© Rakesh Syal


David L. Luchowski 4/27/2006 12:01:26 AM

A very peaceful image,Rakesh. Congrats on all your great work last month. #434818

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/27/2006 12:07:41 AM

Very cool portrait, great work, love the lighting! #2696087

Ray Clarke 4/27/2006 12:13:21 AM

Great image Rakesh, love the sense of solitude and tranquility. (ac) #2696101

Evy Johansen 4/27/2006 12:17:01 AM

What a wonderful image, Rakesh! Perfect title too! #2696115

S P Mukherji 4/27/2006 12:31:42 AM

WoW! Have seen this picture many times but still today it seems to be a brand new one...such is the appeal of this outstanding creation Rakeshji!! #2696142

Rakesh Syal 4/27/2006 12:46:47 AM

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member since: 9/20/2004 Wonderfully expressive image and excellent perspective, Rakesh!!


Kerby Pfrangle 4/27/2006 1:18:37 AM

Wonderful prespective and a very relaxed gentleman. Outstanding work, Rakesh. #2696244

Paul E. Earl 4/27/2006 1:25:43 AM

Wonderful. I love the vertical perspective and the composition is terrific!! #2696263

Pat Gamwell 4/27/2006 1:59:53 AM

As with all your 'people' shots, this is very emotional and intense! Love the misty background and the vertical crop to include the massive sky! SUPERBLY done! #2696305

Carolyn M. Fletcher 4/27/2006 2:23:50 AM

Good resubmit choice! #2696330

Donald K. Cherry 4/27/2006 3:09:03 AM

Terrific image, Rakesh! The comp is perfect! #2696422

Judyann Plante 4/27/2006 3:18:33 AM

Wonderful composition, Rakesh! Beautifully done.

Judtann ><> #2696453

Bridgette B 4/27/2006 3:20:08 AM

Awesome capture, Rakesh!!! #2696461

Paul Sikora 4/27/2006 3:54:01 AM

Rakesh, I almost cried when I saw this very beautiful image. Magnificent, I will learn a lot about composition and framing from studying this photo. #2696581

Hendrik Storme 4/27/2006 4:02:20 AM

Wonderful mood and composition! #2696608

Donna Roberts 4/27/2006 4:37:46 AM

I don't recall seeing this wonderful image previously Rakesh - so I am thrilled you've resubmitted it again.
This is an amazing image and as Paul S has stated, there is a lot to see and learn from this image.
Great job!
:-) ddu

Ray Thoms 4/27/2006 5:04:56 AM

WOW!!! in a word.....what a wonderful phot Rakesh. It is a great study of solitude and peace of one's inner self #2696878

Jeff Robinson 4/27/2006 5:40:14 AM

Outstanding image!! Great composition! Jeff #2696962

Ken Smith 4/27/2006 6:14:16 AM

Great job, Rakesh. You have a knack for capturing the human spirit. #2697067

Gail Vitikacs 4/27/2006 6:27:14 AM

I so agree with Ken...this is beautifully captured Rakesh! #2697110

Mary N C. Taitt 4/27/2006 6:52:12 AM

Very thoughtful and interesting image, Rakesh! You have a knack for capturing the human spirit. (I agree with Ken!) Mary :-) #2697199

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/27/2006 6:57:46 AM

Love the vertical aspect with the curving horizon low on the picture plane. The content is stunning. One your best, IMO, Rakesh. #2697223

Rakesh Syal 4/27/2006 7:24:03 AM

Thank you so much all for so nice words!! #2697328

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/27/2006 7:41:25 AM

Rakesh, fantastic title. Outstanding image and message. Well done. #2697426

Pamela Shane 4/27/2006 7:50:13 AM

I remember this one! I love everything about this image Rakesh! :) #2697473

Jenny Bosmans 4/27/2006 8:34:01 AM

Definitely one of my favorites of your outstanding captures, Rakesh!! Congratulations again, my friend!! #2697625

Paula Dwyer 4/27/2006 8:35:36 AM

Another excellent image Rakesh!!!
Congratulations on all your Awesome Finalists!!! :) #2697632

Melissa A. Mannon 4/27/2006 8:46:57 AM

still love this image! #2697679

Karen Engelbreth 4/27/2006 8:48:10 AM

wonderful image, Rakesh - great title!

Ronald F. Fischer 4/27/2006 9:14:17 AM

Another awesome image, Rakesh!! #2697810

Nadya Johnson 4/27/2006 9:28:12 AM

I love this image, Rakesh! I especially like the fact that you did not do a closer shot and left the sun. The composition's awesome!! Outstanding work! #2697856

Stephen Zacker 4/27/2006 9:30:34 AM

Just amazing. The juxaposition is fantastic #2697871

Terry L. Ellis 4/27/2006 9:41:12 AM

Splendid, Rakesh! Such talent! #2697919

Judy S. Fung 4/27/2006 11:36:58 AM

Wonderful image, Rakesh! #2698245

Rakesh Syal 4/27/2006 12:24:33 PM

Thank you so much friends and God bless you all!! #2698354

Ermanno Radice 4/27/2006 1:48:42 PM

Fantastic image, wonderful work, Rakesh!! #2698577

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/27/2006 2:01:42 PM

Wonderful capture and image, Rakesh...love this! #2698631

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2006 2:19:40 PM

AWESOME!!!! #2698729

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/27/2006 2:20:28 PM

This is so beautiful Rakesh!,
Amalia #2698733

Sylvia Rossler 4/27/2006 2:24:00 PM

You're right to resubmit it ! Love the mystical mood of your capture and all that fog around !! #2698751

Colleen Braun 4/27/2006 2:48:40 PM

this is a fantastic image... #2698862

Mary E. McCabe 4/27/2006 3:20:12 PM

I love this Rakesh! m #2698943

Darryl Wilkinson 4/27/2006 5:20:57 PM

Love this image, Rakesh, so much expression is felt through it! Wonderful! #2699230

Claudia Kuhn 4/27/2006 5:53:58 PM

Great mood and wonderful peaceful shot Rakesh! #2699328

Hector Contreras 4/27/2006 7:08:09 PM

A peaceful feeling on this image Rakesh
Heco #2699611

Opal Cross 4/27/2006 7:25:03 PM

Looks as though you are really enjoying this rest. Great capture. #2699673

Leanne M.E. Boyd 4/27/2006 8:14:53 PM

I like this shot, Rakesh! #2699838

Jill Odice 4/27/2006 10:14:53 PM

Wonderful mood to this peaceful scene Rakesh! Very nice! #2700099

Kate Jackson 4/28/2006 1:45:41 AM

A great place for thinking Rakesh! Great capture! #2700400

Steve Mescha 4/28/2006 3:31:53 AM

Fabulous image, Rakesh! Looks like he's sitting on top of the world! #2700622

Daniel Diaz 4/28/2006 3:41:26 AM

Another brilliant image Rakesh, You should also try it in B&W for the MT- you still have time!!!!!! #2700657

Joanne C. Anderson 4/28/2006 4:24:26 AM

What can be said, except 'amazing'? Wonderful photography, Rakesh!! #2700805

Christian P. Nicolas 4/28/2006 4:28:53 AM

Another nice shot Rakesh. #2700827

Al G. Juniarsam 4/28/2006 4:42:58 AM

Amazing capture of this peaceful moment Rakesh!! Love the composition!!! #2700888

Jill M. Flusemann 4/28/2006 4:57:33 AM

Your images look like they're straight out of a magazine. They never fail to inspire and awe me. Did you just happen to come across this scene, or did you ask them to sit this way? Spellbinding either way! #2700970

Nadia Paul 4/28/2006 5:06:58 AM

Wonderful mood and composition in this outstanding image Rakesh! #2701035

Rakesh Syal 4/28/2006 7:38:57 AM

Thank you so much my friends for your thoughtful words!
Jill, they were all sitting by themselves. It was 7 in the morning, I just noticed them, and there was no hint in my mind to capture them. The sun was coverd by a thick layer of fog. I kept shooting here and there. Suddenly the sun started showing up on their side. When I looked in the view finder, I thought this is something I am looking for. I moved and composed them and this was all by the grace of God I could do this. #2701509

Jim Kinnunen 4/28/2006 8:30:43 AM

This is such a moving image, Rakesh...the mood you've captured with the sun just breaking through the fog is exceptional!!! The man is obviously absorbed in quiet contemplation!:) #2701658

Kaye Burazin 4/28/2006 8:17:11 PM

An image that is not only stunning and perfect in composition Rakesh, but it also can have different interpretations. #2703927

Ann Bruynseels 5/1/2006 2:36:36 AM

Wonderful shot and title ! #2710748

Barbara Helgason 5/1/2006 2:19:44 PM

Beautiful and perfectly composed Rakesh! #2713319

Rakesh Syal 5/1/2006 10:32:28 PM

Jim, Kaye, Ann and Barbara, thanks a lot my friends! #2714523

Jen Lowrey 5/2/2006 5:01:40 AM

Absolutely wonderful!!! Jen #2715283

Tracy Reehal 5/2/2006 5:20:47 AM

Stunning capture, Rakesh! #2715373

Joyce ONeil 5/2/2006 11:23:01 AM

Most excellent! You have the greatest images in your gallery!!!! #2716877

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/2/2006 7:56:58 PM

Very nicely done Rakesh. Deffinitely moody. I really like the subject stretched out horizontally in this vertical image and a cornered... Sun? #2718371

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/3/2006 3:07:27 AM

What a fantastic image in so many ways! #2719059

Rakesh Syal 5/3/2006 5:16:08 AM

Thank you Jen/Rosemary, Tracy, Joyce, Allen and Kirsten for so nice words, they mean a lot to me!! #2719580

ronda chatelle 5/4/2006 1:06:35 AM

What I love the most about your work Rakesh is your ability to translate and fasinate!!! You entangle and entertain with great perception and timing. Your Lens never gets in the way! Pure Wonder my friend!

Congratulations on all your well earned recogniton! #2723089

Claudette Foote 5/4/2006 3:40:33 PM

Wow love this image, well I love all your work. You are an amazing photographer...

Rakesh Syal 5/4/2006 11:49:38 PM

Thank you Ronda!

Thank you Claudette! #2726600

Susie Peek-Swint 5/5/2006 3:16:47 AM

Wonderful capture and composition Rakesh ~ excellent! #2726988

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/5/2006 11:18:09 AM

Congratulations for being featured in PhotoFlash!! I also appreciate your continued support Rakesh. You are an inspiration! #2728802

Andree Lerat 5/6/2006 2:15:39 PM

Unique composition. Just love it. :) #2732426

Rakesh Syal 5/6/2006 5:55:40 PM

Thank you so much Susie, Donna and Andree for your so nice words! #2732812

Corinne M. Thompson 5/7/2006 12:08:42 PM

Congrats on having this wonderful capture featured in PhotoFlash! #2735021

Sergio La Spina 5/9/2006 4:06:15 PM

This is one fantastic shot I like it!!! #2744218

Jen M 5/12/2006 3:36:33 PM

Wonderful shot! #2757275

Rakesh Syal 5/12/2006 5:04:20 PM

Thank you Corinne, Sergio and JD for your great words!! #2757470

Susan Williams 5/15/2006 4:38:45 PM

This is a wonerful wonderful image, It makes me smile!

I am a fan of yours as well

Thank you.

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Congratulations to all the participants!!
Captured this image at Neeldhara{ Haridwar} where different streams of river Ganges merge to form The Great Holy Ganges.
Resubmit from earlier work in to Travel and place.

Uploaded on 4/26/2006 11:54:51 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

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