THE CONFESSOR

© Rakesh Syal

THE CONFESSOR

Uploaded: August 01, 2006 00:09:50

Description

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

Comments

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 01, 2006

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

Cathy Stancil August 01, 2006

Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait ! #3108249

Paul E. Earl August 01, 2006

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

Dan Holm level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Pat Gamwell August 01, 2006

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

Dorann Weber August 01, 2006

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

Jenny Bosmans August 01, 2006

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

David L. Luchowski August 01, 2006

What a great portrait,Rakesh.Beautiful. #3108349

Leanne M.E. Boyd August 01, 2006

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

Julie Robinson August 01, 2006

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

Karen Engelbreth August 01, 2006

Another fantastic portrait, Rakesh! #3108453

Paul Michko August 01, 2006

What an excellent portrait image, Rakesh. #3108480

Alan L. Borror August 01, 2006

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

Michael Khoury August 01, 2006

...excellent... #3108571

William C. Raco level-classic August 01, 2006

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 August 01, 2006

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

Donald K. Cherry level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Husain Akhtar August 01, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart August 01, 2006

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

Judyann Plante August 01, 2006

wonderful pose and lighting on this Magnificent portrait, Rakesh!

Judyann ><> #3108756

Daniel Diaz August 01, 2006

Another Brilliant portrait Rakesh!!! #3108764

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 01, 2006

We soooooo love seeing his portraits! #3108802

Ray Thoms August 01, 2006

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

Bill Wyatt August 01, 2006

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 01, 2006

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

<>< #3108844

Melissa A. Mannon August 01, 2006

FABULOUS! #3108936

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 01, 2006

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 August 01, 2006

Excellent Portrait Rakesh!! =) #3109192

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe August 01, 2006

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

Joy Rector August 01, 2006

beautiful shot #3109375

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 01, 2006

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

Karim Abiali August 01, 2006

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

Lynne Morris level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Chastity Abbott August 01, 2006

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 look...is wonderful. A true masterpiece. Brilliant* #3109529

Megan p August 01, 2006

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

Ross Throndson August 01, 2006

I LOVE IT !!! #3109772

Melissa G. Meiselman August 01, 2006

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

Barbara Helgason August 01, 2006

Great portrait Rakesh, beautifully lit! #3109944

Revonda L. Gentry August 01, 2006

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Pamela Shane August 01, 2006

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-classic August 01, 2006

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

Manuel Barrera August 01, 2006

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 August 01, 2006

Another brilliant portrait of your friend, Rakesh.

da #3110296

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Hendrik Storme August 01, 2006

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

Nadya Johnson August 01, 2006

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 August 01, 2006

Absolutely STUNNING image Rakesh!!! #3110683

Bonnie C. Lackey August 01, 2006

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-addict August 01, 2006

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

Tarun Bose August 01, 2006

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 August 01, 2006

Beautiful light and capture of expression, Rakesh! #3110916

Kate Jackson level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Mary K. Robison August 01, 2006

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

Chaba Kasanitsky August 01, 2006

beautiful Portrait Rakesh ! #3111152

Stephen Zacker August 01, 2006

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

Jenny D August 01, 2006

Another awesome portrait! #3111689

Renee Doyle level-classic August 01, 2006

I just LOVE these portraits of your friend Rakesh!!!!!!! Fantastic work again!
#3111736

Ugur Erkmen August 01, 2006

Beautiful lighting.Great expression.Congratulations. #3111895

Amy JACKSON level-classic August 01, 2006

Wonderful portrait, Rakesh! Well done! #3111993

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 01, 2006

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

Paula Dwyer August 02, 2006

Another Outstanding portrait!! :) #3113172

Lani J August 02, 2006

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

Nade Badsha August 02, 2006

Remarkable - very interesting posture #3113559

S P Mukherji August 02, 2006

Outstanding, Rakeshji!! #3114697

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 02, 2006

An outstanding portrait Rakesh!,
Amalia #3115999

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 02, 2006

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

Elizabeth Ruuska August 02, 2006

This is wonderful!!! #3116535

Sharon King August 02, 2006

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

Kaye Burazin August 02, 2006

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

Jill Odice level-classic August 02, 2006

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

Lorraine A. Cook August 02, 2006

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 August 03, 2006

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

Andi Browning August 03, 2006

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 August 03, 2006

Great, Rakesh! #3119662

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 03, 2006

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 03, 2006

Very nice Rakesh! #3121331

August 06, 2006

Terrific Light and comp Rakesh. love it! #3129622

Mary C. Legg August 07, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 07, 2006

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

Marsha S. Smith August 15, 2006

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic August 18, 2006

Rakesh, big Congratulations on this outstanding POTD Win!!
#3179166

Mary K. Robison August 18, 2006

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

ronda chatelle level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Paul E. Earl August 18, 2006

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

Mary C. Legg August 18, 2006

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

Darryl Wilkinson August 18, 2006

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

Alison Greenwood August 18, 2006

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

Ronald Balthazor level-addict August 18, 2006

POTD! Well done, Rakesh. #3179221

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 18, 2006

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-classic August 18, 2006

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

Sherry S. Boles August 18, 2006

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

Pat Gamwell August 18, 2006

MAGNIFICENT! Congrats on your POTD! #3179265

August 18, 2006

Wonderful light Rakesh !
Congrats on your POTD! #3179268

Graeme yew Chow August 18, 2006

Rakesh, congratulation on this wonderful potd. #3179273

Karen Engelbreth August 18, 2006

Big congrats on your POTD, Rakesh! #3179285

Arya Bandyopadhyay August 18, 2006

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

William C. Raco level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Bill #3179386

Marsha S. Smith August 18, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh! Beautiful! #3179420

Judyann Plante August 18, 2006

Congratulations on this magnificent POTD!

Judyann ><> #3179429

Helen N. McHugh August 18, 2006

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

Jenny D August 18, 2006

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

Ken Smith level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Sharon Day level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Katrina Thorsen August 18, 2006

Congratulations on your POTD! #3179731

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 18, 2006

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 August 18, 2006

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

Jenny Bosmans August 18, 2006

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 18, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful picture of the day. #3179821

Cathy Barrows August 18, 2006

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

Kaye Burazin August 18, 2006

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

Sharon King August 18, 2006

Congrats on your POTD! #3179878

Lynne Morris level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Susan M. Hembree level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Jessica Hughes August 18, 2006

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

Cathy Barrows August 18, 2006

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

Laura Clay-Ballard August 18, 2006

Congrats on this GREAT potd! #3180061

Mary N C. Taitt August 18, 2006

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

Crossroad Photography August 18, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD! #3180081

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Casey A. Hanson August 18, 2006

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

Karen Beri August 18, 2006

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

Ronald F. Fischer August 18, 2006

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

Sherri Conley August 18, 2006

Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Rakesh! #3180341

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Joy Rector August 18, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3180503

Joy Rector August 18, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3180508

Martin J. Preslar August 18, 2006

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

Martin J. Preslar August 18, 2006

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

Peter Mantione August 18, 2006

Hi Rakesh, Congrats on this beautiful POTD.

Peter #3180593

Mike F. Anderson level-classic August 18, 2006

Excellent, Rakesh! #3180607

Jill Flynn level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Wendy Stevenson August 18, 2006

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

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Carrie Scruggs August 18, 2006

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 18, 2006

Rakesh, much congratulations on your wonderful POTD. #3181267

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Amy JACKSON level-classic August 18, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Rakesh!! #3181320

Noel Baebler August 18, 2006

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

Milan Banik August 18, 2006

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

RC Fritz August 18, 2006

Congrats on your POTD, Rakesh! #3181379

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe August 18, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 18, 2006

Thank you, my friends! #3181738

Cyn Valentine level-classic August 18, 2006

Big Congratulations Rakesh!! Wonderful image...so well done!! #3181921

Mary Clarke August 18, 2006

Congratulations on POTD Rakesh, fabulous portrait #3181950

Allan L. Dy August 18, 2006

Congrats on your POTD. Another winner here! #3181983

Armando -. Arturo August 18, 2006

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

Bill Wyatt August 18, 2006

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Stephen Zacker August 18, 2006

Outstanding. Congratulations #3182360

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 18, 2006

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

Elisabeth A. Gay August 18, 2006

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 August 18, 2006

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

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic August 18, 2006

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-classic August 18, 2006

Thank you so much my friends! #3183664

Marijana Fajgl level-classic August 18, 2006

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

Pradeep K. Kaushik August 19, 2006

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

Susana Ms Heide August 19, 2006

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 August 19, 2006

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

Cesar J. La Rosa August 19, 2006

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

Bridgette B August 20, 2006

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

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe August 20, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 21, 2006

Thank you all my friends! #3191557

Lori Carlson August 27, 2006

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

Casey A. Hanson August 27, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 27, 2006

Thank you Lori and Casey!!

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

Stefan G August 28, 2006

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

Cassie L. Woodlee August 31, 2006

Beautiful portrait Rakesh!!! #3250859

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 31, 2006

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

Noel Baebler September 07, 2006

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

Chastity Abbott September 26, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart September 26, 2006

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

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 26, 2006

Congratulations!

ccc #3366404

Megan p September 26, 2006

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

Revonda L. Gentry September 26, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3366935

Renee Doyle level-classic September 26, 2006

I just love this and am thrilled to see it here Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!!
#3366979

Tarun Bose September 26, 2006

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

RC Fritz September 26, 2006

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

Mary L. Graham September 26, 2006

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

Tamera S. Phillips September 26, 2006

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

Dorann Weber September 26, 2006

Congrats again Rakesh.. Stunning... #3367605

Susan M. Hembree level-classic September 26, 2006

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

September 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Rakesh! #3367666

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 26, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3367707

Allan L. Dy September 26, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh! Another winner here! #3367727

Kaye Burazin September 26, 2006

Superb Rakesh. Unbeatable! #3367760

Pamela Shane September 26, 2006

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 26, 2006

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

Judyann Plante September 26, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!!!

Judyann ><> #3368355

Paul E. Earl September 26, 2006

Congratulations on this superb finalist!! #3368788

Sherry S. Boles September 26, 2006

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

Pat Gamwell September 26, 2006

Stunning shot! BIG CONGRATS! #3369024

Dawn Leslie September 26, 2006

Congrats Rakesh! #3369079

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 26, 2006

Another big congrats Rakesh!! <>< #3369448

Husain Akhtar September 26, 2006

Warmest congratulations once again, Rakesh! #3369484

Nadya Johnson September 26, 2006

Outstanding,Rakesh! Another big congratulations! #3369645

Cesar J. La Rosa September 26, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006

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

Lorraine A. Cook September 27, 2006

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 27, 2006

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

Ross Throndson September 27, 2006

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

Susana Ms Heide September 27, 2006

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-classic September 27, 2006

Congrats again Rakesh!!! #3373015

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006

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

#3373832

ADILSON FERNANDO FERREIRA September 27, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh!!! #3374388

Lynne Morris level-classic September 27, 2006

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

Bill Wyatt September 27, 2006

Wonderful portrait congratulation Rakesh!! #3374495

Jill M. Flusemann September 27, 2006

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 27, 2006

Gorgoues finalist, Rakesh, again! Congratulations! #3374797

Daniel G. Flocke September 27, 2006

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

~Daniel #3375272

Kristi A. Howson September 27, 2006

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 September 27, 2006

Great portrait - congrats!! #3375746

Navin Talwar September 27, 2006

Congratulations shall see it again. #3376567

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006

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

Mary Timman September 28, 2006

Superb Rakesh! Congratulations again. #3381954

Revonda L. Gentry September 28, 2006

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 28, 2006

Congratulations on your Win, Rakesh!! #3382843

Ross Throndson September 28, 2006

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

Graeme yew Chow September 28, 2006

Congratulation ! Rakes, super winner!! #3382847

ronda chatelle level-classic September 29, 2006

RAKESH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING PHOTO! Simply Breathtaking! #3382920

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Congrats for your winning Picture #3382931

Lavone Vannoy September 29, 2006

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING GOLD!!! #3382946

Darryl Wilkinson September 29, 2006

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

Dan Holm level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Pat Gamwell September 29, 2006

Well deserved, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! #3383113

Mary K. Robison September 29, 2006

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383119

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Lani J September 29, 2006

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

Paul E. Earl September 29, 2006

Well done, Rakesh! #3383147

Renee Doyle level-classic September 29, 2006

Huge congratulations Rakesh!!!!!!!!!
#3383242

Stanley J. Contrades September 29, 2006

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

Jenny Bosmans September 29, 2006

Big congratulations, Rakesh! :) #3383350

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 29, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh! #3383386

Alan L. Borror September 29, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh! #3383477

Michael Khoury September 29, 2006

Congratulatios Rakesh !...
M #3383501

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 29, 2006

Thank you all my friends! #3383577

Daniel G. Flocke September 29, 2006

Rakesh - Congratulations on this well deserving Winner!!!

~Daniel #3383620

Tarun Bose September 29, 2006

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-classic September 29, 2006

Outstanding! Congratulations! #3384004

Carla Metzler September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your winning image, Rakesh!! #3384087

Helen N. McHugh September 29, 2006

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

Ken Smith level-classic September 29, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations!!! #3384153

Peter Mantione September 29, 2006

YES WINNER!

Congratulations on a superb portrait, Rakesh! #3384195

Sylvia Rossler September 29, 2006

Big congrats on your winner Rakesh :O) #3384221

Sherri Conley September 29, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this stunning portrait! #3384365

Donna W. Neal September 29, 2006

Congratulations on the excelllent portrait and win Rakesh! #3384547

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe September 29, 2006

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

Terri L. Scribner September 29, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! Stunning portrait! #3384602

Arya Bandyopadhyay September 29, 2006

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

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Kenneth Mucke September 29, 2006

Many congrats Rakesh on an outstanding winner #3384792

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3384838

Manuel Barrera September 29, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh, well deserved! #3384870

Barbara Helgason September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your win Rakesh! #3384901

Lorraine A. Cook September 29, 2006

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

Mary Timman September 29, 2006

Huge congratulations Rakesh. An honor. #3385076

Dorann Weber September 29, 2006

A well deserved congratulations Rakesh..~! #3385139

Stan Kwasniowski September 29, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations #3385280

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Kaye Burazin September 29, 2006

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

Karen Bacon September 29, 2006

Congratulations on this excellent winner! #3385569

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 29, 2006

A big congratulations Rakesh!!!! #3385619

She-She Killough September 29, 2006

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

Karen Engelbreth September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Rakesh! #3385682

Jill Flynn level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Wendy Stevenson September 29, 2006

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

September 29, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 29, 2006

Thank you my friends! #3385976

David Phalen September 29, 2006

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

Kanwaljit Singh September 29, 2006

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 September 29, 2006

Wonderful portrait. Congratulations #3386402

Colette M. Metcalf September 29, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!!! #3386738

Bill Wyatt September 29, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3386818

Kara L. Hendricks September 29, 2006

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

Hendrik Storme September 29, 2006

Big congrats Rakesh!!! #3386881

Nadya Johnson September 29, 2006

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

Cesar J. La Rosa September 29, 2006

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 September 29, 2006

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

Anne D. Eigen September 29, 2006

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

RC Fritz September 29, 2006

Very well deserved. Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3387893

Mike F. Anderson level-classic September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your winning photo, Rakesh! #3387901

Noel Baebler September 29, 2006

Outstanding portrait, Rakesh! Huzzah!!! #3387948

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 29, 2006

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

Michelle J. Harvey September 29, 2006

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

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe September 29, 2006

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

Sharon King September 29, 2006

Congratulations, this is a wonderful winning shot! #3388199

Evy Johansen level-classic September 29, 2006

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

William C. Raco level-classic September 29, 2006

Congratulations on the win, Rakesh
Very well deserved!

Bill #3388321

Deborah Sandidge September 29, 2006

Such an expressive portrait, congratulations Rakesh! #3388392

Karim Abiali September 29, 2006

Congrat on your win Rakesh. #3388476

Kristi A. Howson September 29, 2006

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

Sharon Day level-classic September 29, 2006

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 29, 2006

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

Susana Ms Heide September 29, 2006

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

Allan L. Dy September 29, 2006

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

Sherry S. Boles September 30, 2006

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

Laura Clay-Ballard September 30, 2006

cograts! #3389478

Judyann Plante September 30, 2006

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

Judyann ><> #3390257

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 30, 2006

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

Kathy Reeves September 30, 2006

Fantastic win!!! Congratulations! #3390481

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 30, 2006

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

Suzy Betancourt September 30, 2006

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!

Congrats

Suzy #3391418

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 30, 2006

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

ADILSON FERNANDO FERREIRA September 30, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic win Rakesh!!! #3391795

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe September 30, 2006

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

Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 30, 2006

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

Monika Sapek level-classic September 30, 2006

Classic! His pose, the lighting and use of B/W are truly wonderful here. Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Rakesh!
Monika
#3392412

Susan Walzer October 01, 2006

Just wonderful Rakesh! #3392864

Leonard Pierce October 01, 2006

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

Stefan G October 01, 2006

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

Anita Hogue October 01, 2006

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

Ronald F. Fischer October 01, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome WINNER! #3394752

Wende Trew October 01, 2006

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

Cora Miller level-addict October 01, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 01, 2006

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

Tammy Scott October 02, 2006

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

October 02, 2006

Great job Rakesh!
Congratulations on your win! #3397276

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. October 03, 2006

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-classic October 03, 2006

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

Milan Banik October 03, 2006

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

Allan L. Whitehead October 03, 2006

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

Dr. Harmeet Singh October 03, 2006

Congratulations on winning ..Well done. #3404996

Mary C. Legg October 03, 2006

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-classic October 03, 2006

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

Nobu Nagase October 08, 2006

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

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432385

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432387

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432389

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432390

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. #3432393

Ugur Erkmen October 10, 2006

Sorry computer problem. #3432413

Lynn Crawford October 27, 2006

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

Jimmy Bhogal December 06, 2006

Gorgeous colors, gorgeous image, gorgeous person !!

regards- jimmy B #3671862

Pradeep K. Kaushik December 06, 2006

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

Sabrina De Vries November 21, 2007

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

Tayseera Al-Barram October 28, 2008

Beautiful lighting !! Beautiful portrait !

Congratulations on your second place win! #6676112


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