© Rakesh Syal


Kate Jackson level-classic 11/20/2005 1:21:15 AM

Mystical eastern beauty!!! What a wonderful mood you have created with the lighting Rakesh!! #346965

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/20/2005 1:29:25 AM

Paul Michco

Such a beautiful alluring potrait, Rakesh.
11\20\2005 1:15:23

Jenny Bosmans 11/20/2005 1:36:37 AM

I agree with Kate, Rakesh!! Love the lighting and the mood on this very beautiful portrait! #2096965

Karen Engelbreth 11/20/2005 1:49:51 AM

Another wonderful portrait, Rakesh - great work! #2096997

Janet Williams 11/20/2005 1:50:21 AM

Wonderful mood of mystery and intrigue. Absolutely beautiful model and you have captured her to perfection. I really do love this one. #2096999

Kiran Voleti 11/20/2005 1:55:19 AM

Excellent Compoisition and great shades of RED..Looks beautiful with Jewellery and red saree..Cute face
-k@n #2097011

Carla Metzler 11/20/2005 2:14:33 AM

Beautiful lighting, color, and model, Rakesh! #2097044

Dominique Declerck 11/20/2005 2:26:31 AM

Wonderful portrait, Rakesh!! #2097053

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 11/20/2005 2:32:38 AM

This is beautiful, Rakesh, as always! #2097063

Milan Banik 11/20/2005 2:42:55 AM

i m with janet and kiran,really good compose

milan #2097081

Nina Shields level-classic 11/20/2005 3:19:55 AM

Rakesh, amazing portrait work enhanced by beautiful lighting; gorgeous model captured in a perfect way that reflects that beauty; superb work! #2097110

Mary L. Graham level-classic 11/20/2005 5:14:29 AM

Stunning Portrait Rakesh!!! =) #2097232

Jill M. Flusemann level-classic 11/20/2005 5:23:01 AM

This completely took my breath away - this is so incredibly beautiful!!! This belongs in a fashion magazine. I love everything - her jewelry, the lighting, her skin, the colors of her shawl...I could go on forever on this. We are defintely going to see this again! #2097268

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 11/20/2005 5:27:30 AM

Terrific portrait, Rakesh! Excellent lighting and composition! #2097294

Ermanno Radice level-classic 11/20/2005 5:29:17 AM

Intense portrait, wonderful colors and effects, excellent work, Rakesh!! #2097302

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 11/20/2005 5:37:13 AM

I totally agree with what Jill said...fabulous shot! #2097340

Joy Rector 11/20/2005 5:45:46 AM

gorgeous #2097376

Stephen Zacker 11/20/2005 6:19:47 AM

Wow.. captivating #2097549

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 11/20/2005 6:24:54 AM

Very mysterious and beautiful.

Love the colors and comp.

Kerby #2097574

Pamela Shane 11/20/2005 7:46:19 AM

A definite WINNER Rakesh, once again, your talent never ceases to amaze me. This is a stunning, elegant, gorgeous portrait!! She is lovely - I just can't say enough about this image - I absolutely LOVE it!!!! #2097944

Janine Russell level-classic 11/20/2005 7:48:40 AM

Rakesh, wonderful portrait; love the softness, composition and colors. #2097955

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 11/20/2005 7:51:10 AM

Terrific portrait Rakesh!!!
I love the lighting!!! #2097966

Kaye Burazin level-classic 11/20/2005 9:20:24 AM

Rakesh, you are the magician of light and composition..amazing and breathtaking! #2098200

Elisabeth A. Gay 11/20/2005 9:33:45 AM

Red is definitely her colour! What a beautiful portrait.
Ann #2098250

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/20/2005 9:45:54 AM

Thank you so much my friends for your great comments!!! Tomorrow I will be out of town, so I congratulate all the finalists and better luck in the next round!!!! #2098297

Cathy Stancil 11/20/2005 10:05:52 AM

Wonderful portrait Rakesh !! Good luck to you ... #2098358

Darryl Wilkinson 11/20/2005 10:13:00 AM

Fantastic portrait Rakesh! Very beutiful girl! This belongs in a Art Museum!!! #2098375

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 11/20/2005 10:15:59 AM

Hauntingly beautiful, Rakesh! This rocks! You do it so well! Love it! #2098382

Hendrik Storme 11/20/2005 11:19:52 AM

Great portait, love the warmth!!!
...and beautiful model!!! #2098582

Vladimiro Vagnetti 11/20/2005 12:33:55 PM

Wonderful lighting, a fantastic photo!! #2098724

Goshka G. 11/20/2005 12:43:07 PM

Stunningly gorgeous portrait, Rakesh!! #2098743

Melissa A. Mannon 11/20/2005 1:20:11 PM

gorgeous! Her eyes pull you right in. Nice softness and light Rakesh! #2098841

Sergio La Spina 11/20/2005 1:31:15 PM

SIMPLE FANTASTIC !!!!! #2098885

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 11/20/2005 1:38:38 PM

Your portrait work is stunning Rakesh!!! I love the bold colors... Gorgeous!! #2098908

Roger Bernabo 11/20/2005 2:05:48 PM

Outstanding portraiture Rakesh! #2099010

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 11/20/2005 2:26:10 PM

Marvelous portrait...so alluring, well lit, and colorful!
kk #2099060

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic 11/20/2005 4:16:45 PM

Beautiful portrait of this beautiful lady, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2099338

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/20/2005 5:14:55 PM

A beautiful portrait indeed, Rakesh! #2099549

Deb Holmes-Hatfield level-classic 11/20/2005 5:36:43 PM

Stunning portrait of this beautiful young lady, Rakesh, awesome! #2099652

Chris Macer level-classic 11/20/2005 7:17:48 PM

Beautiful portrait, Rakesh! The lighting in this is outstanding! #2100005

Wende Trew level-classic 11/20/2005 7:18:04 PM

This is an outstanding portrait!!! Love the lighting and the brilliant colors!!! Great job! #2100007

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 11/20/2005 7:57:30 PM

Beautiful portrait and model, Rakesh...your lighting is just excellent!:) #2100127

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 11/20/2005 10:44:54 PM

Your portraits are outstanding and this one is no exception! #2100476

Sandra Freyler level-classic 11/21/2005 2:46:39 AM

Outstanding and Beautiful portrait! Such great work, Rakesh! #2100763

Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 11/21/2005 4:26:57 AM

Rakesh, fantastic lighting and stunning portrait. #2101108

Kirsi Bertolini level-classic 11/21/2005 7:09:30 AM

Strong anbd rich colors, impeccable light. I love those earrings. She looks like a real nymph! #2101751

Andrew Livelsberger level-classic 11/21/2005 7:52:38 AM

I love the composition. I like how you have set a mood, and the shadows are dark, but not too dark that they obscure the subjects face. Very well planned out and executed IMHO. #2101840

Andrew Livelsberger level-classic 11/21/2005 7:53:22 AM

I love the composition. I like how you have set a mood, and the shadows are dark, but not too dark that they obscure the subjects face. Very well planned out and executed IMHO. #2101845

S P Mukherji 11/21/2005 9:22:10 AM

Yet another clssic portrait Rakeshji! A winner ? #2102101

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 11/21/2005 11:15:39 AM

Very well done...:) #2102542

Judy S. Fung 11/21/2005 1:30:01 PM

Very beautiful portrait, Rakesh!! #2103178

Michelle Lea Guinn 11/21/2005 1:46:37 PM

Gorgeous portrait!! Love the lighting!!! mlg~ #2103271

KHAWLA Haddad 11/21/2005 8:41:02 PM

WOW WOW WOW such Gorgeous portrait Rakesh wonderful color , gorgeous modle WOW!! #2104623

Barbara Helgason 11/22/2005 6:51:12 AM

Rakesh, I've said it before, your portraits are amazing! This looks like a winner to me!! #2106127

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/22/2005 7:16:47 AM

Thank you so much, I am overwhelmed! #2106215

Mary Timman 11/22/2005 7:28:57 AM

This is just absolutely gorgeous!
Such a colorful, yet such a soft looking portrait. You really capture your models beautifully! #2106256

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/22/2005 11:39:45 AM

This is absolutely outstanding. The bright colors, softness, and beautiful girl!! Great work!!! #2107154

Keith L. Clayton 11/22/2005 2:25:23 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work!! Fantastic job! #2107859

Daniel Diaz 11/22/2005 2:28:36 PM

Magnificent BEAUTY Rakesh, love your soft effect!! #2107869

Jill Flynn level-classic 11/22/2005 2:30:20 PM

Beautiful and captivating portrait Rakesh! Glorious lighting! #2107873

Jill Odice level-classic 11/22/2005 5:19:24 PM

Your model is very exotic and beautiful Rakesh! What a beautiful job you did with this portrait! #2108397

Bob Duncan 11/22/2005 5:38:42 PM

Radha Is so beautiful Rakesh. You captured her so well, form composition to lighting and filters used. A another masterpiece. #2108469

Navin Talwar 11/22/2005 6:14:20 PM

Yes this is called real beauty. #2108561

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 11/22/2005 11:59:20 PM

Really GORGEOUS portrait of Radha in red, Rakesh - I absolutely LOVE everything about this one!!! :o) #2109149

Dr Silly 12/20/2005 1:46:51 AM


Corinne M. Thompson 12/20/2005 2:18:14 AM

Looks like Santa brought you a present Rakesh! CONGRATS!! :) #2202207

Pat Gamwell 12/20/2005 2:25:00 AM

A very well deserved CONGRATULATIONS on this exquisite art piece, my friend! #2202240

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/20/2005 2:26:13 AM

This is just so gorgeous, Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist! #2202247

Darryl Wilkinson 12/20/2005 2:43:01 AM

Excellent Rakesh!!!!! Congratulations on this fine looking finalist, and best of luck to you on the next round!!! BRAVO!!! #2202314

Rudra Mandal 12/20/2005 3:39:57 AM

Congratulations on your finalist SIR! #2202521

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 12/20/2005 3:50:07 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh!!! #2202565

Milan Banik 12/20/2005 3:56:16 AM


Renee Doyle level-classic 12/20/2005 4:57:30 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! #2202853

Kate Jackson level-classic 12/20/2005 5:19:51 AM

So well deserving! Congrats Rakesh! #2202957

Pamela Shane level-classic 12/20/2005 5:39:48 AM

I knew we'd see this spectacular portrait again Rakesh!! Well deserved finalist, big congrats!! :) #2203031

Kirsi Bertolini level-classic 12/20/2005 6:18:51 AM

There is good portraits. And then there is Rakesh portraits. You are just on the league of your own! They should just stamp your portraits with final approval automatically! Great earrings and she does not look too bad either.. #2203153

Sergio La Spina level-classic 12/20/2005 6:38:15 AM

A big congratulation for you!!! #2203267

Life Expressions level-classic 12/20/2005 6:39:02 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!! #2203273

Kaye Burazin level-classic 12/20/2005 7:21:21 AM

Bravo my friend, Congratulations on making the finals. Well deserved and BEST of luck in the final round. #2203494

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 12/20/2005 7:59:30 AM

Congratulations Rakesh... Best of luck to you.. #2203688

Cindy Paquette 12/20/2005 8:00:37 AM

WOW! Such a beauty Rakesh! Congrats on this winner! #2203696

Chris Macer 12/20/2005 8:28:24 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Rakesh! Best of luck to you :) #2203930

Cathy M. Gromball 12/20/2005 8:53:10 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2204088

Jill Flynn level-classic 12/20/2005 9:14:10 AM

This is SO BEAUTIFUL Rakesh. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round1 #2204253

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 12/20/2005 9:24:06 AM

Too beautiful for words!
Congratulations!!! #2204316

Hendrik Storme 12/20/2005 9:48:54 AM

Congratulations!!!!! #2204496

Sandy Landon 12/20/2005 9:53:50 AM

Gorgeous!!! Congrats!!! #2204533

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 12/20/2005 10:08:16 AM

Beautiful.....Congrats!! #2204630

Amanda Price 12/20/2005 10:11:23 AM

My carpal tunnel syndrome is flaring up from scrolling down this long list of accolades! Gorgeous photo and treatment, Rakesh! Congratulations! #2204649

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 12/20/2005 10:23:54 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this gorgeous finalist! WTG!!! #2204740

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 12/20/2005 10:43:11 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Rakesh!!!! #2204856

Mary Timman level-classic 12/20/2005 11:00:16 AM

You are so darn good. Definately a great finalist. Congratulations and best of luck on the next round. #2204936

Donna W. Neal level-classic 12/20/2005 11:54:35 AM

Contratulations on your excellent finalist Rakesh #2205250

Sylvia Rossler 12/20/2005 12:58:00 PM

Congratulations Rakesh :o) #2205572

Jill Odice level-classic 12/20/2005 1:06:56 PM

Congrats on this wonderful portrait becoming a finalist Rakesh! best of luck in the next round :-) #2205627

Mata Patan 12/20/2005 2:23:26 PM

This is a very nice shot! Congrats!! #2206041

Jenny Bosmans 12/20/2005 3:24:02 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Rakesh!! #2206410

Donna J. Taff 12/20/2005 5:38:51 PM

Congratulstions on your beautiful finalist win, Rakesh!!! #2206933

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/20/2005 6:18:26 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #2207064

Marie Fields level-classic 12/20/2005 8:23:00 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! This is just gorgeous!!! #2207453

Lori S. Aschbrenner level-classic 12/21/2005 12:11:13 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! #2207831

Desiree M. Bento level-classic 12/21/2005 1:23:44 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh...so Beautiful! #2207968

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/21/2005 1:27:22 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Rakesh, and best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,

Janet L. Skinner 12/21/2005 5:26:18 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Rakesh!! I am a fan of soft focus!!!! #2208613

Jill M. Flusemann 12/21/2005 5:27:24 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! This is one of my favorite - it is just so stunning! #2208619

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 12/21/2005 6:37:51 AM

Bravo, Rakesh, congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2208959

Rakesh Syal level-classic 12/21/2005 7:09:05 AM

Thank you all so much for so warm congratulations! #2209115

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 12/21/2005 9:26:30 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist, my friend! I somehow missed this one. Good luck in the finals! #2209613

Debbie Hartley level-classic 12/21/2005 12:42:44 PM

Stunning portrait Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2210083

Debra Booth level-classic 12/21/2005 6:26:44 PM

A captivating portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist! #2211151

Daniel Diaz level-classic 12/22/2005 8:21:19 AM

Big Congrats on this GORGEOUS finalist my dear friend, truly inspirational!!! #2213143

Barbara Helgason level-classic 12/22/2005 5:05:39 PM

Rakesh, congratulations on this FANTASTIC portrait!! #2214859

Lori Carlson level-classic 1/21/2006 9:13:52 AM

Ok, Rakesh, this is my new favorite of yours!! Wow!!! It is just absolutely stunning!!! Well done!! And congratulations!!! :0) #2315963

Michelle B. Prince level-classic 2/23/2006 3:53:32 PM

Beautiful photograph and woman. I love the clothing from India. I actually got a child size one and photograph little girls in it every once in a while. They all love it.. #2459315

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 11/29/2006 9:36:01 AM

WOW!!! This image, your gallery has left me speechless!! Amazing and Brilliant work Rakesh!! WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you on your Amazing Talents :0) #3646880

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/29/2006 12:24:03 PM

Thank you so much friends!! #3647584

Kombizz Kashani level-classic 3/2/2007 2:13:50 AM

Tell the truth I like your model better than your image because it is little bit soft.
Sorry to try to be honest with you. #4013396

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Studio portrait with one large soft box and reflector for mild fillin. Cokin soft filter used to diffuse.

Uploaded on 11/20/2005 1:16:06 AM

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Camera: Nikon FE SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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