© Rakesh Syal


Uploaded: January 03, 2006 00:34:50


Another winter morning village scene, I took last winters. Villagers are so simple and down to earth. It is always a pleasure to shoot them.


Paul Sikora January 03, 2006

Rakesh, how am I going to get anyone to look at my images if you continue to put up these magnificent pictures, that both tell a story and are visually beautiful. I almost gave up #368329

Darryl Wilkinson January 03, 2006

Love the atmosphere you capture so well in your nature images, Rakesh! Beautifully done!!! #2246892

David L. Luchowski January 03, 2006

Well done, Rakesh.Beautiful tone and composition.Every picture tells a story, and there is a story behind every picture. #2246894

Kate Jackson level-classic January 03, 2006

I love all those rich dark tones and that wonderful light Rakesh. How rewarding it must feel to produce an image like this. #2246896

Rob Bishop January 03, 2006

I was about to go to bed out here in California, when this image caught my eye! Just wonderful atmosphere, Rakesh! I love it! #2246910

Robyn Mackenzie January 03, 2006

That lighting is really magical, Rakesh! I think this one will feature again. :o) Robyn #2246915

Evy Johansen level-classic January 03, 2006

WOW... Awesome image, Rakesh!!! Love it! #2246917

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 03, 2006

Rakesh, wonderful lighting and composition. #2246999

Pat Gamwell January 03, 2006

The lighting is exquisite, Rakesh! This is also a very moving & emotional image! #2247039

Paul Michko January 03, 2006

Wonderful light and composition, Rakesh. #2247050

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe January 03, 2006

This image is beautiful Rakesh!! #2247064

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 03, 2006

Incredibly beautiful!! I love it, too! #2247071

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 03, 2006

Very powerful silhouette, Rakesh! Well done! #2247085

Karen Engelbreth January 03, 2006

Fantastic atmosphere, Rakesh - just wonderful!


William C. Raco level-classic January 03, 2006

Wonderful light and exposure.
Love the mood this creates.
Beautifully done

Bill #2247133

Bonnie C. Lackey January 03, 2006

Another beautiful image, Rakesh! #2247184

Joy Rector January 03, 2006

Ohhh, I love this! #2247242

Janet L. Skinner January 03, 2006

I love your shots of life in India, Rakesh!! Makes me want to go back! #2247322

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. January 03, 2006

Beautiful silhouette shot, Rakesh! I love the contrasts and the dreamy effect with the haze in the picture. A really remarkable ARTISTIC shot. Wonderful work, my friend!! #2247477

Nina Shields level-addict January 03, 2006

What a dynamic and thought provoking image; love the insight into the lives portrayed; wonderful lighting revealing this "story"; great work! #2247488

Mary L. Graham January 03, 2006

Fantastic shot Rakesh, love the haze and the detail is amazing! =) #2247562

Nicole Kessel January 03, 2006

I love this! It is so beautiful, Rakesh! #2247614

Milan Banik January 03, 2006

like ur wonderful painting Rakesh!!! #2247640

Cindy Paquette January 03, 2006

Whoa...this is gorgeous Rakesh! Love how you've silhouetted the people in this shot with the mist in the background and long shadows in the front of the image! #2247713

Judith G. Secco January 03, 2006

This is wonderful, Rakesh! #2247805

Donna W. Neal January 03, 2006

Very emotion based picture. Has some great mystery with the darkness of the morning. Great catch Rakesh! #2247863

Bridgette B January 03, 2006

Very dramatic!! Excellent image, Rakesh!! #2247874

Paula Dwyer January 03, 2006

Absolutely stunning!!! #2247939

Kaye Burazin January 03, 2006

What an emotionally impacting capture Rakesh. So superb! #2248159

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 03, 2006

Thank you friends for your overwhelming comments! Love you all! #2248163

Sandy Landon January 03, 2006

Another FANTASTIC image!! How are we all supposed to compete! #2248198

Navin Talwar January 03, 2006

Great work. #2248325

Goshka G. January 03, 2006

The atmosphere and mood are incredible indeed, Rakesh!! Great work!! #2248331

Pamela Shane January 03, 2006

This belongs in National Geographics
Rakesh!! Another spectacular image, & capture of daily life - love it.
Happy New Year to you & yours! :) #2248391

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 03, 2006

Nice slice of everyday life for these villagers! Excellent light and capture, Rakesh! #2248407

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 03, 2006

Thank you Sandy, Navin, Goshka and Pamela for your nice words! #2248414

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 03, 2006

Another excellent capture Rakesh!!!!! Awesome lighting!!!! #2248476

Alison Greenwood January 03, 2006

Lovely natural capture Rakesh! :o) #2248574

Jenny Bosmans January 03, 2006

And another breathtaking image from you, Rakesh!! Awesome and excellent indeed!! #2248604

Melissa A. Mannon January 03, 2006

a nice peaceful scene. #2248609

Dr Silly level-classic January 03, 2006

Rakesh you do a great job of bring parts of the world to us, who my never get see it. Wonderful photo. :o)

Lisa D. Greer January 03, 2006

Fantastic scene Rakesh! Makes for a truly gorgeous image! :) #2248795

Ronald F. Fischer January 03, 2006

Another awesome capture! #2248889

Jamil Saliba January 03, 2006

Rakesh another Stunning capture of your wonderful images the view and the soft lighting great #2248929

Corinne M. Thompson January 03, 2006

You make such a simple scene look extraordinary! #2248937

Lynn Crawford January 03, 2006

What a lovely image, I especially like the foggy look to it and the way the sun comes down, great job :) #2249203

Anne D. Eigen January 03, 2006

Another superbe and moving image of light, silhouette, and simplicity, Rakesh! How much I enjoy seeing what you see!!! #2249269

Tammy Scott level-classic January 03, 2006

Great image and mood capture! #2249310

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 03, 2006

So brillant and beautiful! #2249324

Donna J. Taff January 03, 2006

Wonderful image and fantastic lighting, Rakesh!!! #2249408

Trisha Moe January 03, 2006

This is stunning...absolutely stunning! #2249436

Stephen Zacker January 03, 2006

Another amazing image. The lighting is just fantastic. #2249455

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 03, 2006

Wonderfully composed shadow and light. Great mood in this shot! #2249471

Cathy Barrows January 03, 2006 the misty light to sihouette them #2249538

Dan Holm level-classic January 03, 2006

Wow!Simply GORGEUS,Rakesh!! ... An EXCELLENT capture!!!! #2249924

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic January 03, 2006

No doubt you have *deservedly* received ALL these wonderful comments on your image, Rakesh, but I feel I just HAVE to add another one to them!! ;o) This scene is SO-O beautifully captured, and I love E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G about it!! BRAVO!! All the best for 2006, to you and yours, my friend...and keep on clicking!! :o) #2250045

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 04, 2006

Beautiful....stunning...and moving. I love this Rakesh. Thanks for sharing your part of the world through your wonderful photographs! Love it :) #2250452

Mary Timman January 04, 2006

Just wonderful. I love the walkers going down the path. And capturing that mist is really stunning. Love it.
Wish simpler times were here like this. #2252081

Kirsi Bertolini January 04, 2006

Can I just say that you mastered the light here! Among everything else.. #2253079

Dorann Weber January 04, 2006

What a beautiful, outstanding photo Rakesh.. Wonderful coloring and lighting... #2253117

Jeff Lovinger level-addict January 04, 2006

Simply beautiful. Again this, and your amazing other images bring back such beautiful memories of my travels in India. I am wondering what area you are from?
Thanks for sharing with us. #2253453

Randy A. Myers level-classic January 04, 2006

Another outstanding image. It's a joy to see your work. RAM #2253524

Chris Macer January 04, 2006

Wonderful earthy feel to this, Rakesh! Outstanding! #2253541

Donna Roberts January 04, 2006

Dare I say this is *another* finalist waiting in the wings to become a winner?
This is one of those images which makes you stop and be quiet for a time as you savour the moment.
Love this......very well done.
:-) ddu

Desiree M. Bento January 04, 2006

Ah Rakesh, how this image just makes me feel like I am right there! Aloha and Happy New Year my friend! #2253772

S P Mukherji January 05, 2006

Absolutely magical Rakeshji! This is the real Rakesh Syal that I know!! #2254428

Cathy Stancil January 06, 2006

Love the feel this image evoques...another beautiful image Rakesh ! #2259536

Susie Peek-Swint January 06, 2006

Another wonderful capture Rakesh ~ I love the light in these early morning shots! #2259852

John Connolly January 07, 2006

A delightful classic morning image Rakesh, and what a creative presentation! #2262713

Wendy Stevenson January 07, 2006

Stunning shot Rakesh! Everything's just perfect - I have no doubt this is a winner!! Great light, composition and mood! #2263546

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 07, 2006

Thank you friends for such a wonderful response! #2263827

Mary N C. Taitt January 09, 2006

WOW, Rakesh, this is stunningly beautiful. The lighting is Amazing, and so it the composition, love the sihouettes! Mary :-) #2267870

Renee Doyle level-classic January 09, 2006

Fabulous lighting and mood Rakesh!!! Another stunning image!!

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 10, 2006

Thank you Mary!

Thank you Renee! #2272353

Claudette Foote January 14, 2006

Awesome image, Rakesh!!!
Love it!


Cathy M. Gromball January 19, 2006

Wonderful mood evoking photo, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2306436

Lorri Shane February 04, 2006

Wow--another Wow. I love these images that conjure up questions for me--who are they, where are they going? The exposure/light is magnificent. A beautiful image, Rakesh! #2378428

Beth F. February 10, 2006

This image is truly stunning....very beautiful! #2405232

Darryl Wilkinson February 21, 2006

Another BIG congratulations on your finalists, Rakesh! Bravo!!! #2444074

Renee Doyle level-classic February 21, 2006

Fantastic Rakesh!!! Congratulations!!!!

Rudra Mandal February 21, 2006

Big Congratulations Sir!!
Best of luck for the next round :) #2444180

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 21, 2006

Thank you all for big support, my friends! #2444356

Souha Dooly February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444687

Laura Clay-Ballard February 21, 2006

very exotic! love it! congrats! #2444961

Melissa A. Mannon February 21, 2006

congratulations Rakesh! #2445229

Ronald F. Fischer February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh, on your well deserved finalists, and good luck! #2445320

Wendy Stevenson February 21, 2006

Congraulations Rakesh on this excellent finalist!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #2445459

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 21, 2006

So well deserved! Congratulations! #2445570

Life Expressions February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Rakesh! #2445741

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! Good luck with this fine image. #2445843

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 21, 2006

Thank you so much for support, friends! #2446124

Susie Peek-Swint February 21, 2006

Many congrats rakesh ~ wonderful shot and well deserved finalist! #2446586

Bridgette B February 21, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh!! This is a beautiful image! #2446626

Carla Metzler February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #2446889

Cathy M. Gromball February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #2446932

Sylvia Rossler February 21, 2006

Another wonderful finalist ! Big congrats Rakesh :O) #2446970

Jamil Saliba February 21, 2006


Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. February 21, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh, good luck in the finals, my friend!! #2447269

Roger Bernabo February 21, 2006

Wonderful work Rakesh, Congratulations! #2447556

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Rakesh. Good luck. #2448124

Daniel Diaz February 21, 2006

Big Congrats on your finalists Rakesh, this one's my fave!! #2448307

Robyn Mackenzie February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this truly magical image, Rakesh - it deserves to go further! :o) Robyn #2448323

Pat Gamwell February 21, 2006

Congrats, my friend! This definetly belongs in an art gallery! #2448493

Lorri Shane February 21, 2006

Congrats on all your finalists Rakesh!
They are well deserved. Good luck!
Lorri #2449206

Goshka G. February 21, 2006

Congrtas on your wonderful finalists, Rakesh!! #2449275

Ken Smith level-classic February 21, 2006

Beautiful. Congrats, Rakesh. #2449536

Corinne M. Thompson February 21, 2006

Great to see this again...Congrats on your Finalist :) #2449656

Barbara Helgason February 21, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh on this beautiful finalist! #2449918

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 21, 2006

Amazing finalist, Rakesh! Huge congratulations! #2450003

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 21, 2006

WOW!!! I am overwhelmed, thanks! #2450648

Jill Flynn level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh and good luck in the next round! #2450730

Joy E. Cobb level-classic February 21, 2006

Such a beautiful image, Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck to you! #2451166

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 21, 2006

You've done it again, Rakesh!! Congratulations on this dynamic WIN, dear friend!! Wow!! #2451208

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe February 22, 2006

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh! #2451454

February 22, 2006

Easy-paced atmosphere. #2451620

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Thank you Jill, Joy, Susan, Debbie and Judges for encoragement! #2452136

Chris Macer February 22, 2006

Awesome as always, Rakesh! Many congrats to you! Best of luck as well!! :) #2452420

Cliff & Patti Smith February 22, 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Rakesh! WINNER! #2452492

February 22, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh!!! Amazing work of art!! #2452748

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Thank you Chris and Patricia!!! #2452749

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Thank you Joanne!! #2452863

Vicki Hunt February 22, 2006

I love this so much, I wish it was mine! We are all pulling for a win on this one! Congrats! #2453426

S P Mukherji February 22, 2006

Both your finalists are winners Rakeshji! At least I hope so! #2453544

Navin Talwar February 22, 2006

Congrats. #2453593

Milan Banik February 22, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh ,my favourite one! #2453671

Kristi A. Howson February 22, 2006

Love this mood Rakesh! Congratulations and best of luck! #2453695

February 22, 2006

Nice mood to the light here. #2454561

Stanley J. Contrades February 22, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS once again, Rakesh, and continued good luck to you in the next round with your Finalists!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2454848

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Thanks for the big support friends! #2455312

Claudette Foote February 23, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2456977

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 23, 2006

Thank you Claudette for your supportive comments! #2457347

Jeff Lovinger level-addict February 23, 2006

This is still one of my favorites. The light and mood really set the scene. Good luck. #2458179

Judy S. Fung February 23, 2006

Congrats, Rakesh! #2458274

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 23, 2006

Thank you Jeff and Judy, I am sitting with my fingers crossed! #2458296

Stephen Zacker February 23, 2006

Thought we might see this one again. Congratulations on a great image #2458757

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 23, 2006

Beautiful work, congratulations on your finalist win!! #2459977

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 23, 2006

Thank you Stephen!

Thank you Donna! #2460583

Jimmy Bhogal February 24, 2006

Beautiful and very creative ! #2461424

Donna W. Neal February 24, 2006

I loved this from the moment I saw it.
Congratulations Rakesh! #2461733

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 24, 2006

Thank you Donna, your words means a lot to me, God Bless you! #2462152

Tammy Scott level-classic February 24, 2006

Congratulations on this amazing finalist! #2463553

Margaret Sikora February 24, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh on such a beautiful photo and being a Finalist, #2464224

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 25, 2006

Thank you Tammy and Margaret for your nice words! #2468764

Niels Sandal March 03, 2006

Great picture! Perfect light. #2492279

Rakesh Syal level-classic March 03, 2006

Thank you so much, Niels!! #2493745

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 04, 2006

Rakesh, this was a *MOST* deserving Finalist...and, IMHO, should have received a placing!!! ;o) It's SUCH a BEAUTIFUL image!!! :o) #2493995

Sandra Freyler April 17, 2006

This is really beautiful, Rakesh! Wonderful work and Congratulations! :) #2652162

Rakesh Syal level-classic April 17, 2006

Thank you Carolyn!
Thank you Sandra! #2653788

Melissa G. Meiselman April 19, 2006

Happened to come upon this image while surfing. For me, this is a stand out image...absolutely beautiful. There are many scenes that I see while browsing BP...this one has an elusive quality that none of the others have. #2661813

Rakesh Syal level-classic April 19, 2006

Thank you, Melissa!! #2661945

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 17, 2006

Rakesh, this is truly excellent! I'm so impressed with the lighting and mood you have captured here. So well done!! #2779011

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