© Rakesh Syal


Janine Russell level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:11:22 AM

Rakesh, excellent detail, clarity, textures and lighting. #494958

Cathy Stancil 8/1/2006 12:18:05 AM

Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait ! #3108249

Paul E. Earl 8/1/2006 12:20:17 AM

He is always such a terrific subject and you capture him so well!! #3108252

Dan Holm level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:22:48 AM

OUTSTANDING, dramatic portrait, Rakesh! Awersome lighting! #3108258

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:22:56 AM

Absolutely a great portrait capture, Rakesh!! Remarkable use of lighting and wonderful color tones!! #3108259

Pat Gamwell 8/1/2006 12:28:04 AM

Perfection, my friend! Every portrait of this marvelous man is a winner! #3108277

Dorann Weber 8/1/2006 12:37:00 AM

Happy August to you too Rakesh..Great natural lighting on your wonderful model..Beautiful portrait... #3108305

Jenny Bosmans 8/1/2006 12:59:30 AM

Another outstanding portrait capture of your great model, Rakesh! :) #3108342

David L. Luchowski 8/1/2006 1:02:03 AM

What a great portrait,Rakesh.Beautiful. #3108349

Leanne M.E. Boyd 8/1/2006 1:08:52 AM

I like the b&w portrait, Rakesh - it has a sence peace. #3108379

Julie Robinson 8/1/2006 1:11:03 AM

What a wonderful photogenic Gentleman Rakesh- very well captured! #3108389

Karen Engelbreth 8/1/2006 1:47:45 AM

Another fantastic portrait, Rakesh! #3108453

Paul Michko 8/1/2006 2:01:46 AM

What an excellent portrait image, Rakesh. #3108480

Alan L. Borror 8/1/2006 2:22:03 AM

This is TRULY AWESOME, Rakesh! The lighting and composition are amazing! #3108530

Michael Khoury 8/1/2006 2:39:20 AM

...excellent... #3108571

William C. Raco level-deluxe 8/1/2006 2:40:29 AM

Incredible portrait, Rakesh
You are amazing at bringing out character
The light and detail are excellent
Very fine work

Bill #3108576

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 8/1/2006 2:41:55 AM

I just love your shots of this guy! Outstanding as always! #3108582

Donald K. Cherry level-deluxe 8/1/2006 3:00:20 AM

Very powerful portriat, Rakesh! Another winner in my opinion! #3108630

Husain Akhtar level-deluxe 8/1/2006 3:23:02 AM

Highly successful portriate, Rakesh! Radiating character and fantastic expressions - all superbly captured! #3108737

Glenn E. Urquhart level-deluxe 8/1/2006 3:25:00 AM

Striking portrait, Rakesh!!! Fantastic lighting, use of B&W, pose and very well composed. Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3108744

Judyann Plante 8/1/2006 3:29:38 AM

wonderful pose and lighting on this Magnificent portrait, Rakesh!

Judyann ><> #3108756

Daniel Diaz 8/1/2006 3:31:17 AM

Another Brilliant portrait Rakesh!!! #3108764

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 8/1/2006 3:37:36 AM

We soooooo love seeing his portraits! #3108802

Ray Thoms 8/1/2006 3:45:13 AM

Your portraits never fail to amaze me Rakesh....excellent work!!!! #3108840

Bill Wyatt 8/1/2006 3:45:30 AM

Outstanding portrait, the lighting and clarity is terrific. Super work, Rakesh! #3108842

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 8/1/2006 3:46:04 AM

Dramatic portrait, Rakesh! Love how deep the b&w is. Great comp., and lighting!

<>< #3108844

Melissa A. Mannon 8/1/2006 3:59:00 AM

FABULOUS! #3108936

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 8/1/2006 4:27:32 AM

Absolutely MARVELLOUS portrait image of your friend, Rakesh!! G-R-E-A-T work...and, I just LOVE it in sepia tone!! :o) #3109100

Mary L. Graham 8/1/2006 4:45:07 AM

Excellent Portrait Rakesh!! =) #3109192

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe 8/1/2006 4:49:05 AM

Powerful and peaceful portrait Rakesh. You have it all, Bravo! karen #3109215

Joy Rector level-deluxe 8/1/2006 5:16:55 AM

beautiful shot #3109375

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 8/1/2006 5:19:35 AM

This is a great portrait Rakesh! Wonderful detail, comp and use of the natural light! Jeff #3109388

Karim Abiali level-deluxe 8/1/2006 5:27:56 AM

Very lovely, your friend has a very photogenic appeal! #3109434

Lynne Morris 8/1/2006 5:33:11 AM

Wonderful portrait Rakesh, and fantastic lighting, great capture. #3109463

Chastity Abbott 8/1/2006 5:45:21 AM

LOVE the way you are starting August out!!! This portrait to me is a winner in so many ways. The lighting the expression, the detail, the exposure...all look wonderful. I esp love the eyes...the wisdom they hold and the hands folded together along with the wonderful. A true masterpiece. Brilliant* #3109529

Megan p 8/1/2006 6:27:18 AM

INCREDIBLE Rakesh, I love the quiet intensity, very nice!!! #3109736

Ross Throndson 8/1/2006 6:35:08 AM

I LOVE IT !!! #3109772

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/1/2006 7:00:51 AM

Your friends have the most interesting photogenic. Love the window lighting, the wonderful profile and the fantastic details, Rakesh! #3109869

Barbara Helgason 8/1/2006 7:23:31 AM

Great portrait Rakesh, beautifully lit! #3109944

Revonda L. Gentry 8/1/2006 7:40:50 AM

Striking!! The lighting and pose are simply fantastic!! #3110007

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 8/1/2006 7:46:40 AM

Just terrific as usual Rakesh, Happy August to you! #3110022

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 8/1/2006 8:16:18 AM

Wow, this is a wonderful SP...Great lighting as well. #3110138

Pamela Shane 8/1/2006 8:19:22 AM

Ah - my favorite of your subjects!
Outstanding composition Rakesh - amazing lighting, & details. He has such a presence, & aura about him, & you bring it all out so superbly Rakesh! WINNER!!!! :) #3110155

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/1/2006 8:23:16 AM

Another masterpiece. Not much else I can add!!! #3110180

Manuel Barrera 8/1/2006 8:25:14 AM

I am still learning Rakesh, I look at your work and study it with the hope that one day that the student can at least be equal to the master. #3110190

Dale Ann Cubbage 8/1/2006 8:40:04 AM

Another brilliant portrait of your friend, Rakesh.

da #3110296

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/1/2006 9:03:25 AM

Thank you so very much for your great words! #3110365

Hendrik Storme 8/1/2006 10:16:47 AM

Great portrait as usual,Rakesh! LOve the beautiful light and the touch of sepia!!! #3110640

Nadya Johnson 8/1/2006 10:20:33 AM

Yet another of your MAGNIFICENT portraits, Rakesh! This one is totally phenomenal, and I think we're looking at a winner!! BEAUTIFULLY done, with excellent tones, light, clarity and mood! Bravo! A wonderful work and I could stare at it for hours! #3110652

Wende Trew 8/1/2006 10:27:06 AM

Absolutely STUNNING image Rakesh!!! #3110683

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/1/2006 10:42:56 AM

You do know, don't you, that we have all fallen in love with your friend? And you do know that we'd all like to kidnap him... Another fantastic piece! #3110737

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 8/1/2006 11:33:25 AM

Another beautiful winner,Outstanding Rakesh!!!!!! #3110870

Tarun Bose level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:02:35 PM

Fantastic portrait. What a great lighting and clarity. Definitely winner. Last month me bhi kapoor saab ki photo bahut behtareen thi, lakin bando ne winner nahi dia. Kapoor sahib zinda bad. Kal wali mahila kaun thi. Khush raho Ricky. Tarunda. #3110908

Anne D. Eigen level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:05:58 PM

Beautiful light and capture of expression, Rakesh! #3110916

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 8/1/2006 12:19:03 PM

Stunning b&w portrait Rakesh! The hat suits him! #3110986

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 8/1/2006 1:02:42 PM

The lighting is perfect, Rakesh ~ you have such a gift for b&w portraits!
His expression is so profound... #3111144

Chaba Kasanitsky level-deluxe 8/1/2006 1:06:38 PM

beautiful Portrait Rakesh ! #3111152

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 8/1/2006 1:51:16 PM

I always enjoy looking at your portraits. Hope August is good to you #3111236

Jenny D 8/1/2006 4:19:44 PM

Another awesome portrait! #3111689

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 8/1/2006 4:35:49 PM

I just LOVE these portraits of your friend Rakesh!!!!!!! Fantastic work again!

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 8/1/2006 5:25:38 PM

Beautiful lighting.Great expression.Congratulations. #3111895

Amy JACKSON level-deluxe 8/1/2006 5:51:19 PM

Wonderful portrait, Rakesh! Well done! #3111993

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/1/2006 8:24:37 PM

Thank you so much all for your great words, they mean a lot to me! #3112559

Paula Dwyer 8/2/2006 2:09:05 AM

Another Outstanding portrait!! :) #3113172

Lani J 8/2/2006 3:07:56 AM

An extraordinary portrait, Rakesh. A stunning capture! #3113353

Nade Badsha 8/2/2006 3:43:56 AM

Remarkable - very interesting posture #3113559

S P Mukherji 8/2/2006 8:01:54 AM

Outstanding, Rakeshji!! #3114697

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 8/2/2006 2:16:40 PM

An outstanding portrait Rakesh!,
Amalia #3115999

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/2/2006 2:51:20 PM

Thank you Paula, Lani, Badshah, Subhangsu and Amalia for your great compliments! I will treasure these! #3116131

Elizabeth Ruuska 8/2/2006 5:11:56 PM

This is wonderful!!! #3116535

Sharon King 8/2/2006 7:00:35 PM

Your portraits of your friend are always stunning! This one is no exception. Very, very nice Rakesh. #3116860

Kaye Burazin 8/2/2006 7:19:32 PM

Very dramatic with perfection in lighting. Let me congratulate you in advance on a true winner Rakesh. #3116928

Jill Odice level-deluxe 8/2/2006 11:02:28 PM

Your friend is suh a wonderful model for you! I love each portrait you have done of him Rakesh! #3117387

Lorraine A. Cook 8/2/2006 11:41:59 PM

Love the portraits of this senior friend of yours. I have a friend who closely resembles him named Charles Mann. Charles was poet laureate of Bucks County. He currently teaches at Bucks County Community College. Love the lighting, Rakesh!<:)) #3117468

Donna W. Neal 8/3/2006 4:44:33 AM

Such beautiful natural lighting and an extremely well done portrait Rakesh #3118488

Andi Browning 8/3/2006 7:14:43 AM

What a perfect portrait. Love all the textures.
Thank you for your super comment in my gallery (grasshopper image). It is an honor to have such a great photographer take the time to look at and to comment on my photos. #3119254

Carla Metzler 8/3/2006 8:58:48 AM

Great, Rakesh! #3119662

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/3/2006 10:18:07 AM

Thank you so much my friends for so great words on this portrait! #3119896

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 8/3/2006 5:20:31 PM

Very nice Rakesh! #3121331

Photographer 8/6/2006 12:46:58 AM

Terrific Light and comp Rakesh. love it! #3129622

Mary C. Legg 8/7/2006 8:45:04 PM

thank you for the beautiful portrait-- a great model for us. #3136749

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/7/2006 10:02:18 PM

Thank you Donna, Reine and Mary for your beautiful words!! #3136922

Marsha S. Smith 8/15/2006 5:01:23 PM

I love every shot you have done of this wonderful gentleman. Beautiful portrait, Rakesh. #3168569

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:11:41 AM

Rakesh, big Congratulations on this outstanding POTD Win!!

Mary K. Robison 8/18/2006 12:12:15 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb portrait being selected for POTD, Rakesh!! #3179168

ronda chatelle level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:19:11 AM

Way to Go Rakesh! Congratulations on your incredible image being recognized and awarded POTD! #3179181

Paul E. Earl 8/18/2006 12:26:47 AM

Congrats Rakesh on getting POTD!! Well done! #3179189

Mary C. Legg 8/18/2006 12:29:32 AM

congrats on this photo-- is ever so beautiful #3179197

Darryl Wilkinson 8/18/2006 12:41:19 AM

My Heartiest congratulations to you, Rakesh! :) Love this portrait! #3179209

Alison Greenwood level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:48:14 AM

WOW! Congratulations on your POTD Rakesh! Fantastic SP! #3179215

Ronald Balthazor level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:55:20 AM

POTD! Well done, Rakesh. #3179221

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:57:57 AM

Woohoo, Rakesh - I'm VERY happy for you!! Hearty congratulations on this much-deserved POTD recognition!! BRAVO...and, Phil and I trust that Kiran is recovering well, too!! :o) #3179226

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:12:15 AM

Great to see this as again as POTD! Congrats Rakesh! #3179239

Sherry S. Boles level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:19:12 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh...Well done! #3179248

Pat Gamwell level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:36:22 AM

MAGNIFICENT! Congrats on your POTD! #3179265

Photographer level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:49:00 AM

Wonderful light Rakesh !
Congrats on your POTD! #3179268

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:54:05 AM

Rakesh, congratulation on this wonderful potd. #3179273

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 8/18/2006 2:01:08 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Rakesh! #3179285

Arya Bandyopadhyay level-deluxe 8/18/2006 2:43:01 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh!!! This one is a brilliant portrait....a treasure!!! #3179335

William C. Raco level-deluxe 8/18/2006 2:55:15 AM

Fabulous POTD, Rakesh!
My best wishes to you and your wife

Bill #3179386

Marsha S. Smith 8/18/2006 3:05:38 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! Beautiful! #3179420

Judyann Plante 8/18/2006 3:09:30 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent POTD!

Judyann ><> #3179429

Helen N. McHugh 8/18/2006 3:39:41 AM

A truly wonderful portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations on your well deserved win!! #3179546

Jenny D 8/18/2006 3:50:04 AM

Hi Rakesh, Congrats on this lovely POTD!! #3179630

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/18/2006 4:06:47 AM

Congratualtions, Rakesh. I hope your wife's recovery goes very well!! #3179696

Sharon Day level-deluxe 8/18/2006 4:20:36 AM

Awesome portrait work, Rakesh!!! Congratulations on your POTD! #3179727

Katrina Thorsen 8/18/2006 4:23:13 AM

Congratulations on your POTD! #3179731

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/18/2006 4:29:12 AM

Fabulous capture of a very interesting face! Great lighting.
Congratulations on your POTD Rakesh, your portraits are always fantastic!
jo ann c. #3179756

David Phalen level-deluxe 8/18/2006 4:31:12 AM

Congratulations on having this excellent portrait chosen as a POTD. #3179762

Jenny Bosmans 8/18/2006 4:37:18 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Rakesh! :) #3179790

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 8/18/2006 4:43:00 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful picture of the day. #3179821

Cathy Barrows 8/18/2006 4:44:37 AM

Congrats on your POTD...hope everything is better at your house #3179831

Kaye Burazin 8/18/2006 4:46:19 AM

Very powerful POTD. Congrats Rakesh. We certainly will see this one at the end of the month. #3179843

Sharon King 8/18/2006 4:51:34 AM

Congrats on your POTD! #3179878

Lynne Morris 8/18/2006 4:59:09 AM

Many congratulations on your POTD Rakesh, I'm sure we will be seeing this one again. #3179926

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 8/18/2006 5:06:03 AM

This is inspirationally spiritual, Rakesh. What a talent you have... I am so thankful this beautiful portrait started my day today. #3179960

Jessica Hughes 8/18/2006 5:15:27 AM

Wow! This is an amazing portrait. :) Beautiful work. #3180005

Cathy Barrows 8/18/2006 5:20:54 AM

WOW! this is too weird I was jsut showing my mom this shot last night!
Congratulations on this awesome shot! #3180037

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/18/2006 5:24:19 AM

Congrats on this GREAT potd! #3180061

Mary N C. Taitt 8/18/2006 5:25:05 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on this stunning and wonderful POTD!!! Mary :-D #3180065

Crossroad Photography 8/18/2006 5:27:50 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD! #3180081

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 8/18/2006 5:41:11 AM

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great pick for the POTD and Congrats my friend! #3180139

Casey A. Hanson 8/18/2006 5:42:27 AM

Wonderful portrait, Rakesh. Very well done! Congrats on your POTD! :0) #3180145

Karen Beri 8/18/2006 5:42:29 AM

Magnificent portrait Rakesh!!!! You have really captured an essence of wisdom and clarity in your friend's wonderful face. #3180146

Ronald F. Fischer 8/18/2006 5:58:12 AM

Rakesh, my friend, congratulations on your well deserved POTD!!! #3180208

Sherri Conley 8/18/2006 6:32:37 AM

Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Rakesh! #3180341

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 8/18/2006 6:45:32 AM

Congratulations on POTD Rakesh!! This is very well deserved!! How is your wife doing? I have been praying. <>< #3180401

Joy Rector 8/18/2006 7:03:44 AM

congrats on the POTD #3180503

Joy Rector 8/18/2006 7:04:00 AM

congrats on the POTD #3180508

Martin J. Preslar 8/18/2006 7:09:04 AM

Wonderful image Rakesh! Congrats on the POTD! :) #3180545

Martin J. Preslar 8/18/2006 7:09:04 AM

Wonderful image Rakesh! Congrats on the POTD! :) #3180546

Peter Mantione 8/18/2006 7:15:32 AM

Hi Rakesh, Congrats on this beautiful POTD.

Peter #3180593

Mike F. Anderson 8/18/2006 7:17:20 AM

Excellent, Rakesh! #3180607

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 8/18/2006 7:32:00 AM

Beautiful lighting and work as always Rakesh! Congratulations on your POTD! #3180694

Wendy Stevenson 8/18/2006 7:38:38 AM

Congratulations dear friend on this most poignant and beautifully done POTD!! Well deserved and fine work as always Rakesh!! #3180738

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 8/18/2006 7:48:21 AM

The power of prayer. Congrats on a very well deserved POTD!!!! #3180795

Carrie Scruggs 8/18/2006 8:22:09 AM

Wow - wonderful portrait. Congrat's on POTD! #3181011

Janine Russell level-deluxe 8/18/2006 9:07:07 AM

Rakesh, much congratulations on your wonderful POTD. #3181267

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/18/2006 9:16:53 AM

Thank you so much each and everyone, my friends!!! #3181305

Amy JACKSON level-deluxe 8/18/2006 9:24:44 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Rakesh!! #3181320

Noel Baebler 8/18/2006 9:32:55 AM

Way, way beyond Photo of the Day quality, Rakesh! Congratulations to you and your friend. #3181348

Milan Banik 8/18/2006 9:45:02 AM

so happy to see this here ,my favourite work from your gallery.congrates on this extraordinary potd! #3181373

RC Fritz 8/18/2006 9:46:51 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Rakesh! #3181379

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 8/18/2006 10:19:38 AM

Congratulations on your POTD for this superb portrait, Rakesh! #3181503

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/18/2006 11:34:41 AM

Thank you, my friends! #3181738

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:27:13 PM

Big Congratulations Rakesh!! Wonderful well done!! #3181921

Mary Clarke level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:39:40 PM

Congratulations on POTD Rakesh, fabulous portrait #3181950

Allan L. Dy level-deluxe 8/18/2006 12:53:34 PM

Congrats on your POTD. Another winner here! #3181983

Armando -. Arturo level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:32:12 PM

Congrats Rakeh on POTD and my very best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery, God bless. #3182089

Bill Wyatt 8/18/2006 1:47:44 PM

Congratulations on POTD! I am praying for a quick and total recovery for your wife! #3182109

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 8/18/2006 1:51:47 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this very well deserved POTD!!!! You and your wife have been in my thoughts and prayers! #3182117

Stephen Zacker 8/18/2006 3:07:11 PM

Outstanding. Congratulations #3182360

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 8/18/2006 3:14:20 PM

Outstanding portrait and potd!! Take care Rakesh, I hope for a speedy recovery for your wife!! #3182387

Elisabeth A. Gay 8/18/2006 3:24:35 PM

What a fabulous portrait, congratulations on the POTD. I didn't know your wife was not well, I certainly will be praying for a speedy recovery for her,
Ann #3182417

Leonard Pierce 8/18/2006 4:37:15 PM

Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD Rakesh! I hope that your wife has a very speedy are both in my thoughts and prayers. #3182696

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 8/18/2006 4:44:50 PM

Congratulations on your PODT. Beautiful image and you capture this gentleman so well.

I pray your wifes recovery. Your in my prayers.

Very nice. Kerby #3182720

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/18/2006 9:59:50 PM

Thank you so much my friends! #3183664

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 8/18/2006 11:52:39 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on your wonderful photo of the day!! #3183726

Pradeep K. Kaushik 8/19/2006 3:34:45 AM

Rakesh ji!! Advitiya!! You and your model both are wonderful.Outstanding portrait. :) #3184100

Susana Ms Heide 8/19/2006 8:10:02 AM

Your portraits are an inspiration to me Rakesh and this one is no exception! I'm a fan of your use of light! Congrats on this wonderful POTD! #3184982

Carolyn Foster Spano 8/19/2006 8:12:12 AM

Incredible as always Rakesh. Your portraits are always spectaular. #3184988

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/19/2006 4:18:18 PM

WONDERFUL portrait, Rakesh!!! Excellent lighting and composition. Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD!!! #3186254

Bridgette B 8/20/2006 4:13:23 AM

What an amazing portrait!! Congratulations on POTD!! #3187726

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 8/20/2006 8:33:43 PM

Congratulations on this suberb POTD, Rakesh!!! #3190924

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/21/2006 2:53:26 AM

Thank you all my friends! #3191557

Lori Carlson level-deluxe 8/27/2006 7:39:29 AM

I'm so glad you share your gift with us all Rakesh! Congratulations, friend! :0) #3225677

Casey A. Hanson 8/27/2006 8:13:02 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Rakesh! :0) #3225837

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/27/2006 9:32:14 AM

Thank you Lori and Casey!!

But this one is not in the finalists, Casey! #3226282

Stefan G 8/28/2006 8:00:19 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Rakesh! Very fine work! #3236752

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/31/2006 12:44:09 PM

Beautiful portrait Rakesh!!! #3250859

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 8/31/2006 1:05:28 PM

Stefan, Caccie, thank you my friends!! #3250949

Noel Baebler 9/7/2006 3:00:06 PM

Your portraits stand alone, Rakesh! Soooo beautiful! #3280556

Chastity Abbott 9/26/2006 5:13:12 PM

CONGRATS to you my friend!!!!! SOOOOOO well deserved!!!!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!! #3366085

Glenn E. Urquhart 9/26/2006 5:22:01 PM

A big congrats on your finalist award!!! Well deserved, Rakesh! Cheers, Glenn. #3366225

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 9/26/2006 5:34:23 PM


ccc #3366404

Megan p level-deluxe 9/26/2006 5:51:14 PM

beautiful, wonderful and intense, Congratulations!!! #3366639

Revonda L. Gentry level-deluxe 9/26/2006 6:11:07 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3366935

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/26/2006 6:15:10 PM

I just love this and am thrilled to see it here Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!!

Tarun Bose level-deluxe 9/26/2006 6:15:33 PM

Congrats Ricky. Mene kaha tha ye to zaroor award lega. Kapoor sahib jindabad. #3366987

RC Fritz level-deluxe 9/26/2006 6:16:28 PM

Big congrats Rakesh. Good luck in the next round! #3367001

Mary L. Graham level-deluxe 9/26/2006 6:18:38 PM

YESSSSS...yet another finalist!! Beautiful work Rakesh!! =) #3367025

Tamera S. Phillips 9/26/2006 7:09:09 PM

Congrats Rakesh! I love this model and you capture him so well. #3367598

Dorann Weber 9/26/2006 7:09:44 PM

Congrats again Rakesh.. Stunning... #3367605

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 9/26/2006 7:12:48 PM

Just wanted to say congrats on being a finalist for August! Very well deserved. Good luck on the next round! #3367644

Photographer 9/26/2006 7:14:51 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh! #3367666

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 9/26/2006 7:17:29 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3367707

Allan L. Dy 9/26/2006 7:18:57 PM

Congratulations Rakesh! Another winner here! #3367727

Kaye Burazin 9/26/2006 7:21:30 PM

Superb Rakesh. Unbeatable! #3367760

Pamela Shane 9/26/2006 7:50:28 PM

I just knew we'd see this again!
Congratulations Rakesh on your amazing
finalist!!!! :) #3368120

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/26/2006 7:59:54 PM

I love this...could you share your technique on your B&W?
Congratulations! #3368259

Judyann Plante 9/26/2006 8:06:06 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!!!

Judyann ><> #3368355

Paul E. Earl 9/26/2006 8:43:31 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist!! #3368788

Sherry S. Boles 9/26/2006 9:04:49 PM

Wonderful lighting and Congrats on this finalist, Rakesh! #3369015

Pat Gamwell 9/26/2006 9:05:59 PM

Stunning shot! BIG CONGRATS! #3369024

Dawn Leslie 9/26/2006 9:12:50 PM

Congrats Rakesh! #3369079

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 9/26/2006 10:02:07 PM

Another big congrats Rakesh!! <>< #3369448

Husain Akhtar 9/26/2006 10:08:19 PM

Warmest congratulations once again, Rakesh! #3369484

Nadya Johnson 9/26/2006 10:51:24 PM

Outstanding,Rakesh! Another big congratulations! #3369645

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/26/2006 11:20:46 PM

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Finalist, Rakesh!!! #3369764

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/27/2006 12:18:41 AM

Thank you so much all my friends for BIG support! #3370004

Lorraine A. Cook 9/27/2006 12:30:39 AM

Congratulations on this handsome finalist, Rakesh!<:)) #3370042

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 9/27/2006 6:09:29 AM

Magnificent portrait, Rakesh, congratulations on your finalist!
-Debby #3371703

Ross Throndson 9/27/2006 7:39:33 AM

Big Congratulations, Rakesh, on this Fantastic Finalist!! :^) #3372465

Susana Ms Heide 9/27/2006 8:25:18 AM

Your friend is lucky to have you as his personal photographer! You've created so many exceptional portraits of him! This one is amazing! Congrats Rakesh!! #3372784

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 9/27/2006 8:57:14 AM

Congrats again Rakesh!!! #3373015

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/27/2006 11:11:14 AM

Thank you so much all my friends for great support and encouragement!


ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/27/2006 12:59:54 PM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! #3374388

Lynne Morris 9/27/2006 1:16:22 PM

Delighted to see this one in the finalists Rakesh, many congratulations. #3374493

Bill Wyatt 9/27/2006 1:17:01 PM

Wonderful portrait congratulation Rakesh!! #3374495

Jill M. Flusemann 9/27/2006 1:36:08 PM

Congratulations Rakesh! You and this model make a winning combination! #3374611

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 9/27/2006 2:09:05 PM

Gorgoues finalist, Rakesh, again! Congratulations! #3374797

Daniel G. Flocke 9/27/2006 3:29:18 PM

Rakesh - You are a master of portraits!!! Congratulations!!!

~Daniel #3375272

Kristi A. Howson 9/27/2006 4:12:54 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on this and all of your other fantastic finalists. What a very talented and diverse photographer you are. Best of luck in the next round! #3375499

Tressie Davis 9/27/2006 5:02:26 PM

Great portrait - congrats!! #3375746

Navin Talwar 9/27/2006 7:46:58 PM

Congratulations shall see it again. #3376567

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/27/2006 9:26:31 PM

Thank you so much for your good wishes and support, friends! #3376940

Mary Timman 9/28/2006 5:44:42 PM

Superb Rakesh! Congratulations again. #3381954

Revonda L. Gentry 9/28/2006 11:32:09 PM

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh!! Superb!! #3382825

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 9/28/2006 11:40:22 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Rakesh!! #3382843

Ross Throndson 9/28/2006 11:40:59 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh...a WONDERFUL WINNER!!! :^) #3382845

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 9/28/2006 11:41:30 PM

Congratulation ! Rakes, super winner!! #3382847

ronda chatelle level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:00:53 AM


VISHVAJIT JUIKAR level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:03:20 AM

Congrats for your winning Picture #3382931

Lavone Vannoy level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:08:16 AM


Darryl Wilkinson 9/29/2006 12:23:51 AM

My Heartiest Congratulations to you and your friend, Rakesh! Bravo! #3383074

Dan Holm level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:26:08 AM

Congratulations on your VERY well deserved WIN, Rakesh! #3383094

Pat Gamwell 9/29/2006 12:28:02 AM

Well deserved, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! #3383113

Mary K. Robison 9/29/2006 12:28:18 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! This wonderful portrait deserves its win! #3383118

Janine Russell level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:28:34 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383119

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:29:59 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on your second place winner. This is outstanding. #3383128

Lani J 9/29/2006 12:30:31 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh!! A wonderful winner! :o) #3383132

Paul E. Earl 9/29/2006 12:33:06 AM

Well done, Rakesh! #3383147

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:47:55 AM

Huge congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!!!!

Stanley J. Contrades level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:48:11 AM

Bravo!, Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS on this absolutely wonderful image and your 2nd Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3383243

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 9/29/2006 1:01:40 AM

Big congratulations, Rakesh! :) #3383350

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-deluxe 9/29/2006 1:06:38 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! #3383386

Alan L. Borror 9/29/2006 1:38:05 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh! #3383477

Michael Khoury 9/29/2006 1:47:31 AM

Congratulatios Rakesh !...
M #3383501

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/29/2006 2:04:52 AM

Thank you all my friends! #3383577

Daniel G. Flocke 9/29/2006 2:16:25 AM

Rakesh - Congratulations on this well deserving Winner!!!

~Daniel #3383620

Tarun Bose 9/29/2006 3:08:05 AM

Big, big congrats for being a winner. Mene predict kiya tha. Lekin is ko to grand prize milna chaiye tha. Kapoor saheb zindabad. #3383835

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 9/29/2006 3:44:22 AM

Outstanding! Congratulations! #3384004

Carla Metzler 9/29/2006 3:57:01 AM

Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh!! #3384087

Helen N. McHugh 9/29/2006 4:05:44 AM

Congratulations on your win with this magnificient portrait, Rakesh! #3384126

Ken Smith level-deluxe 9/29/2006 4:10:54 AM

Rakesh, congratulations!!! #3384153

Peter Mantione 9/29/2006 4:20:19 AM


Congratulations on a superb portrait, Rakesh! #3384195

Sylvia Rossler 9/29/2006 4:25:58 AM

Big congrats on your winner Rakesh :O) #3384221

Sherri Conley 9/29/2006 4:51:42 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this stunning portrait! #3384365

Donna W. Neal 9/29/2006 5:21:57 AM

Congratulations on the excelllent portrait and win Rakesh! #3384547

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe 9/29/2006 5:27:44 AM

Such a universal portrait Rakesh. Mon congrats on the second place take. Peace, karen #3384584

Terri L. Scribner 9/29/2006 5:32:37 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! Stunning portrait! #3384602

Arya Bandyopadhyay 9/29/2006 5:43:05 AM

Congratulations Rakesh....a wll deserved win!!! #3384644

Guy D. Biechele level-deluxe 9/29/2006 5:53:42 AM

Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh! Wonderful work!! #3384716

Kenneth Mucke 9/29/2006 6:05:51 AM

Many congrats Rakesh on an outstanding winner #3384792

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 9/29/2006 6:12:36 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on this amazing win! Excellent! #3384818

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 9/29/2006 6:18:17 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3384838

Manuel Barrera 9/29/2006 6:23:55 AM

Congratulations Rakesh, well deserved! #3384870

Barbara Helgason 9/29/2006 6:27:34 AM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh! #3384901

Lorraine A. Cook 9/29/2006 6:33:35 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome win, Rakesh!<:)) #3384961

Mary Timman 9/29/2006 6:44:49 AM

Huge congratulations Rakesh. An honor. #3385076

Dorann Weber 9/29/2006 6:49:27 AM

A well deserved congratulations Rakesh..~! #3385139

Stan Kwasniowski 9/29/2006 7:03:58 AM

Rakesh, congratulations #3385280

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 9/29/2006 7:07:04 AM

Yeah!!! A big congrats on your much deserved win!!! #3385302

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 9/29/2006 7:15:42 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner Rakesh!!!!!!! #3385376

Kaye Burazin 9/29/2006 7:57:07 AM

More than a winner...a piece of art. Congrats Pakesh. #3385554

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:00:18 AM

Congratulations on this excellent winner! #3385569

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:09:32 AM

A big congratulations Rakesh!!!! #3385619

She-She Killough level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:16:57 AM

YES! A Huge Congrats to you Rakesh on this wonderful Second Place Win!!! #3385663

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:21:49 AM

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh! #3385682

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:38:18 AM

Beautiful portrait Rakesh. So glad to see this here. Congratulations on your win! #3385777

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:45:24 AM

Terrific, so glad to see this one here! Congratulations Rakesh! #3385821

Wendy Stevenson 9/29/2006 8:55:19 AM

Great to see this in the winners circle Rakesh. A very poignant and soulful portrait! I love our work!! Congratulations my friend! #3385891

Wendy Stevenson 9/29/2006 9:07:10 AM

Rakesh, bigs congratulations on your win! It is a wonderful portrait! #3385955

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/29/2006 9:12:15 AM

Thank you my friends! #3385976

David Phalen level-deluxe 9/29/2006 9:26:22 AM

Well, of course. BIG Congrats on your winner. #3386050

Kanwaljit Singh 9/29/2006 9:48:17 AM

KYA BAAT HAI( what a great Image)
So BAABA JI(meaning an old wise man in our Native Punjabi)'s portrait clicked by BAABA JI(Also meaning a wise person of a special field like Rakesh Syal is) has brought him laurels,
Nothing new,
VADHAEEAN( Cogratulations)

{The meanings written are not for Rakesh who is a proud Punjabi himself, but for other friends who do not know Punjabi Language}

- Kanwaljit Singh #3386150

Stephen Zacker 9/29/2006 10:31:43 AM

Wonderful portrait. Congratulations #3386402

Colette M. Metcalf 9/29/2006 12:07:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!!! #3386738

Bill Wyatt 9/29/2006 12:28:07 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3386818

Kara L. Hendricks level-deluxe 9/29/2006 12:36:02 PM

A HUGE congratulations Rakesh on your outstanding winner!!! #3386871

Hendrik Storme 9/29/2006 12:38:06 PM

Big congrats Rakesh!!! #3386881

Nadya Johnson 9/29/2006 3:10:34 PM

Rakesh I am so happy to see this photo earn that Golden Oval! Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #3387434

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/29/2006 3:15:17 PM

Congratulations on that very well-deserved Gold Medal, Rakesh!!!
This portrait is just BEAUTIFUL. I'm happy to see it as a Winner!!! #3387453

Karen Beri 9/29/2006 3:19:58 PM

Hi Rakesh, I am so happy to see this magnificent portrait in the winners circle! Congratualations!
Karen #3387480

Anne D. Eigen 9/29/2006 5:14:52 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved win, Rakesh! #3387815

RC Fritz 9/29/2006 5:37:16 PM

Very well deserved. Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3387893

Mike F. Anderson 9/29/2006 5:39:12 PM

Congratulations on your winning photo, Rakesh! #3387901

Noel Baebler 9/29/2006 5:47:34 PM

Outstanding portrait, Rakesh! Huzzah!!! #3387948

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/29/2006 5:50:31 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win! All of your portraits are of such interesting looking people! Wonderful!
jo ann c. #3387965

Michelle J. Harvey 9/29/2006 6:13:13 PM

CONGRATS Rakesh on this stunning portrait!! The tones and exposure are amazing!! #3388050

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 9/29/2006 6:17:56 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your win for this stunning portrait! #3388070

Sharon King level-deluxe 9/29/2006 6:49:01 PM

Congratulations, this is a wonderful winning shot! #3388199

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 9/29/2006 6:58:42 PM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Rakesh!! #3388262

William C. Raco level-deluxe 9/29/2006 7:07:33 PM

Congratulations on the win, Rakesh
Very well deserved!

Bill #3388321

Deborah Sandidge 9/29/2006 7:20:56 PM

Such an expressive portrait, congratulations Rakesh! #3388392

Karim Abiali 9/29/2006 7:44:19 PM

Congrat on your win Rakesh. #3388476

Kristi A. Howson 9/29/2006 7:46:01 PM

Rakesh, wonderful seeing this great image on the winners page. Many congratulations to you! #3388485

Sharon Day level-deluxe 9/29/2006 7:51:40 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding win, Rakesh!!! Well done! #3388512

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 9/29/2006 7:59:15 PM

Hearty congrats on this marvelous win, Rakesh!
-Debby #3388558

Susana Ms Heide level-deluxe 9/29/2006 8:30:28 PM

You already know how much I love your portraits and lighting techniques Rakesh!! Congratulations on your win!!! #3388690

Allan L. Dy level-deluxe 9/29/2006 10:52:49 PM

Rakesh, big congrats to another winner from you! =) #3388903

Sherry S. Boles level-deluxe 9/30/2006 12:17:30 AM

Congrats, Rakesh!! I really expected to see this one in the 'winner's circle' and I wasn't disappointed! #3389007

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/30/2006 4:43:27 AM

cograts! #3389478

Judyann Plante 9/30/2006 8:29:42 AM

So happy to see this here, my friend! Fantastic winer!!!

Judyann ><> #3390257

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/30/2006 9:29:07 AM

Thank you so much my friends for so great words on this portrait! #3390428

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 9/30/2006 9:51:53 AM

Fantastic win!!! Congratulations! #3390481

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 9/30/2006 3:17:37 PM

Congratulations on your second place win!!! I am very happy for you Rakesh! #3391324

Suzy Betancourt 9/30/2006 3:43:36 PM

Rakesh, I am thrilled to see this photo get the recognition that it got. You are an old world master of portraits. I so enjoy your work so much!


Suzy #3391418

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 9/30/2006 5:35:24 PM

Congratulation Rakesh on this awesome win!! <>< #3391624

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/30/2006 6:21:53 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win Rakesh!!! #3391795

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 9/30/2006 8:21:44 PM

What a wonderful portrait, Rakesh!!!! I love the how your excellent lighting highlights this classic face!!!! Congratulations!!!!:) #3392177

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 9/30/2006 9:41:23 PM

A beautiful shot, Rakesh, as always...Huge Congrats, dude!!! #3392296

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 9/30/2006 10:43:38 PM

Classic! His pose, the lighting and use of B/W are truly wonderful here. Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Rakesh!

Susan Walzer 10/1/2006 3:12:08 AM

Just wonderful Rakesh! #3392864

Leonard Pierce 10/1/2006 7:55:42 AM

Fantastic portrait Rakesh!! Congratulations on your Second Place win! #3393801

Stefan G 10/1/2006 8:14:08 AM

Congratulations on your second place win, Rakesh! Wonderful portrait! #3393874

Anita Hogue 10/1/2006 10:41:59 AM

A Big Congratulations on tis fabulous portrait as a second place, Rakesh! So very beautifully done! #3394370

Ronald F. Fischer 10/1/2006 1:54:00 PM

Congratulations on this awesome WINNER! #3394752

Wende Trew 10/1/2006 1:56:52 PM

Big Congrats on this wonderful portrait!!! Very well done!!!! #3394762

Cora Miller level-deluxe 10/1/2006 3:20:14 PM

Your use of light and the way you capture your model's character is amazing, Rakesh. Congratulations on your win. #3394941

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 10/1/2006 8:26:16 PM

Thank you so much for your wonderful words, friends! #3396061

Tammy Scott level-deluxe 10/2/2006 3:59:12 AM

I am so happy to see this one here. Congratulations on a well deserved win #3397035

Photographer level-deluxe 10/2/2006 4:43:19 AM

Great job Rakesh!
Congratulations on your win! #3397276

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. level-deluxe 10/3/2006 9:19:42 AM

A belated congratulations to you, my friend, on this win. I love your shots of this guy. You capture his inner spirit in them so well. They are awesome!!! #3402658

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 10/3/2006 9:53:23 AM

Thank you Tammy, Reine and Marvin for your great words!!! #3402776

Milan Banik 10/3/2006 11:45:19 AM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh,sorry I am late here,bussy with Durga puja. #3403101

Allan L. Whitehead 10/3/2006 1:06:47 PM

Woderful win, Rakesh, well done my friend - Allan #3403433

Dr. Harmeet Singh 10/3/2006 11:19:15 PM

Congratulations on winning ..Well done. #3404996

Mary C. Legg 10/3/2006 11:36:58 PM

such crowd here! how do you mnage to shake hnds with all of them? really beautiful photograph and I have visited it many times, but still moved by it. thank-you rakesh for stopping by. I feel much better now. #3405010

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 10/3/2006 11:57:35 PM

Thank you Milan, Allan, Harmeet and Mary for your kind words! #3405021

Nobu Nagase 10/8/2006 3:08:21 PM

Fabulous image!!!
Many congrats!!! #3423487

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:10:28 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432385

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:10:40 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432387

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:10:45 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432389

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:10:51 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432390

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:11:11 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432393

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe 10/10/2006 7:13:26 PM

Sorry computer problem. #3432413

Lynn Crawford level-deluxe 10/27/2006 9:26:37 AM

Congrats Rakesh in this beautiful Second Place Win :) #3509157

Jimmy Bhogal level-deluxe 12/6/2006 2:37:19 AM

Gorgeous colors, gorgeous image, gorgeous person !!

regards- jimmy B #3671862

Pradeep K. Kaushik level-deluxe 12/6/2006 4:08:07 AM

Rakesh Ji!! Congratulations on your Second Place win!! #3672336

Sabrina De Vries level-deluxe 11/21/2007 4:46:18 AM

Very strong portrait Rakesh!
Congratulations on your second place win! #5105828

Tayseera Al-Barram level-deluxe 10/28/2008 9:20:35 PM

Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait !

Congratulations on your second place win! #6676112

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A portrait of my senior friend by window light.
Happy August to everyone!!

Uploaded on 8/1/2006 12:09:50 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

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