© Rakesh Syal


Jill Odice level-classic 10/31/2005 12:34:51 AM

Rakesh, accidents make some of the best pictures! This is no exception:-) I love the dancer being almost in silhouette, it makes it mystereous and dramatic:-) #335592

Jenny Bosmans 10/31/2005 12:39:02 AM

I love it, Rakesh!! And I agree with Jill! #2016478

Janine Russell level-classic 10/31/2005 12:40:05 AM

Rakesh, wonderful silhouette & pose by the dancer. #2016480

Desiree M. Bento level-classic 10/31/2005 12:45:20 AM

Rakesh, I can feel the music and dance in this image. Wonderful shot! #2016492

Paul Sikora 10/31/2005 12:47:57 AM

Rakesh, very good composition and accident or not a fantastic effect. I bet you get a lot of ideas from it #2016501

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/31/2005 12:50:16 AM

I love this, Rakesh! I like the drama, the donce pose, and the silhouetting. Beautiful! #2016505

Donna Roberts 10/31/2005 12:53:27 AM

I'm sorry Rakesh - I don't 'like' this......I LOVE IT!!
WOW - this is a brilliant image, your creativity astounds me.
Very, very well done indeed.
I wish 'accidents' like this happened to me.....LOL
:-) ddu #2016519

Ann Bruynseels 10/31/2005 1:34:23 AM

Very beautiful ! #2016564

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/31/2005 1:50:18 AM

Some accidents are bad, but this one is fantasitc!!!
Terrific image Rakesh!!! #2016584

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 10/31/2005 1:51:12 AM

Rakesh very nice.

Kind of reminds of a ghost. Perfect for today.

Nice dance pose.

Kerby #2016585

Daniel Diaz 10/31/2005 2:18:40 AM

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! #2016633

Paul Michko 10/31/2005 2:26:35 AM

Great capture, Rakesh. #2016658

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/31/2005 2:27:09 AM

Mystical and graceful and so very nice, Rakesh... #2016660

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 10/31/2005 2:46:25 AM

A very happy accident indeed! I love it, too! #2016691

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 10/31/2005 2:59:55 AM

Great capture, Rakesh!! #2016714

Roger Bernabo 10/31/2005 3:37:20 AM

Great shot, lovely! It also has a spiritual quality in a way; well done Rakesh! #2016827

Joy Rector 10/31/2005 3:49:26 AM

fantastic presentation #2016913

Debbie Hartley level-classic 10/31/2005 3:53:36 AM

Awesome image Rakesh! #2016956

Pamela Shane level-classic 10/31/2005 4:44:43 AM

This is one fantastic accident Rakesh!!
I love this - so mysterious!! #2017174

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/31/2005 5:03:45 AM

Kiran Voleti

Rakesh...I am waiting for your next capture after ~FREEDOM~ .Its very good. You are creative. #2017242

S P Mukherji 10/31/2005 5:26:58 AM

Accidents or no accidents - your photgraphs are always exceptional!! #2017352

Mary L. Graham 10/31/2005 5:44:02 AM

Great shot Rakesh-Very nice accident!! =) #2017453

Kaye Burazin 10/31/2005 6:24:51 AM

You must be a very lucky man to have "accidents" like this. Simply wonderful and a master creative eye!! #2017664

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/31/2005 6:29:48 AM

Awesome, Rakesh, she looks so elegant, and somewhat mysterious! Well done!(even if it was by accident!) #2017684

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/31/2005 6:57:02 AM

awesome! good thing those lights didn't go off! superb image! #2017791

Carla Metzler 10/31/2005 7:41:35 AM

Great silhoutte capture, Rakesh! #2017972

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/31/2005 8:10:30 AM

Thank you all my friends for such a nice responce! #2018048

Cathy M. Gromball 10/31/2005 8:31:13 AM

I love this, Rakesh! It's wonderful!

Cathy :) #2018076

Donna W. Neal 10/31/2005 8:41:50 AM

Outstanding with just the back light! I love it! #2018104

Tammy Scott 10/31/2005 9:25:06 AM

Beautifully done! #2018198

Melissa A. Mannon 10/31/2005 9:30:05 AM

what a happy accident! beautiful image! #2018219

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 10/31/2005 9:48:57 AM

Sometimes accidents works too! LOL
fantastic work! #2018288

Cathy Stancil 10/31/2005 9:54:36 AM

Just beautiful Rakesh !! So graceful and pleasing to the eye... #2018309

Karen Engelbreth 10/31/2005 10:10:49 AM

Fantastic work, Rakesh - I really love it! #2018367

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/31/2005 10:14:27 AM

Very striking and dramatic, Rakesh! Lovely work! #2018375

Judy S. Fung 10/31/2005 10:17:13 AM

Terrific silhouette and image, Rakesh!! Love it! #2018387

Sergio La Spina 10/31/2005 10:24:02 AM

Wowwww Rakesh!! this is fantastic!!! great great shot. #2018413

Ermanno Radice 10/31/2005 10:38:25 AM

Fabulous image, wonderful silhouettes, lighting and pose, excellent shot, Rakesh!! #2018485

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/31/2005 11:17:13 AM

Thank you for encourgment, friends! #2018651

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/31/2005 11:44:43 AM

Terrific accident Rakesh, love the silohouette and lighting! #2018770

Goshka G. 10/31/2005 12:16:52 PM

Absolutely gorgaous image, Rakesh!! #2018943

Barbara Helgason 10/31/2005 12:50:20 PM

Beautiful Rakesh, the lights knew what they were doing! #2019078

Jonna Bergström 10/31/2005 1:25:08 PM

This is so beautiful, Rakesh!! Perfect lighting! #2019201

Dan Holm level-classic 10/31/2005 2:04:30 PM

Beautiful, elegant and VERY dramatic, Rakesh!! Awesome shot! #2019393

Stephen Zacker 10/31/2005 2:30:46 PM

Super image. The accident worked out very well for you #2019550

William C. Raco level-classic 10/31/2005 3:30:34 PM

Such a beautiful silhouette and pose
Excellent photo, Rakesh

bill #2019762

Dale Ann Cubbage level-classic 10/31/2005 3:52:56 PM

Beautiful image Rakesh. Fantastic composition and beautiful silhouette! I wouldn't have guessed this to be an accident, it looks very intended!!

da #2019855

Marsha S. Smith 10/31/2005 4:01:17 PM

I love this! Her grace and beauty shines in her posture and hand movements. And I LOVE silhouette images! #2019879

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 10/31/2005 4:24:35 PM

Well, I love it!! Great job!!!! #2019945

Darryl Wilkinson 10/31/2005 4:39:45 PM

Excellent Rakesh! I've never heard of the "PERFECT ACCIDENT"!!! Never say never. Beautiful image!! #2019998

Jill M. Flusemann 10/31/2005 5:52:06 PM

Wonderful! Some accidents are blessings! #2020194

Leonard Pierce 10/31/2005 6:28:59 PM

Beautiful image Rakesh!!! #2020256

Donna J. Taff 10/31/2005 7:02:10 PM

I love this, Rakesh!!! #2020367

Sandra Freyler 10/31/2005 7:08:53 PM

Such a beautiful image, Rakesh. I love silhouette images! This is the best i've seen so far! #2020382

Brian Cassar 11/1/2005 4:42:31 AM

Sometimes mistakes makes good pictures. I like this siluetted portrait. Well done! #2021482

Dr Silly 11/1/2005 10:37:29 AM

As always your photo is wonderful, great silhoutte. :o)

Anne D. Eigen 11/1/2005 5:37:17 PM

Stunning image, Rakesh! The silhouette is beautiful and the light coming through the fabric in front with the slightest hint of color adds something special to the whole effect! #2024593

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 11/1/2005 7:59:42 PM

Great accident, wonderful silhouette pose. I love the contrast. So what do you have planned for your next accident, Rakesh? #2024923

Chris Macer 11/1/2005 8:59:06 PM

Sure doesn't look like an accident, Rakesh! I love the pose . Even your accidents look great! Amazing :) #2024996

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/2/2005 3:34:21 PM

Excellent image, I love the lighting and pose! #2028311

Rachel Rocket 11/2/2005 5:50:01 PM


Accidental or not, this is a striking photograph. Your composition is wonderful and there's a lot of grace, elegance and style in this shot. The light behind her, makes it appear as if she's on stage and performing. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this photo though, is the very light hint of color in her scarf. It really gives a lot of dimension to the shot itself (and keeps the silhouette from looking flat). Honestly one of the best silhouettes I've seen.

Rachel #2028644

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/2/2005 8:03:40 PM

Yhanks for your comments, friends! I am overwhelmed! #2029067

Terrill Province 11/3/2005 9:17:56 AM

Love those marvelous happy accidents, don't you? May they shower upon all of us today!


Nicole Kessel 11/3/2005 3:34:46 PM

Excellent image! I can't believe you did this on accident, it is just lovely! #2032420

Dominique Declerck 11/4/2005 7:08:22 AM

Beautiful silhouette, Rakesh!!! #2034459

Dorann Weber 11/4/2005 7:18:53 PM

Wonderful lucky shot Rakesh..Beautiful.. #2036469

Photographer 11/6/2005 10:37:09 PM

Excellent image Rakesh, love the shot! #2042693

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/7/2005 11:03:20 AM

Thank you Terrill, Nichole, Dominique, Dorann and Reine for your gracious remarks! #2044801

Claudette Foote 11/11/2005 7:55:37 AM

love that pose
great ps work


Pat Gamwell 11/19/2005 1:50:34 AM

We all should have accidents like this!!! Wonderful, intriguing & mysterious, Rakesh. Thank you for your comment on my pic. #2093343

Darryl Wilkinson 11/22/2005 11:21:10 PM

Congratulations Rakesh! How nice it is to fall, and pick yourself back up again! Nice work!!! #2109015

Stanley J. Contrades 11/22/2005 11:31:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Rakesh, and best of luck to you in the next judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2109043

Pat Gamwell 11/22/2005 11:42:18 PM

CONGRATS, RAKESH! You are so deserving! #2109076

Rachel Rocket 11/23/2005 12:37:01 AM


I'm thrilled to see this well deserved photo as a finalist. Congratulations and best of luck heading into the next round!

Rachel #2109279

Jill Odice level-classic 11/23/2005 1:24:29 AM

Well deserved honor for this fabulous shot Rakesh! #2109346

Pamela Shane 11/23/2005 3:12:18 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Rakesh! :} #2109460

Debbie Hartley level-classic 11/23/2005 3:24:18 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Rakesh! #2109487

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 11/23/2005 3:29:54 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!! #2109508

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 11/23/2005 3:38:23 AM

Awesome....congratulations! #2109544

Melissa A. Mannon 11/23/2005 4:03:47 AM

Congratulations! Sometimes accidents produce the best results! #2109705

Kaye Burazin 11/23/2005 4:31:50 AM

congratulations my friend, well deserved! #2109926

Kirsi Bertolini 11/23/2005 5:05:14 AM

Sometimes things happen for a reason! You captured a supershot here, congrats Rakesh!! #2110113

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/23/2005 5:11:25 AM

Way to go Rakesh, congratulations! #2110156

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 11/23/2005 5:24:49 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!
KK #2110243

Life Expressions level-classic 11/23/2005 5:35:42 AM

Congrats Rakesh! #2110313

Bridgette B level-classic 11/23/2005 6:11:39 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! This is an amazing image! #2110647

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. level-classic 11/23/2005 6:36:03 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your well-deserved finalist pick! #2110856

Barbara Helgason level-classic 11/23/2005 7:20:12 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on this beautiful finalist!! #2111232

Mary Timman level-classic 11/23/2005 7:46:18 AM

How gorgeous.
Congratulations and good luck! #2111366

Sandy Landon level-classic 11/23/2005 7:57:56 AM

Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! #2111466

Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 11/23/2005 8:14:00 AM

Stunning, Rakesh!!!! Congratulations. #2111626

Sylvia Rossler 11/23/2005 8:33:55 AM

A beautiful finalist ! COngrats :o) #2111814

Sergio La Spina 11/23/2005 8:39:24 AM

Congratulation Rakesh!!! #2111853

KHAWLA Haddad 11/23/2005 8:39:29 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist....Best of luck in the next round! #2111854

Cathy Stancil 11/23/2005 8:50:52 AM

Congratulations Rakesh !! This is awesome and I can't wait to see a golden medallion under it !! "O) #2111927

Deborah Sandidge 11/23/2005 8:50:53 AM

Very expressive and elegant capture, Rakesh - congratulations!! #2111928

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/23/2005 9:09:33 AM

Thank you so much for your great support!!! I was out of town, just came back and saw the mail. Thanks once again! #2112007

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 11/23/2005 9:20:21 AM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Rakesh! Good luck with the next round! Your work is wonderful! #2112076

Claudette Foote 11/23/2005 10:01:52 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your well-deserved finalist ... love do awesome work!! #2112461

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 11/23/2005 10:28:38 AM

Beautiful...Love this..congrats! #2112631

Hendrik Storme 11/23/2005 11:09:07 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2112866

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/23/2005 11:50:46 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful image Rakesh!!! #2113050

Anne D. Eigen 11/23/2005 1:07:10 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Rakesh! #2113555

Donna Roberts 11/23/2005 7:22:48 PM

I *knew* this was a winning image of luck in the next round.
I'll be back to catch up with you soon.
:-) ddu #2115118

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 11/23/2005 8:19:29 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh...this is a fantastic image!:) #2115315

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/24/2005 8:46:53 AM

Thank you so much for good wishes, friends! #2116826

Ann Bruynseels level-classic 11/24/2005 8:58:15 AM

Congratulations ! #2116843

Laurence Saliba level-classic 11/24/2005 9:44:53 AM

A truly beautiful finalist Rakesh!!! Congrats!! #2116893

Photographer level-classic 11/24/2005 10:06:51 AM

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Rakesh! #2116940

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/24/2005 10:51:13 AM

It is so cool how accidents in photography turn out so nice sometimes. Well this is beautiful and I am glad to see it among the finalists. Very nice work!!! #2117016

Janet L. Skinner 11/25/2005 5:48:10 AM

Wow, I never thought I'd get to the bottom of this page!!! No wonder, this is an awesome finalist!!! Hope to see it in the winners circle, Rakesh!!! #2118711

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/25/2005 6:02:42 AM

Thanks Ann, Laurence Reine, Donna and Janet for your good wishes! #2118763

Stephen Zacker 11/25/2005 6:36:21 AM

What a wonderful mistake :-) Really super image. Congratulations #2118904

Elisabeth A. Gay 11/25/2005 12:38:36 PM

Congratulations Rakesh - what a marvellous accident!!
Ann #2119703

Lori Carlson 11/25/2005 1:29:18 PM

Awesome Rakesh!! Such a great pose and work here!! Congrats to you! :0) #2119812

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/25/2005 10:15:07 PM

CONGRATS on this Fabulous Finalist!!! Good luck on the next round!! #2120912

Jonna Bergström 11/25/2005 10:34:52 PM

Congratulations!! #2120970

Jill M. Flusemann 11/26/2005 6:22:17 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!!!! #2121615

Wendy Stevenson 11/26/2005 11:45:29 AM

Congratulations on this very graceful beautiful finalis Rakesh!! #2122536

Nancy Grace Chen 3/21/2006 9:56:12 PM

A beautiful little accident! I love it. Very dramatic.

Nancy #2559693

Rakesh Syal level-classic 3/21/2006 11:13:15 PM

Thank you Stephen, Ann,Lori, Alisha, Jonna, Jill, Wendy and Nancy, you have made my day!! #2559738

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This is accidental capture of sequence shoot of an Indian Classical Dancer. Two front lights didn't fired. Hope you will like it!

Uploaded on 10/31/2005 12:30:53 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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