 8/23/2005 9:50:36 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL DESERVED SECOND PLACE WIN RAKESH!!! #1756577

Ermanno Radice 8/23/2005 11:33:24 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Rakesh! #1756956

Pu Chen 8/23/2005 11:42:51 AM

Congratulations your your win, Rakesh! #1756996

Rakesh Syal 8/23/2005 12:04:14 PM

Thanks Judy, Matthew, Jonna, Sanjay, Paul, Dan, Jenny, Tammy, Gail, Daniel, Stephanie, Mary, Reine, Laura, Laurence, Sylvia, Jill and Pu chen.

This is all because of your good wishes and support.
Thanks once again!

#1757056

Mary Timman 8/23/2005 12:53:22 PM

Beautiful. Congrats on your win! #1757215

Rakesh Syal 8/23/2005 2:07:45 PM

Thanks Mary! #1757454

Anne D. Eigen 8/23/2005 2:41:33 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Rakesh! #1757683

Jill M. Flusemann 8/23/2005 3:32:42 PM

Congratulations on a very well-deserved win, Rakesh!!! #1757875

Susan T. Evans 8/23/2005 5:38:39 PM

Congrats Rakesh on this awesome winner!!! #1758251

Robyn Mackenzie 8/23/2005 8:02:11 PM

Rakesh, I hadn't spotted this one before it won second prize. What a STUNNING still life! It's all been said above - congratulations. #1758666

Sachin M. Jadhav 8/23/2005 10:07:45 PM

CONGRATULATION ON YOUR WIN, RAKESH #1758864

Susan L. Vasquez 8/23/2005 10:39:54 PM

Fabulous! Great still life image with wonderful lighting.
Congratulations Rakesh :) #1758880

bob cornelison 8/23/2005 11:24:28 PM

Great still life! Congrats!
~:O) #1758918

Colette M. Metcalf 8/24/2005 2:41:32 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! #1759147

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 8/24/2005 11:49:41 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your well-deserved win! Sorry it took me so long to respond. #1761776

Rakesh Syal 8/24/2005 12:28:53 PM

Thanks, Anne, Jill, Susan, Robyn, Sachin, Susan, Bob, Colette and Marvin. I am grateful! #1761889

Susana Heide 8/24/2005 11:58:30 PM

Many CONGRATS Rakesh on this winning image!! #1763580

Lewis P. Church 8/25/2005 6:51:17 PM

I love still life photography and this is very nice, great repetition of shape, and I like limited use of color. Nice feel overall, like a painting. #1767491

Katherine K 8/25/2005 11:19:46 PM

CONGRATS on your winning image... STUNNING! #1767860

Claudia Romero 8/26/2005 11:13:39 AM

Congratulations! :) #1770620

Rakesh Syal 8/26/2005 1:43:16 PM

Thanks, Susana, Paul, Katherine and claudia! #1771144

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor 8/27/2005 12:57:48 PM

A most beautiful and wonderful still life! Congratulations! #1774091

Sharon Smith 8/27/2005 5:16:24 PM

Gorgeous photo, Rakesh.. I love this! Nice to see a classic still life on front page! #1774631

Rakesh Syal 8/28/2005 1:11:58 AM

Thanks, Shirley and Sharon! #1775361

Patricia Marroquin 8/28/2005 11:55:28 AM

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh! This is beautiful! #1776933

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2005 5:28:25 PM

This is superb, Rakesh! Congratulations on this beautiful win! Sorry I'm late, I've been out of town! #1782227

Rakesh Syal 9/1/2005 1:18:20 PM

Thanks Patricia!
Thanks Terry! #1793890

Stan J. Contrades 9/26/2005 2:48:54 AM

Incredible color and still life, Rakesh! And CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1884717

Dorann Weber 9/28/2005 11:53:22 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on you beautiful photo and win~! #1895900

Jill Odice 10/4/2005 12:00:06 AM

A testemonial to your talent. You have used a black BG and black objects ,,,but somehow made them all perfectly exposed and visible, the tomatoes add just the right amount of color that makes it all work :-) #1914384

Richard Lynch 10/6/2005 2:20:47 PM

Nice lighting job and great contrast using the red to set off the dynamics. I like this one best in your whole gallery. An elegant shot. #1924735

Martha C. Little 10/7/2005 7:27:20 AM

What a great shot. Reminds me of a paintin by the great masters. You deserved this prize. Your gallery is diverse and wonderful! #1927082

Rakesh Syal 10/7/2005 12:02:14 PM

Stan, Dorann, Jill, Richard and Martha, your comments means a lot to me! Thanks! #1927727

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 10/9/2005 6:26:29 AM

WOW!!! Is there still room, smile!!!
Congratulation - This is outstanding and a work of art!!!! #1932352

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/10/2005 10:14:42 AM

this one grabbed my attention.... I like "dark" .. and this is super! fab shot... #1937024

Joy E. Cobb 10/15/2005 6:49:04 PM

Oh, very easy on the eyes. Beautiful still life. Rakesh, you really deserved your win. #1956186

Rakesh Syal 10/15/2005 7:45:06 PM

Thanks Bianca, Laura and Joy for your wonderful comments! #1956305

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Uploaded on 7/18/2005 12:57:49 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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