© Rakesh Syal


Revonda L. Gentry 11/28/2006 1:37:01 AM

An amazing and wonderful portrait, Rakesh!! #563687

Manuel Barrera 11/28/2006 2:10:11 AM

Great use of natural light, Rakesh, Beautiful portrait #3641272

Dr. Harmeet Singh 11/28/2006 2:17:41 AM

Wow!Beautiful sir.Baba ji looks really great. #3641281

Renee Doyle 11/28/2006 2:19:05 AM

Fantastic Rakesh!

Carol Sawyer 11/28/2006 2:26:28 AM

Beautiful portrait and the lighting is great, Rakesh!! #3641310

Glenn E. Urquhart 11/28/2006 2:26:29 AM

Just as Stunning as the original, Rakesh!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3641311

Carolyn M. Fletcher 11/28/2006 2:27:14 AM

Wow, where do I get one of these guys? He can have my spare room! I am as always amazed by your photos of him! #3641313

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 2:36:46 AM

I always enjoy your portraits of him, because he looks like a friend of mine. Great shot, Rakesh! #3641342

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 2:36:55 AM

I always enjoy your portraits of him, because he looks like a friend of mine. Great shot, Rakesh! #3641343

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 2:39:09 AM

I always enjoy your portraits of him, because he looks like a friend of mine. Great shot, Rakesh! #3641351

Donald K. Cherry 11/28/2006 2:40:15 AM

Very powerful and moving portrait, Rakesh!! #3641357

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 2:44:26 AM

I always enjoy your portraits of him, because he looks like a friend of mine. Great shot, Rakesh! #3641375

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 2:45:07 AM

I always enjoy your portraits of him, because he looks like a friend of mine. Great shot, Rakesh! #3641377

Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2006 3:10:47 AM

So sorry Rakesh, the page always came up with an error, I didn't relise it was posting the message :-( #3641473

Kenneth Mucke 11/28/2006 3:23:29 AM

Superbly done Rakesh..I love his really captured a man in deep thought. #3641490

Colleen Braun 11/28/2006 3:26:23 AM

wonderful... #3641502

Ross Throndson 11/28/2006 4:01:45 AM

Outstanding Portrait & Image, Rakesh....Beautiful!! :^) #3641643

Ray Thoms 11/28/2006 4:07:37 AM

Amazing lighting and detail Rakesh....your portraits always amaze me, well done! #3641665

Melissa A. Mannon 11/28/2006 4:25:38 AM

very nice Rakesh! #3641749

Robert R. Goodman 11/28/2006 4:41:10 AM

A very beautiful capture Rakesh!!!!!! #3641801

Sharon King 11/28/2006 4:49:00 AM

Nice to see this one in color, just Beautiful! #3641826

Jeff Robinson 11/28/2006 4:54:27 AM

Outstanding portrait Rakesh!! You have really mastered the light!! Jeff #3641852

Linda D. Lester 11/28/2006 5:05:24 AM

Such a wonderful model you have! Beautiful shot! #3641899

Ken Smith 11/28/2006 5:21:46 AM

Beautiful portrait, Rakesh! #3641934

Su Sana E. P 11/28/2006 5:46:11 AM

Rakesh, this color version is absolutely captivating!! Your use of lighting is extremely impressive here. #3642018

Barbara Helgason 11/28/2006 6:11:05 AM

Outstanding, I just love this series Rakesh! #3642132

Wende Trew 11/28/2006 6:36:21 AM

I agree Outstanding work Rakesh!!! It is very captivating!!! #3642255

Mary Timman 11/28/2006 6:36:56 AM

Truly amazing portrait. Just breathtaking. #3642257

Rakesh Syal 11/28/2006 6:48:44 AM

Thank yo so much for your valueable words, friends! #3642303

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/28/2006 6:54:36 AM

With both versions, your exquisite lighting is the most prominent element. This, like the other is very expressive and well composed. They both have wonderfully sharp detail, as well, Rakesh!!! #3642334

Chastity Abbott 11/28/2006 7:00:08 AM

I love this in color!!!!! The lighting is exquisite and so it really makes this so masterful!!!!! Looks like it should be huge and hanging somewhere grand!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bravo to you, this is one awesome portrait!!! #3642354

Evy Johansen 11/28/2006 7:22:45 AM

Perfection!!! Awesome image, Rakesh!! #3642455

Amy JACKSON 11/28/2006 7:28:46 AM

Excellent portrait, Rakesh! #3642484

Ronald F. Fischer 11/28/2006 7:33:55 AM

WOW, Rakesh, what a powerful capture!! #3642510

Pamela Shane 11/28/2006 7:44:11 AM

Spectacular in color Rakesh; can't decide which I like the best, as I love this gentleman in b&w too. A very
moving portrait - outstanding work as always!!!! :) #3642554

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/28/2006 8:39:23 AM

Stunning and powerful image..super lighting as well. Great job, Rakesh! #3642746

Claudia Kuhn 11/28/2006 9:23:51 AM

Wonderfl portrait, great lighting and colors! #3642962

Terry L. Ellis 11/28/2006 9:28:33 AM

Outstanding portrait, Rakesh! The color, subject pose and light are incredible! #3642980

Bridgette B 11/28/2006 9:30:33 AM

Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!! #3642988

Bill Wyatt 11/28/2006 9:48:41 AM

Wonderful lighting and colors!! #3643052

Karen Engelbreth 11/28/2006 9:59:53 AM

Fantastic portrait, Rakesh! #3643082

Michael Khoury 11/28/2006 10:30:04 AM

~~~Beautiful portrait, Gorgeous lighting~~~
M #3643186

Nadine A. Lewis 11/28/2006 10:31:46 AM

OUTSTANDING, Rakesh!!! Awesome lighting, rich color, and great composition!!! <>< #3643195

Husain Akhtar 11/28/2006 10:52:34 AM

Very cooperative and great character, a photographer's dream! Smashing portrait, depicting mood and expression! Great work Rakesh! Tusi naraz te nein?

Ermanno Radice 11/28/2006 11:42:17 AM

Gorgeous and intense portrait, wonderful pose and composition, Rakesh!! #3643410

Agnes Fegan 11/28/2006 11:44:16 AM

Beautiful work and lighting on this portrait Rakesh! #3643414

John Connolly 11/28/2006 1:40:05 PM

Unbelievable lighting, and superb detail here Rakesh! A flawless presentation! #3643650

Karen Bacon 11/28/2006 2:07:45 PM

Outstanding portrait Rakesh! #3643699

Gail Vitikacs 11/28/2006 2:16:29 PM

Fabulous...perfect in so many ways! #3643715

Mary N C. Taitt 11/28/2006 8:57:43 PM

Fabulous portrait, Rakes, great detail and capture. #3644705

Mary N C. Taitt 11/28/2006 8:57:44 PM

Fabulous portrait, Rakes, great detail and capture. #3644706

Darryl Wilkinson 11/28/2006 9:08:51 PM

Another masterpiece, Rakesh. You two make an excellent team!! #3644727

Rakesh Syal 11/28/2006 9:15:34 PM

Thank you so much all!! #3644737

Kaye Burazin 11/28/2006 9:59:23 PM

I think this one is my favorite from your series of your friend and mentor's portraits as of this date Rakesh. Exquisite as always! #3644828

Janine Russell 11/29/2006 12:03:24 AM

Rakesh, excellent color, clarity, exposure and lighting. #3644993

Graeme yew Chow 11/29/2006 12:03:55 AM

Fantastic lighting and wonderful colors. The corners are well vignetted too, Rakesh. #3644995

Kathy Reeves 11/29/2006 4:17:27 AM

Fantastic image Rakesh!!!! #3645569

S P Mukherji 11/29/2006 8:52:50 AM

AGAIN OUTSTANDING Rakeshji!! #3646767

Lavone Vannoy 11/29/2006 12:13:35 PM

Amazing as always Rakesh! #3647533

Rakesh Syal 11/29/2006 12:27:07 PM

Thank you Kaye, Janine, Graeme, Kathy, Mukherji and Lavone for your so nice words! #3647594

Dr Silly 11/30/2006 1:38:36 PM

Super portrait, as all ways. :O)

Tarun Bose 11/30/2006 11:38:20 PM

Outstanding portrait in colour. Looks again a winner. Jai ho, Kapoor sahib ki. Kapoor sahib ne aap ko bahut inam dilwaye hain. #3652886

Jenny Bosmans 12/29/2006 8:55:27 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful Finalist, Rakesh! :) #3750920

Paula Dwyer 12/29/2006 9:05:57 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on another excellent finalist!! :) #3751081

Janine Russell 12/29/2006 9:09:13 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on your finalist. #3751151

Carla Metzler 12/29/2006 9:09:29 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! :) #3751158

Chastity Abbott 12/29/2006 9:16:54 AM

Congrats to you and good luck the next round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful lighting and gorgeous colors!!!! #3751282

Dr Silly 12/29/2006 9:20:05 AM

Congratulations Rakesh. :O)

Laurence Saliba 12/29/2006 9:29:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh!!! #3751485

Deborah Sandidge 12/29/2006 9:32:48 AM

Congratulations on this exceptional and expressive portrait finalist, Rakesh! #3751533

eileen bedford 12/29/2006 9:36:27 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Rakesh!


Wende Trew 12/29/2006 10:02:15 AM

Big Congrats Rakesh!!! This is such an amazing image!!!! #3752044

Husain Akhtar 12/29/2006 10:05:02 AM

Another very well deserved finalist - new that - big congratulation my friend! Kapoor bhai ko mithai zaroor khilana! #3752092

Kenneth Mucke 12/29/2006 10:06:24 AM

Another superb finalist....congrats #3752113

Stephanie Laird 12/29/2006 10:34:03 AM

I've lost count on all of your amazing finalist! Congratulations!!!! #3752579

Lynn Crawford 12/29/2006 10:42:22 AM

Congrats again Rakesh :) #3752691

Evy Johansen 12/29/2006 10:48:36 AM

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist, Rakesh... Simply BEAUTIFUL!! #3752771

Kay E. Mahoney 12/29/2006 11:20:30 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3753055

Renee Doyle 12/29/2006 11:30:26 AM

Yeah! Congratulations Rakesh!!

Glenn E. Urquhart 12/29/2006 11:37:17 AM

A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Rakesh!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3753183

Terry L. Ellis 12/29/2006 11:43:28 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on this stunning finalist! AGAIN!!!! #3753239

Revonda L. Gentry 12/29/2006 12:16:40 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful portrait, Rakesh!! #3753547

Karen Beri 12/29/2006 12:36:11 PM

Stunningly beautiful, Rakesh! Big Congrats!
Karen #3753802

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 12/29/2006 12:38:28 PM

Spectacular image. Congradulations. #3753843

Cathy M. Gromball 12/29/2006 12:43:03 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #3753911

Bill Wyatt 12/29/2006 1:25:34 PM

It is good to see this face has not lost favor with the judges because it is a special face.
Congratulations on your finalist! #3754269

Ken Smith 12/29/2006 1:28:53 PM

I agree with Bill. Congrats!! #3754298

Manuel Barrera 12/29/2006 3:19:36 PM

A great big congratulations, Rakesh, but I like him better as a Santa Claus, lol, #3755126

Mary K. Robison 12/29/2006 3:21:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh, on this elegant portrait making finalist! Best of luck to you next level with it! #3755140

Ray Thoms 12/29/2006 3:31:14 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh....a great one! #3755189

Anne D. Eigen 12/29/2006 4:14:13 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist and good luck with it, Rakesh!!! #3755435

Barbara Waldoch 12/29/2006 5:08:30 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Rakesh! #3755618

Candice C. Calhoun 12/29/2006 5:35:49 PM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

ccc #3755749

Tamera S. Phillips 12/29/2006 6:28:41 PM

Congrats once again Rakesh. Your friend makes a great subject! #3756075

Jeff Robinson 12/29/2006 7:03:09 PM

Very well deserved Rakesh; congrats!! Jeff #3756287

Denise M. Snyder 12/29/2006 7:27:18 PM

What a phenomenal portrait Rakesh - a well deserved finalist!!! Congrats and good luck in the next round! #3756447

Lorraine A. Cook 12/29/2006 8:12:29 PM

Big Congratulations, Rakesh!<:)) #3756765

Kristi A. Howson 12/29/2006 8:23:06 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the next round Rakesh. Beautiful capture in this natural light! #3756854

The Judges at 12/29/2006 8:38:22 PM

The best lighting is often the most simple..soft window lighting creates a beautiful light that allows the eye to move across the portrait. #3756988

Rakesh Syal 12/29/2006 10:09:51 PM

Thank you so much all and the judges!! #3757498

Datha Y. Thompson 12/29/2006 10:57:50 PM

EXCELLENT Rakesh!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #3757679

Graeme yew Chow 12/30/2006 12:42:58 AM

Congratulation Rakesh on this awesome image. #3757880

Paul G Slate 12/30/2006 4:15:19 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! what a wonderful photo! #3758273

Su Sana E. P 12/30/2006 4:33:05 AM

Master Rakesh, Congratulations on another classic portrait image!! #3758331

Ross Throndson 12/30/2006 4:39:18 AM

Big Congratulations, Rakesh, on this Great Portrait & all of your Beautiful Finalists!!! :^) #3758358

Barbara Helgason 12/30/2006 6:19:01 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!! #3758884

Nancy L. Green 12/30/2006 8:12:54 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!! Wonderful image!! <>< #3759444

Jennifer Rennison 12/30/2006 10:38:02 AM

Outstanding portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #3760122

Linda D. Lester 12/30/2006 2:49:57 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3760934

Gail Vitikacs 12/30/2006 3:07:54 PM

We love them all! Congratulations and best of luck! #3761025

Kathy Reeves 12/30/2006 4:50:28 PM

Congratulations Rakesh!!! Outstanding! #3761435

John V. Roscich 12/31/2006 12:22:35 PM

JOHN #3763673

Emile Abbott 12/31/2006 3:38:32 PM

Congratulations on outstanding portrait and finalist, Rakesh. #3764285

Judyann Plante 1/6/2007 4:06:35 PM

Rakesh,Sorry this is so late. The last of my holiday company just left today.

Congratualtions on your finalists and Happy New Year!

Judyann ><>

Ugur Erkmen 1/8/2007 10:39:32 AM

Masterful lighting and great composition.Congratulations on this well-deserved win my friend. #3795949

Ugur Erkmen 1/8/2007 10:40:22 AM

Masterful lighting and great composition.Congratulations on this well-deserved win my friend. #3795954

Ugur Erkmen 1/8/2007 10:40:27 AM

Masterful lighting and great composition.Congratulations on this well-deserved win my friend. #3795955

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Color version of my earlier post, of course light is from a window.

Uploaded on 11/28/2006 1:26:43 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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