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, 2006

Wonderful portrait Rakesh, love the tones and detail and expression on your friends face, great capture! #470965

Pat Gamwell June 24, 2006

Superb portrait, my friend! Sorry to hear of your electrical problems. Do they know what's wrong? #2943433

Julie Robinson June 24, 2006

A really wonderful capture Rakesh- a character filled face. Hope the power cuts improve soon! #2943438

Evy Johansen level-classic June 24, 2006

Wonderful portrait, Rakesh!! #2943442

Paul E. Earl June 24, 2006

I have always loved this series. Yet another great one!!
Hope the power doesn't continue to be a problem! #2943490

Janine Russell level-deluxe June 24, 2006

Rakesh, great lighting, tones and pose; hope your power is restored soon. #2943496

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 24, 2006

Yet another Classic portrait of your friend, Rakesh!! You guys RULE!!!! #2943525

Tarun Bose June 24, 2006

One 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, 2006

Rakesh,another wonderful portrait!The lighting is so gentle, so much character in your friend's face!Beautiful! #2943643

Kerby Pfrangle June 24, 2006

YOu are a master at portraits. This is wonderful with soft lighting. Love the black and white. Excellent job. #2943653

Manuel Barrera June 24, 2006

Wonderful series, great b&w portrait #2943720

Karim Abiali June 24, 2006

Very 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 level-classic June 24, 2006

Happy to see my favorite model again! He's a wonder! #2943765

Glenn E. Urquhart June 24, 2006

Outstanding portrait, Rakesh!!! Excellent lighting and a beautiful, emotional capture! Very Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #2943771

Rakesh Syal level-classic June 24, 2006

Thank you so much my friends! I have just one hour to sit on my monitor chair. LOL! #2943774

Richard D. Cox June 24, 2006

Extremely powerful shot- intense and mind provoking. #2943784

Melissa A. Mannon June 24, 2006

fabulous! 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, 2006

Superb portrait, Rakesh!

Judyann ><> #2943820

Ray Thoms June 24, 2006

An excellent portrait Rakesh....such elegance and character!!! #2943880

Joy Rector June 24, 2006

awsome #2943919

Anita Hogue June 24, 2006

WOW, excellent, Rakesh!! #2944000

Nadya Johnson June 24, 2006

You 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, 2006

FABULOUS and meaningful portrait Rakesh!! I agree, a winner for sure. This absolutely took my breath away when I opened the thumbnail. #2944121

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 24, 2006

Powerful and skillfully done Rakesh. #2944189

Mary L. Graham June 24, 2006

Beautiful Portrait Rakesh! Very intense!! =) #2944208

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 24, 2006

Just awesome....another winner! #2944381

William C. Raco level-classic June 24, 2006

Outstanding light and pose
Superb work, Rakesh!

Bill #2944397

Paula Dwyer June 24, 2006

Stunning and deep!! Fantastic portrait
photography!!! Winner!!! :) #2944399

Ross Throndson June 24, 2006

Incredible 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, 2006

Fabulous portrait Rakesh! Love the tones and light. Hope things improve. #2944519

Melissa G. Meiselman June 24, 2006

Having 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, 2006

Terrific portrait as always, Rakesh!! #2944954

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 24, 2006

Beautiful picture and B&W! Hope things get better for you. #2945120

Tamera S. Phillips June 24, 2006

Just 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, 2006

Oh - my favorite subject of yours Rakesh!! Excellent portrait, such intense warm eyes - fantastic lighting.
We'll see this again!!!! Hope the power problems are resolved soon! :) #2945348

Ermanno Radice June 24, 2006

Marvellous portrait, love the intense expression, wonderful choice in B&W, Rakesh!! #2945385

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 24, 2006

Terrific expression and lighting here Rakesh! #2945445

Stephen Zacker June 24, 2006

Captivating and stunning. #2945448

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 24, 2006

Fantastic setup, lighting and portrait Rakesh!!! #2945493

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 24, 2006

Great low key portrait Rakesh! You are an arist!,
Amalia #2945532

Deb Holmes-Hatfield June 24, 2006

Your talent continues to amaze me Rakesh, this is awesome! Perfect in every way! #2945757

Wende Trew June 24, 2006

Wonderful capture Rakesh!!! #2946855

William Moore June 25, 2006

this gentleman certainly has NO bad side...what a wonderful series #2947404

June 25, 2006

Rakesh, another wonderful portrait...I was just wondering..since Mr ML Kapoor is a photographer also, do you model for him? That is terrible about those power outages. #2948423

Roxanne M. Bubar June 25, 2006

Rakesh, yet another stunning work of art. #2948506

Aldwin L. Ong June 25, 2006

This is such a great portrait! Deserving of every praise... Great work Rakesh! #2948545

Ronald F. Fischer June 25, 2006

Another 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, 2006

Excellent, Rakesh!
Keeping you and and Mr.ML Kapoor in my prayers. #2952891

Jenny D June 26, 2006

Wonderful portrait! #2953338

Rakesh Syal level-classic June 26, 2006

Thank you so much for your nice word, my friends! #2954034

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 26, 2006

Beautiful portrait Rakesh! BEAUTIFUL!!! #2954469

Chastity Abbott June 26, 2006

The emotion caught here, is absolutely stunning. I am at awe over this B&W. The clarity, the details and! You out did yourself!! #2955058

Donna W. Neal June 27, 2006

There 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 level-classic June 27, 2006

Thank you Allen, Chastity and Donna! #2957590

Renee Doyle June 28, 2006

I always love these portraits of your senior friend and this is no exception!!! Wonderful lighting Rakesh!! Beautiful work!

Dennis Flanagan level-classic June 30, 2006

Awesome portrait. It will have a gold banner under it next month. #2969806

Corinne M. Thompson June 30, 2006

I love the expression you have captured here, the portrait itself is awesome... I agree with Dennis, this will be a Winner! #2971115

Rakesh Syal level-classic June 30, 2006

Thank you so much my friends!! #2971357

Vikas Garg July 20, 2006

My 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, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome finalist Rakesh! #3072463

Sharon Day July 24, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh!!! Good luck next round! #3072465

Chaba Kasanitsky July 24, 2006

Congratulation Rakesh ! #3072509

Hector Contreras July 24, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Rakesh
Heco #3072548

Lorraine A. Cook July 24, 2006

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Rakesh!<:)) #3072679

Chastity Abbott July 24, 2006

YAY!!! LOOK AT YOU GO!!! #3072691

Su Sana E. P level-classic July 24, 2006

Rakesh, Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist! #3072897

Renee Doyle July 24, 2006

Thrilled to see this here!!! Congratulations Rakesh!!!!!

Pat Gamwell July 24, 2006

Well deserved, my friend! BIG CONGRATS! #3072969

Kerby Pfrangle July 24, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Best of luck in the next round. Beautiful job. #3073030

Pamela Shane July 24, 2006

I knew we'd see this fantastic portrait
again, congratulations my friend!! :) #3073227

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 24, 2006

FANTASTIC portrait!!! Awesome b&w! Congrats on an awesome finalist!! #3073276

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2006

Congratulations, 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, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!!! #3073578

Mary K. Robison July 24, 2006

No real surprise to see this elegant portrait among the finalists, Rakesh.
CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck next level!


Evy Johansen level-classic July 24, 2006

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh! #3073733

Ray Clarke July 24, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh #3073737

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe July 25, 2006


ccc #3073901

Ann Bruynseels July 25, 2006

Congratulations ! #3074030

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Congrats Rakesh and Wish you all the best to be winner #3074064

Ross Throndson July 25, 2006

No Surprise here...Big Congratulations, Rakesh...Very Well Deserved!! :^) #3074189

Marijana Fajgl July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh on your wonderful finalist! I wish you luck! #3074191

Julie Robinson July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Rakesh! #3074192

Navin Talwar July 25, 2006

It had to come in the finalist. #3074359

Melissa A. Mannon July 25, 2006

congratulations on your finalist! I still love this one! #3074362

Aldwin L. Ong July 25, 2006

No chance this wouldn't make it... a thousand cheers for this masterpiece of a portrait... Congratulations Rakesh! c",) #3074498

Ray Thoms July 25, 2006

Congratulations....well done!
Ray #3074701

Ronald F. Fischer July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!! #3074757

Bill Wyatt July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #3074775

Glenn E. Urquhart July 25, 2006

A very big congrats, Rakesh!!! Well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3074948

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. July 25, 2006

Congratulations, 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 level-classic July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh. Good luck in the next round. #3075112

Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Rakesh! :) #3075195

Sharon King July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist! #3075238

Roger Bernabo July 25, 2006

the drama this image holds is powerful! CONGRATULATIONS Rakesh! #3075430

Michelle R. Kovach July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh! #3075463

Daniel G. Flocke July 25, 2006

Rakesh my friend - Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

Good luck next round!

~Daniel #3075593

Noel Baebler July 25, 2006

Huzzah, Rakesh! #3076023

Tamera S. Phillips July 25, 2006

A big congratulations on this portrait Rakesh. Good luck in the next round. #3076024

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 25, 2006

I knew without doubt I would see this again!!! Congrats Rakesh!!! #3076256

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 25, 2006

Thank you so much all for your congratulations and best wishes, my friends!! I had to go out of town this early morning.
Thanks once again! #3076397

Jill Odice level-classic July 25, 2006

Congrats 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, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh. Another wonderful, dramatic portrait! Good luck. Lorri

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

Congrats Rakesh!!! :) #3076835

Marie Fields July 25, 2006

Excellent portrait, Rakesh! Congratulations!! #3077110

Milan Banik July 25, 2006

Congratulations rakesh! #3077548

Anne D. Eigen July 25, 2006

Beautiful, Rakesh! Congratulations!!! #3077792

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 25, 2006

Great expression and lighting, congratulations Rakesh! #3077964

Revonda L. Gentry July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh, oustanding!! #3078257

Sandy Stigliano July 25, 2006

Congratulations!! #3078406

Kaye Burazin July 25, 2006

A masterpiece Rakesh. Congrats! #3078425

Mary L. Graham July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh!! very well deserved!!! =) #3078522

Tarun Bose July 25, 2006

Congrats 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, 2006

Beautiful work Rakesh. Congratulations on your finalist! #3078764

Kathy Reeves July 25, 2006

Congrats on the beautiful image--well deserved!! #3079039

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 25, 2006

Thank you so much for your great wishes, my friends! #3079171

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh, on another very striking finalist!!!!! #3079174

Hendrik Storme July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist!!! #3079192

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 25, 2006

Congratulations!!! #3079300

Vicki Hunt July 25, 2006

Beautiful lighting! Congrats on this great finalist! #3079427

Cathy M. Gromball July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #3079473

Nadine A. Lewis July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your much deserved finalist!!! #3079484

Tressie Davis July 25, 2006

I knew it, I knew it!! Congrats on your finalist and hope this one makes it through the next round!! #3079608

Candy Avera July 25, 2006

Perfection. No doubt a winner. Congratulations! #3079619

Steve Mescha July 25, 2006

Congradulations and best wishes, Rakesh! #3079653

Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2006

Congratulations to you and your model for this beautiful fialist, Rakesh! #3079853

Sandra Freyler July 25, 2006

Congratulations Rakesh! :) #3080463

Ken Smith level-classic July 25, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations! #3080652

Ronald Balthazor July 25, 2006

High drama. Congratulations, Rakesh. #3080792

Stephen Zacker July 25, 2006

Dramatic and thought provoking. Congratulations #3081018

Jim Kinnunen level-classic July 25, 2006

A superb portrait and finalist, Rakesh!!! Congratulations!!! #3081365

Susana Ms Heide July 25, 2006

As 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, 2006

Most worthy of recognition. Congratulations on your dramatic finalist. #3081610

Cora Miller level-classic July 25, 2006

Your portraits of him are so full of character and drama. Very introspective. Congratulations, Rakesh, on this well deserving finalist! #3081616

Patty Razonable July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist!! Exquisite portrait!! #3081673

July 25, 2006

Terrific light Rakesh!
Congratulations and the best of luck! #3081679

Carla Metzler July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Rakesh! Best wishes! #3081717

Stanley J. Contrades July 25, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh, and best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3081743

Alison Greenwood July 26, 2006

Congratulations on another well done SP and finalist Rakesh! WTG! #3082064

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 26, 2006

Thank you so much friends for your constant support! #3082144

Judyann Plante July 26, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!!!

Judyann ><> #3083053

Mary N C. Taitt July 26, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh, on this MAGNIFICENT FINALST! Mary :-) #3084324

Dawn Leslie July 26, 2006

Congrats Rakesh...Awesome portrait! #3085210

July 26, 2006

Fantastic portrait. Perfect in every way. :) Andree #3085569

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 26, 2006

Thanks Judyann, Mary, Dawn and Andree!! #3085672

Rudra Mandal July 26, 2006

Sir congratulations and best of luck on your wonderful finalists!! #3086917

Kara L. Hendricks July 26, 2006

Stunning as always... Congrats on this winning image!!!! #3087083

Ugur Erkmen July 26, 2006

Outstanding image.Congratulations Rakesh. #3087231

Darryl Wilkinson July 26, 2006

Awesome Finalist, Rakesh! Congratulations! #3087245

Kristi A. Howson July 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Rakesh! #3087330

Sylvia Rossler July 26, 2006

Big congrats Rakesh :O) #3087450

Margaret Sikora July 27, 2006

Another wonderful finalist photo Rakesh,all the best in the next round. #3088064

Debra Booth July 27, 2006

Congrats on your finalist for this wonderful portrait, Rakesh! #3088838

Debbie Hartley July 27, 2006

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Rakesh! #3088882

Mary Timman July 27, 2006

What a beautiful piece of Art! You are magnificent at portraits. This is just so very elegant and especially in b&W.
Congratulations! #3089866

S P Mukherji July 27, 2006

Congrats Rakeshji!! A winner!! #3090358

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 31, 2006

Thank you so much my friends for your great support and good wishes! #3106840

Brenda Sides level-classic September 04, 2006

Rakesh, love everything about this portrait! CONGRATS!! #3266141

She-She Killough September 27, 2006

This one is my favorite of this model! it says SO much!! COngratulations! #3372500

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006

Thank you so much Brenda and Sheesh! #3373840

Hector Contreras September 27, 2006

Big Congratulations Rakesh
Heco #3376576

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