Ken R. Frischkorn level-classic 2/24/2009 11:01:11 AM

A moving and powerful portrait, Beautifully done in B&W. #1088744

David Phalen level-classic 2/24/2009 11:12:17 AM

The light, contrast, tones and clarity are amazing!! #7208490

Troy Gallagher 2/24/2009 12:10:39 PM

WOW!! Incredible portrait Rakesh, wonderful lighting, tones, and comp.

Troy #7208916

Michelle Alton level-classic 2/24/2009 1:41:12 PM

Wow...a brilliant portrait, Rakesh! Love the lighting. #7209585

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/24/2009 3:08:03 PM

I could look at this guy all day and never get tired of him. What an interesting face he has. #7210022

Mary L. Graham level-classic 2/24/2009 4:29:52 PM

This is a stunning Portrait Rakesh... I love this model!! =) #7210301

William C. Raco level-classic 2/24/2009 5:32:17 PM

Fabulous lighting, detail and pose
Excellent portrait, Rakesh #7210569

Nancy L. Green level-classic 2/24/2009 8:18:16 PM

FANTASTIC my friend, OUITSTANDING lighting and wonderful POV!! <>< #7211225

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2009 6:52:12 AM

This is a stunning low key portrait with great lighting and fine detail, Rakesh!! Your conversion into black and white is awesome!! #7213155

Pamela Shane level-classic 2/25/2009 8:59:32 AM

My favorite of your models - superb b/w portrait Rakesh. #7213686

Stephen Zacker level-classic 2/25/2009 10:19:09 AM

Superb portrait and lighting #7213955

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/25/2009 11:21:04 AM

Thank you friends, this is one of my highly awarded work, natione wide and internationaly acclaimed, do not know how BP will treat this. #7214180

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/26/2009 8:48:13 AM

a great portrait! #7217724

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/26/2009 10:52:49 PM

This is an awesome portrait, Rakesh!! Beautiful done!! #7220408

Mukesh Srivastava level-classic 3/25/2009 10:12:23 AM

Congrats for Finalist and wish good luck for next round.... #7327491

Pamela Shane level-classic 3/25/2009 10:22:14 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Rakesh. He is among my favorites of your
subjects. #7327596

Allen O. Howard 3/25/2009 10:32:29 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh. #7327726

Christian Rosito level-classic 3/25/2009 10:38:13 AM

WOW! Congratulations, great finalist! #7327794

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/25/2009 10:57:42 AM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Rakesh!!! #7328029

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/25/2009 11:05:40 AM

Congratulations! #7328142

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap level-classic 3/25/2009 11:11:41 AM

A Huge Congratulations on this stunning finalist Rakesh Sir!! #7328207

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/25/2009 11:20:52 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #7328319

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/25/2009 11:21:31 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh!!! #7328326

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 3/25/2009 2:21:29 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Rakesh. #7329855

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/25/2009 2:24:41 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this marvelous finalist!


Nadya Johnson level-classic 3/25/2009 3:37:27 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Rakesh! #7330355

Peter Appelbaum level-classic 3/25/2009 4:18:41 PM

Rakesh, this is a winner. Congrats. Peter #7330640

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 3/25/2009 5:13:36 PM

Congrats Rakesh on this Wonderful Finalist! Jeff #7331117

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/25/2009 5:28:05 PM

Congratulatons, Rakesh. A magical image that I'm sure isn't finished yet! #7331170

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 3/25/2009 5:59:39 PM

A superb finalist, Rakesh! Congratulations! #7331345

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/25/2009 7:06:26 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Rakesh!!! #7331835

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 3/26/2009 12:09:33 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!,
Amalia #7332653

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 3/26/2009 7:26:19 AM

Fantastic lighting and portrait! Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #7334343

Rakesh Syal level-classic 3/26/2009 8:07:42 AM


Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/26/2009 3:48:21 PM

Awesome Rakesh! Congratulations on your finalist! #7336316

Remi Trepanier 3/26/2009 4:10:34 PM

Beautiful capture Rakesh!!! Congratulation :) #7336404

Pamela Shane 3/26/2009 4:35:03 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic image
being a winner Rakesh. #7336548

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 3/26/2009 4:57:05 PM

Wonderful portrait Rakesh! Congratulations! #7336741

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/26/2009 5:11:49 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh on your fantastic win! #7336860

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/26/2009 5:26:14 PM

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh!!! #7336961

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/26/2009 6:04:06 PM

So well deserved, Rakesh!! BIG congratulations on this awesome win!! #7337173

Wendy Moghadam level-classic 3/26/2009 6:27:41 PM

Amazing portrait! Congratulations on your win! #7337348

Kate Baumgartner 3/26/2009 9:00:33 PM

Another amazing capture of life, Rakesh. Congratulations and keep 'em coming. You are an amazing photographer. #7337856

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/26/2009 11:40:25 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! #7338245

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/27/2009 2:17:25 AM

Congratulations! #7338568

Nadya Johnson 3/27/2009 5:06:36 AM

Congratulations on your marvelous winner, Rakesh! #7339114

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/27/2009 5:12:57 AM

A wonderful winner!
Congratulations, Rakesh!
~Lisa #7339138

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 3/27/2009 5:13:45 AM

Another exquisite portrait!! Congratulations, Rakesh, on your win! #7339141

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/27/2009 6:19:52 AM

A BIG Congratulations!!!! #7339491

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 3/27/2009 8:15:28 AM

FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!!!! WTG, Rakesh!!!!! :-) k #7339928

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/27/2009 8:17:18 AM

Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Rakesh!

jo ann c. #7339935

Rakesh Syal level-classic 3/27/2009 11:50:30 AM

Thank you God, thank you friends! #7340829

Tarun Bose 3/27/2009 12:08:13 PM

Big, big congrats my dear friend for your deserving winner. Kya baat hai. #7340933

Rhonda Burger 3/27/2009 12:12:55 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340970

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/27/2009 3:34:23 PM

Excellent Tarun! CONGRATULATIONS #7341625

Lakshmi Sridharan 3/27/2009 5:27:19 PM

Congratulations Rakesh. wonderful BW #7341910

Cora Miller level-classic 3/27/2009 8:26:38 PM

A very moving portrait, Rakesh. Congratulations on your win. #7342278

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/28/2009 5:07:03 PM

Excellent portrait work Rakesh!!! Congratulations! #7345824

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 3/28/2009 8:59:51 PM

A sensational win, Rakesh! Congratulations! #7346498

Ken Smith level-classic 3/28/2009 9:13:54 PM

Very nicely done, Rakesh..you are the master of these portraits. Congrats to you! #7346527

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/28/2009 11:21:05 PM

Congratulations on your win Rakesh! #7346682

3/29/2009 8:04:31 AM

Congratulations Rakesh! #7347927

Anna Diederich level-classic 3/29/2009 1:54:25 PM

Congratulations Rakesh!


Patricia Ronan 3/29/2009 2:31:21 PM

Congrats on your win Rakesh! A beautiful portrait study:)) #7349413

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 3/29/2009 3:30:01 PM

Stunning image. Beautiful portrait. Congrats on your win.
JP #7349710

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 3/30/2009 6:46:52 AM

Quite a reverent portrait and a great win Rakesh. Peace, karen #7352050

Katarina Mansson level-classic 3/31/2009 3:42:40 AM

Excellent portrait with a strong feeling in it. Congratulations Rakesh! #7355402

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/1/2009 12:08:06 AM

CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman. #7358437

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 4/2/2009 2:15:52 AM

Congratulations Rakesh on your Win!!!

Dominick #7362762

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 4/2/2009 7:24:59 AM


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Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

Uploaded on 2/24/2009 10:46:01 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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