AIR OF DETERMINATION [Contest Winner Pool June 2006]
Uploaded: June 23, 2006 23:44:10
A window light portrait of my senior friend, Mr.ML Kapoor, who is a veteran photographer too.
Yesterday, it was a twenty hrs cut. Situation is getting worse.
Lynne Morris June 23, 2006Wonderful portrait Rakesh, love the tones and detail and expression on your friends face, great capture! #470965
Pat Gamwell June 24, 2006Superb portrait, my friend! Sorry to hear of your electrical problems. Do they know what's wrong? #2943433
Julie Robinson June 24, 2006A really wonderful capture Rakesh- a character filled face. Hope the power cuts improve soon! #2943438
Evy Johansen June 24, 2006Wonderful portrait, Rakesh!! #2943442
Paul E. Earl June 24, 2006I have always loved this series. Yet another great one!!
Janine Russell June 24, 2006Rakesh, great lighting, tones and pose; hope your power is restored soon. #2943496
Su Sana E. P June 24, 2006Yet another Classic portrait of your friend, Rakesh!! You guys RULE!!!! #2943525
Tarun Bose June 24, 2006One of the best portraits ever seen. Mr. Kapoor has lot of similarity with Rabindra nath Tagore. Ricky Kolkata chale aao. Yehan koi power cut nahin hai. Saath me champegne ki botal lete ana. Regards. Tarunda. #2943536
Helen N. McHugh June 24, 2006Rakesh,another wonderful portrait!The lighting is so gentle, so much character in your friend's face!Beautiful! #2943643
Kerby Pfrangle June 24, 2006YOu are a master at portraits. This is wonderful with soft lighting. Love the black and white. Excellent job. #2943653
Manuel Barrera June 24, 2006Wonderful series, great b&w portrait #2943720
Karim Abiali June 24, 2006Very beautiful protrait Rakesh, works very well in B&W. Mr. Kapoor has lots of karisma! Don't worry about the power cuts, I have experienced those times in Beirut as well! hope things get better soon. #2943760
Carolyn M. Fletcher June 24, 2006Happy to see my favorite model again! He's a wonder! #2943765
Glenn E. Urquhart June 24, 2006Outstanding portrait, Rakesh!!! Excellent lighting and a beautiful, emotional capture! Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #2943771
Rakesh Syal June 24, 2006Thank you so much my friends! I have just one hour to sit on my monitor chair. LOL! #2943774
Richard D. Cox June 24, 2006Extremely powerful shot- intense and mind provoking. #2943784
Melissa A. Mannon June 24, 2006fabulous! love his hands and to find out he is a photographer too! You capture the keys to his trade so well - the hands and eyes #2943816
Judyann Plante June 24, 2006Superb portrait, Rakesh!
Judyann ><> #2943820
Ray Thoms June 24, 2006An excellent portrait Rakesh....such elegance and character!!! #2943880
Joy Rector June 24, 2006awsome #2943919
Anita Hogue June 24, 2006WOW, excellent, Rakesh!! #2944000
Nadya Johnson June 24, 2006You have captured his spirit on the page, Rakesh! OUTSTANDING! I'll bet we're looking at a winner! Wonderful work! #2944064
Tressie Davis June 24, 2006FABULOUS and meaningful portrait Rakesh!! I agree, a winner for sure. This absolutely took my breath away when I opened the thumbnail. #2944121
Gail Vitikacs June 24, 2006Powerful and skillfully done Rakesh. #2944189
Mary L. Graham June 24, 2006Beautiful Portrait Rakesh! Very intense!! =) #2944208
Linda D. Lester June 24, 2006Just awesome....another winner! #2944381
William C. Raco June 24, 2006Outstanding light and pose
Paula Dwyer June 24, 2006Stunning and deep!! Fantastic portrait
Ross Throndson June 24, 2006Incredible Portrait, Rakesh!! Amazing!! We've had a couple 12 hr blackouts here in the Philippines. When we have a blackout I grab my camera and go... #2944427
David Phalen June 24, 2006Fabulous portrait Rakesh! Love the tones and light. Hope things improve. #2944519
Melissa G. Meiselman June 24, 2006Having a photographer friend pose makes it easier to get that perfect pose and look. Your lighting is exquisite, Rakesh!!
Sorry to hear about your weather and electrical problems...we've have power outages during the Hurricane season with is upon us now. #2944660
Goshka G. June 24, 2006Terrific portrait as always, Rakesh!! #2944954
Shelly A. Van Camp June 24, 2006Beautiful picture and B&W! Hope things get better for you. #2945120
Tamera S. Phillips June 24, 2006Just stunning Rakesh! I hope your power situation improves for you. Funny the things we take advantage of here when others are struggling. Take care my friend. #2945219
Pamela Shane June 24, 2006Oh - my favorite subject of yours Rakesh!! Excellent portrait, such intense warm eyes - fantastic lighting.
Ermanno Radice June 24, 2006Marvellous portrait, love the intense expression, wonderful choice in B&W, Rakesh!! #2945385
Claudia Kuhn June 24, 2006Terrific expression and lighting here Rakesh! #2945445
Stephen Zacker June 24, 2006Captivating and stunning. #2945448
Laurence Saliba June 24, 2006Fantastic setup, lighting and portrait Rakesh!!! #2945493
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas June 24, 2006Great low key portrait Rakesh! You are an arist!,
Deb Holmes-Hatfield June 24, 2006Your talent continues to amaze me Rakesh, this is awesome! Perfect in every way! #2945757
Wende Trew June 24, 2006Wonderful capture Rakesh!!! #2946855
William Moore June 25, 2006this gentleman certainly has NO bad side...what a wonderful series #2947404
Roxanne M. Bubar June 25, 2006Rakesh, yet another stunning work of art. #2948506
Aldwin L. Ong June 25, 2006This is such a great portrait! Deserving of every praise... Great work Rakesh! #2948545
Ronald F. Fischer June 25, 2006Another fantastic portait of one of your best "models", Rakesh! My prayers are with you in this difficult time. I pray it gets better soon! #2949564
Carla Metzler June 26, 2006Excellent, Rakesh!
Jenny D June 26, 2006Wonderful portrait! #2953338
Rakesh Syal June 26, 2006Thank you so much for your nice word, my friends! #2954034
ALLEN O. HOWARD June 26, 2006Beautiful portrait Rakesh! BEAUTIFUL!!! #2954469
Chastity Abbott June 26, 2006The emotion caught here, is absolutely stunning. I am at awe over this B&W. The clarity, the details and sharpness...wow! You out did yourself!! #2955058
Donna W. Neal June 27, 2006There is such a calming effect that always comes from these portraits. What a gentle soul this man has. Wonderful portrait Rakesh you always capture his spirit. #2956524
Rakesh Syal June 27, 2006Thank you Allen, Chastity and Donna! #2957590
Renee Doyle June 28, 2006I always love these portraits of your senior friend and this is no exception!!! Wonderful lighting Rakesh!! Beautiful work!
Dennis Flanagan June 30, 2006Awesome portrait. It will have a gold banner under it next month. #2969806
Corinne M. Thompson June 30, 2006I love the expression you have captured here, the portrait itself is awesome... I agree with Dennis, this will be a Winner! #2971115
Rakesh Syal June 30, 2006Thank you so much my friends!! #2971357
Vikas Garg July 20, 2006My Kapoor seems to have an amazing personality and he also has an amazing photographer to capture that intelligence!
Couldn't have been a better combination - a great photographer and a great model :)
He reminds me of Osho! #3055442
Barbara Helgason July 24, 2006Congratulations on this awesome finalist Rakesh! #3072463
Sharon Day July 24, 2006Congratulations Rakesh!!! Good luck next round! #3072465
Chaba Kasanitsky July 24, 2006Congratulation Rakesh ! #3072509
Hector Contreras July 24, 2006Congrats on your finalist Rakesh
Lorraine A. Cook July 24, 2006Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Rakesh!<:)) #3072679
Chastity Abbott July 24, 2006YAY!!! LOOK AT YOU GO!!! #3072691
Su Sana E. P July 24, 2006Rakesh, Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist! #3072897
Renee Doyle July 24, 2006Thrilled to see this here!!! Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!
Pat Gamwell July 24, 2006Well deserved, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! #3072969
Kerby Pfrangle July 24, 2006Congratulations on your finalist. Best of luck in the next round. Beautiful job. #3073030
Pamela Shane July 24, 2006I knew we'd see this fantastic portrait
Alisha L. Ekstrom July 24, 2006FANTASTIC portrait!!! Awesome b&w! Congrats on an awesome finalist!! #3073276
Nadya Johnson July 24, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh! I am so happy to see this photo in the finalists! Thought we would. Wonderful! And best of luck in the next round! #3073407
Life Expressions July 24, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh!!! #3073578
Mary K. Robison July 24, 2006No real surprise to see this elegant portrait among the finalists, Rakesh.
Evy Johansen July 24, 2006Big congrats on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh! #3073733
Ray Clarke July 24, 2006Congratulations Rakesh #3073737
Candice C. Calhoun July 25, 2006Congratulations!
Ann Bruynseels July 25, 2006Congratulations ! #3074030
VISHVAJIT JUIKAR July 25, 2006Congrats Rakesh and Wish you all the best to be winner #3074064
Ross Throndson July 25, 2006No Surprise here...Big Congratulations, Rakesh...Very Well Deserved!! :^) #3074189
Marijana Fajgl July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh on your wonderful finalist! I wish you luck! #3074191
Julie Robinson July 25, 2006Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Rakesh! #3074192
Navin Talwar July 25, 2006It had to come in the finalist. #3074359
Melissa A. Mannon July 25, 2006congratulations on your finalist! I still love this one! #3074362
Aldwin L. Ong July 25, 2006No chance this wouldn't make it... a thousand cheers for this masterpiece of a portrait... Congratulations Rakesh! c",) #3074498
Ray Thoms July 25, 2006Congratulations....well done!
Ronald F. Fischer July 25, 2006Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!! #3074757
Bill Wyatt July 25, 2006Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #3074775
Glenn E. Urquhart July 25, 2006A very big congrats, Rakesh!!! Well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3074948
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. July 25, 2006Congratulations, my friend, with this wonderful potrait. I am sorry, I have been out of the loop lately, barely time to enter pictures. Good luck with this amazing shot, Rakesh! #3074972
Kay E. Mahoney July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh. Good luck in the next round. #3075112
Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2006Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Rakesh! :) #3075195
Sharon King July 25, 2006Congratulations on this fabulous finalist! #3075238
Roger Bernabo July 25, 2006the drama this image holds is powerful! CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh! #3075430
Michelle R. Kovach July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh! #3075463
Daniel G. Flocke July 25, 2006Rakesh my friend - Congratulations on your Finalist!!!
Good luck next round!
Noel Baebler July 25, 2006Huzzah, Rakesh! #3076023
Tamera S. Phillips July 25, 2006A big congratulations on this portrait Rakesh. Good luck in the next round. #3076024
Laurence Saliba July 25, 2006I knew without doubt I would see this again!!! Congrats Rakesh!!! #3076256
Rakesh Syal July 25, 2006Thank you so much all for your congratulations and best wishes, my friends!! I had to go out of town this early morning.
Jill Odice July 25, 2006Congrats Rakesh! This guy has such a great face! I'd love to see some of his work, maybe he should become a BP member :-) #3076693
Lorri Shane July 25, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh. Another wonderful, dramatic portrait! Good luck. Lorri
Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006Congrats Rakesh!!! :) #3076835
Marie Fields July 25, 2006Excellent portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations!! #3077110
Milan Banik July 25, 2006Congratulations rakesh! #3077548
Anne D. Eigen July 25, 2006Beautiful, Rakesh! Congratulations!!! #3077792
Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 25, 2006Great expression and lighting, congratulations Rakesh! #3077964
Revonda L. Gentry July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh, oustanding!! #3078257
Sandy Stigliano July 25, 2006Congratulations!! #3078406
Kaye Burazin July 25, 2006A masterpiece Rakesh. Congrats! #3078425
Mary L. Graham July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh!! very well deserved!!! =) #3078522
Tarun Bose July 25, 2006Congrats for most deserving finalist shot. Ab to Grand winner koi roke nahi sakta. Mere chance to gaye. Kapoor sahib jindabad. Taiyar ho gao for champagne bottle. Main phone karunga. Dilo Jan se dua kaeta hoon ke grand winner ho. Khush raho Ricky. Tarunda. #3078570
Jill Flynn July 25, 2006Beautiful work Rakesh. Congratulations on your finalist! #3078764
Kathy Reeves July 25, 2006Congrats on the beautiful image--well deserved!! #3079039
Rakesh Syal July 25, 2006Thank you so much for your great wishes, my friends! #3079171
Terry L. Ellis July 25, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh, on another very striking finalist!!!!! #3079174
Hendrik Storme July 25, 2006Congratulations on your finalist!!! #3079192
Gail Vitikacs July 25, 2006Congratulations!!! #3079300
Vicki Hunt July 25, 2006Beautiful lighting! Congrats on this great finalist! #3079427
Cathy M. Gromball July 25, 2006Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!
Cathy :) #3079473
Nadine A. Lewis July 25, 2006Congratulations on your much deserved finalist!!! #3079484
Tressie Davis July 25, 2006I knew it, I knew it!! Congrats on your finalist and hope this one makes it through the next round!! #3079608
Candy Avera July 25, 2006Perfection. No doubt a winner. Congratulations! #3079619
Steve Mescha July 25, 2006Congradulations and best wishes, Rakesh! #3079653
Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2006Congratulations to you and your model for this beautiful fialist, Rakesh! #3079853
Sandra Freyler July 25, 2006Congratulations Rakesh! :) #3080463
Ken Smith July 25, 2006Rakesh, congratulations! #3080652
Ronald Balthazor July 25, 2006High drama. Congratulations, Rakesh. #3080792
Stephen Zacker July 25, 2006Dramatic and thought provoking. Congratulations #3081018
Jim Kinnunen July 25, 2006A superb portrait and finalist, Rakesh!!! Congratulations!!! #3081365
Susana Ms Heide July 25, 2006As a veteran photographer I'm sure he must be very pleased with the portraits you have been taking of him! Your control of lighting is masterful! CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh!! #3081546
Marla A. Lehr July 25, 2006Most worthy of recognition. Congratulations on your dramatic finalist. #3081610
Cora Miller July 25, 2006Your portraits of him are so full of character and drama. Very introspective. Congratulations, Rakesh, on this well deserving finalist! #3081616
Patty Razonable July 25, 2006Congratulations on your finalist!! Exquisite portrait!! #3081673
Carla Metzler July 25, 2006Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Rakesh! Best wishes! #3081717
Stanley J. Contrades July 25, 2006CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh, and best of luck to you in the next round!!
Alison Greenwood July 26, 2006Congratulations on another well done SP and finalist Rakesh! WTG! #3082064
Rakesh Syal July 26, 2006Thank you so much friends for your constant support! #3082144
Judyann Plante July 26, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh!!!
Judyann ><> #3083053
Mary N C. Taitt July 26, 2006Congratulations, Rakesh, on this MAGNIFICENT FINALST! Mary :-) #3084324
Dawn Leslie July 26, 2006Congrats Rakesh...Awesome portrait! #3085210
Rakesh Syal July 26, 2006Thanks Judyann, Mary, Dawn and Andree!! #3085672
Rudra Mandal July 26, 2006Sir congratulations and best of luck on your wonderful finalists!! #3086917
Kara L. Hendricks July 26, 2006Stunning as always... Congrats on this winning image!!!! #3087083
Ugur Erkmen July 26, 2006Outstanding image.Congratulations Rakesh. #3087231
Darryl Wilkinson July 26, 2006Awesome Finalist, Rakesh! Congratulations! #3087245
Kristi A. Howson July 26, 2006Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Rakesh! #3087330
Sylvia Rossler July 26, 2006Big congrats Rakesh :O) #3087450
Margaret Sikora July 27, 2006Another wonderful finalist photo Rakesh,all the best in the next round. #3088064
Debra Booth July 27, 2006Congrats on your finalist for this wonderful portrait, Rakesh! #3088838
Debbie Hartley July 27, 2006Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh! #3088882
Mary Timman July 27, 2006What a beautiful piece of Art! You are magnificent at portraits. This is just so very elegant and especially in b&W.
S P Mukherji July 27, 2006Congrats Rakeshji!! A winner!! #3090358
Rakesh Syal July 31, 2006Thank you so much my friends for your great support and good wishes! #3106840
Brenda Sides September 04, 2006Rakesh, love everything about this portrait! CONGRATS!! #3266141
She-She Killough September 27, 2006This one is my favorite of this model! it says SO much!! COngratulations! #3372500
Rakesh Syal September 27, 2006Thank you so much Brenda and Sheesh! #3373840
Hector Contreras September 27, 2006Big Congratulations Rakesh
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