© Rakesh Syal


Darryl Wilkinson 1/4/2006 12:59:28 AM

He looks Happy and Proud, Rakesh! What a wonderful piece of HISTORY you have presented here tonight! I love this image, what a story it tells!!! #368877

Margaret Sikora 1/4/2006 1:07:37 AM

This is a cooks paradise,and I agree with DARRYL it is history, it is a great shot. #2250248

Kate Jackson 1/4/2006 1:23:21 AM

It certainly is a great shot. I love all those colours of the spices. I trust he or someone else is still around selling in a shop like this and will be for years to come. It would be a travesty to see a supermarket in his place. #2250272

Paul Michko 1/4/2006 1:26:30 AM

What a great shot, Rakesh. I hope he is still smiling today. :) #2250283

Janine Russell 1/4/2006 1:47:37 AM

Rakesh, excellent colors, detail and DOF. #2250316

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/4/2006 2:24:10 AM

What a bright,cheerful shot! I love this series of village life! #2250336

Souha Dooly 1/4/2006 2:33:40 AM

Look at this beautiful colors!!Beautiful Rakesh,as always!!! #2250349

Donald K. Cherry 1/4/2006 2:54:29 AM

Wonderful "working man" portrait, Rakesh! #2250379

Dr Silly 1/4/2006 3:12:05 AM

Wonderful portrait with lots of colors, well done. :o)

Ray Clarke 1/4/2006 3:24:30 AM

Wondeful colours and composition, this picture tells a story to me #2250423

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/4/2006 3:41:49 AM

Great job....love the colors and the story. #2250455

Janet L. Skinner 1/4/2006 4:48:16 AM

Oh, I love Indian food and have never seen the spices in this bulk. The colors are wonderful, Rakesh!! #2250732

Kerby Pfrangle 1/4/2006 4:50:21 AM

I love the shapes in the bags. They look like crayons. Very nice image of this shop keeper a treasure.

I love this. Kerby #2250743

Joy Rector 1/4/2006 4:54:24 AM

great composition #2250780

Gail Vitikacs 1/4/2006 5:30:16 AM

Lovely capture Kerby...the colors are fantastic! #2250905

Gail Vitikacs 1/4/2006 5:30:39 AM

Lovely capture Rakesh...the colors are fantastic! (whoops!) #2250906

Mary L. Graham 1/4/2006 5:37:05 AM

I really like this Rakesh the colors are wonderful!! =) #2250923

Alison Greenwood 1/4/2006 5:40:29 AM

Wow! It's wonderful to see how other people live! This image makes the little jars of spices we see in the supermarkets look so insignificant!
Superb capture Rakesh! :o) #2250933

Karen Engelbreth 1/4/2006 6:01:27 AM

Wonderful, colorful portrait, Rakesh - great story too! #2250986

Michelle R. Kovach 1/4/2006 6:03:07 AM

Terrific shot Rakesh! So nice of you to post this after all this time! I can almost smell the spices now! Wonderful shot! #2250991

Laurence Saliba 1/4/2006 6:10:31 AM

Excellent photo Rakesh!!! Fantastic colourful composition!!! #2251005

Evy Johansen 1/4/2006 6:16:31 AM

Super shot, Rakesh! Wonderful colors! #2251030

Bridgette B 1/4/2006 6:19:46 AM

Awesome image, Rakesh!! #2251046

Rakesh Syal 1/4/2006 7:48:44 AM

Thank you so much for such a wonderful response, my friends! #2251288

Goshka G. 1/4/2006 7:56:32 AM

Wonderful environmental portrait, Rakesh! Love the spices that surround him and their vibrant colors!! #2251306

Kaye Burazin 1/4/2006 8:18:26 AM

what a "tasteful" capture Rakesh. The colors are so vibrant. #2251367

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 1/4/2006 8:43:50 AM

I really like the whole composition, along with the colors and contrast. And the pictures shows me a story of another place, another culture that I don't see where I live. I really like that! Great job, Rakesh! #2251455

Corinne M. Thompson 1/4/2006 9:31:56 AM

I can SMELL the spices! All I can add to what's already been said, I agree! #2251585

Dan Holm 1/4/2006 9:44:14 AM

Love those colors and your capture of this FANTASTIC find, Rakesh!! A beautiful shot! #2251628

Jenny Bosmans 1/4/2006 10:19:08 AM

Great story and what a terrific and colorful image, Rakesh!! GREAT!! #2251747

Rakesh Syal 1/4/2006 10:36:12 AM

Goshka, Kaye, Marvin, Corrinne, Dan and Jenny, Thanks for your great words!!! #2251806

Donna W. Neal 1/4/2006 10:50:14 AM

Great photo journal shot Rakesh. I love the spice piled up to a peak it looks like crayons. Sure was a lot of great colors surrounding the shop keeper. #2251868

Judy S. Fung 1/4/2006 11:03:49 AM

Wonderful colors and capture, Rakesh! #2251926

Pamela Shane 1/4/2006 11:42:18 AM

18 years ago - WOW! History indeed has
been recorded in this wonderful image
Rakesh. Love the expression on his face, & all the colorful spices. That's what camera's are to me, (recorders of history, & split seconds of life) as I told my husband -they are a time catcher, kinda' like a time machine. To me, they are the greatest of inventions!! :) #2252050

Melissa A. Mannon 1/4/2006 12:38:03 PM

I love the colors of those spices! very beautiful #2252253

bob cornelison 1/4/2006 12:53:54 PM

I love alot of curry spices and the hotter the better! This is a great shot with the spices as high as they could get and he knows he will sell them by days end!
~:O) #2252305

Tammy Scott 1/4/2006 3:53:06 PM

What a neat life shot! Great colors! #2252739

Daniel Diaz 1/4/2006 4:10:58 PM

BRAVO Rakesh, still looks great 18 years later!! #2252814

Stephen Zacker 1/4/2006 4:31:53 PM

You are on a roll.. 3 fantastic images in a row :-) #2252885

Kirsi Bertolini 1/4/2006 5:37:45 PM

Lifetime ago, what a glimpse of a different life and culture comparing to mine. Thanks Rakesh! I could use a pinch of each of those spices, they look delicious.. #2253091

Dorann Weber 1/4/2006 5:48:35 PM

Love it Rakesh.. The color's and the formation of the spices, and the expression of the vendor.. Perfect..~! #2253135

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/4/2006 6:07:00 PM

Wonderful capture, Rakesh, can almost smell those spices!
-Debby #2253218

Karim Abiali 1/4/2006 7:31:36 PM

Very beautiful, and the scanning is great, details are perfect. #2253458

Jill Odice 1/4/2006 9:15:00 PM

You took incredible shots way back then, and you are still at it rakesh :-) I love this, it's timeless, it could have been taken yesterday :-) #2253676

Susan T. Evans 1/4/2006 10:15:35 PM

This is great Rakesh, and I love all the color!!! #2253760

Candice C. Calhoun 1/5/2006 5:20:42 AM

Absolutely stunning, Rakesh...my dad took almost this exact shot in bw 60 years ago when he was stationed in India. I love the seamlessness of culture around the world! GREAT job!

ccc #2254395

Mary N C. Taitt 1/5/2006 7:33:29 AM

Beautiful shot, love the colors! Very nice.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Rakesh! (and everyone!)

Mary :-) #2254873

Rakesh Syal 1/5/2006 8:19:10 AM

WWWAAAOOOOOWW!!!, thanks for so encouraging comments! #2254990

Cathy Barrows 1/5/2006 10:55:25 AM

this photo is timeless...love all the colors #2255469

Mary Timman 1/5/2006 11:39:02 AM

Great photo and rich colors. Looks almost like crayons behind him. #2255568

Jill M. Flusemann 1/5/2006 3:16:29 PM

Wonderful image as always! Wouldn't it be amazing if he was still there to do one at this time and see how much is the same. #2256293

Wendy Stevenson 1/6/2006 8:30:18 AM

What an excellent street shot Rakesh! The sacks of piled high spices behind him look like hugs crayons. The colours of them are brilliant and I can just imagine the wonderful auroma! Lots to like in this shot! #2258759

Rakesh Syal 1/6/2006 8:59:24 AM

Thank you, Cathy, Mary, Jill and Wendy for so nice words! #2258871

Sergio La Spina 1/6/2006 11:11:59 AM

Fantastic my rimenber!!fantastc shot and colors I like it!!! #2259418

Laura E. OConnor 1/6/2006 11:57:02 AM

Great image! Love the colors! #2259533

Cathy Stancil 1/6/2006 12:00:57 PM

18 years later, you are still shooting your world and sharing its wonders with us, and I am so grateful to you for that... I love to see your part of the world through your eyes Rakesh ! Wonderful, colorful and excellent image ! #2259547

Susie Peek-Swint 1/6/2006 2:17:37 PM

Wonderful capture ~ the colours are still so bright and sharp ~ love this! #2259859

S P Mukherji 1/7/2006 4:07:31 AM

Perfect composition and beautiful colours Rakeshji!! #2261144

Terry L. Ellis 1/7/2006 8:21:25 PM

Outstanding, Rakesh! Love the colors, the composition and the wonderful human element! Excellent photography even 18 years ago! You're amazing! #2263599

Rakesh Syal 1/7/2006 11:08:54 PM

Thank you friends for overwhelming response! #2263830

Jim Kinnunen 1/8/2006 12:17:01 PM

Very colorful and intriguing portrait of a shopkeeper and his spices, Rakesh!:) #2265586

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/9/2006 7:03:16 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmm I can smell the spices from here. Excellent shot, Rakesh! #2268457

Rakesh Syal 1/10/2006 8:11:24 AM

Yhank you so much, Jim and Leanne!!! #2272364

Dominique Declerck 1/15/2006 12:49:29 AM

Beautiful image, Rakesh!! #2290022

Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 9:37:03 AM

Very happy and very content! And look at all those spices! Wonderful photo, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2306432

Carolyn J. Connolly 1/20/2006 9:55:35 AM

Wow - WONDERFUL and *C-O-L-O-U-R-F-U-L* image, Rakesh!! You surely captured a BEAUTY of a shot here!! :o) #2310585

Rakesh Syal 1/20/2006 11:02:39 AM

Thank you Dominique, Cathy and Carolyn for your so nice and encouraging comments! #2310810

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A village shopkeeper selling Indian spices. How happy and contented looking he is? No customer, still happy because he is being photographed. I took this picture 18 long years ago in a small village near Varanasi.

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