© Rakesh Syal


Paul Sikora 1/3/2006 12:39:52 AM

Rakesh, how am I going to get anyone to look at my images if you continue to put up these magnificent pictures, that both tell a story and are visually beautiful. I almost gave up #368329

Darryl Wilkinson 1/3/2006 12:42:33 AM

Love the atmosphere you capture so well in your nature images, Rakesh! Beautifully done!!! #2246892

David L. Luchowski 1/3/2006 12:43:17 AM

Well done, Rakesh.Beautiful tone and composition.Every picture tells a story, and there is a story behind every picture. #2246894

Kate Jackson 1/3/2006 12:43:48 AM

I love all those rich dark tones and that wonderful light Rakesh. How rewarding it must feel to produce an image like this. #2246896

Rob Bishop 1/3/2006 12:49:25 AM

I was about to go to bed out here in California, when this image caught my eye! Just wonderful atmosphere, Rakesh! I love it! #2246910

Robyn Mackenzie 1/3/2006 12:51:03 AM

That lighting is really magical, Rakesh! I think this one will feature again. :o) Robyn #2246915

Evy Johansen 1/3/2006 12:52:17 AM

WOW... Awesome image, Rakesh!!! Love it! #2246917

Janine Russell 1/3/2006 1:18:41 AM

Rakesh, wonderful lighting and composition. #2246999

Pat Gamwell 1/3/2006 2:02:41 AM

The lighting is exquisite, Rakesh! This is also a very moving & emotional image! #2247039

Paul Michko 1/3/2006 2:12:17 AM

Wonderful light and composition, Rakesh. #2247050

Debbie Hartley 1/3/2006 2:20:53 AM

This image is beautiful Rakesh!! #2247064

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/3/2006 2:25:42 AM

Incredibly beautiful!! I love it, too! #2247071

Donald K. Cherry 1/3/2006 2:39:32 AM

Very powerful silhouette, Rakesh! Well done! #2247085

Karen Engelbreth 1/3/2006 2:44:06 AM

Fantastic atmosphere, Rakesh - just wonderful!


William C. Raco 1/3/2006 3:04:11 AM

Wonderful light and exposure.
Love the mood this creates.
Beautifully done

Bill #2247133

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/3/2006 3:35:46 AM

Another beautiful image, Rakesh! #2247184

Joy Rector 1/3/2006 3:54:10 AM

Ohhh, I love this! #2247242

Janet L. Skinner 1/3/2006 4:12:10 AM

I love your shots of life in India, Rakesh!! Makes me want to go back! #2247322

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 1/3/2006 5:07:04 AM

Beautiful silhouette shot, Rakesh! I love the contrasts and the dreamy effect with the haze in the picture. A really remarkable ARTISTIC shot. Wonderful work, my friend!! #2247477

Nina Shields 1/3/2006 5:11:21 AM

What a dynamic and thought provoking image; love the insight into the lives portrayed; wonderful lighting revealing this "story"; great work! #2247488

Mary L. Graham 1/3/2006 5:44:49 AM

Fantastic shot Rakesh, love the haze and the detail is amazing! =) #2247562

Nicole Kessel 1/3/2006 6:03:16 AM

I love this! It is so beautiful, Rakesh! #2247614

Milan Banik 1/3/2006 6:10:58 AM

like ur wonderful painting Rakesh!!! #2247640

Cindy Paquette 1/3/2006 6:34:56 AM

Whoa...this is gorgeous Rakesh! Love how you've silhouetted the people in this shot with the mist in the background and long shadows in the front of the image! #2247713

Judith G. Secco 1/3/2006 7:11:11 AM

This is wonderful, Rakesh! #2247805

Donna W. Neal 1/3/2006 7:27:31 AM

Very emotion based picture. Has some great mystery with the darkness of the morning. Great catch Rakesh! #2247863

Bridgette B 1/3/2006 7:29:29 AM

Very dramatic!! Excellent image, Rakesh!! #2247874

Paula Dwyer 1/3/2006 7:49:24 AM

Absolutely stunning!!! #2247939

Kaye Burazin 1/3/2006 9:12:00 AM

What an emotionally impacting capture Rakesh. So superb! #2248159

Rakesh Syal 1/3/2006 9:12:46 AM

Thank you friends for your overwhelming comments! Love you all! #2248163

Sandy Landon 1/3/2006 9:28:51 AM

Another FANTASTIC image!! How are we all supposed to compete! #2248198

Navin Talwar 1/3/2006 10:15:03 AM

Great work. #2248325

Goshka G. 1/3/2006 10:17:22 AM

The atmosphere and mood are incredible indeed, Rakesh!! Great work!! #2248331

Pamela Shane 1/3/2006 10:38:13 AM

This belongs in National Geographics
Rakesh!! Another spectacular image, & capture of daily life - love it.
Happy New Year to you & yours! :) #2248391

Terry L. Ellis 1/3/2006 10:45:28 AM

Nice slice of everyday life for these villagers! Excellent light and capture, Rakesh! #2248407

Rakesh Syal 1/3/2006 10:46:52 AM

Thank you Sandy, Navin, Goshka and Pamela for your nice words! #2248414

Laurence Saliba 1/3/2006 11:11:49 AM

Another excellent capture Rakesh!!!!! Awesome lighting!!!! #2248476

Alison Greenwood 1/3/2006 11:36:11 AM

Lovely natural capture Rakesh! :o) #2248574

Jenny Bosmans 1/3/2006 11:45:29 AM

And another breathtaking image from you, Rakesh!! Awesome and excellent indeed!! #2248604

Melissa A. Mannon 1/3/2006 11:47:56 AM

a nice peaceful scene. #2248609

Dr Silly 1/3/2006 12:30:34 PM

Rakesh you do a great job of bring parts of the world to us, who my never get see it. Wonderful photo. :o)

Lisa D. Greer 1/3/2006 1:14:43 PM

Fantastic scene Rakesh! Makes for a truly gorgeous image! :) #2248795

Ronald F. Fischer 1/3/2006 2:06:14 PM

Another awesome capture! #2248889

Jamil Saliba 1/3/2006 2:26:35 PM

Rakesh another Stunning capture of your wonderful images the view and the soft lighting great #2248929

Corinne M. Thompson 1/3/2006 2:30:39 PM

You make such a simple scene look extraordinary! #2248937

Lynn Crawford 1/3/2006 4:06:18 PM

What a lovely image, I especially like the foggy look to it and the way the sun comes down, great job :) #2249203

Anne D. Eigen 1/3/2006 4:34:38 PM

Another superbe and moving image of light, silhouette, and simplicity, Rakesh! How much I enjoy seeing what you see!!! #2249269

Tammy Scott 1/3/2006 4:44:58 PM

Great image and mood capture! #2249310

Gail Vitikacs 1/3/2006 4:48:19 PM

So brillant and beautiful! #2249324

Donna J. Taff 1/3/2006 5:25:43 PM

Wonderful image and fantastic lighting, Rakesh!!! #2249408

Trisha Moe 1/3/2006 5:41:24 PM

This is stunning...absolutely stunning! #2249436

Stephen Zacker 1/3/2006 5:46:27 PM

Another amazing image. The lighting is just fantastic. #2249455

Guy D. Biechele 1/3/2006 5:49:00 PM

Wonderfully composed shadow and light. Great mood in this shot! #2249471

Cathy Barrows 1/3/2006 6:11:14 PM the misty light to sihouette them #2249538

Dan Holm 1/3/2006 9:15:59 PM

Wow!Simply GORGEUS,Rakesh!! ... An EXCELLENT capture!!!! #2249924

Carolyn J. Connolly 1/3/2006 10:40:12 PM

No doubt you have *deservedly* received ALL these wonderful comments on your image, Rakesh, but I feel I just HAVE to add another one to them!! ;o) This scene is SO-O beautifully captured, and I love E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G about it!! BRAVO!! All the best for 2006, to you and yours, my friend...and keep on clicking!! :o) #2250045

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/4/2006 3:39:45 AM

Beautiful....stunning...and moving. I love this Rakesh. Thanks for sharing your part of the world through your wonderful photographs! Love it :) #2250452

Mary Timman 1/4/2006 11:52:43 AM

Just wonderful. I love the walkers going down the path. And capturing that mist is really stunning. Love it.
Wish simpler times were here like this. #2252081

Kirsi Bertolini 1/4/2006 5:34:54 PM

Can I just say that you mastered the light here! Among everything else.. #2253079

Dorann Weber 1/4/2006 5:44:57 PM

What a beautiful, outstanding photo Rakesh.. Wonderful coloring and lighting... #2253117

Jeff Lovinger 1/4/2006 7:28:39 PM

Simply beautiful. Again this, and your amazing other images bring back such beautiful memories of my travels in India. I am wondering what area you are from?
Thanks for sharing with us. #2253453

Randy A. Myers 1/4/2006 8:11:59 PM

Another outstanding image. It's a joy to see your work. RAM #2253524

Chris Macer 1/4/2006 8:21:41 PM

Wonderful earthy feel to this, Rakesh! Outstanding! #2253541

Donna Roberts 1/4/2006 8:41:43 PM

Dare I say this is *another* finalist waiting in the wings to become a winner?
This is one of those images which makes you stop and be quiet for a time as you savour the moment.
Love this......very well done.
:-) ddu

Desiree M. Bento 1/4/2006 10:25:48 PM

Ah Rakesh, how this image just makes me feel like I am right there! Aloha and Happy New Year my friend! #2253772

S P Mukherji 1/5/2006 5:34:26 AM

Absolutely magical Rakeshji! This is the real Rakesh Syal that I know!! #2254428

Cathy Stancil 1/6/2006 11:57:57 AM

Love the feel this image evoques...another beautiful image Rakesh ! #2259536

Susie Peek-Swint 1/6/2006 2:14:43 PM

Another wonderful capture Rakesh ~ I love the light in these early morning shots! #2259852

John Connolly 1/7/2006 1:29:27 PM

A delightful classic morning image Rakesh, and what a creative presentation! #2262713

Wendy Stevenson 1/7/2006 7:55:15 PM

Stunning shot Rakesh! Everything's just perfect - I have no doubt this is a winner!! Great light, composition and mood! #2263546

Rakesh Syal 1/7/2006 11:07:42 PM

Thank you friends for such a wonderful response! #2263827

Mary N C. Taitt 1/9/2006 4:41:29 AM

WOW, Rakesh, this is stunningly beautiful. The lighting is Amazing, and so it the composition, love the sihouettes! Mary :-) #2267870

Renee Doyle 1/9/2006 3:31:45 PM

Fabulous lighting and mood Rakesh!!! Another stunning image!!

Rakesh Syal 1/10/2006 8:09:29 AM

Thank you Mary!

Thank you Renee! #2272353

Claudette Foote 1/14/2006 9:22:24 PM

Awesome image, Rakesh!!!
Love it!


Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 9:38:37 AM

Wonderful mood evoking photo, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2306436

Lorri Shank 2/4/2006 5:09:42 PM

Wow--another Wow. I love these images that conjure up questions for me--who are they, where are they going? The exposure/light is magnificent. A beautiful image, Rakesh! #2378428

Beth F. 2/10/2006 11:05:19 PM

This image is truly stunning....very beautiful! #2405232

Darryl Wilkinson 2/21/2006 2:36:09 AM

Another BIG congratulations on your finalists, Rakesh! Bravo!!! #2444074

Renee Doyle 2/21/2006 2:41:33 AM

Fantastic Rakesh!!! Congratulations!!!!

Rudra Mandal 2/21/2006 3:23:12 AM

Big Congratulations Sir!!
Best of luck for the next round :) #2444180

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 4:19:53 AM

Thank you all for big support, my friends! #2444356

Jill M. Flusemann 2/21/2006 4:32:51 AM

Congratulations! This image is so well-deserving! #2444452

Souha Dooly 2/21/2006 4:53:27 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444687

Laura Clay-Ballard 2/21/2006 5:33:48 AM

very exotic! love it! congrats! #2444961

Melissa A. Mannon 2/21/2006 6:02:05 AM

congratulations Rakesh! #2445229

Ronald F. Fischer 2/21/2006 6:09:14 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your well deserved finalists, and good luck! #2445320

Wendy Stevenson 2/21/2006 6:23:12 AM

Congraulations Rakesh on this excellent finalist!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #2445459

Gail Vitikacs 2/21/2006 6:39:24 AM

So well deserved! Congratulations! #2445570

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 6:57:19 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Rakesh! #2445741

Guy D. Biechele 2/21/2006 7:09:09 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! Good luck with this fine image. #2445843

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 7:44:58 AM

Thank you so much for support, friends! #2446124

Susie Peek-Swint 2/21/2006 9:05:54 AM

Many congrats rakesh ~ wonderful shot and well deserved finalist! #2446586

Bridgette B 2/21/2006 9:09:59 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!! This is a beautiful image! #2446626

Carla Metzler 2/21/2006 9:45:32 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #2446889

Cathy M. Gromball 2/21/2006 9:50:08 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2446932

Sylvia Rossler 2/21/2006 9:55:44 AM

Another wonderful finalist ! Big congrats Rakesh :O) #2446970

Jamil Saliba 2/21/2006 10:37:47 AM


Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 2/21/2006 10:42:11 AM

Congratulations Rakesh, good luck in the finals, my friend!! #2447269

Roger Bernabo 2/21/2006 11:47:20 AM

Wonderful work Rakesh, Congratulations! #2447556

Kay E. Mahoney 2/21/2006 1:51:29 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Rakesh. Good luck. #2448124

Daniel Diaz 2/21/2006 2:27:25 PM

Big Congrats on your finalists Rakesh, this one's my fave!! #2448307

Robyn Mackenzie 2/21/2006 2:29:49 PM

Congratulations on this truly magical image, Rakesh - it deserves to go further! :o) Robyn #2448323

Pat Gamwell 2/21/2006 2:57:59 PM

Congrats, my friend! This definetly belongs in an art gallery! #2448493

Lorri Shank 2/21/2006 4:53:37 PM

Congrats on all your finalists Rakesh!
They are well deserved. Good luck!
Lorri #2449206

Goshka G. 2/21/2006 5:04:28 PM

Congrtas on your wonderful finalists, Rakesh!! #2449275

Ken Smith 2/21/2006 5:53:07 PM

Beautiful. Congrats, Rakesh. #2449536

Corinne M. Thompson 2/21/2006 6:08:21 PM

Great to see this again...Congrats on your Finalist :) #2449656

Barbara Helgason 2/21/2006 6:38:56 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on this beautiful finalist! #2449918

Terry L. Ellis 2/21/2006 6:48:24 PM

Amazing finalist, Rakesh! Huge congratulations! #2450003

Rakesh Syal 2/21/2006 8:39:34 PM

WOW!!! I am overwhelmed, thanks! #2450648

Jill Flynn 2/21/2006 8:55:09 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh and good luck in the next round! #2450730

Joy E. Cobb 2/21/2006 10:56:13 PM

Such a beautiful image, Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck to you! #2451166

Su Sana E. P 2/21/2006 11:11:08 PM

You've done it again, Rakesh!! Congratulations on this dynamic WIN, dear friend!! Wow!! #2451208

Debbie Hartley 2/22/2006 1:05:31 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh! #2451454

The Judges at 2/22/2006 2:47:04 AM

Easy-paced atmosphere. #2451620

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 5:17:38 AM

Thank you Jill, Joy, Susan, Debbie and Judges for encoragement! #2452136

Chris Macer 2/22/2006 6:13:10 AM

Awesome as always, Rakesh! Many congrats to you! Best of luck as well!! :) #2452420

Cliff & Patti Smith 2/22/2006 6:23:42 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Rakesh! WINNER! #2452492

Joanne C. Anderson 2/22/2006 7:02:28 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! Amazing work of art!! #2452748

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 7:02:47 AM

Thank you Chris and Patricia!!! #2452749

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 7:31:14 AM

Thank you Joanne!! #2452863

Vicki Hunt 2/22/2006 10:06:28 AM

I love this so much, I wish it was mine! We are all pulling for a win on this one! Congrats! #2453426

S P Mukherji 2/22/2006 10:43:20 AM

Both your finalists are winners Rakeshji! At least I hope so! #2453544

Navin Talwar 2/22/2006 10:59:02 AM

Congrats. #2453593

Milan Banik 2/22/2006 11:18:56 AM

Congratulations Rakesh ,my favourite one! #2453671

Kristi A. Howson 2/22/2006 11:22:56 AM

Love this mood Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck! #2453695

The Judges at 2/22/2006 3:52:18 PM

Nice mood to the light here. #2454561

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2006 5:46:27 PM

CONGRATULATIONS once again, Rakesh, and continued good luck to you in the next round with your Finalists!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2454848

Rakesh Syal 2/22/2006 8:02:39 PM

Thanks for the big support friends! #2455312

Claudette Foote 2/23/2006 6:58:24 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2456977

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 8:24:22 AM

Thank you Claudette for your supportive comments! #2457347

Jeff Lovinger 2/23/2006 12:14:58 PM

This is still one of my favorites. The light and mood really set the scene. Good luck. #2458179

Judy S. Fung 2/23/2006 12:34:22 PM

Congrats, Rakesh! #2458274

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 12:37:55 PM

Thank you Jeff and Judy, I am sitting with my fingers crossed! #2458296

Stephen Zacker 2/23/2006 2:03:09 PM

Thought we might see this one again. Congratulations on a great image #2458757

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/23/2006 7:22:34 PM

Beautiful work, congratulations on your finalist win!! #2459977

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 11:31:14 PM

Thank you Stephen!

Thank you Donna! #2460583

Jimmy Bhogal 2/24/2006 6:39:47 AM

Beautiful and very creative ! #2461424

Donna W. Neal 2/24/2006 8:15:45 AM

I loved this from the moment I saw it.
Congratulations Rakesh! #2461733

Rakesh Syal 2/24/2006 10:16:13 AM

Thank you Donna, your words means a lot to me, God Bless you! #2462152

Tammy Scott 2/24/2006 5:21:48 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist! #2463553

Margaret Sikora 2/24/2006 10:41:12 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on such a beautiful photo and being a Finalist, #2464224

Rakesh Syal 2/25/2006 8:41:03 PM

Thank you Tammy and Margaret for your nice words! #2468764

Niels Sandal 3/3/2006 11:56:51 AM

Great picture! Perfect light. #2492279

Rakesh Syal 3/3/2006 8:56:53 PM

Thank you so much, Niels!! #2493745

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/4/2006 12:15:15 AM

Rakesh, this was a *MOST* deserving Finalist...and, IMHO, should have received a placing!!! ;o) It's SUCH a BEAUTIFUL image!!! :o) #2493995

Sandra Freyler 4/17/2006 5:02:58 AM

This is really beautiful, Rakesh! Wonderful work and Congratulations! :) #2652162

Rakesh Syal 4/17/2006 11:45:42 AM

Thank you Carolyn!
Thank you Sandra! #2653788

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/19/2006 11:00:28 AM

Happened to come upon this image while surfing. For me, this is a stand out image...absolutely beautiful. There are many scenes that I see while browsing BP...this one has an elusive quality that none of the others have. #2661813

Rakesh Syal 4/19/2006 11:51:54 AM

Thank you, Melissa!! #2661945

Mike F. Anderson 5/17/2006 11:07:23 PM

Rakesh, this is truly excellent! I'm so impressed with the lighting and mood you have captured here. So well done!! #2779011

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Another winter morning village scene, I took last winters. Villagers are so simple and down to earth. It is always a pleasure to shoot them.

Uploaded on 1/3/2006 12:34:50 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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