© Rakesh Syal


Anita Hogue 11/12/2007 10:09:47 AM

Beautiful presentation, Rakesh! Love that pear in the bottom corner. Excellent contrast! #784828

Linda L. Ruiz 11/12/2007 10:14:26 AM

love, love, love it. #5063399

Jeff Robinson 11/12/2007 10:32:56 AM

An Outstanding still-life image Rakesh!! Jeff #5063481

Liz blahh 11/12/2007 10:48:07 AM

Love the Shadow play, lighting and contrast of colors with the pear against the blue. Niceely done! #5063527

Robert R. Goodman 11/12/2007 11:22:10 AM

Absolutely stunning,Rakesh.Beautiful still life!!!!!!! #5063599

Tiia Vissak 11/12/2007 11:36:37 AM

Wow! A great capture! Beautiful colors & details! #5063642

Carolyn M. Fletcher 11/12/2007 11:45:01 AM

Absolutely perfect! A winner! #5063677

Frank Creamer 11/12/2007 12:16:37 PM

Beautiful.Nice art.Well done.I like the color. #5063821

Alexis Yobbagy 11/12/2007 12:17:52 PM

Fantastic colour contrast with the pear!!! Beautifully put together!!! #5063829

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/12/2007 12:23:04 PM

Outstanding still life with incredible color contrast between the pear and the dishes, Rakesh!! This is a really beautiful image!! #5063855

Lynne Morris 11/12/2007 12:49:22 PM

This is a stunning still life Rakesh, I am sure we will see this beauty again! #5063960

Paul Michko 11/12/2007 3:10:06 PM

Excellent still life, Rakesh. #5064515

Ronald Balthazor 11/12/2007 5:52:19 PM

Another eyecatching work of art, Rakesh. #5065161

Colette M. Metcalf 11/12/2007 7:32:08 PM

Winner!!! #5065591

Dr. Harmeet Singh 11/13/2007 1:51:37 AM

Wow..Excellent still life capture.This one is Gorgeous.It is a Winner.. #5066470

Daniella Puente 11/13/2007 9:00:34 AM

Light, composition, is all amazing! A still life winner already SUPERB WORK dear Rakesh... #5068353

Darlene Kiener 11/13/2007 1:42:33 PM

Phenomenal still life - gorgeous lines and use of complimentary color w/ the pear. Wow. A sure winner. #5069391

Sandra R. Alvey 11/13/2007 8:40:10 PM

Gorgeous Still Rakesh! I love that pop of color against the subdued lines of the plates and bowl. Wonderful lighting!


Vicki L. Filippin 11/13/2007 9:28:33 PM

Simply stunning image, Rakesh, as always. I love how you used the blue background to blend towards the blue plates then adding the pop of color with the pear. We can all learn SO much from you. Thank you for sharing your unique eye with us again.
:-) #5070799

Nancy L. Green 11/14/2007 8:30:21 PM

Fantastic lighting and tones in this beautiful image Rakesh, a winner for sure!! <>< #5075329

Rakesh Syal 11/14/2007 8:39:27 PM

Thank you so much all for your kind words of support!! #5075356

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 11/15/2007 12:30:59 PM

The composition and lighting are wonderful Rakesh!,
Amalia #5078268

Lisa J. Boulden 11/16/2007 7:31:03 AM

Gorgeous color and design elements, Rakesh! The lighting is magnificent!
A real winner in my eyes!
--Lisa #5082086

Lynn Haack 11/18/2007 5:23:50 PM

Outstanding and inspiring...Lynn #5092896

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/20/2007 8:22:00 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, deserves a win in my book!

jo ann c. #5102049

David Phalen 11/21/2007 8:57:46 AM

Another fantastic still life. Love the shapes, color tones and the pear adds a perfect touch. #5106853

Tarun Bose 11/22/2007 2:46:55 AM

As usual a fantastic still life shot from the Master. Outstanding natural lighting. Lovely colours. Great work Rakesh. #5109505

Guy D. Biechele 11/27/2007 11:23:38 AM

I love your dark pottery still lifes. The pear really lights this one up! #5136387

Cesar J. La Rosa 12/5/2007 10:25:23 PM

I knew this one was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail. Excellent composition, colors texture and lighting. Wonderful work, as usual!!!
Cesar #5173836

Patricia Ronan 12/19/2007 2:46:24 PM

Congratulations on your 2 beautiful finalists Rakesh:) #5228694

RC Fritz 12/19/2007 3:30:20 PM

Beautiful still life. Great composition. Congratulations, Rakesh! #5229067

Gail Vitikacs 12/19/2007 3:41:47 PM

No surprise on this beauty! CONGRATULATIONS! #5229173

Girish Vaghela 12/19/2007 3:49:33 PM

You are great, I always enjoy your images, Congratulations, Rakesh! #5229255

Rakesh Syal 12/19/2007 3:53:26 PM

Thank you for your kind support friends! #5229290

Megan p 12/19/2007 4:04:06 PM

Ohhhhhhh Beautiful, I love yellow and blue together!!!!Gorgeous light Rakesh!! #5229396

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 4:19:32 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Excellent Rakesh! #5229573

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 4:23:10 PM

Excellent in every way! Congrats on this amazing finalist, Rakesh! :) #5229613

Ronald Balthazor 12/19/2007 4:40:17 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Rakesh. #5229812

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/19/2007 4:51:24 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh on this beautiful finalist!! #5229900

Guy D. Biechele 12/19/2007 4:54:04 PM

Glad to see that this gorgeous still life was picked as a Finalist. Congratulations! #5229926

Barbara Waldoch 12/19/2007 5:24:51 PM

Congratulations on this spectacular finalist, Rakesh! #5230169

Jessica Jenney 12/19/2007 5:27:12 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh on your gorgeous still life! #5230200

Nadya Johnson 12/19/2007 5:55:11 PM

Congratulations Rakesh, on your exquisite finalist! #5230479

Linda D. Lester 12/19/2007 6:05:43 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! Good luck in the next round!! #5230554

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/19/2007 6:14:34 PM

Stunning and outstanding finalist, Rakesh!
Debby #5230630

Sandra R. Alvey 12/19/2007 7:03:36 PM

Rakesh congrats on ALL your gorgeous finalists! Good luck my friend in the next round of judging!! #5231036

Dan Holm 12/19/2007 7:26:48 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding WINNER, Rakesh! #5231181

Su Sana E. P 12/19/2007 7:31:12 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Rakesh!! #5231222

Ken Smith 12/19/2007 7:42:01 PM

Excellent work, Rakesh! Congrats again! #5231341

Terry L. Ellis 12/19/2007 7:55:10 PM

An outstanding Second Place win, Rakesh! Sorry I didn't get to congratulate you sooner on your finalist. It went so quickly! So good to hear from you! #5231424

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 7:58:11 PM

CONGRATS, Rakesh, on this sensational WINNER!!!! :) #5231449

Mike D. Perez 12/19/2007 8:19:10 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on a great Winner! #5231603

Sharon Day 12/19/2007 8:29:11 PM

Another awesome still life, Rakesh!!! Big congratulations! #5231706

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 8:33:46 PM

Congratulations on your second place win Rakesh! #5231770

Kay E. Mahoney 12/19/2007 8:46:56 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Rakesh. #5231908

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/19/2007 8:51:16 PM

Perfect!! Congratulations! #5231951

Susana Ms Heide 12/19/2007 9:02:05 PM

You have a one-of-a-kind style Rakesh!!! I usually recognize your still life images form the thumbnails. Your lighting is perfection!!! Love the smooth textures!! Many CONGRATS!! #5232039

Evy Johansen 12/19/2007 9:52:01 PM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Rakesh!! #5232323

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 10:05:03 PM

This is a so beautiful still life Rakesh !! BIg Big congrats on your so well deserved win :O) #5232413

Barbara Waldoch 12/19/2007 11:25:38 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on this wonderful win! #5232710

Mary K. Robison 12/20/2007 12:29:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Rakesh! Gorgeous still life! #5232841

Laurence Saliba 12/20/2007 1:18:41 AM

A BIG Congrats to you on this splendid winner Rakesh!!!!!!! #5232926

Manuel Barrera 12/20/2007 1:40:54 AM

Well deserved! Congratulations, Rakesh #5232989

Renee Doyle 12/20/2007 1:58:26 AM

I so admire your work!! Big congratulations to you Rakesh on this super win! #5233024

Autum Rhoades 12/20/2007 4:30:59 AM

Stunning use of color and presentation - great work! Congrats on your win! #5233642

Sharon King 12/20/2007 4:34:30 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on this terrific still life winning image! #5233659

Rakesh Syal 12/20/2007 5:43:22 AM

Thank you so much all my friends for your kind messages! #5233937

Girish Vaghela 12/20/2007 6:04:48 AM

Great win, Congratulations, Rakesh! #5234099

Dr. Harmeet Singh 12/20/2007 6:08:54 AM

Big Congratulations on this big winner,Syal Ji. #5234132

Aimee S. McMaster 12/20/2007 6:32:13 AM

....much congratulations on this wonderful winner Rakesh....Aimée #5234248

Dr Silly 12/20/2007 6:32:25 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on this wonderful win. :O)

Jill Flynn 12/20/2007 7:10:28 AM

So elegant in its presentation. And the pear is the perfect touch Rakesh. BEAUTIFUL still life. No one does it better. Congratulations on your WIN! #5234382

Cathy Stancil 12/20/2007 8:13:37 AM

Congratulations on this brilliant still, Rakesh!! Excellent work, as always! #5234630

Bill Wyatt 12/20/2007 8:23:06 AM

Congratulations on your Winner!! #5234683

Emile Abbott 12/20/2007 8:26:08 AM

Great lighting on this still life winner and a huge congratulation Rakesh on your exceptional talents. #5234696

Nadya Johnson 12/20/2007 9:26:54 AM

Rakesh, congratulations on your very stunning Winner! #5234892

Kristi A. Howson 12/20/2007 9:53:08 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Rakesh! Contrasts and tonal values are so incredible! #5235018

David Phalen 12/20/2007 10:26:05 AM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner! #5235120

ALLEN O. HOWARD 12/20/2007 10:34:48 AM

Beautiful Rakesh! Congratulations! #5235171

Stephen Zacker 12/20/2007 11:08:45 AM

Stunning still life. Congratulations #5235328

Patricia Ronan 12/20/2007 2:37:21 PM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh:)
Beautiful image:) #5235930

Colleen Farrell 12/20/2007 4:48:39 PM

Outstanding work, Rakesh--congratulations on your win! #5236389

Anita Hogue 12/20/2007 4:51:40 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous image, Rakesh! #5236401

Claudia Kuhn 12/20/2007 4:59:47 PM

Beautiful still life Rakesh, congratulations to you! #5236444

Sam Britt 12/20/2007 8:02:43 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Rakesh! #5237128

Graeme yew Chow 12/20/2007 8:24:30 PM

Congratulation on your super win, Rakesh. #5237201

Corinne M. Thompson 12/20/2007 10:20:22 PM

Excellent image...Congrats Rakesh! #5237598

Tarun Bose 12/21/2007 1:16:18 AM

Big, big congrats Ricky for your excellent winner. Well done. #5237882

eileen bedford 12/21/2007 6:14:57 AM

Congratulations on this Great Win Rakesh... #5238816

Christopher Budny 12/21/2007 1:42:28 PM

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh! Your still-life images are always lovely. #5240438

RC Fritz 12/21/2007 3:28:42 PM

Congratulations on your WIN!!! #5240746

Marsha S. Smith 12/21/2007 7:55:37 PM

Beautiful study, Rakesh. Congratulations! #5241499

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/22/2007 4:23:08 AM

Hearty congrats on your win, Rakesh! #5242195

Sanjay KH 12/26/2007 2:25:52 AM

Congrats!! very nicely done. #5253830

Ross Throndson 12/27/2007 11:19:16 PM

Many Congratulations, Rakesh, on this Wonderful Winner......Have a Happy & Safe New Year!!! #5259658

Milan Banik 12/28/2007 1:38:20 AM

congratulations Rakwsh #5259872

Darryl Wilkinson 12/31/2007 11:18:12 PM

Rakesh, Really nice to see your incredible work among the winners! Congratulations on a most deserving award!

Happy New Year to you! #5274763

Vicki Hunt 1/7/2008 12:20:55 PM

Beautiful! congrats! #5305396

Donna W. Neal 4/5/2008 4:13:02 AM

Rakesh, I just looked at your gallery trying to catch up a bit. WOW so many beauties! Do you use filters on these to change the colors or do you really have black, blue and white. I love these shots and they seem to always be winners. Great lighting and still lifes. #5746871

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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