© Rakesh Syal


Uploaded: September 05, 2005 00:39:53


Paul E. Earl September 05, 2005

Another one of your fine people photos!! I love how you compose these shots. They are so full of mood!! #305406

S J September 05, 2005

A WINNER in my view, Rakesh!!! Oh I just love the lighting on this outstanding capture!!!! Wow!!!! #1802777

Jenny Bosmans September 05, 2005

Wonderful work again, Rakesh!! You're a master at this!! Love it! #1802788

Paul Sikora September 05, 2005

Rakesh, don't you get tired of producing these exquisite images each and every day. Just when I think you have reached the apex you come up with something better. #1802798

Robyn Mackenzie September 05, 2005

Excellent capture, Rakesh! Have you ever thought of a career as a photojournalist?? #1802829

Bonnie C. Lackey September 05, 2005

The lighting is so amazing in this fantastic image, Rakesh. What a gift you have... #1802852

Kirsi Bertolini September 05, 2005

Great shadowplay and arrangement. Very moody. #1802880

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 05, 2005

Compelling and deeply meaningful photo, Rakesh! Sensational monthly theme photo!

ccc #1802893

Paul Michko September 05, 2005

I love how this shot tells a story, Rakesh. Terrific job. #1802906

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 05, 2005

Outstanding!! #1802926

Kerby Pfrangle September 05, 2005


Love your people images. This is wonderful. Nice detail and love the mood to the shot. Kerby #1802959

Debbie Hartley September 05, 2005

Excellent Rakesh! #1802962

Donna K. Kilcher September 05, 2005

This is an excellent capture! #1803015

Daniel Diaz September 05, 2005

Very dramatic shot Rakesh, amazing composition, it actually looks like a secret arms deal!!! LOL!!! #1803072

Elisabeth A. Gay September 05, 2005

Terrific Rakesh! And a very clever title
Ann #1803089

Marsha S. Smith September 05, 2005

This is magnificent, Rakesh. Very moving! #1803148

Mary L. Graham September 05, 2005

Beautiful shot Rakesh, Great composition and lighting!! =) #1803180

Melissa A. Mannon September 05, 2005

Beautiful shot. There is so much to read into this. I love the glow of the paper, which help emphasize your title. #1803278

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 05, 2005

Thank you so much dear friends for your encouraging comments! #1803326

Joy Rector September 05, 2005

wonderful shot #1803350

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 05, 2005

Wow Rakesh, love the silhouetting and lighting! Very powerful image. #1803357

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. September 05, 2005

This is nothing short of fantastic!!! Your pictures invite me to study them. You combine such great lighting, composition, and framing, with such awesome subject matter. Your work really inspires me!!! #1803411

Jessica L. Richard September 05, 2005

wow, this is an amazing shot! #1803437

Anderson D. Co September 05, 2005

Very beautiful lighting captured and also the mood is very nice. #1803468

Brian Cassar September 05, 2005

Wonderful work of art Rakesh. Outstanding lighting and perfect mood capture. Keep shooting this type of images rakesh. Well done again! #1803538

Barbara Helgason September 05, 2005

Great lighting Rakesh, I love the way these people images tell a story. #1803566

Donna W. Neal September 05, 2005

Strong composition and amazing camera work. #1803803

Karen Engelbreth September 05, 2005

Another fantastic image, Rakesh - love it! #1803817

Laura Clay-Ballard September 05, 2005

awesome image! #1803858

Kate Jackson September 05, 2005

Oh my Gosh Rakesh!! What a story you are telling! Amazing light and feeling! #1803920

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 05, 2005

Super! Love the whole picture, story and lighting~ :) #1804214

Janet Williams September 05, 2005

This is just breathtaking Rakesh! I don't know how you do it. Can't finds words to do this justice - it is just amazing in every way! #1804454

Ermanno Radice September 05, 2005

Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous image, excellent composition, Rakesh! #1804577

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 05, 2005

This is another great candid with a story Rakesh!!! #1804625

September 05, 2005

I love the way you bring these people into your photo, instead of them bringing the photo, if you know what I mean. What a capture. #1804730

Pamela Shane September 06, 2005

Love the mood, & lighting in this shot Rakesh! #1806126

Amanda Price September 06, 2005

Wonderful story-telling shot! #1806446

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 06, 2005

Thank you very much friends, For your kind remarks! #1806647

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 06, 2005

Very striking story-telling image, Rakesh! Gorgeous light! #1807116

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 06, 2005

You are a brillant "story teller" Rakesh! I look foward to your new entries daily! #1808528

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 06, 2005

Jill, Terry and Gail, thanks for your kind response! #1808655

Marcie A. Fowler September 07, 2005

Very dramatic and thought provoking image! So well done!! #1809712

Marcie A. Fowler September 07, 2005

Very dramatic and thought provoking image! So well done!! #1809718

Susana Ms Heide September 07, 2005

Another COMPELLING masterpiece Rakesh!! #1810377

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 07, 2005

Thnks Marcie, Susana, I appriciate! #1810457

Marla A. Lehr September 07, 2005

Dramatic and museum quality. #1810756

Claudette Foote September 07, 2005


Judy S. Fung September 07, 2005

Wonderful lighting and capture, Rakesh! #1810864

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 07, 2005

Marla, Claudtte, Judy I appriciate your comments!!! #1810973

Dorann Weber September 07, 2005

Wonderful photo, I am lost for word's.I am amazed at you talent and in awe of all you photo's..You are a great motivator and inspiration.. #1811225

Rachel Rocket September 07, 2005


The lighting is perfect. This one really draws you into the scene. The man wearing the darker clothing has the bearing of a professor and the postures of the two bring to mind a deep interesting conversation. The man in the red coat looks as if he wants to be part of it, but is outside of it. Very creative use of the smoke to further seperate the two "worlds".

Rachel #1811433

Ken Grooms September 07, 2005

You are Steve McCurry! #1811970

Anne D. Eigen September 07, 2005

Amazing lighting and positioning of the three people, Rakesh! An image that provides abundant food for thought! #1811987

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 07, 2005

Outstanding capture Rakesh, it reminds me of a Norman Rockwell. I love the lighting!!! well thought out and I love the title!!! #1812343

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe September 07, 2005

Wow, what a story here!!! Excellent image, Rakesh!!! #1812431

Diana R. Lemieux September 09, 2005

Amazing mood and light. Really excellent work! #1818332

Dan McConoughey September 09, 2005

Rakesh, I look at your images and learn more about the craft and art of photography with each new image you post. Thank you!!! I really like the train car in the shadows it's another point for the mind to ponder, who among the three has arrived and who is leaving. Did this conversation start on the train or here where the men are?
And so many other questions like these.
Your capture of the light is superb.
Sir you are truly a master. #1819469

Jill Flynn September 09, 2005

Your work blows me away Rakesh. The lighting is incredible! #1819773

Katherine K September 09, 2005

Stunning, magnificent and amazing!!! As always-- I agree with all the compliments and remarks and THEN SOME! Let's all get together and you lead a class okay??? #1819998

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 11, 2005

Thanks Dorann, Rachel, Ken, Ann, Susan, Jim, Diana, Dan, Jill and Kathrine for wonderful comments!!! #1824397

Lori Carlson September 12, 2005

This makes me feel as if I am watching a movie! What presence and feel this has Rakesh! Very impactful!! I too just love your work! :0) #1829948

S P Mukherji September 13, 2005

One of the most dramatic lighting I have seen. The mood, the story and everything else in the photograph are so strong and compelling. A winner all the way! #1832735

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 13, 2005

Thanks Lori and Mukherji! I appriciate! #1833003

September 14, 2005

Great job Rakesh ! Wonderful lighting, love it! #1834663

Cathy M. Gromball September 15, 2005

Excellent capture, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #1840804

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 15, 2005

Thanks Reine, Cathy, love your comments! #1841735

October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Rakesh ! #1975408

Evy Johansen level-classic October 21, 2005

Many congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Rakesh! #1975454

Marla A. Lehr October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh on such a fine and deserving image. #1975562

Hendrik Storme October 21, 2005

Congratulations,Rakesh! #1975658

Pamela Shane October 21, 2005

A big congratulations on this finalist Rakesh!! #1976572

Debbie Hartley October 21, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh! Well Done!! #1976661

Kirsi Bertolini October 21, 2005

Another winner for you! Congrats! #1976762

Barbara Helgason October 21, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh! #1977304

Wendy Stevenson October 21, 2005

Excellent artistry in this evocative image!!!! I love it!! #1977565

Carla Metzler October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh! #1977574

Chris Macer October 21, 2005

Another wonderful finalist, Rakesh! #1977593

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 21, 2005

Bravo and CONGRATULATIONS! #1977809

Cathy M. Gromball October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #1977978

Sylvia Rossler October 21, 2005

Congrats on your finalist Rakesh :O) #1978087

Dominique Declerck October 21, 2005

Great!! congratulations, Rakesh!!! #1978337

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 21, 2005

Thank you all very much friends for so much and so big support! Love you! #1978461

Sergio La Spina October 21, 2005

Congratulations for your fantastic photo finalist!!!! #1978943

Ermanno Radice October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist Rakesh ! #1979119

Deborah Sandidge October 21, 2005

Dramatic capture, Rakesh, congratulations on your outstanding finalists!! #1979143

Terrill Province October 21, 2005

Wonderful image, Rakesh! So moving.


Janet Williams October 21, 2005

FANTASTIC NEWS! I always loved this one Rakesh - it is just overwhelmingly and breathtakingly stunning. So glad you got it a finalist and I hope to see it again real soon. Well done! #1979301

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this wonderful finalist! #1979542

Judy S. Fung October 21, 2005

Congrats, Rakesh! #1979788

Karen Diaz October 21, 2005

Big Congrats my friend, This is one of my faves from you ever!!! Good luck in the next round! #1979963

Stephen Zacker October 21, 2005

Wow.. powerful image. Congratulations #1980117

Susan T. Evans level-classic October 21, 2005

Congrats Rakesh, not surprised to see this, such a fantastic image! #1980225

Donna W. Neal October 21, 2005

So glad to see this one again Rakesh.
Congratulations!! #1980369

Elisabeth A. Gay October 21, 2005

congratulations again Rakesh!
Ann #1980512

Melissa A. Mannon October 21, 2005

I"m so glad to see this one made it. congratulation Rakesh. #1980944

Marsha S. Smith October 21, 2005

Amazing image, Rakesh! Congratulations again! #1981280

Navin Talwar October 21, 2005

You deserved it. #1981662

Susana Ms Heide October 21, 2005

The back lighting on this is STUNNING!! And so is the rest of this image!! Another masterpiece from Rakesh!! Congrats and good luck #1981846

Lori Carlson October 21, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh!! :0) #1981984

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 22, 2005

Absolutely subperb image and finalist, Rakesh!!!:) #1982416

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 22, 2005

Congratulations on both your finalists, Rakesh! Good luck on the next round! #1982730

Debra Booth October 22, 2005

Congratulations on your September finalists, Rakesh!! #1983324

Gena A. Tussey October 22, 2005

wonderful ambience and lighting, and what a great statement! Congrats and I KNOW I will see this in the winners circle! #1983427

Jill Flynn October 22, 2005

Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist Rakesh! #1983578

Souha Dooly October 22, 2005

Congratulations,Rakesh!!wonderful shot!! #1984011

October 22, 2005

Interesting human study with good composition and dramatic light. #1984671

Goshka G. October 22, 2005

Congrats on both your terrific finalists, Rakesh!!! #1984691

Donna J. Taff October 22, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist win, Rakesh!!! #1984947

Daniel Diaz October 22, 2005

Same as my wife above Rakesh, this one's BRILLIANT, classic shot!!!! #1985062

Danilo Piccioni October 22, 2005

Rakesh dear friend! I just don't have a clue, how in the world I missed this masterpiece?
Congratulations! #1985109

Jill Odice level-classic October 22, 2005

I'm with Danilo, I don't remember seeing this and really love it and the message it brings with it. Congrats Rakesh on your well deserved finalists:-) #1985352

Rachel Rocket October 22, 2005


Congrats on the finalist! This one still draws me in, and I wish you the best of luck in the contest.

Rachel #1986481

Stanley J. Contrades October 22, 2005

Excellent, Rakesh, and CONGRATULATIONS!! Good luck to you in the next round with all of your Finalists!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1986528

Barbara Helgason October 23, 2005

A very big CONGRATULATIONS on this very well deserved WINNER Rakesh!!! #1988275

Susan T. Evans level-classic October 23, 2005


Karen Engelbreth October 23, 2005

Congrats on your second place win, Rakesh! #1988489

Dorann Weber October 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win Rakesh.. This is an amazing photo! #1988505

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 23, 2005

Rakesh...CONGRATULATIONS on this marvelous second place win!!! #1988551

Pamela Shane October 23, 2005

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved 2nd place win Rakesh!! #1988589

Jenny Bosmans October 23, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful second place Winner, Rakesh!! Super!! :) #1988637

Hendrik Storme October 23, 2005

Congratulations on your winner!!!
Well deserved!
I'm also a second in the same categorie ;o) #1988658

Cathy Stancil October 23, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh !!! Bravo !!! #1988669

Ermanno Radice October 23, 2005

Many congratulations on your well deserved second place win, Rakesh!! #1988680

Julie Gamicchia October 23, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh! #1988694

Paul E. Earl October 23, 2005

This was one of my favourites! Congratulations on a well deserved win!! #1988806

Nicole Kessel October 23, 2005

Excellent job, Rakesh! Congrats!! #1988846

KHAWLA Haddad October 23, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner!!!! #1989010

Marla A. Lehr October 23, 2005

This is such a wonderful interpretation of the theme and worthy of the recognition it has recieved. Hearty congratulations. #1989045

Sylvia Rossler October 23, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh !!!!
a beautiful second place winner !!!! #1989081

Daniel Diaz October 23, 2005

Big congrats on your win Rakesh, I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!! #1989089

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe October 23, 2005


ccc #1989157

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 23, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh! #1989185

Jill Flynn October 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win Rakesh! Way to go!!!!!!!!!! #1989386

Debbie Hartley October 23, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh!!! Awesome! #1989515

Laura E. OConnor October 23, 2005

WONDERFUL IMAGE! Powerful message! CONGRATS RAKESH!! #1989527

Stanley J. Contrades October 23, 2005

Well done, Rakesh and CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1989535

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 23, 2005

Big congrats on your win Rakesh!!! #1989542

Bonnie C. Lackey October 23, 2005

I'm so pleased this won, Rakesh. It is like watching a play with bated breath. Congratulations... #1989554

Susana Ms Heide October 23, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh on this winning image!!! So glad to see it get some gold!!! #1989770

Dan McConoughey October 23, 2005

Rakesh, Congrats on your win. I can't don't understand the 2nd place though. This is first place material. #1989788

Mary Timman October 23, 2005

Great image. Congratulations. #1989821

Peter Mantione October 23, 2005

Rakesh, I am so happy for your win and your beautiful Image.

Best Wishes, My Friend!!!!

Peter Mantione #1989908

Evy Johansen level-classic October 23, 2005

Big congratulations on your well deserved win, Rakesh!! #1990284

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 24, 2005

Congratulations on your win Rakesh!!! #1991338

Kim Helmick October 24, 2005

Congratulations on a well deserved win Rakesh!! #1991618

Shiva October 24, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh.. It was an excellent photo. #1991660

Danilo Piccioni October 24, 2005

Just what I thought!!!!!
Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!! #1991841

Judy S. Fung October 24, 2005

Congrats on your win, Rakesh! #1992852

Dr Silly level-classic October 24, 2005

Congratulations on your gold Rakesh. :o)

Sandy Landon October 24, 2005

Wonderful!!! Congrats!!! #1993166

Deborah Sandidge October 24, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Rakesh!! #1993240

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 24, 2005

Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!!!! A beauty!!!! #1993638

Marsha S. Smith October 24, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh! This one is so DEEP! And so wonderful! #1994616

William C. Raco level-classic October 24, 2005

Wonderful photo, Rakesh!

bill #1994627

Cathy M. Gromball October 24, 2005

Congratulations, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #1994704

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 25, 2005

Thank you friends for your good wishes and your big support! #1995704

Donna W. Neal October 25, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserved winner Rakesh #1996647

bob cornelison October 25, 2005

I appreciate all your support on my shots and now I get to congratulate you on a win!!
Well deserved on this very dramatic shot!
~:O) #1997166

Lori S. Aschbrenner October 25, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!! What a great story-telling image. #1997214

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 25, 2005

Thank you, Donna, Bob and Lori! #1997850

Lori Carlson October 25, 2005

You rock Rakesh!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #1998903

S P Mukherji October 27, 2005

I am very glad that this picture has won the second place Rakeshji! Congrats! #2003593

Claudette Foote October 27, 2005

Your gallery is magnifecient as always..CONGRATULATIONS!!!
So sorry not around as much ( long story) but you know how much I love your images. I don't have a ps program anymore... problem with cp... so I will just be looking for a while... have a great day Rakeshji #2004183

Cora Miller level-classic October 28, 2005

Mystery, intrigue, and dramatic lighting a sure fire winning combination! Congratulations on this most deserving win, Rakesh! #2009943

Bill Houghton November 25, 2005

This is a beautiful image Rakesh. Great shot. #2119086

Mary K. Robison November 28, 2005

There's a 3-D feeling to this stunning composition, Rakesh. I join with everyone else in saying your gift with lighting is marvelous ~ it's as if you can see their auras...
CONGRATULATIONS! A truly splendid winner. #2132566

Pat Gamwell December 01, 2005

I missed this one the first time...wasn't a member yet. CONGRATULATIONS...the judges certainly know a winner when they see one! The only problem is...everyone of your pics is a winner! #2143905

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 23, 2006

Lori, Mukherji, Claudette, Cora, Bill, Mary and Pat, thanks a million for such wonderful words! #2326340

Jimmy Bhogal February 24, 2006

Perfect entry for this theme! Way to go on your win! #2461417

Rakesh Syal level-classic June 16, 2006

Thank you Jimmy and Pat for your incredible words! #2905460

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