Uploaded: October 17, 2006 23:56:09


Diwali, the grand Indian festival is approaching very fast, so busy in socializing and meeting friends and relations. Couldn't post my work lately, friends.


Renee Doyle level-classic October 17, 2006

Terrific still life Rakesh!!! Wonderful lighting, composition and contrast!!

Dr. Harmeet Singh October 18, 2006

great colours and clarity.This is amazing.Wonderful. #3464907

David L. Luchowski October 18, 2006

Excellent composition and presentation,Rakesh. Perfect. #3464908

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

Fantastic details and lighting in this, Rakesh!! #3464927

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic October 18, 2006

Nice clairty and colors. Excellent detail. #3464930

Julie Robinson October 18, 2006

Fantastic composition Rakesh- well done! #3464934

Evy Johansen level-classic October 18, 2006

Wonderful still life, Rakesh! Great composition! #3464946

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 18, 2006

Rakesh, excellent color, detail, textures, lighting, composition and DOF. #3464972

Dan Holm level-classic October 18, 2006

Simple...and superbly captured, Rakesh! Love the soft light on this! #3464988

Pat Gamwell October 18, 2006

Extremely life-like, Rakesh! SUPERB! #3465036

Paul E. Earl October 18, 2006

What a fantastic still life, Rakesh! #3465074

Graeme yew Chow October 18, 2006

Super detail, lighting and composition. Great arrangement Rakesh. #3465132

Husain Akhtar October 18, 2006

Wonderful still life image my friend! Like the feel of luhssan and peyaz!! Happr Diwali - Eid is next Monday! #3465160

Paul Michko October 18, 2006

Cool still life, Rakesh. #3465287

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 18, 2006

Awesome composition, Rakesh! #3465311

Michael Khoury October 18, 2006

...superb exposure Rakesh !...
M #3465356

Donald K. Cherry level-classic October 18, 2006

Excellent, Rakesh!! #3465431

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 18, 2006

Thank you friends! #3465499

Colette M. Metcalf October 18, 2006

Terrific still life and love the title:) #3465511

William C. Raco level-classic October 18, 2006

Excellent detail, exposure and light
Very well set up and taken, Rakesh!

Bill #3465767

Tarun Bose October 18, 2006

Fantastic subject. The most important items for Indian cooking. Lasun jada mat khaya karo. Bari garam cheez hai. #3465786

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 18, 2006

Awesome image Rakesh!!!!!! #3465903

Adilson F. Ferreira October 18, 2006

Fantastic lighitng and composition Rakesh!!! #3465908

Hendrik Storme October 18, 2006

Wonderful light and terrific still life!!!! #3465968

Sharon King October 18, 2006

This is just terrific!! #3466173

Melissa G. Meiselman October 18, 2006

Fantastic still life with stunning clarity, beautifully composed with terrific lighting, Rakesh!!! #3466831

Dr Silly level-classic October 18, 2006

Wonderful still life of 2 of my favorite things to eat. :O) #3466863

Carla Metzler October 18, 2006

Great details and lighting, Rakesh! #3466911

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 18, 2006

Love this! Great comp and lighting! Excellent work Rakesh! #3466918

Chastity Abbott October 18, 2006

AWESOME dof and focus!! LOVE the sharp details in this portrait and your lighting is perfect!!!! Great portrait & capture!!! #3467051

Kathy Radford October 18, 2006

Great comp., color and detail. I love garlic. Kathy in NH #3467319

Bridgette B October 18, 2006

Sounds like your having a great time!!:) Wonderful capture, Rakesh! #3467838

Kaye Burazin October 18, 2006

Excellent in every way Rakesh. Enjoy your festival! #3468351

October 18, 2006

i love the colours and the composition.

Lorraine A. Cook October 18, 2006

Happy Deepawali, Rakesh! Wishing you a wonderful celebration, my friend!<:))


Roger Bernabo October 18, 2006

I love your composition and that masterful use of light; exceptional Rakesh. DOF use outstanding too! #3468919

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 18, 2006

Thank you so much dear friends for your great cmments! #3469262

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 18, 2006

A really great image, the lighting is superb!! #3469264

Tamera S. Phillips October 18, 2006

Great shot Rakesh. Makes me wanna start cookin!! #3469451

Daniella Puente October 18, 2006

I love this photo, great idea... #3469581

Pamela Shane October 18, 2006

Super still life, & idea Rakesh - love
the textures, DoF, & lighting. Have
a wonderful time with your family, & friends!! :) #3469713

Hector Contreras October 18, 2006

Great comp. love the red intense onion rakesh
Heco #3469715

Sandra Freyler October 19, 2006

Nice shot Rakesh! :) #3472955

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 19, 2006

Creative still life capture, Rakesh! Wonderful light and details! #3472969

Anita Hogue October 19, 2006

Oh my my, Rakesh,you are so talented!!!! You work is sooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
anita #3474286

Karim Abiali October 20, 2006

Very creative Rakesh. #3478164

Cathy M. Gromball October 21, 2006

Creative still life photo of these yummy subjects, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #3481307

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. October 22, 2006

Simply wonderful! The details and shadows make this piece, along with the composition. Bravo, my friend!!! #3483987

Nemil B. Chabebe November 13, 2006

Magnificent colors, the composition and the shadows details are awesome. #3579607

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 13, 2006

WOW!! Thanks for your so nice words! #3581958

Megan p November 14, 2006

This is so fabulous!! such clarity,
(sigh...) I hope you have lots of good memories from the Festival! #3587516

Susie Peek-Swint November 23, 2006

Congrats again Rakesh!! #3620114

Hendrik Storme November 23, 2006

Big congrats!!!! Love it! #3620298

Paul E. Earl November 23, 2006

Congratulations on this superb finalist. Good luck in the next round! #3620418

Bill Wyatt November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #3620580

Kaye Burazin November 23, 2006

Outstanding Rakesh. A month of many blessings and superb wins. Congrats my friend! #3620715

Revonda L. Gentry November 23, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh!! #3620806

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 23, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations on your beautifully done finalist! I'm off to the others!!! #3620985

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3621695

Ray Thoms November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Rakesh... #3621931

Tarun Bose November 23, 2006

Congrats for finalist No.3. #3622000

eileen bedford November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, well deserved Rakesh... #3622163

Kenneth Mucke November 23, 2006

WTG Again Rakesh...big congrats #3622365

Graeme yew Chow November 23, 2006

Big congrats on this beautiful finalist, Rakesh. #3622687

Tamera S. Phillips November 23, 2006

Congrats once again Rakesh. #3623228

Laurence Saliba level-classic November 23, 2006

Congrats again Rakesh!!!! #3623364

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Rakesh! #3623477

Jenny Bosmans November 24, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists, Rakesh! :) #3624042

Colette M. Metcalf November 24, 2006

Another congrats to you, Rakesh!!! #3624139

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

And Congratulations to you again, Rakesh!! #3624166

Melissa G. Meiselman November 24, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful and most deserving finalist!!! #3624575

Mary L. Graham November 24, 2006

Congrats!! haha ok how many more you got?? Although there all very well deserved my Friend!! =) #3625033

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 24, 2006

Alright, thanks friends, well I was out of town. Thank you so much all! #3625049

Kristi A. Howson November 24, 2006

Congratualtions on this awesome finalist and best of luck in the next round Rakesh. Love this contrast! #3625610

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 24, 2006

Rakesh, congratulations on your finalist. #3625954

Jessica Jenney November 24, 2006

Congratulations, Rakesh on this wonderful still life finalist! #3626023

Cesar J. La Rosa November 24, 2006

Another WONDERFUL Finalist!!! Congratulations, my friend!!! #3626132

Daniel G. Flocke November 24, 2006

Rakesh my friend Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

~Daniel #3626506

Donna W. Neal November 24, 2006

Excellent still life, congratulations again Rakesh on another beautiful finalist! #3626713

Kate Jackson level-classic November 24, 2006

I like the break in the pattern of garlic Rakesh! Congratulations! #3626887

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 24, 2006

Congratulations again, great work! #3627565

Pat Gamwell November 24, 2006

Yet another BIG CONGRATS, my friend! #3627931

Kathy Reeves November 25, 2006

Fantastic finalist Rakesh! Congratuations!! #3628436

Alan L. Borror November 25, 2006

Congratulations once again, rakesh on a beautiful finalist! #3629427

Cora Miller level-addict November 25, 2006

No matter what your subject, your still lifes are always outstanding. Congratulations on all of your finalists, Rakesh. #3631797

Pamela Shane November 26, 2006

Another big congratulations on a fantastic finalist Rakesh! :) #3633257

Renee Doyle level-classic November 26, 2006

WTG Rakesh!! Big congratulations my friend!

Cheryl E. Molennor November 27, 2006

OK, enough already! Congratulations on all your fabulous winners. I still think Karisma should have placed. #3637968

Cathy M. Gromball November 29, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Rakesh!

Cathy :) #3647735

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 29, 2006

Thank you so much , friends! #3647763

RC Fritz February 10, 2007

Fantastic still life, Rakesh! Congratulations! #3932242

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