© Rakesh Syal


Cindy Paquette 1/2/2006 5:39:42 AM

Rakesh, this is a wonderful image, love the silhoutted people in motion, especially love the one lone person directly in front of the sun! #367829

Joy Rector 1/2/2006 5:43:21 AM

wonderful capture #2243646

Judith G. Secco 1/2/2006 5:44:08 AM

Wow, a beautiful image, Rakesh! #2243653

Armando -. Arturo 1/2/2006 5:48:26 AM

outsanding, Rakesh. the composition is excellent. #2243675

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/2/2006 5:52:33 AM

Wow, all I can say is - WOW!!!!!!!!!! #2243699

Claudia Kuhn 1/2/2006 5:58:47 AM

Such a wonderfully composed and lovely toned image Rakesh! Just a terrific piece of work! #2243736

Jenny Bosmans 1/2/2006 6:02:30 AM

Love everything about this outstanding capture, Rakesh!! I'd like to see this one again!! #2243757

Kirsi Bertolini 1/2/2006 6:03:30 AM

What a great image! That sun rising right behind the last person is like the icing on the cake, make this even better! This will find its way to the frontpage for sure! Classic! #2243764

Daniel E. Beams 1/2/2006 6:04:09 AM

Great composition and exposure. What a great travel photo! #2243770

Donald K. Cherry 1/2/2006 6:05:16 AM

Terrific capture, Rakesh! The silhouettes are great! #2243778

Souha Dooly 1/2/2006 6:07:25 AM

Waw...Wonderful ,Rakesh!!It is worth 128k words!! #2243787

Linda Boehme 1/2/2006 6:07:49 AM

Outstanding capture, Rakesh! Love the "beginning of a new day" feel this has. Well done! #2243792

Dr Silly 1/2/2006 6:16:50 AM

Super capture, this should be a winner. :o)

Mary L. Graham 1/2/2006 6:17:28 AM

Beautiful Capture Rakesh!! =) #2243850

Donna W. Neal 1/2/2006 6:19:11 AM

WOW! This is gorgeous Rakesh! We will see this one again for sure!!!

Janet L. Skinner 1/2/2006 6:19:21 AM

Absolutely gorgeous image, Rakesh!! I love the sense of movement, the composition and the tone!!! #2243861

Karen Engelbreth 1/2/2006 6:21:51 AM

WOW - super capture, rakesh - love it! #2243868

Nina Shields 1/2/2006 6:22:03 AM

Rakesh, this has it all; outstanding work, can't even think of enough words to do it justice; like they say a picture is worth a thousand words...shots like this support the adage; beautifully presented! #2243869

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/2/2006 6:22:57 AM

Why this should be a winner in 25 words or less.....Because I said so!! #2243876

Karen E. Michaels 1/2/2006 6:24:10 AM

What a great study in culture Rakesh. Peace, karen #2243879

Milan Banik 1/2/2006 6:40:56 AM

Rakesh wonderful morning composition. #2243952

William C. Raco 1/2/2006 6:43:23 AM

Fabulous scene, exposure and tones.
This is stunning, Rakesh!
Excellent work

Bill #2243962

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/2/2006 6:54:04 AM

I bow to Carolyn's wisdom... #2244008

Susie Peek-Swint 1/2/2006 6:55:17 AM

Awesome capture Rakesh ~ I think you've started the new year with a winner!!
Best wishes to you, susie #2244015

Daniel Diaz 1/2/2006 6:57:45 AM

Fantastic Rakesh, stunning composition!!! #2244021

Mary Timman 1/2/2006 7:08:59 AM

Fabulous capture Rakesh! Lots of detail and a great story line.
Love how you captured the one silouhette in the sun. #2244057

Stephen Zacker 1/2/2006 7:27:08 AM

Wow.. looks like National Geographic material #2244148

Rakesh Syal 1/2/2006 7:37:14 AM

Thank you so much my friends for nice words! #2244200

Errick L. Cameron 1/2/2006 7:38:15 AM

Cartivatingt photo for a great addition to you gallery! #2244204

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 1/2/2006 7:44:52 AM

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I love how the silhouetted people are staggered in the picture, making the composition a work of art. And to catch the one right in front of the sun is just PERFECTO! You outdid yourself on this shot, my friend! A true winner! #2244231

Cathy Barrows 1/2/2006 7:46:04 AM

what a wonderful capture to tell a story #2244236

Kaye Burazin 1/2/2006 7:53:02 AM

what an exquisive image Rakesh, has winner written all over it! #2244260

Dominique Declerck 1/2/2006 8:14:44 AM

WOW!!! Maître Rakesh!!! #2244322

Jeff Robinson 1/2/2006 8:41:06 AM

Outstanding composition and capture! Jeff #2244398

Bishop Bastien 1/2/2006 8:50:44 AM

Great job, Rakesh! A fantastic image...

Best regards -- Bishop #2244441

Kasia Elser 1/2/2006 8:51:47 AM

Great shot! I am sure we will see this one again! #2244445

Susan L. Vasquez 1/2/2006 9:10:20 AM

A storybook picture perfect...I am amazed, beautiful Rakesh! #2244506

Gail Vitikacs 1/2/2006 9:11:01 AM

Easily could be on a cover of National Geographic...this is OUTSTANDING! #2244507

Barbara Helgason 1/2/2006 9:12:15 AM

I agree with ALL of the above, a WINNER Rakesh! WOW!!! This needs to be on a calender, no wait, better yet on a magazine cover! #2244511

Laurence Saliba 1/2/2006 9:31:44 AM

Definetely a WINNER Rakesh!!! This is so powerful!!!! #2244598

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/2/2006 9:38:32 AM

WOW....and wow...I love this!!!!!! #2244617

Tracy Reehal 1/2/2006 9:52:15 AM

Gorgeous capture, Rakesh. This photo has so much warmth. Awesome work! #2244647

Jill M. Flusemann 1/2/2006 10:04:08 AM

What a wonderful image! Perfect positioning & silhouette! #2244687

Paul Sikora 1/2/2006 10:12:39 AM

Rakesh, you are continuing your good form from last year into the new year with this beautiful scene. Happy New Year to you. #2244705

Goshka G. 1/2/2006 10:23:27 AM

Gorgeous silhouetting, Rakesh, and that person in the sun is especially striking!! #2244724

Alison Greenwood 1/2/2006 10:27:38 AM

Wonderful capture Rakesh! :o) #2244751

Sandy Landon 1/2/2006 10:44:00 AM

Let me add to the Wows!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! If this is not a winner next month, then I think we should all give up!! The comp and everything is sooooo icredible!!! Not enough words to describe it!! I am so impressed and jealous!! :) #2244852

Kara L. Hendricks 1/2/2006 10:57:14 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has that been said already...?? This is outstanding in every sense and I want to see this again!! #2244918

Kate Jackson 1/2/2006 11:58:04 AM

Nothing left to say! Wish I got here first! Wonderful story and capture! #2245100

Rakesh Syal 1/2/2006 12:13:38 PM

Thank you so much all for your wonderful words, my friends! #2245147

Melissa A. Mannon 1/2/2006 12:15:39 PM

You are a master at storytelling images! What a wonderful scene! Happy New Year Rakesh! #2245156

Silvia Nunes 1/2/2006 12:18:53 PM

Magnifique Rakesh!:) #2245170

Pat Gamwell 1/2/2006 12:28:04 PM

This image is very humbling, Rakesh! You have given us insight of another lifestyle...we have no idea what it would be like to carry our belongings on our heads so we can catch a bus to sell our wares in order to survive! THANK YOU. This is beautifully presented. #2245204

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/2/2006 1:05:17 PM

What a wonderful capture of life, Rakesh, this is just awesome! Terrific presentation! #2245330

Darryl Wilkinson 1/2/2006 1:14:56 PM

What precision timing and direction, Rakesh! Terrific composition! Very nice indeed!!! #2245379

Kay E. Mahoney 1/2/2006 2:03:41 PM

Beautiful capture. Grat job on getting the first sunrise. Love the silhoutted people. #2245580

Susan T. Evans 1/2/2006 2:49:17 PM


Ronald F. Fischer 1/2/2006 2:49:25 PM

What an awesome and dramatic capture, Rakesh! #2245697

Jen 1/2/2006 3:20:24 PM

Beautiful image! #2245787

Kerby Pfrangle 1/2/2006 3:21:47 PM

Wonderful image.

National Geographic's comes to mind.

Kerby #2245791

Peter Mantione 1/2/2006 3:36:33 PM

GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



GREAT PHOTOGRAPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Karim Abiali 1/2/2006 6:54:27 PM

Very lovely silouhette Rakish. Great capture. #2246342

Evy Johansen 1/2/2006 7:21:27 PM

Awesome image, Rakesh!! Beautiful! #2246419

Deborah Sandidge 1/2/2006 7:46:10 PM

Beautifully captured silhouette, Rakesh! #2246461

Janine Russell 1/2/2006 10:01:15 PM

Rakesh, awesome silhouettes, tones, lighting and composition. #2246644

Jill Odice 1/2/2006 11:14:32 PM

National Geographic quality Rakesh!!! Wow! I am impressed:-) #2246719

Rakesh Syal 1/2/2006 11:14:51 PM

Thank you so much! I am overwhelmed with your kind words! #2246721

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/3/2006 1:21:18 AM

Excellent work Rakesh!!! A very Happy New Year to you!!!! #2247008

Federico Collazuol 1/3/2006 1:41:48 AM

Breathtaking, Rakesh! This picture is perfect. It couldn't be better than this! #2247033

Debbie Hartley 1/3/2006 2:18:19 AM

Absolutely Awesome Rakesh!!! #2247060

Ann Bruynseels 1/3/2006 7:13:04 AM

Very beautiful ! #2247814

Marta Azevedo 1/3/2006 7:14:36 AM

great shot #2247822

Rakesh Syal 1/3/2006 9:10:53 AM

Thank you Donna, Federico, Debbie, Ann and Marta for your nice comments! #2248156

Navin Talwar 1/3/2006 10:12:52 AM

Master piece. #2248318

Pamela Shane 1/3/2006 10:35:22 AM

This image has WINNER all over it Rakesh!! Outstanding comp - love the mood of this. :) #2248386

Rakesh Syal 1/3/2006 10:43:46 AM

Thank you Navin!

Thank you Pamela! #2248401

Ken Smith 1/3/2006 1:27:41 PM

Rakesh, very well done.

Sylvia Rossler 1/3/2006 2:22:03 PM

Rakesh that capture is amazing !!And in my eyes a deserved winner !!!Let's see if my impression is right this time :O) #2248917

Anne D. Eigen 1/3/2006 4:32:46 PM

Powerful image and capture, Rakesh! And the light and silhouettes are beautiful too!!! #2249265

Donna Roberts 1/3/2006 10:52:15 PM

Blimey - its a l-o-n-g way to the bottom of all your well deserved comments!
I love everything about this *winning* image and I look forward to seeing it again later this month!
:-) ddu


Carolyn J. Connolly 1/3/2006 10:55:37 PM

I'm sure it has *ALL* been said by those above, but let me just add that I L-O-V-E this image, Rakesh!! The composition is PERFECT, and the lighting is FABULOUS!! What a WONDERFUL story-telling image!! It should DEFINITELY be in the National Geographic magazine!! :o) #2250064

Cora Miller 1/3/2006 11:22:31 PM

Everything comes together here perfectly, Rakesh! An exceptional 'slice of life' image! #2250101

Kate Baumgartner 1/4/2006 6:49:52 AM

Amazing, I feel like I was there will you taking the shot.Very well seen and a true winner. #2251161

Bill Houghton 1/4/2006 10:04:54 AM

This is a beautiful scene and shot Rakesh. Great work. #2251704

Rakesh Syal 1/4/2006 11:06:45 AM

Thank you Ken, Sylvia, Anne, Donna, Carolyn, Cora, Kate and Bill for so encouraging comments! #2251931

Dorann Weber 1/4/2006 5:40:57 PM

Again I am speechless Rakesh..Wonderful, brilliant... #2253103

Jeff Lovinger 1/4/2006 7:38:03 PM

Amazing !!!!!
What more can I say. I think you should team up with Steve McCurry. #2253470

S P Mukherji 1/5/2006 5:35:02 AM

I can see the word winner written all over the picture!! #2254432

Rakesh Syal 1/6/2006 7:40:11 AM

Thank you Dorann, Jeff and Mukherji! #2258564

Joy E. Cobb 1/6/2006 8:29:48 AM

Rakesh, I agree with all of the above. It will definitely win! Magnificent! #2258755

Sergio La Spina 1/6/2006 11:10:54 AM

WINNER SHOT !!!!!!!! fantastic #2259413

Cathy Stancil 1/6/2006 11:56:13 AM

Rakesh, this is outstanding ! Absolute winner in every aspect... Bravo ! And can't wait to see it again in the finalists and winner circle ! #2259530

Laura E. OConnor 1/6/2006 12:02:18 PM

This is absolutely a winner!!! That's the first thought I had when I saw it, now I see that many others agree with me!!! WONDERFUL IMAGE!!! #2259550

Rakesh Syal 1/7/2006 7:29:13 PM

Thank you Joy, Sergio, Cathy andLaura! #2263491

Margot Petrowski 1/8/2006 9:58:19 AM

Wow.....awesome image!!!!! #2265190

Randy A. Myers 1/8/2006 7:36:40 PM

Truly outstanding. Another exceptional image. RAM #2266773

Rakesh Syal 1/8/2006 8:54:21 PM

Thank you Margot!

Thank you RAM! #2267000

Terry L. Ellis 1/9/2006 1:20:23 PM

Perfection, Rakesh! Does leave one speechless! #2269665

Renee Doyle 1/9/2006 3:28:45 PM

What else can one add??? This is simply wonderful Rakesh!!! Wonderful story, wonderful silhouette - simply just wonderful!!!

Rakesh Syal 1/10/2006 8:10:30 AM

Thank you very much Terry and Renee! #2272360

Sherri Conley 1/12/2006 6:37:38 AM

WOW!! This shot is outstanding, Rakesh! Wonderful capture! #2280226

Jessica L. Franks 1/13/2006 6:50:15 PM

Thank you for forcing me to break out of my habitual thoughts of what certain times of year look like in my mind's eyes. I have never pictured New Year's like this. I have never pictured myself going to market on New Year's Day carrying my wares on my head to make sure I made a living. You succinctly capture a moment and bring the viewer into a new frame of mind. Thank you for hitting the "pause button" on my life for a moment. Congrats.... #2286183

Mary N C. Taitt 1/14/2006 9:23:30 AM

Rakesh, this is an utterly incredible and stunning photo--looks like a winner to me! And Jessica is right on the button--i is very different than New Year's here. GREAT SHOT! Mary :-) #2287918

Rakesh Syal 1/14/2006 11:49:39 AM

Thank you, Sherri, Jessica and Mary for your beautiful words!! #2288441

Claudette Foote 1/14/2006 9:24:13 PM


Sandra Freyler 1/15/2006 10:49:33 AM

Beautiful image, Rakesh! I love the way you captured the people, the sun and not to mention the composition is perfect! Great work! :) #2291436

Photographer 1/16/2006 4:48:33 PM

Great capture and presentation Rakesh, love this! #2295906

Rakesh Syal 1/16/2006 5:08:08 PM

Thank you Claudette, Sandra and Reine, I appriciate your comments! #2295943

Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 9:40:27 AM

This is absolutely wonderful, Rakesh! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #2306440

Jonna Bergström 1/24/2006 1:16:21 PM

Fantastic image, Rakesh!! I absolutely love it!! #2332530

Rakesh Syal 1/25/2006 9:28:42 PM

Thank you Cathy!

Thank you Jonna! #2339473

Lorri Shank 2/4/2006 5:11:29 PM

Rakesh--I could spend my whole evening in your gallery! The composition is wonderful--but that is what you do so well. Exposure--spot on! Nice work. #2378435

Darryl Wilkinson 2/20/2006 11:37:00 PM

There was NO question we would see this one again, Rakesh! Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist, my friend!!! #2443656

Marla A. Lehr 2/21/2006 1:15:43 AM

Wonderful! Congratulations and best of luck in the final round. #2443873

Ann Bruynseels 2/21/2006 2:13:29 AM

Congratulations ! #2444024

Renee Doyle 2/21/2006 2:46:27 AM

Again, many congratulations Rakesh!!!!!! Fantastic finalist!

Rudra Mandal 2/21/2006 3:36:59 AM

I am so much happy that one of the best shot I ever seen have been selected as Finalist. I have no doubt in my mind that it will come on the Winning page. Advanced congratulations for your great win sir. #2444214

Kaye Burazin 2/21/2006 4:26:38 AM

Outstanding Rakesh, congrats on your superb images being recognized as outstanding and making the finals! #2444412

Hendrik Storme 2/21/2006 4:27:25 AM

Congrats Rakesh!!!! #2444418

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 4:36:37 AM

Thank you , Lorri, Darryl, Marla, Ann, Renee and Rudra for your kind support! #2444485

Linda D. Lester 2/21/2006 4:43:54 AM

WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2444567

Jill M. Flusemann 2/21/2006 4:55:18 AM

If this isn't a winner, I don't know what is! Congratulations again! #2444708

Souha Dooly 2/21/2006 4:55:24 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!!! #2444710

Donna W. Neal 2/21/2006 5:22:51 AM

I loved this one Rakesh, so glad to see it here in the finalist, good luck in the next round! #2444883

Barbara Helgason 2/21/2006 5:29:10 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on this fantastic finalist!! #2444930

Dr Silly 2/21/2006 5:40:33 AM

Congratulations Rakesh. :o)

Melissa A. Mannon 2/21/2006 6:03:05 AM

I adore this image! Congratulations and I'm hoping it goes farther! #2445243

Pamela Shane 2/21/2006 6:04:25 AM

Rakesh - congratulations on this
wonderful finalist!! :) #2445261

Bridgette B 2/21/2006 6:12:21 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!!! #2445346

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 6:24:48 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh!!!! #2445480

Marie Fields 2/21/2006 6:45:41 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! AWESOME finalist!!! #2445622

Geraldine E. Lefoe 2/21/2006 7:31:58 AM

Congratulations Rakesh, this is an outstanding photo! I love the freshness of the new day reflected in the tones and colours. The depth of colour in your silhouettes captures the efforts of these people beautifully. Good luck with the final round! #2446030

Amanda Price 2/21/2006 7:56:30 AM

You never cease to amaze, Rakesh! Congrats on another well-deserved finalist! #2446184

Susan T. Evans 2/21/2006 9:00:35 AM

Congrats Rakesh, not a surprise at all, this was my favorite photo for last month!!!! Awesome work. #2446537

Susie Peek-Swint 2/21/2006 9:07:19 AM

I think this will go further than the finalists Rakesh ~ fantastic capture ~ many congrats and good luck with next round! #2446602

Sylvia Rossler 2/21/2006 9:20:33 AM

I knew it ! Congrats Rakesh !!! #2446741

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 9:38:51 AM

WOW!!! So many good wishes, I am owerwhelmed, this is more than award my friends! #2446834

Carla Metzler 2/21/2006 9:49:21 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! :D #2446927

Cathy M. Gromball 2/21/2006 9:55:00 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2446964

Laurence Saliba 2/21/2006 10:04:17 AM

A BIG congrats on your finalists Rakesh!!!! #2447041

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 2/21/2006 10:47:44 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Rakesh. This is one of my favorites of all your shots. It's a winner in my books!!! #2447290

Sandy Landon 2/21/2006 11:28:40 AM

This is my all time favorite!!! Huge congrats!!!!! #2447431

Patrick Campbell 2/21/2006 11:40:52 AM

Evocative and timeless. Great work, Rakesh! #2447513

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 11:52:54 AM

Thank you Cathy, Carla, Laurence, Sandy, Patrick and Marvin, my friend. I appriciate a lot! #2447590

Armando -. Arturo 2/21/2006 1:24:13 PM

no surprise here Rakesh. one of my alltime favorite, congrats sir #2448013

Kay E. Mahoney 2/21/2006 1:27:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh. Good luck in the next round. #2448023

Deborah Sandidge 2/21/2006 2:22:15 PM

Beautifully captured, tells a great story, Rakesh, congratulations on your finalists! #2448267

Pat Gamwell 2/21/2006 2:28:15 PM

Congrats on this emotional,inspiring & magnificently created image, my friend! #2448314

Robyn Mackenzie 2/21/2006 2:32:23 PM

Awesome! Congratulations, Rakesh - this is wonderful! :o) Robyn #2448335

Sandra Freyler 2/21/2006 3:49:41 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! Awesome work! :) #2448797

Claudia Kuhn 2/21/2006 6:31:49 PM

I really love this image Rakesh, glad to see it amongst the finalists! Good luck in the next round. #2449854

Terry L. Ellis 2/21/2006 7:08:59 PM

I knew it!! Congratulations, Rakesh! Marvelous! #2450138

Wende Trew 2/21/2006 7:13:52 PM

Congrats Rakesh!! I'm not surprised this is one of my favorites!! #2450182

Jill Flynn 2/21/2006 8:58:36 PM

This is outstanding Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist! #2450750

Joy E. Cobb 2/21/2006 11:01:30 PM

I'm so happy to see this one again, Rakesh! Congratulations! #2451186

Cora Miller 2/21/2006 11:55:47 PM

Congratulations on both of your outstanding finalists, Rakesh! Truly awesome work! #2451319

Federico Collazuol 2/22/2006 12:04:12 AM

I was 100% sure to see this one again. Congrats Rakesh! #2451340

The Judges at 2/22/2006 1:59:02 AM

One can feel the heat and dust - a very nice composition. #2451555

Mary K. Robison 2/22/2006 4:08:58 AM

Beautiful image that tells a story, Rakesh ~ CONGRATULATIONS to you! #2451862

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 5:19:31 AM

Thank you friends and judges for nice words, I feel honoured! #2452147

Chris Macer 2/22/2006 6:23:06 AM

Another awesome and so well deserved finalist, Rakesh!! Congrats! :) #2452488

Cliff & Patti Smith 2/22/2006 6:26:20 AM

Simply wonderful feel to this photo Rakesh! A big congratulations! WINNER! #2452512

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 7:01:42 AM

Thank you Chris and Patricia for supportive words!!! #2452740

Joanne C. Anderson 2/22/2006 7:07:29 AM

Congratulations Rakesh, your work is so overwhelming!! #2452767

She-She Killough 2/22/2006 8:44:08 AM

Love this image Rakesh!! I love the repetion and angles...the color and mood! AWESOME shot! COngrats on the multiple finalists too!!! :D #2453162

Jimmy Bhogal 2/22/2006 10:34:21 AM

AWESOME Work Sir , like all of your other works, CONGRATULATIONS on the finalist too ! ! #2453507

Jimmy Bhogal 2/22/2006 10:34:26 AM

AWESOME Work Sir , like all of your other works, CONGRATULATIONS on the finalist too ! ! #2453508

Jimmy Bhogal 2/22/2006 10:35:43 AM

Great Work Sir ! ! #2453514

Navin Talwar 2/22/2006 10:57:38 AM

Well Done. #2453587

Kristi A. Howson 2/22/2006 11:26:19 AM

Wonderful capture Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck! #2453711

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2006 5:45:29 PM

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck to you in the next round, Rakesh!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2454846

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 8:01:29 PM

Thank you Joanne, She-She, Jimmy, Navin, Kristi and Stan for your supportive words! #2455308

Susan L. Vasquez 2/22/2006 8:24:27 PM

Congrats Rakesh :) this belongs in National Geographic. #2455385

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 12:12:59 AM

Thank you Susan for your kind support! #2455739

Kholoud M. AlOmani 2/23/2006 2:58:48 AM

Thais is so great!
I love it Rakesh:)
Best regards #2456117

Claudette Foote 2/23/2006 6:48:03 AM

See this is what I said the 1st time I seen it... WINNER!!


Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 8:30:49 AM

Thank you so much, Kholoud and Claudette for your good wishes!! #2457363

Corinne M. Thompson 2/23/2006 3:54:14 PM

Congrats on your Finalist :) #2459318

Wendy Stevenson 2/23/2006 8:07:10 PM

AWESOME Rakesh!! Congratulations on a most superb finalist!! You are an amazing photographer!! #2460171

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 11:30:33 PM

Thank you Corinne and Wendy for your kind words! #2460581

Jimmy Bhogal 2/24/2006 6:39:33 AM

This is still one of my favorites. The light and mood really set the scene. Good luck. #2461422

Dorann Weber 2/24/2006 9:27:33 AM

Congratulations Rakesh...~! #2461965

Rakesh Syal 2/24/2006 10:18:14 AM

Thank you Jimmy and Dorann for your kind support!! #2462167

Rachel Scott-Renouf 2/24/2006 2:17:42 PM

Wow Rakesh, congrats on this super photo!
Love all your photos Rakesh!

Rachel :o) #2462963

Margaret Sikora 2/24/2006 10:46:31 PM

Congrats Rakesh on another finalist photo ,words cant describe how I feel when looking at these shots.I am waiting for your photo album to be published. #2464227

Barbara Helgason 2/25/2006 12:44:32 PM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh! Wow, I loved this one from the very start!! #2466419

Goshka G. 2/25/2006 12:48:43 PM

Many congrats on this terrific win, Rakesh!!! #2466460

Donald K. Cherry 2/25/2006 12:48:56 PM

congrats on your 2nd place winner, Rakesh! Wonderful work! #2466461

Armando -. Arturo 2/25/2006 12:50:18 PM

congrats on second place sir., there should have been two 1st place winners this time around, it will always be a 1st place winner in my mind. congrats again Rakesh. #2466474

Kerby Pfrangle 2/25/2006 12:55:30 PM

Congratulations on this stunning second place winner. Beautiful. Kerby #2466515

Mary K. Robison 2/25/2006 12:55:39 PM

So glad to see this with a gold medal beside it, Rakesh!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win!! #2466519

Debbie Hartley 2/25/2006 1:02:15 PM

Congratulations on your second place Rakesh! This image is one of my favourites!! #2466575

Renee Doyle 2/25/2006 1:08:17 PM

YEAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful 2nd place win Rakesh!!!! Well deserved!

Sharon Day 2/25/2006 1:11:29 PM

Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Rakesh!!! Well done! #2466660

Karen Rahlf 2/25/2006 1:19:16 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #2466745

Deborah Sandidge 2/25/2006 1:22:07 PM

This is one of my favorites, congratulations Rakesh on this beautifully captured win! #2466774

Kay E. Mahoney 2/25/2006 1:22:35 PM

Congratulations on your second place win Rakesh. #2466778

Jill Flynn 2/25/2006 1:31:46 PM

LOVE this so much Rakesh. Congratulations on your win! #2466866

Ken Smith 2/25/2006 1:32:22 PM

Rakesh, congratulations to you. Well done! #2466870

Susana Ms Heide 2/25/2006 1:33:06 PM

Stunning image! Super exposure! CONGRATS Rakesh on your win!! #2466877

Nicole Kessel 2/25/2006 1:38:55 PM

So happy for you, Rakesh! Congratulations on your awesome win!! #2466929

Sylvia Rossler 2/25/2006 1:42:58 PM

Big congrats Rakesh !! I knew this one was going to make it :O) For me it's a GP :o) #2466964

Robyn Mackenzie 2/25/2006 1:44:44 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this superb win! :o) Robyn #2466977

Susan T. Evans 2/25/2006 2:16:19 PM

No surprise on this one Rakesh, it is absolultely wonderful second place winner. #2467135

Sherri Conley 2/25/2006 2:42:21 PM

Congrats on your stunning winner, Rakesh! #2467262

Lorri Shank 2/25/2006 3:03:15 PM

Congratulations, dear friend. YOu are a wonderful photographer and deserve this! Lorri #2467350

Kate Jackson 2/25/2006 3:06:08 PM

Congratulations Rakesh - you so deserve a winner for this wonderful image! #2467361

bob cornelison 2/25/2006 3:06:10 PM

Well done Rakesh! Congrats!
~:O) #2467362

Stanley J. Contrades 2/25/2006 3:17:15 PM

Bravo, Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS, on your Second Place Winner ... Very much deserved and a wonderful storyteller!Much Aloha,
Stan #2467397

Michelle R. Kovach 2/25/2006 3:55:25 PM

Congratulations Rakesh! #2467544

Anne D. Eigen 2/25/2006 4:02:20 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful, well-deserved win, Rakesh!!! #2467571

Ronald F. Fischer 2/25/2006 4:03:37 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this well deserved winner!!! #2467573

Jenny Bosmans 2/25/2006 4:18:27 PM

Big Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Rakesh!! #2467637

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/25/2006 4:45:30 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Rakesh!!!
-Debby #2467777

Pamela Shane 2/25/2006 4:48:05 PM

Huge congratulations for this outstanding winner Rakesh!! :} #2467799

Jeff Lovinger 2/25/2006 5:00:03 PM

Fantastic capture, and a big congratulations Rakesh. #2467857

Melissa A. Mannon 2/25/2006 5:03:14 PM

Congratulations my friend! #2467872

Su Sana E. P 2/25/2006 5:07:14 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Win, my dear friend Rakesh!! #2467892

Jamil Saliba 2/25/2006 5:19:31 PM

Congratulations on your great Winner Rakesh #2467941

Tammy Scott 2/25/2006 5:25:51 PM

Fantastic!!! Congratulations! #2467964

Terry L. Ellis 2/25/2006 5:26:08 PM

Outstanding, Rakesh! Congratulations!!!! #2467965

Darryl Wilkinson 2/25/2006 5:26:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place WINNER, Rakesh! Topps in my books!!! #2467968

Pat Gamwell 2/25/2006 6:22:25 PM

CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Rakesh! #2468131

William C. Raco 2/25/2006 6:25:01 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh
Wonderful work!

Bill #2468137

Paul Michko 2/25/2006 6:34:05 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic win, Rakesh. #2468186

Linda Boehme 2/25/2006 6:40:54 PM

A big congratulation on this beautiful image, Rakesh! This is superb! #2468224

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/25/2006 7:34:25 PM

Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! I am proud and happy for you!! #2468467

Evy Johansen 2/25/2006 7:55:31 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Rakesh! #2468541

Chris Macer 2/25/2006 8:10:39 PM

Most certainly a well deserved, Rakesh!! This takes my breath away! Congrats my friend!! :) #2468604

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2006 8:36:17 PM

CONGRATS Rakesh! A well deserved Win! :) #2468741

Navin Talwar 2/25/2006 8:39:50 PM

Congratulations. #2468756

Judyann Plante 2/25/2006 9:27:18 PM

I love this photo! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! #2468885

Jim Kinnunen 2/25/2006 9:40:46 PM

What a dramatic scene you've captured, Rakesh...I love it!!! Congratulations on this fine winning image!!! #2468917

Laurence Saliba 2/25/2006 11:10:12 PM

Congrats again Rakesh!!!!!!!!! #2469037

Terrill Province 2/25/2006 11:30:38 PM

But, of course, this is a winner ~ it's wonderfully cinematic! BRAVO!!! You've done it again! #2469072

ronda chatelle 2/26/2006 12:26:53 AM

WOW! This is so dramatic! The lighting is spectacular and the image is unforgettable! Congratulations from one of your biggest fans! #2469146

Sergio La Spina 2/26/2006 12:43:22 AM

Congratulation for your fantastic shot!!!!woww #2469162

Graeme yew Chow 2/26/2006 1:07:14 AM

Well done ! deserving winner, Rakesh. #2469249

Karen Engelbreth 2/26/2006 1:18:24 AM

Big congrats on your win, Rakesh :0) #2469290

Vicki Hunt 2/26/2006 3:58:43 AM

Congrats to you!!!!! #2469477

Rakesh Syal 2/26/2006 4:43:56 AM

Thank you God and my great BP friends, this is all due to your good wishes and so stern support!!! #2469546

Stephen Zacker 2/26/2006 5:40:41 AM

Well deserved. Congratulations, Rakesh #2469823

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 5:51:41 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Rakesh...:) #2469879

Life Expressions 2/26/2006 6:33:59 AM

Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh!! #2470099

Susie Peek-Swint 2/26/2006 6:45:49 AM

Many congrats Rakesh ~ this one had winner written all over it ~ well done! #2470171

Bobbie Davis 2/26/2006 6:53:13 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!!! #2470213

Rakesh Syal 2/26/2006 7:20:36 AM

Thank you Stephen, Donna, Robin, Susie and Bobbie for your great support!! #2470405

Janet L. Skinner 2/26/2006 7:42:03 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!!!! I love this one! #2470471

Linda D. Lester 2/26/2006 8:54:06 AM

One of my favorites...congratulations! #2470656

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/26/2006 9:01:44 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! A well deserved in! #2470698

Rakesh Syal 2/26/2006 10:06:32 AM

Thank you Janet!

Thank you Linda!

Thank you Leanne! #2470887

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/26/2006 11:44:19 AM

Stunning image, Rakesh! Congrats!

da #2471191

Wendy Stevenson 2/26/2006 1:20:09 PM

Congratulations on a most well deserved win Rakesh!! GREAT to see this in the winners circle where is belongs:-) Well done my friend! #2471427

Kristi A. Howson 2/26/2006 3:33:32 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win Rakesh! Awesome! #2471696

Carla Metzler 2/26/2006 4:17:54 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, on this outstanding image, Rakesh!! #2471773

Wende Trew 2/26/2006 6:41:08 PM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh!! I love this image!! Well deserved!!! #2472074

Boentara Prajitno 2/26/2006 8:59:23 PM

congratulation, awesome picture #2472409

Rakesh Syal 2/26/2006 9:07:53 PM

Thank you Dale Ann, Wendy, Kristi, Carla, Wende and Boentara for your so supportive words!! #2472435

Monika Sapek 2/26/2006 10:00:35 PM

Terrific capture with great silhouettes and color. Many congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Rakesh!

Nancy Grace Chen 2/26/2006 11:48:44 PM

This is an incredible, incredible photo. Could easily have been a First Place.

Amazing capture, and beautiful. Many congratulations.

Nancy #2472754

Federico Collazuol 2/27/2006 12:18:31 AM

Only second place??? C'mon Judges! This picture should win the Grand Grand Grand Prize!
This image is not only gorgeous, it has a deep meaning, a Soul! It tells more than 1000 words!
My most sincere congratulations, Rakesh! #2472832

Rakesh Syal 2/27/2006 12:47:04 AM

Thank you Monika, Nancy and Fedrico for your bold words! Judges really have broken my heart! #2472896

Margaret Sikora 2/27/2006 1:04:09 AM

A big Congratulations Rakesh it truly is a beautiful scene. #2472943

Daniel Diaz 2/27/2006 2:25:19 AM

Way to go Rakesh Congrats my friend!!!!! #2473078

Allan L. Whitehead 2/27/2006 3:38:09 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'People' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #2473301

Rakesh Syal 2/27/2006 6:36:41 AM

Thank you so much, Margaret, Daniel and Allan for your valuable comments!! #2474148

Joy E. Cobb 2/27/2006 9:22:53 AM

I am thrilled to see this won, Rakesh! Congratulations!!! #2474897

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 2/27/2006 9:58:02 AM

Rakesh, I officially declare you as the Marvin Gohlke judged, Grand Prize winner. There is more feeling, emotion, beauty, creativity, and technical expertise in this shot, than all the rest of the first prize winners put together. It is magnificant, a standard to which I aspire to. Don't let the approbation, or lack of, by the powers that be on this site dampen your spirit, or influence your creativity. "To thine self be true." Keep up the great work, Rakesh!! #2475071

Guy D. Biechele 2/27/2006 10:10:32 AM

Absolutely fantastic image. Big congrats, Rakesh!! #2475128

Jimmy Bhogal 2/27/2006 10:19:44 AM


BELIEVE ME !! #2475166

Anita Hogue 2/27/2006 11:00:20 AM

A FABULOUS and much deserved win, Rakesh! Congratulations! This is an outstanding image!!! #2475310

augustus gillian 2/28/2006 12:27:44 AM

beautiful composition
great lighting
worth winning #2477407

Milan Banik 2/28/2006 12:33:44 PM

Rakesh many many congratulation for this winner ,sorry I am late ,AS I TOLD EARLIER YOU inspire me with great work.thank you again for great suport . #2480052

Rakesh Syal 3/3/2006 9:01:50 PM

Thank you, Joy, Marvin, Guy, Jimmy, Anita, Augustus and Milan for your kind words! #2493756

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/4/2006 12:09:31 AM

Sincere CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh - this is *MOST* deserved recognition for a really FABULOUS image!! :o)

I'm inclined to agree with others though - this SHOULD have placed *MUCH* higher than Second Place!! ;o)

Keep up the *WONDERFUL* work, Rakesh!! :o) #2493983

Marsha S. Smith 3/4/2006 8:27:35 PM

I'm kind of late commenting on this, Rakesh, but I wanted you to know how gorgeous it is and I totally agree with Carolyn - it should have placed higher. Congratulations! #2497301

Christian P. Nicolas 3/6/2006 8:45:53 AM

Incredible! This looks so much like one of my paintings. WOW! #2502547

Lori Carlson 3/8/2006 6:09:14 PM

This is such an incredible image Rakesh! Really tells a story. Such wonderful tone, movement....well, actually every little thing about it is right-on-fantastic! Big congrats! :0) #2512294

Rakesh Syal 3/8/2006 8:17:17 PM

Carolyn, Marsha, Christian and Lori, thanks for your kind words!! #2512637

Photographer 3/17/2006 10:39:00 PM

Beautiful capture Rakesh, love it!
Congratulations on your win! #2545197

Cathy M. Gromball 3/21/2006 5:29:48 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2559140

Rakesh Syal 3/21/2006 9:06:18 PM

Thank you Reine and Cathy!!! #2559641

Michael Khoury 1/13/2007 8:40:30 AM

~ symbolic of our human condition; we are all on a journy carrying our personal burdens~
M #3815252

Roger Fry 2/25/2007 1:04:18 PM

Beautiful photo like so many in your Gallery. (There arn't actually that many 'Uncle Fernandos' after all!)

Roger #3992822

Rakesh Syal 2/25/2007 1:34:50 PM

WOW!! Thank you Michale! #3992984

Muhammad Butt 3/3/2007 11:42:53 AM

beautifull subject #4017978

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Happy New Year 2006!
This image was taken at a village near Gohana on the first sunshine of 2006. People rushing towards the road to catch the first bus so that to reach town first and sell their commodities in the market.
Catagory: People

Uploaded on 1/2/2006 5:37:45 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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