Photographer 1/18/2006 7:48:51 AM

WOW this is SOOO beautiful!! #376710

Sakthik . 1/18/2006 9:10:26 AM

Thanks Alison. I love this frame very much. I spent long time to get the right composition and lighting. Cheers. #2302440

Daniella Puente 1/18/2006 11:43:48 AM

As your previous one, this is really a beauty! congrats! I wish to know how you get such a wonderful light and tones #2302965

Sakthik . 1/18/2006 1:40:57 PM

Thanks Daniella. You can see the techinical details in my description. For lighting, I just used my normal table lamp. Cheers. #2303324

Cathy Gregor 1/18/2006 4:17:14 PM

This is so beautifully done, Sakthik.
The detail and lighting are stunning.
Very nice work. #2303854

Sakthik . 1/19/2006 1:40:03 AM

Thanks a lot.
Even you do have a wonderful gallery.
I really admire your work. Cheers. #2304985

Cora Miller 1/27/2006 12:12:49 AM

The warm lighting evokes a very romantic mood in this elegant floral shot! Beautifully done, Sakthik! #2343884

Sakthik . 1/27/2006 1:14:06 AM

Thanks Cora. I am glad that you liked this frame. Cheers. #2344028

Milan Banik 2/21/2006 10:07:52 AM

Congratulations Sakthik on this beautiful floral shot ,nicely preseted too! #2447061

Sakthik . 2/21/2006 2:17:47 PM

Thanks a lot Milan.Cheers. #2448234

Susan T. Evans 2/21/2006 9:11:30 PM

Congrasts Sakthik #2450828

Sakthik . 2/22/2006 2:39:35 AM

Thanks Susan. #2451609

The Judges at 2/22/2006 3:06:25 AM

Strong lines and commanding light and color. #2451666

Sakthik . 2/22/2006 3:16:47 AM

Thanks Indeed Judges. I am very much glad that you liked it. #2451688

Michael Robichaud 2/25/2006 2:38:35 PM

Great lighting and colors. Congrats on your 2nd place winner. #2467239

Sylvia Rossler 2/25/2006 2:46:45 PM

Really a gorgeous light Sakthik ! So romantic !! Big congrats on your winner :O) #2467283

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2006 8:19:20 PM

Well deserved win...Congrats :) #2468650

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 6:47:12 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Sakthik #2470181

Sakthik . 2/26/2006 7:27:31 AM

Thanks everyone. I am very happy today.Cheers. #2470425

Tracy Reehal 3/6/2006 9:17:44 PM

Gorgeous detail and lighting. Congrats to you:) #2504827

Paul D. 3/10/2006 6:07:38 PM

Sakthik, just using a table lamp and getting this quality was a great inspiration for me not to give up. Sigma ought to use this in their next brochure. I'd email them the link to the photo ans see what they say! #2519624

Sakthik . 3/13/2006 12:54:56 AM

Thanks James. I am very much impressed that you like my work. Keep me posted once you get feedback from Sigma. Cheers. #2525889

Paul D. 3/13/2006 8:01:10 AM

I will. I jusy emailed them with the link to your gallery. I encouraged them to contact you directly. this photo needs to be in their catalog. It's so sharp and colorful, they'd be nuts not to use it. #2527414

Sakthik . 3/13/2006 10:38:32 AM

Thanks James. I am looking forward to hear from them. I will let you know once they contact me. Cheers. #2527827

Thomas Lam 3/13/2006 12:10:20 PM

WOW! Great shot and nicely framed and contrast. #2528047

Kathleen Clemons 3/15/2006 6:10:05 PM

This is just beautiful, love the light. #2536834

Sakthik . 3/16/2006 2:39:17 AM

Thanks Thomas and Kathleen. I am glad that you liked my work.Cheers. #2537590

Paul D. 3/21/2006 8:53:20 AM


I did get a response from Sigma. I sent them the link to the shot so they have a way to contact you. I hope it works out!


PS: I edited out the last name and email address of the Sigma rep for privacy's sake. Otherwise, the email is as written.

From: Tom S.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:00 PM
Subject: FW: Contest Winner with Sigma Lens

Thank you for your e-mail, the link and your comment. The photo is quite good. We have forwarded to Sigma n Japan for review.



Sakthik . 3/21/2006 2:32:13 PM

Thanks James. This is wonderful. I am very much glad that Sigma liked my work and photos.
I thank you once again for doing this to me. I am looking forward to hear from Sigma. #2558610

Mary K. Robison 3/25/2006 1:31:19 PM

So classy and dramatic with the deep black surrounding that perfectly lit flower, Sakthik.
Belated Congratulations! to you on its well-deserved win. This deserves a space in a photographic art gallery. #2574775

V _Aqua 5/1/2006 2:22:45 PM

A joy forever! To what the judges said, you have a great imagination, keep it going. Congrats on the win. #2713330

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