© Rakesh Syal


Paul E. Earl 3/31/2006 1:00:58 AM

I love this. It is an excellent composition!! FANTASTIC!! #418210

Darryl Wilkinson 3/31/2006 1:05:33 AM

Beautiful work, Rakesh, still a fascinating image! One of a kind!!! #2592946

Nadya Johnson 3/31/2006 1:15:08 AM

Absolutely fantastic, Rakesh! #2592960

Jenny Bosmans 3/31/2006 1:30:25 AM

Loved this image, and still do, Rakesh!! Outstanding work!! #2592967

Ray Clarke 3/31/2006 1:40:16 AM

ghreat composition Rakesh! love the silhouettes!!!(R) #2592986

Judyann Plante 3/31/2006 2:04:52 AM

Wonderful composition, beautifully done, Rakesh! #2593020

Paula Dwyer 3/31/2006 2:47:06 AM

Terrific color and silouettes. Super shot!! :) #2593073

Donald K. Cherry 3/31/2006 2:54:28 AM

Loved it the first time around and I'm glad to see it back again! Hope it does well this go around! #2593084

Gail Vitikacs 3/31/2006 3:04:09 AM

LOVE we see it again Rakesh!!! Awesome! #2593110

Hendrik Storme 3/31/2006 3:15:19 AM

It looks better Rakesh, outstanding image. GREAT!!! #2593142

William C. Raco 3/31/2006 3:25:23 AM

Wow, this is amazing, Rakesh!
Beautiful scene, composition, exposure and color.
Beautifully done!

Bill #2593158

Bridgette B 3/31/2006 3:32:01 AM

I really loved (and still do) this one! Stunning image, Rakesh! #2593175

Katrina Thorsen 3/31/2006 3:41:36 AM

Truly stunning! #2593199

Jim Huffield 3/31/2006 3:48:16 AM

Wonderful everything Rakesh. Jim #2593219

Tom Backlund 3/31/2006 3:55:46 AM

This is a beautiful shot. The composition and the light are just perfect! #2593232

Robert Harrison 3/31/2006 4:03:46 AM

fantastic it..well done!! #2593246

Kerby Pfrangle 3/31/2006 4:19:21 AM

Outstanding light, interesting silhouettes and National Geographics comes to mind. A wonderful shot. #2593305

Donna W. Neal 3/31/2006 4:30:52 AM

Glad to see this one again Rakesh! It is an outstanding image! #2593350

Jimmy Bhogal 3/31/2006 4:44:27 AM

Its definitely TOWARDS DESTINATION. The GRAND one !!! #2593428

Carla Metzler 3/31/2006 4:48:38 AM

What a GREAT image, Rakesh!! #2593437

Jeff Robinson 3/31/2006 4:55:13 AM

This is great! Excellent capture of life and culture!!! Outstanding composition and color Rakesh! Jeff #2593475

Kim Helmick 3/31/2006 4:55:35 AM

A definite winner Rakesh! Love it! #2593479

Rakesh Syal 3/31/2006 5:07:05 AM

Thank you so much friends for your kind words!! #2593533

Pamela Shane 3/31/2006 5:49:42 AM

Loved it the first time, still love this shot. Deserves recognition Rakesh!
:) #2593639

Anita Ott 3/31/2006 5:53:05 AM

Totally awesome shot. What a great find. Just picture perfect! #2593657

Roger Bernabo 3/31/2006 6:03:09 AM

Truly a great image Rakesh; this image holds something very special! #2593691

Navin Talwar 3/31/2006 6:34:23 AM

Sure winner.Great shot. #2593808

Rachel F. Oliver Mullen 3/31/2006 6:46:59 AM

Awesome Silhouette, Rakesh. Love the depth of the photo by the size of the silhouettes. Great color, wonderful photography! #2593854

Karen Engelbreth 3/31/2006 7:04:24 AM

Fantastic image, Rakesh - love it! #2593937

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/31/2006 7:09:18 AM the colors and tones.....Hope this wins, as it is one of my favorites. #2593957

Su Sana E. P 3/31/2006 7:10:48 AM

Truly a great capture, Rakesh!! I expect to see it again. #2593966

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/31/2006 8:04:42 AM

Rakesh, I remember seeing this..or something very similar to this, before. Straigntening the horizon is always good. #2594180

Amy JACKSON 3/31/2006 8:16:15 AM

Wow, Rakesh... awesome shot!!! Really great capture! #2594227

Milan Banik 3/31/2006 8:17:27 AM

this one my favourite in your gallery,discuss this composition with my frienda earlier .love to see it again! #2594232

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/31/2006 9:00:47 AM

i love everything about this beauty! super shot. #2594360

Tammy Scott 3/31/2006 9:15:03 AM

I love the DOF on this! Great color and silouette! #2594409

Cindy Paquette 3/31/2006 9:17:38 AM

A stupendous image Rakesh...I love the backviews of the people headed towards that horizon! BRAVO! #2594425

S P Mukherji 3/31/2006 9:47:20 AM

Exceptionally beautiful Rakeshji!! Really outstanding!! #2594517

Janine Russell 3/31/2006 10:03:02 AM

Rakesh, excellent composition, lighting and silhouettes. #2594561

Goshka G. 3/31/2006 10:29:02 AM

As beautiful as I remember this, Rakesh!! #2594636

Inge S. Lasmana 3/31/2006 10:46:45 AM

Outstanding image, Rakesh! the composition, lighting and silhoutte are wonderful. #2594684

Judy S. Fung 3/31/2006 11:02:43 AM

Wonderful capture, Rakesh!! #2594748

Kate Jackson 3/31/2006 11:20:36 AM

I'm really glad you entered this one again Rakesh! It is one of my favourites of yours and I wish you luck this time! #2594793

Stan Kwasniowski 3/31/2006 11:22:13 AM

Rakesh, excellent #2594799

Rakesh Syal 3/31/2006 11:28:35 AM

Thank you so much all, my friends for so wonderful response!!! #2594815

Joyce ONeil 3/31/2006 11:29:33 AM

Great image! #2594821

Lynne Morris 3/31/2006 11:49:19 AM

WOW breathtaking Rakesh, words fail me on this one! #2594876

Melissa A. Mannon 3/31/2006 12:04:57 PM

I LOVE this one! Thought I recognized it. Good luck with it this time around. It deserves to win. #2594921

Gary Lange 3/31/2006 12:06:01 PM

I love this shot, Rakesh. THe perspective, tones, and shapes. This ought to be a winner, good luck! #2594924

Rakesh Syal 3/31/2006 1:00:22 PM

Thank you Joyce, Lynne, Melissa and Gary for your wonderful words!!! #2595095

Stephen Zacker 3/31/2006 2:06:36 PM

This is one fantastic image #2595251

Jonna Bergström 3/31/2006 2:25:45 PM

Absolutely fantastic image! I love it!! #2595301

Guy D. Biechele 3/31/2006 2:40:01 PM

Spectacular image. It should go far!! #2595329

Ken Smith 3/31/2006 3:15:22 PM

Another masterpiece. #2595381

Claudia Kuhn 3/31/2006 4:50:33 PM

I remember this one Rakesh, I thinm this is such a terrific capture and composition! Good luck! #2595516

Anne D. Eigen 3/31/2006 6:13:20 PM

Beautiful light, silhouettes, and composition, Rakesh!!! Outstanding image!!! #2595668

Kay E. Mahoney 3/31/2006 6:53:29 PM

Beautiful capture Rakesh. Love the silhouettes and colors. #2595729

Rakesh Syal 3/31/2006 7:01:58 PM

Thank you Stephen, Jonna, Guy, Ken, Claudia, Anne and Kay for your thoughtful words!! #2595739

Joanne C. Anderson 3/31/2006 7:46:51 PM

This is such an incredible photograph, we are all hoping for this to get it's proper appreciation and recognition and be named 'the winner'!! #2595832

Stefan G 3/31/2006 8:00:34 PM

Fantastic travel/place picture, very nice graphically, compositionally, and telling a story on top of that! Great work, Rakesh! #2595863

Linda Boehme 3/31/2006 8:15:22 PM

Rakesh, I loved this the first time and still do. Excellent image! #2595896

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:45 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595918

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:46 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595920

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:46 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595921

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:48 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595922

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:49 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595923

Kenneth Mucke 3/31/2006 8:30:55 PM

A True masterpeice...Brilliant #2595924

Hector Contreras 4/1/2006 1:01:05 AM

Beautiful image, love the silhouettes and colors
Heco #2596254

Daniel Diaz 4/1/2006 2:08:46 AM

And I see now it's even better than before!!!! #2596324

Ann Bruynseels 4/1/2006 2:22:05 AM

Beautiful colors and composition ! #2596341

Glenn E. Urquhart 4/1/2006 2:31:33 AM

Fantastic capture, Rakesh! Not much more I can say then all the comments before mine... Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #2596362

Carolyn J. Connolly 4/1/2006 6:01:43 AM

WOW - it's WONDERFUL to see this image again, Rakesh!! Like others, I also LOVED it the first time you posted it, and I STILL love now!! All the VERY best with it this time round - I REALLY trust we see it in the winner's circle in the V-E-R-Y near future!! :o) #2596680

Paul Sikora 4/1/2006 6:25:17 AM

My friend you've done a very good job with this image. Rakesh it looks a winner to me #2596726

Vicki Hunt 4/1/2006 9:52:30 AM

I just love this! The tones are wonderful! #2597436

Jenny D 4/1/2006 11:57:07 AM

Rakesh, this is an EXCELLENT image!!! #2597683

Ronald F. Fischer 4/1/2006 1:45:17 PM

WOW, Rakesh, this is an awesome capture!!! #2597973

Corinne M. Thompson 4/1/2006 3:37:36 PM

I still like it and think it's a WINNER! #2598243

Laurence Saliba 4/1/2006 7:46:50 PM

I always thought this was a masterpiece!! #2598732

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/1/2006 10:21:46 PM

Fantastic! I'm sure we can all create our own story to such a fine image. And I'd bet we would be on the right track... Destination. #2598947

Jill Odice 4/2/2006 9:01:11 PM

What a wonderful National Geographic kind of image! #2601597

Cathy Stancil 4/3/2006 9:21:18 AM

Jill took the words out of my mouth... Loved this image the 1st time around, and love it even more now... Definite winner, Rakesh ! #2603614

Rakesh Syal 4/3/2006 10:44:43 AM

Thank you so much, my friends, for so encouraging words!!! #2603991

Barbara Helgason 4/3/2006 1:42:02 PM

I loved this one the first time I saw it Rakesh, it is a winner in my books, good luck, I hope to see it again!! #2604509

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/3/2006 2:12:00 PM

Great sunset image Rakesh!,
Amalia #2604645

Renee Doyle 4/3/2006 11:39:14 PM

I loved this the first time around and I still love it!!!! Such a terrific capture Rakesh!!!! #2605978

Sylvia Rossler 4/4/2006 4:05:42 AM

I hope you get the first place this time !! It is still my favourite of your captures !!!!! #2606712

Mary N C. Taitt 4/4/2006 4:14:58 PM

This is such an incredible wonderful image and deserves a PRIZE!!! They'd better not pass you over! Mary :-) #2609063

Rakesh Syal 4/4/2006 9:09:13 PM

Thank you Barbara, Amalia, Renee, Sylvia and Mary for your thoughtful words! #2609605

Tracy Reehal 4/5/2006 8:00:24 PM

My goodness, Rakesh...I don't even know what to say...
This is amazing. I just love your work! #2613444

Kathleen K. Parker 4/9/2006 10:47:45 AM

Definite winner!!!! Love it!!!
kk #2625160

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 4/10/2006 10:06:06 AM

Loved it before, love the modified version even more. Winner in my books! Great work, my friend!!! #2628947

Rakesh Syal 4/10/2006 8:12:28 PM

Thank you Tracy, Kathleen and Marvin for so nice words! #2630520

Noel Baebler 4/16/2006 2:20:07 PM

One of the most beautiful images I've ever seen! #2650159

Daniel G. Flocke 4/16/2006 5:44:08 PM

Rakesh - WOW!!! This has impact!
When I first saw it as a small thumbnail I knew I had to see it big.
Very nice.

~Daniel #2650686

Luigi Di Serio 4/20/2006 7:51:18 AM

This is one of the better photos I have seen on better photo. It can tell a thousand different stories... wow! #2665324

Ugur Erkmen 4/22/2006 11:19:01 PM

This is my favorite.Excellent shot. #2675414

Rakesh Syal 4/22/2006 11:35:16 PM

Thank you Noel, Daniel, Luigi and Ugur for your thoughtful words! #2675424

Leanne M.E. Boyd 4/23/2006 12:09:51 AM

Congrats Rakesh - a superb photograph! #2675441

Stanley J. Contrades 4/23/2006 12:10:16 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS on this being picked as POTD, Rakesh!! Well done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2675442

Paolo Cardone 4/23/2006 12:15:14 AM

Very very beautiful image.
Compliments! #2675451

Darryl Wilkinson 4/23/2006 12:15:36 AM

Well deserved recogniton, Rakesh! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #2675452

Karen Engelbreth 4/23/2006 12:19:39 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Rakesh :0) #2675466

Paul E. Earl 4/23/2006 12:24:07 AM

Fantastic POTD, Rakesh!! Well done!! #2675478

Lynne Morris 4/23/2006 12:26:44 AM

Congratulations on POTD, well deserved Rakesh, this is an awesome shot! #2675486

Photographer 4/23/2006 12:27:37 AM

Excellent shot Rakesh, love it!
Congrats on your POTD! #2675489

Hector Contreras 4/23/2006 12:28:37 AM

Rakesh Congrats on your POTD
Heco #2675493

Chris Macer 4/23/2006 12:31:10 AM

Congrats on the POTD, Rakesh!! I really do love this shot! #2675498

Su Sana E. P 4/23/2006 12:45:32 AM

Congratulations on this great POTD, Rakesh!! #2675547

Susie Peek-Swint 4/23/2006 1:35:53 AM

Many congrats on POTD Rakesh ~ this one's a favourite of mine :) #2675650

Rakesh Syal 4/23/2006 2:07:32 AM

Thank you so much friends! #2675697

Paul Michko 4/23/2006 2:50:04 AM

Most impressive and very big Congratulations, Rakesh. This is a wonderful POTD #2675759

Judyann Plante 4/23/2006 3:01:34 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on POTD!!! #2675782

Marsha S. Smith 4/23/2006 3:37:26 AM

This is just gorgeous, Rakesh. The composition is perfect. Congratulations on this wonderful POTD!! #2675821

Vicki Hunt 4/23/2006 3:55:18 AM

It is so beautiful! Congrats on your wonderful POTD! #2675831

Joy Rector 4/23/2006 4:35:38 AM

congrats on the POTD #2675913

Ed Heaton 4/23/2006 4:47:56 AM

Outstanding job Rakesh! Congrats on POTD :-) #2675937

Candice C. Calhoun 4/23/2006 4:49:52 AM

Congratulations, great POTD!

ccc #2675945

Peter Mantione 4/23/2006 4:56:29 AM

Bravo Rakesh, on your POTD. Amazing capture! #2675966

Linda D. Lester 4/23/2006 5:04:37 AM

Congratulatons on this beautiful POTD! #2676000

David Phalen 4/23/2006 5:06:08 AM

Wonderful composition, fantastic image! Congratulations on your POTD. #2676009

Cathy Barrows 4/23/2006 5:13:31 AM

Congrats on your POTD...this is so wonderfully done #2676040

Sherri Conley 4/23/2006 5:17:36 AM

Congratulations to you, Rakesh ~ I love this shot! #2676059

Roger Bernabo 4/23/2006 5:20:00 AM

Congratulatiosn on POTD, well deserved--- a SUPER image #2676068

Mary Clarke 4/23/2006 5:39:38 AM

Many congratulations on POTD Rakesh, wonderful image #2676147

Linda Boehme 4/23/2006 5:48:17 AM

Congrats on this awesome POTD, Rakesh! I have always loved this photo. You have such a gift as a photographer! #2676171

Terry L. Ellis 4/23/2006 5:58:59 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on your stunning POTD! It was always one of my most favorites! Truly inspiring! #2676210

Amy JACKSON 4/23/2006 6:09:42 AM

Congratulations on POTD, Rakesh!!! #2676253

Anne D. Eigen 4/23/2006 6:22:04 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent POTD, Rakesh!!! #2676287

Nan Fischer 4/23/2006 6:36:41 AM

Fabulous! A winner for sure. Congratulations on POTD! #2676322

Lindley Johnson 4/23/2006 6:44:33 AM

Fantastic! A very striking image - I love it! Congratulations on your POTD. #2676348

Kaye Burazin 4/23/2006 6:44:56 AM

Very dramatic and journalistic imagery. A winner by all measures. Congrats my friend on being chosen POTD. #2676351

Wendy Stevenson 4/23/2006 6:46:15 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! no surprise seeing this honoured at POTD - it's FANTASTIC!!!!! #2676359

Wendy Stevenson 4/23/2006 6:57:29 AM

congrats on your POTD !:) this is no surprise since all your photos are awesome! I love this one.good detail and it tells a story within the photo.

Ivan Chacon 4/23/2006 7:04:26 AM

Exellent image...congrats on your POTD
Its really beatiful picture. #2676400

Jill Flynn 4/23/2006 7:13:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Rakesh! A winner in many respects! #2676423

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/23/2006 7:18:52 AM

wow! congrats on this awesome potd! #2676449

Michelle R. Kovach 4/23/2006 7:22:12 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! Nicely done! #2676464

Kerby Pfrangle 4/23/2006 7:26:07 AM


You bring us to another world alot of times and it makes it stop and think.
These people selling their goods and having to carry them to market.

Your presentation, rich warm colors and beautiful silhouette image.

Hummm I wonder what the merchants at the shopping malls would think if they had to carry the items to the stores.

Congratulations on a very well deserved and beautiful POTD.

Kerby #2676482

Lori Carlson 4/23/2006 7:29:03 AM

Still one of my very favorites of yours Rakesh! You are such a master of story telling images! :0) Congrats on your POTD friend. Enjoy!! :0) #2676493

Evy Johansen 4/23/2006 7:29:37 AM

Big congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Rakesh!! #2676499

Rakesh Syal 4/23/2006 7:33:08 AM

Thank you my frinds!!! #2676521

Margot Petrowski 4/23/2006 7:41:17 AM

Rakesh, this is just fabulous...Congrats to you!!!!! #2676558

Cindy Paquette 4/23/2006 7:45:46 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh! This is a tremendous image and we will be seeing it again!! #2676585

RC Fritz 4/23/2006 7:56:26 AM

Super image, Rakesh!!! Congrats on your P O T D!!!! #2676629

Jim Kinnunen 4/23/2006 8:02:37 AM

What perfectly exposed and composed story telling image, Rakesh...congratulations on this excellent POTD!:) #2676642

Laura E. OConnor 4/23/2006 8:18:43 AM

Rakesh! I LOVED this the first time and STILL DO!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR POTD!!!! :) #2676684

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/23/2006 8:51:53 AM

Many congratulations, Rakesh for this fantastic image and POTD! Looking forward to seeing it in the winner's circle!

da #2676746

Claudette Foote 4/23/2006 9:26:04 AM


ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/23/2006 9:35:08 AM

I knew this was X-TRA special! Bravo! #2676851

Ola Laguna 4/23/2006 10:01:05 AM

Congratulations on your amazing POTD. I love everything about this image: light, composition, colors, mood and the morning sun in the center. It almost looks like those people hear the sun saying: "follow me..."

Outstanding work, Rakesh!!!

Penny l. Haviland 4/23/2006 10:04:28 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! Very nice! #2676962

Penny l. Haviland 4/23/2006 10:04:41 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! Very nice! #2676964

Corinne M. Thompson 4/23/2006 10:08:03 AM

Congrats on your POTD Rakesh! :) #2676975

Stephen Zacker 4/23/2006 11:11:27 AM

One of those National Geographic images. Congratulations #2677176

Jill M. Flusemann 4/23/2006 11:26:05 AM

One of the best POTD I've ever seen! So very much deserving! #2677201

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/23/2006 11:30:46 AM

I wanted to stop by and congratulate you for your photo of the day!!! Excellent Rakesh!!! #2677213

Glenn E. Urquhart 4/23/2006 12:37:40 PM

POD is well deserved for this beautiful image, Rakesh! Cheers, Glenn. #2677406

Milan Banik 4/23/2006 1:19:28 PM

love to see again and again! #2677506

Ronald F. Fischer 4/23/2006 1:40:12 PM

Congrats on POTD!! #2677568

Joanne C. Anderson 4/23/2006 2:17:37 PM

Congratulations on this POTD, Rakesh!!! It was so wonderful to see it today! :) #2677691

She-She Killough 4/23/2006 2:50:15 PM

This is such an amazing image..a well deserved POTD for sure!!! Congrats Rakesh!! #2677763

Mary K. Robison 4/23/2006 4:38:36 PM

So deserving of POTD, Rakesh!

Pradeep K. Kaushik 4/24/2006 2:17:04 AM

Tussi chhaa gaye ho Rakesh Ji!! #2679332

Kathleen R. Struckle 4/24/2006 3:57:17 AM

Stunning image!! Congrats on POTD!! #2679633

Mary N C. Taitt 4/24/2006 9:04:00 AM

WOW! Rakesh, congratulations on this incredibly stupendously well-deserved POTD! Mary :-) #2680802

James E. Coleman 4/24/2006 11:06:00 AM

It is well deserved!
Thel line of them moving creates a great follow through on the picture. Then of course the one in the sun just gives the great final touch. It always amazes me, this is so simple (not many different elements)to initailly look at, yet so good and intriguing.
Jim #2681169

Kate Jackson 4/24/2006 3:47:02 PM

Congrats Rakesh! This was always one of my favourites! #2681914

F 4/24/2006 4:18:45 PM

Great Job, a wonderful image! #2681976

Sharon Day 4/24/2006 7:26:58 PM

Awesome image, Rakesh!!! Congratulations on POTD! #2682344

Stanley J. Contrades 4/25/2006 12:01:52 PM

Bravo, Rakesh!! From POTD to Finalist ... CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2685409

Kirsi Bertolini 4/25/2006 12:07:23 PM

Cheers! #2685442

Dr Silly 4/25/2006 12:12:32 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh on your fialist on this wonderful Photo. :o)

Melissa A. Mannon 4/25/2006 12:15:19 PM

congrats Rakesh! I hope this one goes all the way! I think this is one of the best photos I have ever seen. Best,
Melissa #2685517

Karen Engelbreth 4/25/2006 12:18:57 PM

Congratulations Rakesh! #2685562

Pat Gamwell 4/25/2006 12:20:21 PM

CONGRATS, Rakesh! Well deserved! #2685583

Kerby Pfrangle 4/25/2006 12:22:07 PM

Congratualtions on your finalist and POTD. Beautiful image. Best of luck in the next round. #2685612

Carla Metzler 4/25/2006 12:33:18 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! :) #2685813

Nicole Kessel 4/25/2006 12:46:36 PM

Rakesh, Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #2686044

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/25/2006 12:46:51 PM

Saw this coming from the first glance! Congratulation's Rakesh! #2686050

Erica Murphy 4/25/2006 12:50:52 PM

Absolutely stunning! Congrats to you!!

Erica #2686126

Vicki Hunt 4/25/2006 12:53:07 PM

Congrats on ALL your wonderful finalists! #2686171

Lynne Morris 4/25/2006 12:56:08 PM

Well deserved Rakesh this is stunning, good luck in next round! #2686229

Life Expressions 4/25/2006 12:59:11 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #2686278

Dorann Weber 4/25/2006 1:04:53 PM

Big congrats Rakesh~! #2686356

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/25/2006 1:11:59 PM

Congratulations Rakesh - amazing work!
Ann #2686446

Jenny Bosmans 4/25/2006 1:17:50 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Rakesh!! #2686522

Kaye Burazin 4/25/2006 1:19:05 PM

Congrats Rakesh, how wonderful! #2686542

Sylvia Rossler 4/25/2006 1:29:17 PM

still my favourite and on its way for winner :O) Big congrats again Rakesh !! #2686706

Terry L. Ellis 4/25/2006 1:36:53 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your superb finalist! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee! #2686810

Jenny D 4/25/2006 1:42:26 PM

CONGRATS, Rakesh!!! #2686875

Nadya Johnson 4/25/2006 1:46:22 PM

A Huge Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Rakesh! #2686933

Renee Doyle 4/25/2006 2:15:35 PM

So glad you resubmitted Rakesh!!!! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!!! WTG!!!!!

Jim Kinnunen 4/25/2006 2:41:06 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!:) #2687601

Linda D. Lester 4/25/2006 2:41:23 PM

No surprise!!!! Congratulations on this awesome finalist, #2687605

Ermanno Radice 4/25/2006 2:43:39 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh!! #2687637

Linda Boehme 4/25/2006 2:43:52 PM

Congrats, Rakesh! Had no doubts. #2687640

Marie Fields 4/25/2006 2:48:40 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! Awesome image! #2687721

Chris A. Rusnak 4/25/2006 3:22:04 PM

This is a fantastic capture. Keep up the great work Rakesh! #2688090

Anne D. Eigen 4/25/2006 3:30:34 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist as well as each of your others! Best wishes in the next round, Rakesh!!! #2688155

Jill Odice 4/25/2006 3:31:25 PM

Not only POTD but a finalist too! That bodes well for this wonderful image Rakesh! Congrats :-) #2688164

Jill Flynn 4/25/2006 4:09:47 PM

A big congratulations on your ALL your finalists Rakesh! What a great month for you and so well deserved! #2688508

Steven Gunnerson 4/25/2006 4:11:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! #2688521

Kay E. Mahoney 4/25/2006 4:23:09 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. Way to go. Knew this one would make it. Good luck in the next round. #2688655

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/25/2006 4:26:49 PM

Congrats, Rakesh!

da #2688711

gloria s. kasse vega 4/25/2006 4:27:12 PM

Congratulations!! #2688717

Marsha S. Smith 4/25/2006 4:36:53 PM

This was so gorgeous I was not surprised to see it here. I bet it just keeps on winning! Congratulations! #2688822

Kathleen K. Parker 4/25/2006 4:43:54 PM

This is one of my favorite photos of yours of all time, Rakesh. Congratulations on this finalist.I am SURE it will hit it big time!!
KK #2688898

Candice C. Calhoun 4/25/2006 6:03:09 PM


ccc #2689550

Cyn Valentine 4/25/2006 6:05:37 PM

Beautiful image..congratulations! #2689569

Michele Jarvis 4/25/2006 6:36:35 PM

Congratulations on your winning with this photo. It has so much emotion in it for me. My breath caught in my throat the first time I saw it. Awesome photo Rakesh! #2689815

Robert R. Goodman 4/25/2006 6:41:06 PM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! #2689855

Dennis Flanagan 4/25/2006 6:46:30 PM

congratulations Rakesh. Good luck next round. #2689878

RC Fritz 4/25/2006 7:13:52 PM


Sharon King 4/25/2006 7:17:33 PM

Congrats!! #2690079

Tamera S. Phillips 4/25/2006 7:17:34 PM

Congrats on your finalist Rakesh! What a wonderful shot and great story. #2690080

Dawn Leslie 4/25/2006 8:35:25 PM

Congratulations Rakesh, beautiful image! #2690492

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/25/2006 8:44:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist win!!! Good luck to you! #2690546

Su Sana E. P 4/25/2006 9:35:30 PM

Absolutely well deserving Winning shot, Rakesh!! Congratulations!! #2690787

Chris Macer 4/25/2006 9:38:08 PM

Congrats on the finalist, Rakesh! I really hope we see this one with gold!! #2690794

Rakesh Syal 4/25/2006 10:08:40 PM

WOW!!! Thank you all my friends for your great love and kind support, I am overwhelmed!! #2690945

Darryl Wilkinson 4/25/2006 10:51:59 PM

I am so happy for you, Rakesh! Congratulations on all your finalist awards! #2691125

Kristi A. Howson 4/25/2006 11:13:32 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist and Best of Luck in the next round Rakesh! Wonderful capture! #2691189

Margaret Sikora 4/25/2006 11:22:33 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on this finalist photo I hope it goes 1 more step ,it sure looks a winner in my eyes. #2691220

Evy Johansen 4/25/2006 11:42:36 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Rakesh!! #2691290

David L. Luchowski 4/26/2006 12:42:41 AM

Great job,Rakesh.Congratulations on your finalist. #2691504

Rakesh Syal 4/26/2006 12:53:50 AM

Darryl, Kristi, Margaret, Evy and David, thank you so much for your big support!! #2691540

Leanne M.E. Boyd 4/26/2006 12:59:27 AM

Many congratulations Rakesh! Very well deserved! #2691554

Debbie Hartley 4/26/2006 4:48:32 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!! #2692371

Luigi Di Serio 4/26/2006 5:49:35 AM

Should win it all!! #2692648

Rakesh Syal 4/26/2006 6:18:39 AM

Thank you Leanne, Debbie and Luigi!! #2692709

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 4/26/2006 7:19:57 AM

Many congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! This is definitely one of my favorites of yours. My apologies for no comments lately, I've been extremely busy. We should definitely see this one again. Your creativity pulses in the veins of all who see your work, my friend!! #2692921

Carol Dibble 4/26/2006 8:00:49 AM

Congratulations on the composition on this! #2693102

Cathy M. Gromball 4/26/2006 9:20:29 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2693440

Photographer 4/26/2006 9:32:41 AM

Great image Rakesh!
Congratulations and the best of luck! #2693490

Monika Sapek 4/26/2006 10:18:11 AM

Many congratulations on your great finalist and best of luck in the next round, Rakesh!

Mary Timman 4/26/2006 1:00:56 PM

Hey..congratulations. It's magnificent! Good luck on the next round! #2694250

Rakesh Syal 4/26/2006 1:21:46 PM

Thank you Marvin, Carol, Cathy, Reine, Monika and Mary for your good wishes, my friends!! #2694347

Jamil Saliba 4/26/2006 1:36:52 PM

Congratulations on this great Finalist Rakesh best luck next round #2694417

Amy JACKSON 4/26/2006 2:09:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh!! #2694548

Daniel G. Flocke 4/26/2006 3:56:52 PM

Rakesh - Congratualtions on your finalist and POTD. Best of luck in the next round.

This is, in my opinion the Best in Show!!!

~Daniel #2694873

Kay Beausoleil 4/26/2006 4:38:29 PM

This image is breathtaking, Rakesh! I love the subtlety of it, right down to the little clouds of sand at the peoples' feet. Really hope to see this again. Congratulations for your POTD and Finalist! #2695031

Pamela Shane 4/26/2006 4:41:22 PM

I knew we'd see this one again Rakesh!
Congratulations!! :) #2695041

Judy S. Fung 4/26/2006 4:42:01 PM

Congrats on your POTD and finalist, Rakesh! #2695042

Lorraine A. Cook 4/26/2006 7:04:32 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!<:)) #2695329

Sherry S. Boles 4/26/2006 9:03:03 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh...Wonderful image! #2695676

Rakesh Syal 4/26/2006 9:54:33 PM

Thank you, Jamil, Amy, Daniel, Kay, Pamela, Judy, Lorrain and Sherry for your kind words and good wishes!! #2695798

Cindy Wong 4/26/2006 10:28:05 PM

Congrats on all your beautiful images! I think you did a GREAT job!!! And I can see this one is a Winner!!! #2695880

Corinne M. Thompson 4/27/2006 8:52:08 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! #2697708

Rakesh Syal 4/27/2006 12:40:51 PM

Thak you Corinne and Cindy for your blessings!! #2698401

Jennifer Rennison 4/27/2006 5:06:52 PM

WOW, Rakesh!! Stunning image, congratulations on this finalist and best of luck in the next round! #2699189

Nobu Nagase 4/27/2006 6:03:39 PM

Many congrats, and best of luck in the next round! #2699359

Terrill Province 4/28/2006 11:22:17 AM

WONDERFUL IMAGE ~ you've done it again!

Congratulations on another stunning Finalist, Rakesh!!! #2702116

Rakesh Syal 4/28/2006 12:37:09 PM

Thank you Jennifer, Nobi and Terill for your kind support!!! #2702307

Siete Meeter 4/29/2006 12:53:27 PM

Absolutely fantastic, Rakesh!


James Weimar 4/30/2007 9:53:22 PM

Ket to success; Location, Location, Location. Fantastic shot!

I have to pack my bags and move to come close to getting quality shots like this picture. Just Outstanding.



Vikram Jamwal 7/14/2007 7:35:11 AM

I found this image, while browsing through POTDs...ah! what a compositiong!!! #4507659

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This image was taken at a village near Gohana on the first sunshine of the day. People rushing towards the road side to catch the first bus so that to reach town earlier and sell their commodities in the market.
This is my resubmit in catagory Travel & Place. Slightly straightend the horizon.

Uploaded on 3/31/2006 12:57:36 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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