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Comments on this portfolio:

A.K. Sircar , May 31, 2006; 01:47 A.M.

A very good beginning in photo.net. Only two images in your portfolio now. But both the images exhibit your mastery of this media and artistic bent of mind. Hope to see more excellent images from you in future.Best regards,Rakeshji.

erwin bosman , May 31, 2006; 02:56 P.M.

Most promosing !

I want to see more !


Suchitra Vijayan , June 01, 2006; 09:00 A.M.

Welcome to PN

Giovanni Cantone , June 01, 2006; 03:31 P.M.

Bravo,se possibile facci vedere altre foto!!

Rakesh Dhareshwar , June 02, 2006; 12:17 P.M.

Welcome to PN. Great pics you have on display here.

Cristina do Vale e Vasconcelos , June 02, 2006; 12:29 P.M.

Excellent portfolio!Congrats!Regards

Kaushik Chatterjee , June 03, 2006; 08:41 A.M.


Exceptional and elegant presentation. Great aesthetics and composition. You are a master of creation. Wish you all the success in this arena. Rgds.

Seven Star for your work

Umapathy C , June 11, 2006; 01:19 A.M.

Xlnt table tops rakesh, brilliant. i loved both of them, and ofcourse, i shouldnt miss out those portraits. amazing work.

Biplab Sikdar , June 11, 2006; 01:32 P.M.


Thanks a lot for ur inspiring comments on my work ... browsed ur port today and will be back frequently ... there r many things to learn from u ... like ur works ...

Al Li , June 12, 2006; 08:32 P.M.


Thank you so much for your comments. You are really way too kind. I really enjoy looking at your portfolio. There are a number of excellent images here. I love the "New Morning", it evoke such feeling, advanture, even a littel saddness in the image. Your color images are full of vibrant colors, details, and stories.

Please post more, as I need to learn your art. I mostly shoot only one subject, so I can truely learn from your skill in capturing some many different subjects.

Thank you again, Alex

Harvinder Bhogal , June 13, 2006; 04:39 A.M.

nice gallery ! especially the touch of gold !

Kenson Hiatt , June 13, 2006; 05:28 P.M.

very nice portfolio! you definitely have an eye for still lifes. keep up the good work and keep posting! ~kenson

Bora Benic , June 17, 2006; 11:28 A.M.

Very creative and perfect portfolio.Congrats.Best wishes.BoraBenic.

Bob Bernardo - LA area disabled , June 20, 2006; 04:52 A.M.


You need to write/publish a book. Your imagies are excellent! It is a joy to view them.

Emmanuel Enyinwa , June 26, 2006; 02:12 A.M.

There's a lot of love in your photographs. Love for your country, love for your people. Really nice.

Matej O. , June 27, 2006; 11:56 A.M.

Excellent portfolio Rakesh...I especially like the portraits and the way you use the light in your photos...colors are also great. Keep on posting!

Raphael Lopez , June 28, 2006; 11:06 P.M.


Rakesh, this is a very strong collection of images. Your artistic vision is amazing. Cheers, Raphael

Paulius Gozelskis , June 29, 2006; 01:37 P.M.

You are master of light and composition. I spend time perfect till looking on your portfolio. Thanks.

Pulok Pattanayak , June 29, 2006; 03:32 P.M.

Wonderful Portfolio !

Highly professional photography! Composition, use of lighting .. so strong.

I'll be eagerly looking forward to see more from you.


Niko Guido , June 30, 2006; 04:37 A.M.

very very nice portfolio...

Ian Jeanneret , July 01, 2006; 10:55 A.M.

Hi Rakesh, your comments on one of my photos led me here to view your portfolio and oh, what a delight... Your subtle craftmanship is superb! Your photos exude a calmness that is enchanting. They are also technically excellent. I would love to see more. Kind regards, Ian.

Cristi Cimpeanu , July 02, 2006; 02:20 P.M.

no comments

u are one of the people who are really know how to do his job.speechless .in my humble opinion u are an artist in every sense of this word.i want to take some lessons from u because surely i have to learn many things after i saw your work.my deeply consideration

Charles Hunter , July 04, 2006; 09:12 A.M.

Very Nice portfolio Rakesh. Thanks for the comment on my photo.

babis mavrommatis , July 04, 2006; 09:22 A.M.


Jed Andrews , July 04, 2006; 02:50 P.M.


I really like the way you use light and shadow. All your photos are nice to view. I would like to see more of your work. Thanks for sharing.

Jed Andrews

Sachin Patke , July 07, 2006; 01:59 P.M.

Thank you for visiting Rakesh. The only thing that disappointed me on your ortfolio was a lack of a big collection. Very good colors. Shall come back for more. What is the secret to your lighting. All of the images are so well lit.

Umair Ghani , July 08, 2006; 12:48 A.M.

awesome potrfoilio! very unique style of work with comprehensive study of light & composition. i find ur work interesting bc like old painting masters u work more in shadows than light. its that amazing control that lets light fall excatly where its needed & more like rembrandt, stays around the centre of the frame rather than the endges. besides impressive B&W, ur inspirational hues strongly hold the eye. i just fell in love with ur work. regards!

Sheila Kumar , July 08, 2006; 07:13 A.M.

Very impressive portfolio...I enjoyed very much, greetings from London


Pauline Mallevre , July 11, 2006; 09:09 A.M.

de superbes compositions! et de magnifiques portraits!

Ross Murphy , July 13, 2006; 10:31 A.M.


Very nice work, hope to see more soon, perhaps some lanscape from your home ? you seem to be good at all types of photography, keep it up.

Cherlyn . , July 13, 2006; 12:15 P.M.

A small but beautiful collection of thoughtful compositions. Espcially love your still life (perfect lighting, exposure & set up) & portraits ( each tell their own story). Cheers, Cherlyn.

Salvatore Saitta , July 13, 2006; 01:50 P.M.

Thank you for the comment on my photo, your portfolio, in particulare the still life section, is very impressive comparing it to mine I'd like to see more photos :-)

Kaushik Chatterjee , July 14, 2006; 06:31 A.M.



Again a new visit, every time I came here and I think perhaps one day I will have a portfolio which is even half as beautiful as yours and I would consider myself lucky! Truely inspiring stuff! I love your depictions of people for a start, somehow managing to capture so much personality in your portraits. You also obviously have a great eye for detail and for getting an interesting viewpoint. Great angles and shapes in some of your more abstract stuff. I think I can safely say that yours is my favorite portfolio on PN and I will be back without doubt! Proud to have you as an Indian as I am. Rgds.

Swee Paul , July 14, 2006; 12:32 P.M.

good work

one of the best

Serdar AKIN , July 15, 2006; 05:54 P.M.

excellent portfolio..my best regards Dear Rakesh..

umashankar pandey , July 20, 2006; 10:49 A.M.


While all your photographs are just perfect, I love the section "A Slice of Life". The 'Nostalgia' brought me to your webpage, and am I happy I'm here!

Amar Khoday , July 20, 2006; 03:32 P.M.

Rakesh ji, your portfolio so far is just fantastic. I imagine you have been honing your art for years. I look forward to studying your work more.

David Anderson , July 21, 2006; 01:18 A.M.

While you entire portfolio is exceptional, I really feel your portraits stand out. Good stuff.

Leonid Padrul , July 23, 2006; 04:03 A.M.

Rakesh, Thanks for your comments. Many-sided nature of your portfolio Was pleasant. Fine portraits. Regards Leonid Padrul

James Lineen , July 23, 2006; 03:51 P.M.

Thank you for rating my photo of lake matheson. The high mark means even more after seeing the very high standard of your portfolio

Ali Soltani Farani , July 29, 2006; 01:09 P.M.

Dear Rakesh! You have an amazingly artistic portfolio. I love your portraits most specialy "thoughtful". It is so near to Sufism in iranian culture. Most amazing. Well done.

Gelu Vasile , July 31, 2006; 01:21 P.M.

Hello Rakesh!

You have a excelent portofolio!, i like very much your portraits expecialy. The light and composition in portrauts its very very good. Congratulation!

Mandar Kulkarni , August 03, 2006; 12:02 A.M.

Rakesh, Truly exceptional n' artistic portfolio. Thanks for sharing such a great work. Kudos!

Andrea Varetto , August 07, 2006; 08:42 A.M.


you've got a lot of wonderful shots in your portfolio. Bookmarked! :)

Andrew Jackson , August 11, 2006; 02:56 P.M.

Superb images

Marjan Krebelj , August 16, 2006; 02:54 A.M.


Your portfolio is breathtaking. Keep up!

Panayotis Papadopoulos , August 16, 2006; 06:03 P.M.

Hello Rakesh!

I am glad that I noticed your "philosopher" which gave me the opportunity to discover your fine and artistic portfolio. Take care!

Sophia Douma , August 20, 2006; 03:07 A.M.

Excellent work!

You have an excellent porfolio,your photos are so original and full of life!!Congratulations!!


Torbjörn Strandberg , August 20, 2006; 06:26 A.M.

Your pictures are fantastic. I'm new to this site and by chance opend you portfolio - and I don't think I could have opend a better one. Just great.

Pawel Sawicki , August 23, 2006; 12:58 A.M.

I love the composition in you photography. It is both simple and very aesthetic. I will keep coming back. Thank you for sharing.

Salvatore Saitta , August 23, 2006; 12:14 P.M.

Hello Rakesh. Thanks for the comment and rating on my self-portrait photo, your portraits are superb, so I'm very happy to receive your consideration ;-)

Thanks for all the other comments too :-)

Massimo Piconcelli , August 23, 2006; 04:29 P.M.

Hi Rakesh. Thanks for the comment. I think that your pics are fantastic. Congratulations !!!!

subhendu sarkar , August 24, 2006; 11:55 A.M.

Thanks for your comment on one of my photos, Rakesh. You have a brilliant portfolio. I would like to hear more from you in future.

franka bades , August 25, 2006; 07:24 P.M.

Rakesh, first thanks to comment in my photo, you have a really brilliant work, specially I like the portrait folder that you make, congrats, my respect and my admiration. best regards

Alfonso Barco Martin , September 02, 2006; 06:00 A.M.


Your gallery is fantastic. Portraits, compositions, children. All photos are very nice. Congrats.

Thanks for your comment in my photo "Salamanca".

Pedro de Luisa , September 02, 2006; 01:01 P.M.

Fantastic work, Rakesh!: Wiht my poor english I can not add many words. I am very honored that you commented one of my pictures.

Ghulam Yasin , September 05, 2006; 09:20 A.M.


heeeeeey you know how wonderful gallery you have? :D :D great greatt work..

Ozgur Donmaz , September 05, 2006; 11:25 P.M.

Excellent in all...

Gerardo Llaneza , September 06, 2006; 08:20 A.M.

Ay! Sight that to forget to me to sign in your portfolio What head mine! Regards.

Keith Cottrill , October 02, 2006; 05:20 P.M.

Your pictures are fantastic. You have a great understanding of light. Whether it's still life of portraits, the lighting is spot on and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Angelo Plessas , October 04, 2006; 12:12 P.M.

I have admired your work especially in your portrait folder time and time again ..!! Excellent work my friend !!

zahangir kabir , October 05, 2006; 12:50 A.M.


All of your pics are great and very creative. Congratulations!

Razaq Vance , October 06, 2006; 08:25 A.M.

wonderful file.....treat to watch....best of regards from Pakistan

Uros Kricka , October 11, 2006; 01:26 P.M.

Great work my friend...great work

nicola alosi , October 12, 2006; 05:40 P.M.

Thank you

Dear Rakesh, thank you so much for your beautiful words on my photos. Your opinion is very important to me, because you are a great photographer! I like expecially your still lives, colors and the atmosphere of Slices of life. Thanks again and congratulations. Nicola.

Harinder Kalsi , October 16, 2006; 02:03 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

Thank you for comments... i have checked your profile long time back... you are much more experianced .... and your compositions are great... i wish u all the very best ...

Saleem Khawar , October 16, 2006; 05:01 P.M.

All of your Portraits are great You are Master

ALEKSANDRA Baranowski , October 17, 2006; 12:22 A.M.

Hi Rekesh!

Thank you for your comment in my portfolio.

I love your still life. Every single image is just great there. You have a great, emotional collection of portraits too.

bahhod Ahmed , October 18, 2006; 10:02 A.M.


Hi Rakesh, you have a very impressive portfolio, my favorite is "A SLICE OF LIFE" serie. Thank's for sharing.

Cheers, Ahmed.

Jef Van den Houte , October 25, 2006; 04:55 P.M.

Very beautifull portfolio, full of strong images. It's hard to make a choice but my favourites are the portraits (really capturing expression of the people) and the still life images

Cristian N , October 28, 2006; 12:50 P.M.

Your portraits/still-life/slice of life - are great :)

All the best, Cristiann.

Marinko Saric , October 29, 2006; 04:44 A.M.


Bravo, you have great portraits in your portfolio. Portraits galeri is 7/7 Regards from Croatia!

Angyalosi Bea , October 29, 2006; 07:12 A.M.

amazing work. you are very creative. congratulations!

Tamás Vízi , November 01, 2006; 08:20 A.M.

Superb gallery 7/7. Very original, great aesthetics. How long have you been shooting?

Pavol Funtal , November 06, 2006; 01:14 P.M.

Hi Rakesh!

Excellent portfolio!Congrats!Regards!

Manolis Spanakis , November 08, 2006; 09:11 A.M.


Irina No , November 15, 2006; 07:28 A.M.

I like your portraits very much! Kind regards, Irina.

Crina-Paula P. , November 19, 2006; 06:33 P.M.

WOW !!!!

I love your portfolio... So neat photos and all have a story to reveal. Excellent work! My best regards,

Ghulam Yasin , November 26, 2006; 05:33 A.M.


Very gentle treatment of your subject. Well made.

Vicki Passmore , November 26, 2006; 08:17 P.M.


Your portfolio is amazing. Your artistic ability to capture your subject is wonderful. I like your work very much.

Denise L , November 30, 2006; 07:55 P.M.


Rakesh, you are masterful at capturing all subjects. Your work is very inspiring. Regards. Denise

Panayotis Papadopoulos , December 09, 2006; 06:16 P.M.

Arista Rakesh!

Fantastic work of a true artist. Very inspiring, especially the still life and portraits sections are amazing! Congratulations my friend!

Rakesh Syal , December 17, 2006; 05:06 P.M.

Thank you so much to you all my friends, keep coming!

Best regards to all!

Rejith Warrier , December 22, 2006; 08:22 A.M.

Hello Rakeshji,

I wish you, your family and your friends a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Thanks for all your support, ratings and comments on my photos in 2006. It helped me a lot to improve my shots and I hope I will be able to learn a lot more from your valuable inputs in the coming months. Wish you a successful 2007 with a lot of nice photos.

Rejith Warrier

Mujahid Awais , December 29, 2006; 03:38 P.M.



Kaur Lass , January 01, 2007; 04:58 P.M.

How we (humans) are

Your work is a beautiful study of how we are as well as a good story telling. I like your style and compositions.

Rolf S. (Unterberken) , January 02, 2007; 06:25 A.M.

My compliments!

Fantastic photos you got in your portfolio! Congratulations! Rolf

Richard Gale , January 05, 2007; 06:49 A.M.

Fantastic portfolio full of so much colour

Sasho Alushevski , January 08, 2007; 02:05 P.M.

beautifull work

Martino Balestreri , January 12, 2007; 04:09 P.M.


congratulations for your photographies! Color and light, technique and genius!


John R. Math , January 16, 2007; 06:56 A.M.


Rakesh: Your Portfolio is fantastic. You have a broad range of styles and concepts. One of the best in PN. Thank you. John Math

Irena Nawrot , January 19, 2007; 09:54 A.M.

Thank you.

Thank you very much for the compliment. It means a lot coming from such great artist. Your still life is exceptional. But your portrait section is just breathtaking. I could look at them one by one for hours. Irena

arash farsi , January 22, 2007; 06:17 A.M.


very very nice portraits (old man)and very nice gallery.thank you

Satish Menon , January 22, 2007; 04:44 P.M.


Dear Rakeshji,

"Exceptional" or "fantastic" are too weak to convey how I feel about your portfolio. I have no option but to keep visiting your portfolio to admire your pictures and learn.

Thank you for setting an example, Satish.

Recep Gulec , January 23, 2007; 01:29 P.M.


you are amazing man :P

great portfolio...

Gary Loveless , January 24, 2007; 08:20 P.M.

You have an incredible portfolio! Your Still Life photos are fantastic and very unique and your portraits are excellent as well! Congratulations on your work!


Mahen Konwar , January 26, 2007; 07:52 A.M.

There are no words to describe your works ! I will only say few words...on the way to "perfection". I sometime try for excellence only.

Thank you very much for visiting my portfolio, plz revisit again and suggest me to improve my captures

Regards Mahen

Ceylan Atuk , February 17, 2007; 05:05 P.M.

very nice portfolio, congratulations...

Rakesh Syal , February 19, 2007; 02:06 P.M.

A big thanks

for your great words, they mean a lot to me, my friends!!

Catalin S. , February 19, 2007; 02:34 P.M.

Rembrandt was using the light as you do!

Dear Sir

Comming from the Master of still life, and portraits, I highly apreciate your kind comments on my portfolio. Your work is amazing!

Best regards, Catalin

sezer soylu , February 20, 2007; 12:18 A.M.


you have a great folio.

Gunpreet Singh , February 24, 2007; 03:43 P.M.

hello sir

very nice portfolio

Doug Smiley , February 28, 2007; 08:44 A.M.

Damn, you're good! Seeing your portfolio is "nearly" enough to make me forsake my b&w film cameras so I can try my hand at digital color.

Robert Woodward , February 28, 2007; 01:07 P.M.

Thank you for your gracious comment on my montage. I'm very glad you did as it brought me to your portfolio. Beautiful, well crafted, and very creative . . . your portfolio is one to be proud of. I especially enjoyed your portraits and still lifes. I hope you will continue to post here.

Regards, Robert

tanyo kamburov , February 28, 2007; 05:25 P.M.

I'd like to express my admiration to yuor superb gallery,stunning portraits,wait to see more))) best regards: tanyo

Gady Fishel , March 02, 2007; 07:05 A.M.


I am passionate about your stile and love your beautiful and inspiring portfolio.

Rajiv Mehta , March 02, 2007; 10:50 A.M.

Aesthetic, sensitive, simply super. I love your photos and your style. Regards, Rajiv Mehta

Nevil Zaveri , March 02, 2007; 12:10 P.M.


your gallery has very stunning still-lifes and portraits. the way you light them is simply superb.

regards, nevil

Saqib Z. , March 02, 2007; 12:43 P.M.

Excellent portfolio with very creative use of light and shadows. The compositions are simple yet aesthetically very pleasing.

Nikhil Kulkarni , March 03, 2007; 02:04 P.M.


Great portfolio Rakesh!!! I like the portraits most..Simply genius!!! Thanks for commeting on my picture..

Gurakuq Dobruna , March 05, 2007; 08:28 P.M.


Excellent portfolio.DOUBTLESS 7/7

Rashed Abdulla , March 06, 2007; 10:40 A.M.

Good Afternoon From Qatar My Friend

Sir, My name is Rashed and I am 24 years old, I do not know how I reached this Portfolio of yours, but here I am, swimming in very high skill and wonderful world of photography. You remind me with your portrait with kursh, a Master who I like to learn from his School Of Portrait Photographic Art. All this might not mean any thing to you as we being in different world but please understand that with all of the hard times I have with my English and little experiences in this field I try my best to promote the Art of Photography in my part of the world That why I do my best to build a photographic site and having in mind to raise its class as much as I can future wise. There for Sir, I like to invite you to join my site and let people from Qatar and other GCC countries to learn from your work I live in Doha the Capital city and father was and still a serious photographer, although he never though of making any money out of it but he was and still a great investor to this field. It is some times so hard to find the appropriate words in English to express how I feel about your work, but let say, I like what I have seen a lot and wishing you a very long happy and peaceful life.

Ted Gorczyca , March 07, 2007; 05:49 P.M.

beautiful portfolio, great photos and I like your still lifes the best though, thank you for your rating on my photo

Debra Trean , March 11, 2007; 02:14 A.M.

Beautiful still life.... Most excellent works..

Yiannis Dimkopoulos , March 11, 2007; 02:33 A.M.


All your still life, portrait and other photos are pure magic and magnetism Racesh. EXCELLENT WORK!!!! Congratulations for having one of the best portfolios on PN. Ill be back soon for more inspiration. Yiannis

Rakesh Syal , March 11, 2007; 01:22 P.M.

Thank you

my friends for your valuable words, they mean a lot to me!!

Marios Theocharous , March 16, 2007; 02:37 A.M.

Excellent portfolio!

Biplab Sikdar , March 16, 2007; 01:22 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

Nice to see ur works in 19th FU International Salon of Photography ... congrats ...

Clara Selfridge , March 17, 2007; 10:09 P.M.


Absolutely gorgeous work! You should be very proud!

Brooke Lawson , March 19, 2007; 02:20 P.M.

Amazing and beautiful!!

Taci Yuksel , March 19, 2007; 07:23 P.M.

Very nice portfolio...Congrats dear my friend...

Vikram D'Mello , March 22, 2007; 12:57 P.M.


hi rakesh - on briefly going through your gallery, i must say it means a lot to get a compliment on lighting from someone who has mastered the effective use of it. your collection of mystique-themed portraits is, simply put, beautiful to look at.

frankly, i was surprised this portrait turned out as well as it did: it was an impromptu night-time shoot at home, with the rather garish, dim light from household lamps requiring a high iso. i guess sometimes the shadow play that such lighting naturally causes leads to interesting pictures!

i look forward to examining your pictures in more detail, in particular to enjoy the vibrant colors you somehow manage to capture - vikram.

Ekaterina Oniani , March 24, 2007; 12:30 P.M.


Just without words. Perfect portraits, perfect macros, perfect colors!!! All the best to you!!! :)

Leon Forado , March 24, 2007; 04:16 P.M.

I just discover your work i am very happy to do it . Your portafolio is excellent , specialy for the protrait and the still life.

Best Regards

Emanuela Carratoni , March 25, 2007; 03:41 P.M.

thank you for your comment about my last photo...i think that your portfolio is very marvellous, and your still - life are very inspiring for me ! best regards emanuela

Rakesh Syal , March 26, 2007; 11:57 P.M.

Thank you so much!

I'd like to thank all of you for your kind words and support in my work. It's a great motivation to go ahead!!

Anush Krishnaswami , March 27, 2007; 01:06 A.M.


Hey Rakesh - I'm honored to have a comment from you! Looking at your portfolio, I sure do have a lot of catching up to do. Incredible lighting and eye, you've got. keep up the good work!


George Koutsilieris , March 27, 2007; 03:08 P.M.


zeeshan haider , March 28, 2007; 07:46 A.M.


sir really thanks for yr valueable words on my snap....yr work is great and i need yr comment in future too.really thanks again

ibrahim javed , March 30, 2007; 01:54 A.M.



toby duffill , March 31, 2007; 07:37 P.M.

A great portfolio.

Rakesh you you have a fantastic portfolio, the photo series of the bearded gentleman is really good. I can learn much from you, thank you for coming and rating my images it is much appreciated. There are going to manyy visits back to your page in the future. Toby

Ludvik Leben , April 04, 2007; 01:38 P.M.


Congratulations on your beautiful and amazing portfolio. Greetings!

Juan Carlos Rivera , April 06, 2007; 07:15 A.M.

Rakesh, thank you very much for your comment about my portfolio, comming from you is a great honour. Your portraits are oustanding, but still life or street ones are beatufil too. My sincere compliments and best wishes.

M Jo , April 09, 2007; 02:16 A.M.

Novel Works

Hello Mr. Rakesh Syal, You are a great photo artist. You have created a various kinds of very artistic photos. I am impressed with your different viewpoints of objects.

M Jo

Dan Fenn , April 10, 2007; 10:08 A.M.


Rakesh - There is not much one can add after so many well deserved, wonderful comments on your spectacular work. You are a master of your art. I will check back here often for inspiration. Bravo !!

Javier fm , April 10, 2007; 11:23 A.M.

Hi Rakesh. Very nice gallery and exceptional still life. Best regards!

Biplab Sikdar , April 10, 2007; 12:14 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

Sorry, I am unable to collect the results. Sorry Boss.

Kim Slonaker , April 10, 2007; 07:29 P.M.

Very nice portfolio - I've enjoyed looking. Your people shots are especially compelling.

Joseph Tury , April 10, 2007; 11:22 P.M.

Amazing techniques. Really good work with lighting. I'll be back more often.

Alina Ilarion , April 11, 2007; 07:15 A.M.

Dear Rakesh, your artistic style is unfogetable .Thanks for sharing this with us.Best wishes , Alina

Edward Nunez , April 11, 2007; 05:13 P.M.

Awesome Portfolio

Rakesh, WOW your portfolio is impressive. I came to pay you a visit after your kind words on my photo. I really appreciate your support. You are a wonderful photographer.

Pankaj Purohit , April 12, 2007; 02:33 A.M.

Hellow Rakeshji. I have seen your portfolio for many times and I realy get inspired with your photos. Your knowledge about lighting is realy at the level of expertisation. I recently got a comment on my photo from you, and I realy got delited. Thanks for your comment and motivation to me, You said that I need some guidance, what should I have done in the photo you commented. I would be very thankfull to you by getting your valuable thoughts. Thanks and regards.

Joao Pereira , April 12, 2007; 07:25 A.M.

Rakesh, I render my most sincere respects for your work, a vibrant display of talent, taste and technique. I am glad I have found your gallery, which is now in my favourites and will become a reference. Congrats, greetings from Portugal.

AJorge Reis , April 15, 2007; 04:18 P.M.

Fantastic, your portfolio. Excellent work. Best regards

Andrew Piotrowski , April 17, 2007; 09:19 P.M.

Your pictures are truly remarkable. Your still life pictures combine Johannes Vermeer simplicity and mastery of light seen in many Rembrandt's paintings. All this done in your own and very unique style. Whenever I will need an inspiration, I will come for a visit.

tanyo kamburov , April 18, 2007; 11:11 A.M.

very nice work in your portfolio))) best wishes:Tanyo

Ankur Thatai , April 20, 2007; 03:24 A.M.

Hello Sir

congrats! for being top and FIIPC.beautiful images espacially still life and portrait. keep it up. GREAT JOB!!

Amer Jassim , April 21, 2007; 05:48 P.M.


Thank you for rating my photo and your nice comment on my pictur, whene Isee your prtfolio,come's in my head to many questions, one of them how long going to take to be at lest near to your skil in photography,so your advice always valuable to me,Thank you very much ,hop I see more of you..Regards Amer

Antanas Strazdas , April 22, 2007; 02:36 A.M.

Excellent!!! 100+/100+

A. Hunt , April 22, 2007; 07:32 A.M.


So much fantastic work here to look at that it is hard to leave. One day I will learn how to take pictures as this. Keep up the great work.

Kenrick Rampial , April 22, 2007; 05:42 P.M.

Thanks for your comment and rating. It really means a lot coming from someone like you. Looking through your portfolio is like a journey into the art of photography through the eyes of a master. You most certainly set the standard for which others myself included, can strive to achieve.

Marina Segura , April 24, 2007; 09:13 A.M.

Hi Rakesh

First of all thanks for your comments! I've seen your portfolio and I like it very much but over all, I love "ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE" and "Still Live". I love your color pencil pictures! Congrats!

Mandeep Kundan , April 24, 2007; 10:08 P.M.

Great portfolio .


Claudio Castelli , April 25, 2007; 03:25 A.M.

Extremely interesting portfolio. Fine art is not only a "saying" in your images. Thank you for sharing and contributing towards the best on this site.

Evarist Polakovic , April 29, 2007; 07:45 A.M.

Hi Rakesh. Fantastic portfolia. Good lesson and inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Evarist.

Kanwaljit Singh , May 06, 2007; 03:24 P.M.

Oh Great, one of the best works ever seen on Photo.net!!

We, the all Photo artists are to learn from such great works.

PN is doing a yeoman's service to PHOTOGRARHY as an ART FORM.

Kanwaljit Singh

Samrat Bose , May 07, 2007; 07:04 P.M.


...Rakeshji, for commenting on my photo "Dry Tap". I appreciate your input. Please keep guiding me from time to time to help me improve.

Yiannis G. , May 08, 2007; 05:37 P.M.


You have a wonderful portfolio with many strong pictures I enjoyed looking at them

Regards Yannis

John Kelly , May 08, 2007; 06:17 P.M.

Very fine. I like your more commercial work as well...well seen, great light. Best wishes from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Laurentiu Margalin , May 12, 2007; 10:26 A.M.

ISO lated words!

daily, in every morning, when I make the last preparations to share some pictures or just in my usual ramblings at deep corners in PN, when I am not sure if one image exposed there can be "good eat for the eye's hungry light", I return here and I looking again in your marvellous portofolio. After that, my natural reaction is to renounce because here, in every picture, I can see the majestically danse of that subtile light waltzing in couple with the perfect tonality of the dark, all in combination with the diplomacy of fine spirit of art. Your work is like a diamond, is pure, positive, firmly... if you want, is like a lotus. Remain just your distinctive images where the words are unspeakable...
Thank you!

Nasir Khan , May 15, 2007; 08:31 A.M.


You have a beautiful portfolio, full of incredible images and color balance. Still life is very masterful, with fine light control. Khan

Francesco Cifarelli , May 16, 2007; 05:07 A.M.


Great portfolio!! Congrats!!

Chris Best , May 17, 2007; 01:52 P.M.

Excellent Gallery

I really appreaciate your still life & portraits-Perfect!

Sarkis Baghramyan , May 17, 2007; 05:52 P.M.


Very interesting and creative portfolio, bravo! Best regards.

Erik Lewandowski , May 17, 2007; 09:47 P.M.

This is exquisite portfolio Rakesh, it is amazing, all photographs are beautiful, creative and artistic. It is a treat to come here and enjoy an excellent artist and his creation.

carlos rodriguez , May 18, 2007; 07:35 P.M.

you are the master

gracias por las cosas que me dijiste en mi portafolio sabes tu trabajo es de lo mejor que eh visto felicidades un abrazo desde mexico de tu admirador

Biplab Sikdar , May 19, 2007; 01:29 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

Sorry for being late in replying ... thanks a lot for browsing my port ... ur comments are really valuable to me ... I am a novice ... learning the art from Sri Benu Sen ... saw ur recent work ... great ... as usual ... sorry that I can't help u reg FU International Salon ... Bye ...

Raj Nandwana , May 20, 2007; 02:26 A.M.

hi Rakesh

You have an outstanding portfolio. Look at those portraits. I guess i have a long way to go in my pictures.

cheers Rajen

Rossy Topalova , May 20, 2007; 02:24 P.M.

You have amasing portfolio

Anush Krishnaswami , May 21, 2007; 06:24 P.M.


again, for your comment and kind words. I really appreciate your input. still a long way to go for me ;)

Ram Prasad , May 24, 2007; 05:42 A.M.

May be im in love with u

No words SIR.!!!!!!!!

Please visit my portfolio SIR.

Ankur Thatai , May 27, 2007; 03:38 A.M.



Sheila Kumar , May 29, 2007; 06:48 P.M.


Very impressive portfolio...I love the potraits very much, thanks for sharing,


Thangavelu Nachimuthu , June 03, 2007; 02:18 A.M.


Very nice and wonderful shots. Your pictures , specially , the crockery sets are wonderful capture. It is unique in stlye and color and composition. Can you please share the know how , how to shoot with such effect? Thanks. N.Thangavelu

New Delhi

Ivanovici Andreea , June 03, 2007; 05:04 P.M.


Your play with light and shadow is just remarkable. And you've got an unique way of introducing color, in the exact quantity (no matter if color is just an accent or if it's everywhere). You really have a lot of talent and experience I suppose. I've got a lot to learn from your work and for that I thank you.

Abhijit Biswas , June 03, 2007; 05:12 P.M.

Hello Rakesh,

Your pictures are truly awesome. Your choice of subjects, compositions and the neatness with which you present is really outstanding. Keep up the good and would like to see more from you. Regards!

Ayse Yalcin , June 05, 2007; 11:22 A.M.

You have very rich portfolio..I loved so much...Greetings...

mohamadreza sadeghpoor , June 06, 2007; 02:30 P.M.


dear rakesh! you have very nice portfolio.I like it very much. can I ask you a question? how you know who rate your photos? I will grateful to you if help me. thank you. best Regards!

A.K. Sircar , June 08, 2007; 06:11 A.M.

Rakeshji, my sincere appreciation to your talent extra-ordinary. Unique portfolio.

Foureyes . , June 09, 2007; 12:56 P.M.


Each image in your gallery is fantastic,......very inspiring work, full of creativity,.....thank you for sharing your art with us.

Julie Kumar , June 09, 2007; 11:48 P.M.


I very very new to photography...........your collection is just AWESOME...my mouth was open the whole time. Such a good capture of indian culture as well. I am so proud.

I have such a long way to go. But I am so glad that i can view beautiful and perfect photos of yours.


Antonio Díaz , June 10, 2007; 05:48 P.M.

Realmente impresionado por tu trabajo. Sin dudar de lo mejor que se puede encontrar en toda la red. Retratos, bodegones..., te mueves con una gracilidad pasmosa por casi todas las disciplinas.

Te agradezco que hayas intervenido en una de mis imagenes porque ello me ha hecho descubrir un mundo nuevo y fascinante de belleza.

Carlos Rema , June 10, 2007; 05:58 P.M.

Thanks for comment. You have a great, great, great work. Best regards.

Afshin Azizi , June 12, 2007; 12:39 A.M.


Salam dear Rakesh .You have really awesome and wonderful gallery. All are

amazing in here. Rare portraits and still life shots . I am really interested

in the and enjoyed your still life dual tuning shots and great composition and

mood in your Femme and Silence of life shots .Great actions Sport shots and

creative ideas in Nature& Landscape .

And finally Thanks a lot for your kind words on my portfolio and gallery

photos . Thanks so much for your advices and of course your for your

recommendations to me about me and my friend Mohammad Reza .All the best


mohamadreza sadeghpoor , June 12, 2007; 05:17 A.M.

my dear friend

thank for your helpfull guidance. rakeshji you will be always in my mind because of this help. I wish you be successfull in all periods of life. best regards.

Alex T , June 13, 2007; 10:48 A.M.

You have an outstanding portfolio, Still Life gallery simply blows ones mind with the shapes and colours. Well done, regards Alex.

Oswald Rajesh P F , June 16, 2007; 01:29 A.M.

Dear Rakesh Bhai

Whew! What an amazing portfolio! I strongly agree with Kaushik's comment. Will keep coming back to your gallery as often as I can as there is so much to be learnt from the way you see things. Proud of being appreciated by an Indian who is already shining!!

Andrey Smeyan , June 18, 2007; 03:40 A.M.

A beautiful collection of photos. Great portfolio!

Samrat Bose , June 18, 2007; 01:06 P.M.

Thanks for continuously monitoring my work and progress Rakeshji. Hope you can see some improvement. Wish I could photograph more frequently, but things do always happen the way you want them to be. That's life, I guess.

Daniel Barrington , June 21, 2007; 11:56 A.M.

One of the finest portfolios I've seen, just amazing work. Your landscapes and portrait work is excellent, as all of your images are. One of the benefits of someone commenting on one of my postings is to find a portfolio like this to view.db

Shweta Banerjee , June 24, 2007; 11:53 P.M.

Hello Rakesh ji,

Your portfolio has taken my past one and a half hour. And I feel that I have so much to learn from your work. Your still life pictures have left me mesmerized. I have just begun to get into composing them myself and I see I shall be visiting your portfolio more than often to steal some ideas and practice myself. Also thanks for your remark on one of my photos, I shall appreciate it if you leave critical advices more often on my portfolio. Regards.

Clive Rapier , June 25, 2007; 09:11 A.M.

A very Impressive set of work.

Rakesh Syal , June 29, 2007; 06:19 P.M.

Thank you for your kind visit!!

Vishal Agarwal , July 01, 2007; 06:18 P.M.

Great Work

Hi Rakesh, I simply love some of your pictures, the one with color pencils is so original, the portraits are very impressive indeed! And always a BIG thanks for your kind words and encouragement.

Gershon Levi , July 09, 2007; 10:27 P.M.

Thank you very much for your comment on my photo...appreciate the suggestions you gave me. I will sure try it out...

You have a very powerful portfolio and a good eye..

Best regards


Samrat Bose , July 13, 2007; 01:29 P.M.

Thank you...

...Rakeshji, for continuing to keep an eye on my photos. It is indeed encouraging to get a nod from you. I have, ironically, not had sufficient time to take photos or post them after I took up a paid membership...funny how things work. I had to do that as otherwise I often overshot the space alloted to me. Wishes.

Giovanni Tilotta , July 15, 2007; 02:25 P.M.


Thank you very mucho for rate my sunflower, for me is on honor, your photos are very beautiful

Dan Laurentiu Tarcomnicu , July 17, 2007; 02:34 P.M.

Nice work!

Good pictures !


Dylan Luis , July 19, 2007; 03:46 A.M.

Hi Rakesh, your photos are exceptionally great!! You have a well defined style of your own. I love your still life photos the most.
Warm Regards - Dylan.

Vassilis Tagoudis , July 21, 2007; 01:34 P.M.

Very beautiful portfolio with excellent compositions,Rakesh! Congrats!

Carlos Perez , July 23, 2007; 09:42 A.M.

I lovely your portfolio,very nice colours and techniques. I hope you continue showing us your excellent work..

Best regards

Tom Appel , July 27, 2007; 08:32 P.M.

Your portraits are amazing. Accurate but emotional, and yet very much art. Really fabulous.

Omar Martinez , July 30, 2007; 05:44 P.M.

Amazing Photography!

Hello Rakesh, I'm more that honored to get a comment from a Master like You, You have an Amazing Porfolio full of wonderful photographs that inspired me every time I see them.
Thank you for your comments and advices.
Best Regards.

niket kr , August 01, 2007; 12:44 A.M.



Erwin Rizaldi , August 02, 2007; 10:34 P.M.

Hi Rakesh,

I do admire your creation, it amaze me...most of them I do love your people photography, I feel those photos are life, have a soul in it. Honestly I am jealous to create such of beautiful photo. Best Regard to you.

btw...I am Indonesian.

Andre Viegas , August 07, 2007; 12:22 P.M.

Strong folio. You re very talented. Keep it up. Cheers. Andre

Ted Gorczyca , August 07, 2007; 04:05 P.M.

still a great portfolio, thank you for your comments and rating

Arda Guldogan , August 11, 2007; 03:54 P.M.

Hey my friend

Great portfolio!

Biplab Sikdar , August 12, 2007; 06:30 A.M.

Hi Rakesh

Congratulations for the HONOURABLE MENTION in Better Photography still life contest ... it's nice to see ur work in the magazine ... bye.

Gordon Martin , August 13, 2007; 12:31 P.M.


Great portfolio, Astounding Work

Ken Beilman , August 15, 2007; 12:40 A.M.


You are a very talented photographer. Your work reflects both attention to detail and an artistic sensibility. I will be following your work. Congrats on a great portfolio.

Bob Kurt , August 15, 2007; 09:24 A.M.

Increadible portfolio, wonderful colors!

Gershon Levi , August 15, 2007; 11:18 P.M.

Thank you for your comments on my photos. They are even more significant given the high caliber of work you have here.

Thanks again,


Sergey Lokov , August 25, 2007; 05:01 P.M.


narayanan meiyyappan , August 27, 2007; 10:56 A.M.

chanced upon your portfolio thru the 'daily samples'. wonderful collection. i enjoyed it.

DX Feng , September 01, 2007; 12:09 P.M.

I have been enjoying every single image in your portifolio. Besides superior technically, they all are exceptionally beautiful and artful. Your portifolio is simply one of the best on Photo.net. I Thank you for sharing.

Mujahid Awais , September 08, 2007; 05:59 A.M.


Whata Beautiful bunch of Images. High class Photography. I love it.

Raif Tulga , September 10, 2007; 09:31 A.M.

Exceptional works...

Suresh Randadath , September 12, 2007; 08:18 A.M.

You have an amazing portfolio. Very different indeed. Great!!

Diana Deaver , September 17, 2007; 10:09 P.M.


Your appreciation for my work honors me in the highest possible form as I consider you a master of photography. Your portraits are superior and have a lot to teach. I am most grateful for your time and feedback.

Carlos Guaimare , September 26, 2007; 06:41 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

I have seen your portfolio and all the pictures one by one. I am impressed! It is amazing to find a portfolio that only has outstanding pictures! I wish I knew which one I like best. I guess it must be the portraits... but all of them. Thanks for giving us this lot of great pictures. You are a master!!

Rakesh Syal , September 27, 2007; 01:56 P.M.

Thank you so much all for your encouraging words, friends! My best regards to you all!

Ade Olumide , September 27, 2007; 08:46 P.M.


Thanks for your kind words on my portfolio.

Your portfolio is phenomenal. Absolutely first-class shots, especially your portraits.

You've been blessed with the composers or framers eye when it comes to photography. Your use of lighting in your images is such a joy to behold, really.

I always look forward to your new images. Please keep shooting.

Best regards,


Mikel Arrizabalaga , October 05, 2007; 04:41 A.M.

Master class

There's no words to express the magic of your images. Your work is a delight for the eyes. Congrats.

John Ilic , October 06, 2007; 11:21 A.M.

So beautiful...

You are a Master. ...no other comment...

Pete Gavalis , October 06, 2007; 11:36 A.M.


You are truly a master of composition and detail. Thanks for posting your work, it is inspirational.

Gopal Seshadrinathan , October 20, 2007; 10:04 P.M.

Incredible images

Rakesh, Thanks for the comments on my images. You have an incredible portfolio. Looking forward to sseeing more and getting inspired by them. Cheers.

Jeny Plante , October 30, 2007; 09:50 P.M.

Amazing !

Excellent portfolio inspiring. Color, composition, sharpness everything perfect. You are a master.

Andre Dufour , October 31, 2007; 05:39 P.M.

What a fantastic portfolio! What more can I say? I'm speechless...

Rakesh Syal , November 02, 2007; 06:31 P.M.

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

My best regards, Rakesh.

Michael Meneklis , November 03, 2007; 05:11 A.M.

Thank you ...

Dear Rakesh I want to thank you very much for your comments on my pictures and specially the last one in my portfolio. I am very touched with such a comment from an artist like YOU.

Andreas Fuecker , November 03, 2007; 11:07 A.M.

Very impressive.There is not one photo i don't like.You are a very good photographer.Best regards A.

Naveed Malik , November 06, 2007; 07:21 P.M.


great show of skill and passion, i mean we wonder how different a portfolio can be with the same set of techniques used by pros all over the world but its not the hardware which makes the difference or even the technique that screams out, its the thought behind that stands out, thanks for sharing...

Rita Chiliberti , November 16, 2007; 10:00 A.M.

Amazing portfolio

I like all your shots and envy it a little bit. Still life pictures and portraits are superb. I'll be back soon for more. All the best.

Mandeep Kundan , November 16, 2007; 08:51 P.M.

Rakesh ji you have really great portfolio.



Kenneth Fugate , November 20, 2007; 05:50 P.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Amador Ruiz Rodriguez , November 23, 2007; 03:58 A.M.

Hola Rakesh: Extraordinario portfolio en todos los sentidos. Demuestras un gusto exquisito y un buen saber hacer en este arte fotografico. Saludos y hasta la proxima, porque te volvere a ver.Hello Rakesh: Extraordinary portfolio in all the senses. You demonstrate an exquisite pleasure and a good one to know how to make in this photographic art. Greetings and until the next one, because I see you again.

Rakesh Syal , December 07, 2007; 03:28 P.M.

My friends,

Thank you each and everyone for leaving your footmarks on this portfolio!

My heartiest regards, Rakesh!

Ana Maria Corbalan Flores , December 11, 2007; 03:51 A.M.

Me ha encantado tu portfolio, sobre todo los retratos y las fotos de estudio. Es magnifico. Te seguire visitando de ahora en adelante. Mi mas sincera enhorabuena. Saludos Ana

Dale L , December 18, 2007; 11:15 A.M.

Stunning portraits you got there! I have not gotten into still life shots but those look impressive as well.

Paweł & Grażyna Hachaj , December 20, 2007; 04:03 P.M.

Thank you for your feedback on our photos.

We wish you happy Christmas holidays and a new year flourishing with fresh photo themes!

Cordial greetings!

Rita Chiliberti , December 22, 2007; 01:05 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

this one just to wish you a Happy New Year:)))))

Andrew Piotrowski , December 23, 2007; 04:40 P.M.

Rakesh, You are a true Renaissance man - great artist and an inspiring person. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and full of amazing pictures New Year.

Antonio S. , December 24, 2007; 12:51 P.M.

Happy Christmas


I wish you the best things for Christmas and for the new year, Thank you again for sharing your work and for your comments on my photos,


Ivanovici Andreea , December 28, 2007; 11:58 A.M.

Happy new year. I wish your photos to be even more beautiful and interesting in 2008.

mohamadreza lotfi , December 30, 2007; 07:21 A.M.


wow your photo is very beautiful

Raj Nandwana , December 31, 2007; 12:25 A.M.

dear rakeshji

the year has so quickly gone by. thank you for all your support and inspiration. best wishes for your good health and greater success in 2008!

Simon Butterworth , January 01, 2008; 10:51 A.M.

Stunning work, your PF is truly inspirational. If I could only use one word to sum it up it would be QUALITY. Have a great 08!


Ana Maria Corbalan Flores , January 01, 2008; 01:31 P.M.

Feliz y prospero a�o 2008.Bsos Ana.

Rakesh Syal , January 01, 2008; 03:10 P.M.

A very Happy, Healthy & safe New Year 2008 to all my friends and foes!!

My best regards to you all,


Alexa Halford , January 03, 2008; 12:09 P.M.

Thank you Rakesh for your very kind words on my portfolio. Coming from such a great photographer as yourself means so much to me. Your work is truly inspiring and absolutely wonderful to look at. Thanks again - Lex

Anakin Sk , January 05, 2008; 08:14 P.M.

Thank you so much for your beautiful words by my work, :o) ,

YOUR Work is G R E A T.................. B R A V O S

Marius Romila , January 09, 2008; 02:24 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

What can I say? You are a veritable artist! Your portfolio is very impressive;Congratulations!

Naseer Fedaee , January 11, 2008; 05:41 A.M.



praful rao , January 16, 2008; 08:12 A.M.

Beautiful and amazing

Rakeshji, wonderful work..i salute u much of yr work looks like the work of a master painter - which u r in fact

praful rao

Jackson Peterson-Will , January 22, 2008; 12:23 P.M.

Good job!

Great portfolio!There's no wonder one of your photos was chosen for "photo of the week".Congrats!

Guillermo Aguirre-Condit , January 23, 2008; 09:31 P.M.


Just any of them could be a photo of the week. Thanks for sharing. I really like your photos.

Biljana Kovacevic , January 26, 2008; 03:46 P.M.



mehdi fazeli , January 26, 2008; 04:01 P.M.


hello i will add u at my comment

Birte Ragland , January 28, 2008; 05:33 A.M.

Thanks for the nice comment on my portfolio Rakesh,I like your work very much, and I love India,looking forward to the next trip.

Fritz Heimerl , January 28, 2008; 02:21 P.M.

Dear Rakesh. What a wonderful portfolio you have. Full of colours and great ideas, but also your portraits in black and white are so great. IT IS REALLY ART my friend. Regards, a friend.

Belma Halilovic , February 05, 2008; 12:23 A.M.


beautiful gallery!

John Hill , February 15, 2008; 11:24 P.M.

Stunning photos!

Joaquin Tornel , March 12, 2008; 06:14 P.M.

Hola Rakesh, tu portafolios es FANTASTICO, por la composicion,la luz y el color felicidades. Joaquin.

Tommy Houghton , March 20, 2008; 08:26 A.M.

Beautiful collection of images Rakesh, I enjoyed looking at your portfolio


Neil Hobbs , March 22, 2008; 05:20 P.M.

Great Portfolio

Superb collection of images Rakesh, especially the still life & portraits.

Rakesh Syal , April 02, 2008; 12:38 P.M.


Thanks for taking out your time and words of appriciations, friends!

Sally Delacruz , April 15, 2008; 02:11 P.M.

Amazing portfolio collections. I am much impressed of your "Still Life Collections" and your "headshots.Colorful too. Thanks for sharing.

Mehmet Akin , April 16, 2008; 02:30 P.M.

hello master

excellent portfolio..you are a real talented photographer.it is honour for me to meet you...best regards.

syahrul tanod , April 18, 2008; 05:25 A.M.

great gallery, Rakesh!

im newbie D70s. i hope i can explore my camera just like u. nice technique, ciao!

El Porte-Bonheur , April 25, 2008; 12:09 P.M.

I've just popped in to see what's new in you folders and to refresh my memory a bit. Have a nice week-end, Rakesh! Regards, El.

Karolos Trivizas , April 26, 2008; 03:07 A.M.

You definitely are very talented and experienced in the treatment of light Rakesh. I am new in the site but as far as I know your portfolio is one of the best. Technical perfection is characterizing your work. My sincere congrats.

Ruben A. Silva , April 26, 2008; 04:32 P.M.


Your porfolio is a collection of master pieces. I am glad to discover it, it is inspiring and exquisite. Best Regards. Ruben from Buenos Aires

Juan Seufert , April 27, 2008; 06:09 A.M.

hello master

excellent portfolio...I am much impressed of your "Still Life Collections".

Alberto Massari , May 02, 2008; 02:50 A.M.


Good Good Good Photos.

Beate Pischl , May 03, 2008; 07:46 A.M.

What a wonderful portfolio! Especially your portraits and still life-pics are really fantastic!!! Best regards, Beate

Rakesh Syal , May 05, 2008; 07:11 P.M.

Thank you all my friends for your thougtful words!!

Warm regards, Rakesh.

Jill Goodson , May 06, 2008; 06:56 P.M.

Your portfolio is amazing!

Tomaso Nigris , May 08, 2008; 01:14 P.M.

A really amazing portfolio, full of art, tecnique and feeling. My best congratulation

Dave DeJoode , May 08, 2008; 03:08 P.M.


You have a fine eye for detail and I think your Portraits are absolutely stunning and masterful.

Ahmet Gurses , May 09, 2008; 02:10 A.M.

... EXCELLENT Portfolio ...

R Sekhar , May 13, 2008; 05:38 P.M.


Amazing portfolio. Your work, ideas and composition are not only flawless, but truly inspiring. Congratulations!

Ahmet Gurses , May 16, 2008; 04:10 P.M.

... thank you for your nice comment & rating ... warm regards.

Diego Cafasi , May 19, 2008; 10:47 A.M.

Oh...I love your works! Expecially portraits lives of a great strenght of expression! My best compliments. Regards.

Unni Ambliparamb , May 20, 2008; 12:50 A.M.


Dear Rakesh

You have been blessed by an inborn ability to appreciate beauty, which is reflected in your wonderful photographs. Keep it up.

Gianni Spini , May 21, 2008; 04:38 P.M.

Grande originalit�agnifici colori e splendide le composizioni! Bravo!

Carlos Guaimare , May 23, 2008; 10:07 A.M.

I Came Back!!

I couldn`t help it! I had to come back. This portfolio is just too beautiful! I know is stupid to say but "I LOVE YOUR WORK" I wish the best of my pictures looked as the worse of yours. Felicitaciones! Eres un artista!

Edward Woods , May 24, 2008; 01:14 P.M.

Your images are very compelling.

Anil Sharma , May 25, 2008; 11:42 A.M.


Rakeshji, Thanks for commenting on my photo.... You have a very inspiring portfolio....Regards..Anil

Sudhir Otiv , May 26, 2008; 06:03 A.M.

Impressive portfolio!! What is amazing particularly for me is that you've using a Nikon D70s - same as what I have. I'm also using the same lenses that you've used but I am dismayed that I just can't get the finesse that you have portrayed. Do you always use a tripod for all your photos? Regards, Sudhir

Samrat Bose , May 26, 2008; 02:28 P.M.

Thank you, Rakeshji

Rakeshji, thank you for your kind comments on my photo and portfolio. If I have developed, it is through ideas and inspirations shared by you and several others in this community. Hope you continue to guide me to help me achieve the best I can in my circumstances.

Ahmet Gurses , May 26, 2008; 04:34 P.M.

... thank you for your nice comment ... warm regards.

R Sekhar , May 27, 2008; 09:53 A.M.

Thanks Rakesh for the constructive critique on my picture. I am just beginning to explore still life and its a lot of challenging fun. Best regards

J Kilgo , May 28, 2008; 07:48 A.M.

You are truly a master of the photographic arts...thanks for sharing your stunning works. J

George Pentzikis , June 01, 2008; 12:24 P.M.

One of the most elegant portfolios in PN. My kind regards.

Giuseppe Pasquali , June 03, 2008; 04:23 A.M.

Very good works here,

a very nice, interesting and inspirating portfolio. Thank you very much, Giuseppe

Rakesh Syal , June 03, 2008; 03:39 P.M.

Thank you so much all for your kind words friends, they mean a lot to me!

Best of my regards, Rakesh.

J Kilgo , June 06, 2008; 07:29 A.M.

Rakesh, thank you for taking time to visit my portfolio and for your thoughtful comments, which are greatly appreciated. I learn much and am imspired by observing your work. Regards. J.

Goran Anastasovski , June 06, 2008; 11:34 A.M.

Wow, Wow, FANTASTIC portfolio.

Oana Ingrid , June 07, 2008; 03:59 A.M.

Amazing Portofolio !


jaspal singh , June 08, 2008; 03:03 P.M.


You have a excelent portofolio!,...........good work. congrates

A. Q. , June 10, 2008; 05:48 A.M.

Very interesting portfolio. best regards. RN

Michaela M , June 11, 2008; 07:00 A.M.


Impressive and adictive. I can't stop to look to the pictures. Congrat.

Paul Thilak , June 18, 2008; 05:58 P.M.

Please Rate my Portfolio

The awesome photos which you have taken.. made me amaze.. Simply.. Great...

Please Do rate my Porfolio...

I'm a Begginer in Photography.. Got Canon 40d. Please rate and comment my few photos


Thanks A.Paul Thilak

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Geoff Stenhouse , June 22, 2008; 04:25 P.M.


Hi Rakesh,

I just want to say thankyou for the kind comment you gave to one of my pictures? I also have to say this portfolio of yours is absolutely fantastic!!

Thanks again, Geoff

Aaron Gulian , June 23, 2008; 02:59 P.M.


Why use selective color? Where I come from a lot of people believe its an amature effect.

James Gardner , June 27, 2008; 05:49 P.M.

What can I say about your portfolio that has not been said? Wonderful work and very inspiring!

Rakesh Syal , July 01, 2008; 03:53 P.M.


Thanks for your kind words they mean a lot to me, friends!

Regards to you all, Rakesh.

philip gleeson , July 01, 2008; 05:18 P.M.

Utterly stunning work - thanks for sharing it!

Faleh Alshirsawy , July 02, 2008; 01:03 P.M.

hello rakesh

simply beautifull work,i enjoy every single photo in your portfolio,thank you.


Ahmet Gurses , July 12, 2008; 04:53 P.M.

... dear Rakesh, first of all thank you for all of your comments and ratings. But I'm sorry to say that, I don't know any English so my son translates all of the things that you write to me. I'd also like to thank all of you for all of your upcoming comments and ratings. warm regards.

Milena Safrova , July 13, 2008; 04:10 A.M.

Thank you, Rakesh, for visiting my portfolio and for your kind words about my photos. I much admire your excellent works. What you do in still life is unique and art in itself. Your precious work with shapes and light makes them masterpieces. With the best regards Milena

Angyalosi Bea , July 13, 2008; 04:21 A.M.

Your work is absolutely fantastic! I can't stop watching! I'm always coming back to see something new....and thank you for sharing these!

Bee Jay , July 15, 2008; 01:05 A.M.

i feel happy when i saw your photograph in Better Photography magzine.




Jarek Grudzinski , July 16, 2008; 11:02 A.M.


Great portfolio! I especially like your still life and portraits.

Ivan Knez , July 16, 2008; 12:39 P.M.

Hello Rakesh

You have some beautiful photos in your portfolio. Your still nature is so clean and appealing. Very nice indeed. I'm sure people would like to know something about you so it would be nice to post a bio. (just a thought) Best regards, Ivan.

Raj Nandwana , July 17, 2008; 02:33 A.M.

Dear Rakeshji

It is a great pleasure for me to have your comments and suggestion. Your outstanding portfolio cannot be missed on photo.net.

Prior to hosting the picture on PN I had looked into the classical concepts of portrait photography and you have a very valid point there. On the other had it made me feel that the intensity of the expression was diluted with the suggested space and therefore I adapted to the unconventional presentation.

Once again I stay indebted for the time you have taken to send me your valuable suggestion and I continue to look forward for more inputs of your thoughts and experience.

warm regards Rajen

Kathy Breen , July 19, 2008; 01:07 P.M.

Hi Rakesh, I just finished looking through your portfolio and I'm in complete awe of your amazing work! Just STUNNING! All my best to you, Kathy

Giuseppe Pasquali , July 22, 2008; 04:00 P.M.

Today I had the pleasure to visit your rich

portfolio: a magic box full of colors, ideas and thoughts: thank you for this beautiful works, Giuseppe

John Ewart , July 25, 2008; 03:19 A.M.

Rakesh , You have a wonderful portfolio.

Thank you for your visit and your kind words....John

Kristina Kraft , July 26, 2008; 08:15 A.M.

Hi Rakesh,

Your portfolio is really an inspiration. Specially the jars and the vessels.

patrick love , July 27, 2008; 01:49 A.M.

So many great picture here!

Zach Pretorius , July 27, 2008; 04:09 A.M.


Rakesh, I just joined PN as a absolute amateur, but I do recognise greatness when I see it and your portfolio is unbelievable! Maybe one day I will achieve a fraction of what you have achieved!

Well done!



Hemant Kanakia , July 27, 2008; 07:06 A.M.


Absolutely love your work. such diversity. Please continue to post your work. particularly love your still life with dishes.


Maurizio Moro , July 31, 2008; 01:01 A.M.

...from Italy!!!

Dear Rakesh, to have had a positive note on my "...Old smiling alto-atesino mam...", by you, it's for me a big honor!...You are one of the most my favourite photographer in PN,...and your ability is indisputable!...Your artistic portfolio is for all us a point of reference! If possible, I should like to have more often a visit from you on my shots for having your opinion and councils for improving my job. If you have a bit of time, look for my portfolio:..an opinion from you, for me is a wonderful occasion, a great lesson!...I hope in your adherence to my request!....Ciaomau!

Sonali De , July 31, 2008; 01:47 P.M.

Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment on my portfolio. It will really help me if I get your comments and suggestions. It is nice to learn that Sonal is a painter. I paint at times and it is something I like more than photography. My warm regards for you and good wishes for Sonal.

Rakesh Syal , July 31, 2008; 07:16 P.M.

Thank you all my dear friends for so kind words and Sonali today is Sonal's birthday!

Lawrence Paiken , August 05, 2008; 11:39 P.M.

Dear Rakesh...you are a gifted artist. Spectacular portfilio. thanks for the inspiration. Best regards, Lawrence

Ali Hussein , August 12, 2008; 11:52 P.M.

thanx for the visit and nice coment. you have a amazing portfolio

Eleonora Castelli , August 15, 2008; 05:19 A.M.

anamazing portfolio, I like your points of view, congrats,


Maija Athena , August 16, 2008; 04:08 A.M.

A Favorite!

Upon joining photo.net, I immediately found your portfolio and marked it as a favorite. I've been working on my natural light portraits after compulsively looking at all of your beautiful portraits. You're an inspiration.

Thank you for sharing your art with the world, Rakesh! -Maija

Mike Alex , August 17, 2008; 02:44 P.M.

Great portfolio!

Stephen Buhagiar , August 19, 2008; 04:54 P.M.


Excellent portfolio. Excellent work of art. Marked you as one of my favourites. Wish i could meet you and spend hours talking on photography. Very good in reading light. Composition, tonalities, colour - excellent work. Master in portraiture, still life, ............... Keep on exhibiting your work. 10/10

Stephen Buhagiar , August 19, 2008; 04:59 P.M.


I'd like you to judge my work and give me critiques so that i will be able to improve my photography. I'm asking you this favour because you have the ability to judge work of art. I'm new to this website and i have been practising photography for these last few months. I will be very pleased if over some weeks you will stop by my portfolio and give me your comments on some of the photos i exhibit on this site. Thanks a lot.

sigiri giri , August 22, 2008; 02:12 A.M.

Rakesh work

Hi,, Rakesh,,,, very good photography in all, my best wishes to you, Giri, photographer, mysore india

john cowie , August 24, 2008; 11:41 P.M.

Great combinations of B/W and color. Very nice Eye.

EVAN WALLER , August 29, 2008; 12:24 A.M.

Very Very Nice, Thank You!

Lawrence Paiken , September 04, 2008; 08:27 P.M.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my work once again, Rakesh.

Maurizio Moro , September 05, 2008; 06:23 A.M.

Dear Rakesh, this morning is started in a wonderful manner for me:...with your comment and compliments on my portfolio! You must know you are one of my favourite PN friends and I (...but not only I...) consider you a great master of photography so, your words are for me a great and important award for my job. Often I go to see your photos because I have a great pleasure in looking for your interpretation of our wonderful world! I hope to have always your comments on my shots,...and not only good if you have to give me your honest think! I give you my best and warm regards!....Ciaomau!

amitava sengupta , September 10, 2008; 02:10 A.M.

oh! few BEST still life works I have ever seen! regards from a newcomer.

Yully Sebayang , September 13, 2008; 10:37 A.M.

I admired your works!

Mark Micallef , September 13, 2008; 05:18 P.M.

superb work

This is an excellent portafolio. Creative, colourful and some very great portraits. Great work.

Charles Mastrovich , September 14, 2008; 07:48 A.M.

Incredible Work

I don't know how I can add to all the wonderful accolades already posted. So I won't. Please, just keep sharing with us. You are a great inspiration!

Linh Dinh , September 14, 2008; 08:36 P.M.

Great portfolio, artistic work and very creativity. Stunning colors and very well taken pictures. Thanks for your nice comments and rates. Best regards.

Linh Dinh

Parjan Cipta , September 15, 2008; 11:57 P.M.

Extraordinary work

You just amazed me. You give more power of my imaginations. Thank you for sharing the incredible image

Jeffrey Lee , September 19, 2008; 02:48 A.M.

Great Work Rakesh,

Very extraoriginal portfolio. Also thank your support as well.

Jeffrey Lee from sydney

ed gundisalv , September 19, 2008; 01:25 P.M.


daily commuters...mmm

Muhammad Yoserizal , September 23, 2008; 11:15 A.M.

Yosh Photography

I very like your work, keep the spirit of photography...........regard Salam dari solo

Susan Gilson , September 23, 2008; 06:39 P.M.

Hi Rakesh You have an Outstanding portfolio! Creative, powerful and pleasing to the eye! Thank you for sharing. Susan

Carlo Mogavero , September 27, 2008; 01:29 P.M.

really great...very elegant

Marland Miller , September 30, 2008; 01:15 A.M.

Lovely Selection

You have some great photos in your portfolio

Mujahid Awais , October 02, 2008; 11:04 P.M.

KLhair Mubarak

Rakesh Bhai, AAp ko aur family ko hamari taraf se eid ki khushiyan mubarak hon.

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , October 04, 2008; 12:35 P.M.


Very interesting portfolio, great colors, congratulations !

Antonio F , October 05, 2008; 03:37 P.M.

great portfolio

Ahmet Gurses , October 05, 2008; 04:32 P.M.

... thank you very much my frend ... warm regards from Nicosia - Cyprus ...

Antonio F , October 07, 2008; 09:33 A.M.

It is true, your work is extraordinary

Svetla Dimova , October 10, 2008; 02:14 A.M.

My compliments!

Mr. Syal, I strongly appreciate your work! Artists like you made me fall in love with photography. Best regards, Svet1a

PRATIK SHARMA , October 10, 2008; 03:28 P.M.

true artistic beauty

Hi .. aftr browsing through your collcection my thoughts of learning and practicing photography have strengthend .... i wld like to discuss some of the questions that are comming to my mind related to photography .. but only if you approve and care and have time to answer them ... hopeful of a positive response ... Pratik

Abhijeet Shah , October 13, 2008; 02:04 A.M.


Thanks for your complements.

Yes, dad did tell me that you both went on a photo trip to the 'old city'.

My Mamiya 645 Super is doing great, and now i have almost the entire fixed lens range for my camera. I hope to shoot more in the coming months and post it here.

regards abhijeet

Enny M , October 13, 2008; 08:14 A.M.

terrific portraits, very impressive work. Regards Enny.

Enny M , October 22, 2008; 02:21 P.M.

very impressive, excellent work. regards Enny.

Rakesh Syal , October 27, 2008; 04:24 P.M.

Wishing you and your family A Very Happy Diwali!

May this Diwali bring Joy, Peace and Prosperity to you and your family, my dear friends!! Thanks for your continuous support.

Warm regards, Rakesh.

Alec Ee , October 27, 2008; 11:46 P.M.

Your images are always impeccably done Rakesh. A joy to look at. Happy Depavali to you and your loved ones.

Christine R , October 28, 2008; 04:57 A.M.

Hello Rakesh

Thanks you for your visit on my portfolio. As you see i'm novice in photography and I learn a lot with photo.net. You have a wonderfull portfolio. Your subject, your style and your work are beautiful. Besides, photo.net allows me to know cultures different from mine. I thank you for your wishes. Best regards Christine

Saleem Khawar , October 28, 2008; 01:35 P.M.

Big brother , A Very Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!!!

El Porte-Bonheur , October 28, 2008; 01:46 P.M.

Dear friend Rakesh,

Thank you very much for your kind greetings - Also we wish you and your beloved ones joy, splendor, happiness and prosperity at Diwali. Warm regards, El

Lawrence Paiken , October 28, 2008; 07:34 P.M.

Thank you

Dearest, Rekesh. Thank you for your good wishes. My family and I wish you and your family prosperity, peace and everything that you all wish for yourselves. May the power of growth and the force of light be with you for always. Best regards, Lawrence.

Mahen Konwar , October 29, 2008; 07:04 A.M.

Hello Sir, Happy Dewali

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous deepawali. May this year brings you lots of happiness in life and fulfill all your dreams.

Kind Regards,


Ahmet Gurses , October 29, 2008; 10:22 A.M.

... A very happy Diwali to you and your family ... warm regards from Nicosia - Cyprus ...

Jef Van den Houte , October 29, 2008; 10:45 A.M.


Many thanks for your nice wishes and I wish the same for you and your beloved ones

Raj Nandwana , October 30, 2008; 11:01 A.M.

ear rakeshji

sincerely appreciate your diwali greetings and heartily reciprocate the same.


Mriganka Bhattacharjee , November 02, 2008; 10:27 A.M.

rakeshji, visited ur portfolio must say photography is in ur finger tips, it seems u have effortlessly enhanced the beauty of ordinary objects / subjects.....kudos ... made an effort to capture few moments during this durga puja festival... pl check and leave ur valuable comments / critique

Ivana Vostrakova , November 05, 2008; 12:03 P.M.

Dear Rakesh!

Thank you very much for your beautiful wishes! I wish the same to you and all your familly. I love your photographs and I am really looking forward to next ones! Best regards, Ivana

nicola verardo , November 08, 2008; 11:51 A.M.

favolous still-life very compliments- great book

Lawrence Paiken , November 18, 2008; 07:36 P.M.

Thank you, Rakesh for your frequent visits and support. You keep me inspired and motivated. Regards, Lwrence.

Miguel Alonso , November 24, 2008; 12:58 A.M.

WOW............ WOW...................... que hermoso trabajo , gracias por enseñarlo al mundo, felicidades mexico

Ronald Winstone , November 29, 2008; 03:44 P.M.


Utterly magnificent. A joy to view.

jaspal singh , December 03, 2008; 12:45 P.M.


nice very nice and nice portfolio.....please add some more photos on punjabi culture....paul

George Biddle , December 08, 2008; 02:33 A.M.


Technically accomplished but essentially vapid.

James Baeza , December 14, 2008; 08:53 P.M.

A beautiful portfolio. Quite stimulating for my currently quite mind to enjoy. I find it anything other than vapid. Well done.

Gorm Rudschinat , December 20, 2008; 09:07 A.M.

I hope this Christmas enriches your life; May each day be happy and bright, Overflowing with pleasure and love; May your Christmas be filled with delight and may all your dreams come true... Marry x.mas and a happy new year from :)Gorm

Raj Nandwana , December 21, 2008; 11:28 A.M.

dear rakeshji

The year 2008 has gone by so quickly.the events in last few weeks in mumbai have been tragic, shocking and inhuman. may god bless mercy and do not show us such days again.

It was though your motivation and support, I have learnt some more in Photography.

I take this oppertunity in wishing you and your family a joyous 2009.

best wishes from Mumbai India


El Porte-Bonheur , December 21, 2008; 01:36 P.M.

Dear Rakesh, wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2009. May the new year brings you all success, happiness and peace. I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your tremendous support and encouragement during year 2008. Many greetings and warm regards, El

Lawrence Paiken , December 21, 2008; 06:58 P.M.

Dearest Rakesh. Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season and everything that you wish for yourselves for '09. Thanks for your continued and valuable support. Best wishes, Lawrence

Leszek Kobusinski , December 22, 2008; 02:04 P.M.

With Christmas greetings and all good wishes for the New Year to you all! Leszek

Tolo Duran , December 22, 2008; 06:04 P.M.


Gracias por haberte cruzado en mi camino y haber hecho un alto para darme tu apoyo,dedicandome un poco de tu tiempo. Que en estas fechas de paz y amor se hagan realidad tus mejores deseos. Te deseo de corazon para ti y los tuyos,una feliz Navidad y prospero 2009. Recibe un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.


Daniel Hristescu , December 24, 2008; 03:49 P.M.

Dear Rakesh , wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year , Dan .

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 25, 2008; 04:25 A.M.

Dear Rakesh...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

May Light and Love follow you everywhere!! Warm regards, Dimitris.

Mauro Moroni , December 26, 2008; 08:28 A.M.

Merry Christmas

Dear Rakesh, let me wish you and yours a wonderful, joyful and successful 2009! Warmly,


Emma Parra , December 26, 2008; 04:22 P.M.

Thanks for your kindly words and comments. For me it's a pleasure that you have look my portafolio.

I'd like to wish you a lot of inspiration and all the best for the next year... Regards

Ludvik Leben , December 27, 2008; 12:39 P.M.

Dear Rakesh,

Thank you for your constant support and friendship.

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vijay tambe , December 28, 2008; 04:35 A.M.

Amazing play of lights

You are the master of lights! I like the way you have played and displayed the work of light in your entire portfolio. Its truly amazing! Hats off to you!

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Emma Parra , December 29, 2008; 12:38 A.M.

The old year

In Ecuador we used to burn a doll, with this we burn the year that is ending, specially bad memories.... Happy New year

Koushik Ray , December 29, 2008; 08:05 A.M.

Wish you a very happy new year, Rakeshji. -koushik

Rakesh Syal , December 29, 2008; 01:23 P.M.

Thank you friends!

Wishing you and your loved ones


May God be with you all the times and fulfill your desiers!!

May there be peace on the planet MOTHER EARTH!!!

Warm regards,


Kenrick Rampial , December 29, 2008; 07:42 P.M.

Happy New Year 2009

Wishing you all the best for 2009!

Afshin Azizi , December 30, 2008; 03:34 P.M.

Hello Master

Salam.Hello Mr Syal . I'm really happy to be here on P.N , a reason to Know great photographers , that one of the est of them is a great photographer , a photography Master that its a honor for me to know him .Know I'm happy that new year will begin and I'll have a new year here with you , In the last months I know you , I've learned alot from you , NOT just about photography , what I have learned from you is even so important and useful in my other fields and parts of life .Wish to see more from you in NEW YEAR . Wish you and your family a great year full of HappinesS , health , Cheerful & ... .

Afshin Azizi

Diego Ravalico , January 01, 2009; 05:06 A.M.

Hi Master

Happy new year to a great artist like you are!!! Fantastic work ....thanks for sharing!!! best regards to you and your family.....Diego

Mahen Konwar , January 02, 2009; 07:25 A.M.

Wish you a very new year 2009.......



Pankaj Purohit , January 02, 2009; 02:28 P.M.

Julia Kretsch , January 09, 2009; 09:18 A.M.

Splendid gallery! Compliments.

Rakesh Syal , January 18, 2009; 03:00 P.M.

Thank you so much all, friends!

rahul sud , January 23, 2009; 11:54 A.M.

Sir,your portraits are flashing in my head,whilst Iam writing this mail.Iam stunned. "aap jiyo hazaroon saal,saal ke din hon pachaas hazaar".YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE.GOD BLESS YOU.

Rakesh Syal , January 23, 2009; 05:03 P.M.

A Big Salute to you all my friends!

Thanks for your invaluable words, friends! May God be with you all the times!

Warm regards, Rakesh.

Bill Symmons , February 07, 2009; 06:09 A.M.



I have visited your portfolio for over a year now. It serves as a model for high quality images. Your work is superbly done, and worth visiting time and again.

Thank you for posting.

My compliments, Bill

Carlo Mogavero , February 07, 2009; 12:15 P.M.

you are still one of my favourite photographer in photo net, your still life are really unique.


Serdar AKIN , February 16, 2009; 11:52 A.M.


Dear Rakesh I understand how much i missed your works when i wasn't there..You are great artist..

RAJ KUMAR , February 19, 2009; 06:17 A.M.


No words to say , only one word that is " SIR "

Ivan Marjanovic , February 23, 2009; 08:11 A.M.


Very nice picture, I understand your work its very hard to become fine photographer. With a nice wish to go this way. Ivan Marjanovic

Jahanzeib Malik , March 03, 2009; 12:38 A.M.


U have the telent, u've the creativity n u have the sens of presentation!!! My compliments! Excellent gallary and fantastic work! Regards, JZM

Rakesh Syal , March 03, 2009; 04:40 P.M.

Thank you so much for your kind visit and words of aproval, friends!

Warm regards, Rakesh.

Roxana Chiru , March 03, 2009; 04:56 P.M.

You have a monumental portfolio with excellent shots and great colors, congratulations ! PS please visit my page I need a comment from the experts like you Roxana.

Suresh R , March 10, 2009; 07:44 P.M.

Hi Rakesh

This is excellent and wonderful portfolio. I like another pespective, still life (especially glass with color background), landscape & nature collection.

You have excellent eye. I keep coming to your portfolio for past two years. I can learn a lot from people like you.

Once again great portfolio.

Best regards, Suresh

rabinder bhandari , March 13, 2009; 09:09 A.M.


Today, during my visit to EXHIBITION of your PHOTOGRAPHS, at vanue GALLERY ARTMOSPHERE in LUDHIANA, noticed that there are very less Photographers, who understand the ALGEBRA /MATHEMATICS/GEOMATERY of LIGHTING, EXPOSURE AND reading related to SUBJECT and possess great knowledge about PERSPECTIVE AND COMPOSITIION like you. It is a GREAT PRESENTATION and I SALUTE TO YOU AND YOUR TALENT.

with RESPECTFUL REGARDS.....rabinder bhandari

Al Li , March 15, 2009; 09:19 P.M.

Thank You

You have a wonderful portfolio of amazing work. I can learn a lot from studying your beautiful images.

Best, Alex

Rakesh Syal , March 16, 2009; 03:48 P.M.


Thank you so much friends and my special thanks to Rabinder ji who is a great gem in the field of Astrology and macro photography, took all his time and visited my exhibition. May God bess you my brother!

Warm regards,


orestes gonzalez , March 25, 2009; 03:35 P.M.

hello Rakesh

I have to say that I see you enjoy the studio photography very much from all the wonderfull images that are in your portfolio. Yet I have put 3 of your images from your "slice of life" as my favorites.

You have a natural ability to capture candid scenes that are almost genious.

I think that you should continue in that direction as well.

Cheers from New York.

albert jansen , March 29, 2009; 05:07 A.M.


Rakesh I posted a few of your photos with album title (mentioning your name) on my facebook. Is this okay? if not I will remove it.

Diego Ravalico , April 09, 2009; 01:54 A.M.

Hi Rakesh

This is the portfolio of a true master! All images are high-class and full of personality ...fabulous work, my friend! Best regards and congrats Diego

Abhijeet Shah , April 12, 2009; 10:15 A.M.

Thank you Sir!

Margo Wade , April 15, 2009; 11:01 P.M.

Hello Rakesh, what a marvellous portfolio. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Kind regards, Margo.

nabarun bhattacharya , April 17, 2009; 04:19 A.M.

I am kinds revisiting PN after a long break. Two years may be. One of the very few names i still remeber is that of you. Greatness is a word thats used too often and bestowed on too many. But i sincerely believe it would sit pretty on your crown ( its irrelevant that you have a thick mop on top of it already). Lol. Find no words to describe how I feel every time I visit your portfolio. 'Gasping for breath' may be one of the many feelings. You are one of the few who has the combination of an uncanny eye, a great sense of aesthetics, huge technical knowhow and absolute mastery over PS. If what i say, sounds like plain flattery, the prob lies in my language, not my feelings. Great going.

ozgur bilge , April 17, 2009; 05:54 A.M.

Hello RS

I am very glad of seeing your portfolio... Excellent maybe can describe your work.. Of course, you know what you are doing.. My hope is that If I can do as much as yours one day.. Best Regards.. OB

Jared Hall , April 20, 2009; 05:31 P.M.


The Black and White photographs are some of the very best I've seen.

Thanks for sharing!

Arup Bhattacharjee , April 22, 2009; 10:17 A.M.

Your photographs are so good that these discourages me from photography insted of encouraging. I feel so inferior.

B.K.Bangash Bangash , April 23, 2009; 08:14 A.M.


What a portfolio, compelled to take pictures. Thanks for sharing. bk

Ali Khataw , April 28, 2009; 11:22 P.M.


Hello Rakesh, I am simply intrigued and inspired by your wonderful portfolio. The portrait and still life photography is simply amazing. I have visited your website several times to get some moments of inspiration. Thank you for your comments on my images. Best Regards

Mahen Konwar , April 29, 2009; 07:07 A.M.

Hello Sir, its hard to miss your work at PN, am a regular visitor to your gallary.....

.....am just waiting to have a good camera :)



Samrat Bose , May 01, 2009; 12:24 P.M.

Hello, Rakeshji

It's been a while since I last visited your gallery. Of course, I knew that your collection would grow with increasing number of perfect shots. I suppose returning after a gap gives a jolt to the senses and a reminder of how much further I have to go. This time around, I like your b/w compositions (Father and Son, Angry Young Lady) and others like "Looking Forward, Looking Inward". What I really want to learn is how you achieve such clarity and colour in your shots. Even in b/w, the details are astonishing, and this is especially with reference to when you do not shoot in controlled environments.

Here's looking forward to learning more from your work while enjoying them.

Salvador Penaloza , May 01, 2009; 04:52 P.M.

Stunning and wonderful portfolio, great shots, congratulations // Salvador

Rakesh Syal , May 13, 2009; 05:09 P.M.


Its your encouraging and motivating comments that keep me alive!! Othervise 3/3 and 4/4 donors always haunt me, LOL!!

My warm regards to you and your family, Rakesh


Jörg Vetter , May 17, 2009; 12:22 P.M.

Masterpieces of content, light, contrast - simple said: all included, what is perfect. A lot of ideas - I saw during the journey through your outstanding portfolio. See you soon.BR Joerg

Torbjørn Helgesen , May 20, 2009; 01:38 A.M.


You have here a impressive portofolio, I will add it in my favorites.


Ali Rezaeian , May 27, 2009; 02:44 P.M.


Specially thanks for your time to support my works ^^^ You are a master in portrait & still life in P.N ^^^ Best wishes for you & Warm regards


David Lankford , May 30, 2009; 04:33 A.M.

Amazing work. You give me something to strive for.

Carlos Cass , June 24, 2009; 08:27 A.M.

Good work, good composition, colors and high quality.


Alisha Fisher , June 24, 2009; 09:59 P.M.



Marta Arlukowicz , June 25, 2009; 05:39 P.M.


Hi! Your "still alive" section is wonderful! Just gorgeous! And I really admire your composition! Great photos! Best Regards!

Deepinder S. RANGER , July 03, 2009; 01:31 P.M.

Appreciation !

Wonderful work Rakesh ji,and a great inspiration for ameteurs like me !

Jayanti Basu , July 06, 2009; 03:24 P.M.

Thank you Rakeshji for visiting my photograph on 'For art's sake' and for your generous comments and rating. A word of appreciation from a master like you means a lot to fumbling amateurs like us. Take care.

Silvia Giussani , July 11, 2009; 11:43 P.M.

Excellent Work Rakesh!!!!!!!!!

Rakesh, this is the first time I enter photo.net site and I have found your work unexpectedly...I have no words to express how nice is to view your pictures. They transmit a sentiment, they are really excellent!!! My most sincere congratulations, from the other side of the world...Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Now, I would like to make a you a question...I have started painting since one year ago, and I really enjoy this hobby, as I suppose you enjoy taking pictures. So, here is my question....is it possible I could you some of your pictures as models for my paintings? I would really appreciate you gave me your permission...it would be a pleasure for me to paint them.

Please, continue taking this high quality pictures.....

Look forward to your permission.... Thanks ! Silvia

Rakesh Syal , July 15, 2009; 03:41 P.M.


MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE!! You were a great friend, a great artist and a teacher above all!! Your work inspierd me a lot!! This loss can never be fulfilled. You were a true human, aap ek nekdil insaan they, shayad Allah ko apki jaroorat jyada hogi, woh bhi to matlabi hai.

Apki bholi soorat aur meethi muskaan kaise bhool payenge?

May Allah give solace and peace to the bereaved family, Amen!


Abhijeet Shah , July 28, 2009; 02:57 P.M.



I am still have a lot to learn, and am still learning. I shall put more effort into my photography.



Egri Eduard , July 29, 2009; 09:47 A.M.


Great portofolio!

Dave Wilson , August 09, 2009; 09:15 P.M.

Rakesh, stunning portfolio, I have no business with a camera (just kidding), what wonderful work!

Avijit Sett , August 21, 2009; 04:16 A.M.

Dear Mr. Rakesh,

Excellent collection of photographs, I especially like the "Still Life" and "Portraits". I really feel inspired.

Thanks & Regards,


Sesham Sampatirao , August 29, 2009; 02:01 A.M.

nice work.

Francis Fernandes , September 15, 2009; 05:30 A.M.

I really like your portfolio Rakesh, especially the pottery shots. Everything is fantastic (the drama of your horse scenes cannot be overlooked), but the smooth tones and meticulous details of those still life pictures leave me gasping with admiration. I am curious about something, though: do you use Photoshop to attain your lovely effects and for your choice of framing, or some other software like Nikon Capture? Thanks for the input. Regards, Francis

Sumon Tamuli , October 01, 2009; 05:08 P.M.


If you are from india please mail me cvg_ban_sumtam@msn.com. I would love to learn photography from you..

sajith nambiar , October 04, 2009; 12:23 A.M.


Hi Rakeshji,

Your images are truly inspiring. I had come upon one of your images in the salon 2008 of the Photographic Society of Madras. I am a fan now. Hope to learn by looking at your work. My sincere appreciation.

Best Regards, Sajith

Trisha Jean-Angela , November 04, 2009; 02:21 P.M.

I am suprised I have not until now commented on your entire portfolio as I have visited many times to study your work. You have an exceptional body of work; each one a piece of art! I will be back many more times to visit and look at your lovely images which are not only artistically beautiful but full of emotion as well. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Sriram Varadarajan , November 07, 2009; 02:56 P.M.

Incredible work! You have a diverse collection of images. I liked your portraits and still life in particular. Thank you for sharing.

Rob Wilson , November 15, 2009; 09:53 A.M.

Hello Rakesh,

I am still waiting for your response.

All the best,


Paweł & Grażyna Hachaj , December 19, 2009; 06:19 A.M.

We wish you and your family a good holiday and a Happy New Year!

R Sekhar , December 20, 2009; 05:01 P.M.

Rakesh bhai!

Nai saal ki shubh kaamnayen! Sekhar

Gallego Caldas Jordi , December 22, 2009; 03:20 A.M.


That light and the stars will surround you peace, happiness and ... good photos.


Radu Carp , December 22, 2009; 03:43 A.M.

Wishing you a better New Year,once again all my best and warm thoughts to you and family.

Sumon Mukherjee , December 23, 2009; 02:18 A.M.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2010. May the beauty of the world brighten up your life and decorate your days with love, success and happiness.

Mahen Konwar , December 23, 2009; 11:31 A.M.

Happy New Year

Respected Syalji, me and my wife wish you a very happy new year 2010 and also Merry Christmas. I always get inspiration from your work, the magic of light in your captures always excite me.



Pierre Dumas , December 24, 2009; 11:21 P.M.

Dear friend Rakesh,


Commenting your portfolio is an oudated thing, of course you have the best portfolio on PN and may Santa bring you more great pictures for the New Year!


Daniel Hristescu , December 25, 2009; 10:55 A.M.

I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of fantastic pictures. Regards Dan

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2009; 03:35 P.M.


Un año mas en estas fechas tan especiales quiero desearte lo mejor para ti tus seres queridos, esperando que tus mejores deseos se hagan realidad. Gracias por tan bellos instantes que a traves de tus fotografias has compartido con todos nosotros y gracias por tu apoyo y tu tiempo.

Feliz Navidad y prospero 2010.

Un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

Radu Carp , December 29, 2009; 02:50 A.M.

All my best thoughts to you and familiy,a peaceful ad happy 2010.

Mahen Konwar , January 10, 2010; 11:34 A.M.

missing your work and presence.....


punilrajsinh solanki , March 04, 2010; 02:33 A.M.

sir ji nothing to say becasue words got lost... it left me speechless... u r so awesome...sir ji...

Ehsan Khoshrou , March 22, 2010; 07:19 P.M.

I love your still life and portraits. they are outstanding and brilliant. well done. 7/7 for the whole portfolio.

Rakesh Syal , June 06, 2010; 07:58 P.M.



Warm regards from INDIA


Krzysztof Danel , June 15, 2010; 01:38 A.M.


Excellent shots love all off them

Yevgeniy Matveyev , June 22, 2010; 01:05 P.M.

You have a lot of sophisticated and stylish photos. You is a good master with a wonderful taste. I'm glad for you.

Antonio F , June 29, 2010; 05:25 A.M.

No comments

No any other words.

I cannot choise, every picture is more than excellent.


Drago Cerovsek , August 10, 2010; 07:48 A.M.

 Very nice and professional portfolio...

Abhay Patny , August 12, 2010; 02:22 A.M.


Very impressive and excellent portfolio !

Inspiring too 

Sonali De , January 01, 2011; 02:10 A.M.




kambiz babakhani , April 11, 2011; 10:20 P.M.

Dear, Rakesh

There is no word to describe your perfect portfolio you are truly artist and one of the best in photo net i love your work my friend. My best regards. Kambiz babakhani

Tom Sheridan , June 02, 2011; 11:47 A.M.

Your photos are very polished work: the women are refeshingly modest, the still lifes are interesting if a bit stylized, and the portraits of the bearded man are excellent, reminding me of the late Canadian novelist Robertson Davies.

Rakesh Syal , October 05, 2011; 04:21 P.M.

Thank you so much all my friends for your kind visit to my gallery and leaving wondrful words of appriciation.

warm regards,


Margo Wade , October 06, 2011; 04:55 P.M.

Once again, I return to your portfolio just for the joy of viewing your pictures.  You are an inspiration.  Thank you.  Thank you.  

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2011; 03:32 P.M.

Feliz navidad

Apreciado Amigo. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo


Margo Wade , December 25, 2011; 04:08 P.M.

All the best for the festive season, Rakesh.  May 2012 be good to you.  Kindest regards, Margo.

Julie Kumar , February 20, 2012; 01:25 A.M.


Hi Rakeshji:

Your protfolio continue to intrigue me. The still photos are AMAZING!. I also love the sports photos.

Thank you for sharing them.

Radu Carp , May 31, 2012; 10:16 A.M.

With big pleasure I had a look today on your portfolio that was and is a delight to my eyes and soul,all the time I had to learn from your work something and inspire me to do better photos,it will be a pleasure to see something new from you from time to time,wish you my best thoughts and peace for soul for all of us.

Tolo Duran , December 26, 2012; 02:00 P.M.


Mis mejores deseos para ti y tus seres queridos. Que pases una feliz Navidad y que el próximo año venga cargado de ilusión e inspiración, para seguir disfrutando de tu estupendo trabajo.
Un abrazo. Tolo Durán.

Paweł & Grażyna Hachaj , December 30, 2012; 02:36 P.M.

Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to viewing your inspiring work next year.
Best wishes, G&P.

Rakesh Syal , January 16, 2013; 11:05 A.M.

Thanks a lot my friends!

I really appriciate your kind visit and words of appriciation!

Sudhindra Galagali , February 10, 2013; 11:01 A.M.


I am beginner. My friends always ask me who is my fav photographer, I used to say I dn't cause I hardly know anyone but now I can aswer that, I realised as soon as I saw your folio.

Ajay Ramakrishnan , March 08, 2013; 02:01 P.M.

Dear Rakesh,
I am honored by your visit to my gallery and your comments. I guess my long inactive period prevented me from seeing your images earlier. I just visited your gallery. What an amazing collection! Loved your portraits and still life. Hope to see more of your wonderful creations on a regular basis now on.
Warm regards, Ajay.

Ajay Ramakrishnan , March 09, 2013; 12:30 A.M.


After going through your pictures one by one, I want to say that you are one of the most brilliant photographers on PN.
Best regards, Ajay.

Miguel Boyayan , April 30, 2015; 10:56 P.M.

Muito bonitas as suas fotografias...abraços.

roelof du toit , July 02, 2015; 04:56 P.M.


hi Rakesh

love your portfolio, am a art student from South Africa and love to have your permission to use some of your work in my project
Thanks Roelof du Toit

Pierre Dumas , December 29, 2015; 01:57 A.M.

Fascinating work of art!

Happy New 2016 Year and All The Best in it, Maestro!

Wishes you:



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