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> NIKON D700, NIKON D80, SONY F828
> Lenses - nikkor 14-24 AFS f/2.8G; nikkor 10.5 DX fisheye; Nikkor 18-200 VR DX; Sigma 10-20 EX
> Tripod : Manfrotto 190XB
> Filters - rarely used - ND8, Cokin P series(NOT USED)

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    clip works says:

    "Rag, I had the pleasure of hanging out with you for seven days and those seven days have changed many things in the way I shoot.

    Your attention to detail never drops, not even for a second. Your a truly a gifted photographer and a source of inspiration. Your first class all the way and I think your one of the best photographers on Flickr. Thanks for putting up with all my mundane questions. teehee

    You and Daniel are simply amazing at photography. I look forward to your future posting. Keep up the great work.


    October 26th, 2010

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    SweetCaroline♥ says:

    "Rags works are remarkable and exceptional.His captures are very unique and their perspectives are astounding.
    Keep it up Rags. You are my inspiration in my photography : )"

    December 4th, 2009

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    Tomasito.! says:

    "I doubt if people will contest this = the name “Rags” is synonymous with these = “Perfection. Beauty. Brilliance. Magnificence. Sprawling …. or even ‘Touched By a Holy Deity ’”
    Rajesh has opened up many doors for many, many people in and out of Flickr. I myself felt touched by a thousand angels when I saw this: “Ragstatic accepted you as a contact too” His photostream is truly one of the best in Flickr, and he is infallible in his eye for the beauty of angles, precision, composition and processing. He is one of the few Holy People in Flickr I adore, praise and leave me constantly dumbfounded by his posts - and for that, I thank him over and over for pushing this standard to highest of levels.
    Rags, thank you for the wealth of beauty you have shown us, the experience of being your friend is undeniably electrifying ☺"

    September 25th, 2009

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    Luca Cesari Photography says:

    "September 25th, 2009

    Do you wanna see some of the best landscapes and cityscapes in Flickr? You're in the right place!

    In this stream you're gonna discover terrific captures, amazingly processed. There's plenty of stuff to keep you busy and impressed for quite a long time. So... start taking a look now!!!


    September 25th, 2009

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    Ric0p says:

    "It's all been said before...Fantastic, Awesome, Talented etc but to me Rajesh AKA "Master of DRI" is a very down to earth bloke who's ALWAYS willing to help. I've been surprised how quickly he replies to emails as I'm assuming he must get thousands of mail everyday asking for tips on Masking or the famous DRI techniques :)
    Thanks a million Rags for being such an inspiration. So many of us really look up to you because you are the one and only "R A G S T A T I C"!!!"

    August 12th, 2009

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    eisha_romeo_4 (catching up) says:

    ""Rags is one my idolized photographer here on flickr. He is able to capture anything through his lens and bring back the experience to show us. His photos are so real and beautiful. It's my pleasure to be one of your Flickr friends.

    Keep up the great work!

    August 7th, 2009

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    Sam Ilić says:

    "Ok! I'll say it even though I’ll sound like a desperate groupie.

    Rags, along with a few others have inspired me to buy my first DSLR. Albeit indirectly, Rags has greatly influenced my style and has been a constant source if inspiration. If not for his images, I look forward to his witty comments!

    Rock on my friend!"

    July 3rd, 2009

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    tolis* says:

    "Rags..for me is the best photographer i ve ever seen!
    and thats not all..he is a kind person and always ready to help fellow photographers with his unlimited humor!
    His work inspires and pushes the flickr in the highest level of photography..
    Keep up budy!
    i wish some day we will shoot together ;-)
    Tolis Greece.."

    June 4th, 2009

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    Nespyxel says:

    "Rags : un nome, una garanzia !

    un marchio inconfondifile ed insuperabile nella scelta degli scatti che lasciano il segno !

    Maestro della post produzione, con le sue proposte riesce sempre a fare centro nel cuore e nella mente di chi visita il suo photostream .

    Colori superbi, paesaggi marini mozzafiato, sensazioni di spazio infinito per una immersione totale in un mondo pieno di suggestioni !

    Rags : number ONE on Flickr !"

    May 15th, 2009

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    Hot Flash Photography says:

    "I should have written this ages ago when I first encountered Rajesh's stream. It was love at first sight. Rags has moved from strength to strength at a breathtaking speed. His shots and post processing are in a class of its own and, combined with his wicked sense of humor, a visit here is a real treat. There are plenty of good reasons why almost every single one of his masterpieces have wound up on the front page of Explore lately: They're unique, fun, brilliant, and superbly processed. Thanks, my friend, for making us all want to do better. You're an inspiration."

    January 26th, 2009

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    Tracey Tilson Photography says:

    "RAGSTATIC has one of the BEST photostreams on Flickr. If you want to see high quality photographs that will leave you in AWE, this is the place for you. I am always looking forward to what Rajesh will upload next.... and I am never disappointed. His photographs are quality works of art. They are masterpieces that should be hung in galleries around the world. He has the best sense of humor that can be seen in his titles and narratives on each photograph, or in comments he leaves for his Flickr friends. He never fails to put a smile on my face! Rajesh is an all around fabulous guy! I am happy to call him my friend. ♥""

    January 18th, 2009

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    *Yεss* says:

    "One of my favourite contacts!! He is simply a real "dreams hunter" and his shots makes me sigh and I´m be open-mouthed every day!! And a very kind man, of course!!!

    Hugs & kisses from Spain!!

    January 15th, 2009

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    Chris Farrugia (chrisfarrugia.net) says:

    "Rags is by far one of the best landscape photographers i've found on fickr. In addition i find his post processing techniques quite particular and unique. Well done, and keep up the excellent work."

    December 29th, 2008

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    Different Wave Photography says:

    "It's been long due, so here we are.
    Rags, as I have known him, has some of the most admirable images on Flickr. His pictures attracted my senses almost immediately after he had changed the presentation of his pictures.

    His pictures are all well composed, well thought and are generated with long hours of patient processing of each image. This effort brings out the best in all his images and some of the best on the Flickr's Website.

    His pictures are well worth a second or sometimes a third look into, because one would start to see the finer details of his blending process and the exact color tones he manages to bring forth and it has continued to be a delight to my eyes.

    Besides these fine qualities of image processing, Rags is a funny fellow with his unquie sense of humor which keeps serious people like me laughing silently sometimes.

    Please drop by into his photostream and share your thoughts and comments on his outstanding pictures."

    December 8th, 2008

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    Dan. D. says:

    "Rag is one of the rare people in flickr who post total quality day after day, im stunt every day, i just cant wait to see the next " chef d'oeuvre""

    December 9th, 2008

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    Erick Loitiere says:

    "If you're looking for someone who produces one amazing shot after another? This is your guy !!! I love his work and his permanent coolness, Yeah that guy rocks !"

    November 28th, 2008

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    vedd says:

    "I keep telling myself - don't forget to write a testimonial for Rajesh! But every now and then, I am consumed with the amount of work and time replying comments.

    Well my friend, today I finally manage to do just that. Your techniques are inspirational to me and it drives me to find and try out new approach on processing. I owe a lot of my post processing techniques mostly to 2 persons in Flickr - and one of them is you buddy.

    Keep on dazzling us with magnificent works my friend and I hope we can meet up again soon!

    All the best!"

    November 26th, 2008

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    Alessandro S. Alba says:

    "Rajesh is incredible artist and photographer! Is great teacher for all photographer and your tecnique is pure art! Perfect detail, light and composition for my eyes.. Rags thanks for sharing!!
    This is the first time that I write a testimonial.."

    November 4th, 2008

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    Khaled A.K says:

    "Rags is that photographer whom I really enjoy looking at his photos ... and the one who makes me love photography more and more with every single shot he takes !"

    October 27th, 2008

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    ayashok photography says:

    "one word

    my day to day mr. Inspiration
    Thanks Rags and Thanks to flickr"

    November 17th, 2008

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    tatyveli says:

    "What else to say about Rags that hasn't been said already? He is such a sweet and sincere friend, and one who's never far away when you need advice... His photography has the ability to draw you in and once you're in - you'll have difficulty with letting this other dimension go - the dimension of mystery and depth, and indescribable beauty. Thanks for being a friend Rags, and for sharing the beauty of the world as you see it with us here on Flickr - your devoted friend and fan - Taty ;))"

    September 8th, 2008

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    Len Langevin says:

    "Be very careful when viewing Rags' photos - you will run the risk of drooling all over your keyboard. Rags is truly a master, not only in photography, but in image manipulation as well. His stitched and blended shots are truly second to none. I feel very fortunate to have found him on flickr and even more fortunate to be one of his contacts. His work is inspirational and his comments very supportive and encouraging."

    September 1st, 2008

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    Andrew oskar says:

    "oh man . Rags , is an awesome guy , his photos always took my breath away , and the most important is , he doesn't scare to share his knowledge with others . He is the champion. just want to say , thanks for being there ( answering my silly email) when i need you mate . really glad to know you through flickr ."

    August 30th, 2008

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    Kuntjoro.Hadi says:

    "One thing special about him is, on each picture he gives a brief of important key points about how his picture was taken and post-processed, where people can follow. And also his tutorial is brilliant with a direct astonishing result. His pictures are the work of master of arts. I bookmarked his page, because I often come back."

    July 21st, 2008

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    :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct says:

    "Rajesh is truly an incredible artist & photographer in my eyes! i am normally a bit slack to write testimonials for others but this mate definitely deserves all the credits i can give for his skill, presentation & artistic level ;) More credit to him especially for making our homeland Singapore a remarkable place to show to the whole world! His works of art are a deep inspiration for me & i do hope one day i can achieve his high level of standard... even though i know its going to take me years for that! :P A man with top class skill which is absolutely incredible! Keep the flow going Rajesh!"

    July 18th, 2008

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    Debasisphotography says:

    "Rajesh (aka rags) is my great inspiration for trying something new and something different ....I keep visiting Rajesh's photostream almost regularly as i learned so much from him even if i don't talk or exchange over emails......his every photo says a different dimention and perspective of learning ....when i go out for a tour, i lookback his photostream once more because it motivates me lot .....

    Rajesh you may not know you are a champion and great silent teacher for other crew !!!
    Keep clicking and do new RNDs !!!


    July 9th, 2008

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    <wikd> says:

    "Rajesh (aka rags) photostream is one of those that I look forward to checking first when I log onto flickr. He is a master of seascapes and landscapes, but doesn't limit his talent to only that of nature. I am in awe of many of his photos, and he has provided motivation to improve my own work.

    Rajesh is really one of flickrs best!"

    June 27th, 2008

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    rohitsabu. says:

    "Rajesh is probably the best landscape photographer I have found on flickr... He is amazingly talented and can do wonders both during the shoot and afterward. I have drawn most inspiration from his stream...

    Keep rocking dear friend... and keep inspiring us always!!"

    July 1st, 2008

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    Aaron Dairmuid says:

    "I just had to drop you a note on my sense of awe when looking at your work. Its is without a doubt ethereal. I have been striving to achieve a level of competence for many months and was, for a while, happy that I was getting a handle on things but since Ive seen your beautiful visions I realise just how far I have left to go.

    If I had a bigger vocabulary Id lavish more praise, because I simply couldnt praise your skills enough. However as it is I can only say youre a lighthouse of talent in an ocean of amateurs.

    Thanks for sharing .. please continue to do so.


    June 5th, 2008

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    kovacsi says:

    "A very witty and clever stream of excellent wide angle shots. Defo this is the best stream on Flickr of wide angle and fisheye photography. I also love the out-of this-wordly beauty of the images to be found here. Rajesh is a skilled photographer with great eyes and amazing sense of colours.
    Bravo, you are really good and your stream rocks!:-D"

    May 23rd, 2008

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    Suzanne's stream says:

    "Dear Rajesh, you have a special eye for capturing beautiful photos.
    Your pics are always outstanding, your technic is brilliant and I love to learn from you.
    You are a wonderful Flickr friend! I truly enjoy your shots and friendship!

    May 19th, 2008

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    Frédéric D :) says:

    "Dear friend, Aside from the tons of good quality pictures i see each day on Flickr, i always feel happy and relaxed to come and see your pictures because it is just perfect and it shows me what i want to achieve one day.
    Coming to see you pics is being a kind of little boy taking a microphone for the fist time and having a portrait of Elvis Presley in front of my eyes. Good to see where is the perfection to improve myself again and again in the world of pictures and post processing."

    May 12th, 2008

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    PeteJones says:

    "His eye is immaculate, his lens is unwavering, his creativity is unsurpassed, his travels are expansive, his technical ability is pure magic, and his final outputs are always pulchritudinous!

    A wizard of photography (somewhat partial to Yoda in my opinion)... Rags was willing to share with me and effectively take my work to an all new, personally rewarding, level. His work continues to fascinate me, as well as inspire me to improve my own work."

    April 17th, 2008

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    Dredrk aka Mr Sky says:

    "thanks very much for the blending Techniques ..this guy opened my eye to a whole new word of photography"

    April 2nd, 2008

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    jazzpic says:

    "Now this is a testimonial that has been long overdue....Rajesh' photo stream quickly became one of my everyday "must do" visits after I met him online looking for Singapore photos...Take your time for his magnificent photos and you will for sure get the same inspiration as I do. Thanks for being a great contact Rajesh. I hope to meet in person for a shoot sometime soon...."

    March 30th, 2008

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    blakelipthratt says:

    "Raj! What can I say? You provide me daily with visual ecstasy, and for that I'm grateful...it keeps me off the real stuff (jk). Rajesh has a knack for color and composition which is evident in each and every photograph. I can't wait to see what photo he uploads tomorrow...and the next day..and the day after that...and the - you get the picture :-) (no pun intended)"

    March 13th, 2008

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    THEjdawg says:

    "I am so glad I ran into Rajesh's gallery on flickr. He shoots some of the most incredible landscape's I have ever seen. Always takes the time to visit others and leave comments.

    I feel like a broken record leaving comments since I'm always saying how great, excellent or awesome on his photos. So if you have come to this profile and are reading these testimonials....STOP....Check out his stream. You will be hook, line and sinker!

    All the best to you Rajesh!!"

    March 5th, 2008

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    daniel.ch says:

    "Rajesh is pure cream for eyes and heart. His photos take you to another dimension where processing are perfectly full-balanced with composition, art and colours.

    He is not only a great photographer but a kind person who don't doubt in correspond you with comments ever he can.


    February 26th, 2008

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    anindya c says:

    "It's been quite a few months when I have become a regular visitor to Rajesh's photo stream. It's very difficult to express yourself how you feel about a photograph especially when you like it and this has happened to me on many occasions in his photo stream. With my limited words I have tried to tell how I feel about his photos. I find him extremely friendly and helpful person, who can guide or write in detail and make you feel that he cares for his fellow contacts. I would really like to meet him someday :).

    I wish him all the very best for his future...and I hope I will get to see more exceptional images coming along from him. I am sure that gonna happen."

    February 19th, 2008

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    Timhaiti says:

    "Rags has one of my favorite streams on Flickr! His photo's are beautiful and I could stare at each for hours at a time (I'm sure I've done this at least once already :D). Each and every shot contains amazing composition and a beauty that you don't see everyday! (unless of course you visit Rags stream everyday!). He's been an inspiration and a good flickr friend! Don't hesitate to add him and view his stream! Keep it up my friend!"

    February 17th, 2008

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    sky_rider6 says:

    its all my pleasure and honor to know you my friend,
    everyone knows that rags is one of the best pgotographers,,and ohhhhh,,he realy is,but,,i want every one to know thats besides being a great photographer he is a great artist,,
    you know!!!! to be an artist is not easy,,its something borned with us ,and it grows with us upon our life,,and rags got all this ,,
    every piece of his photos tells something ,We all can injoy in every photo the texture,, the detail in the foreground,clarity and depth,,
    The atmosphere ,,the colours, lighting,,reflections,tones,,,oh wow!! ,all these elements were mixed together in more than one technique to give such a great magistic photos,,it reflects more than one mood and realy that is the brilliance to make ur eyes opened wild,and ur heart beats fast lol
    thank you rags for being my friend,"

    February 11th, 2008

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    lynn roebuck photography says:

    "Rags is so refreshing and such an inspiration!
    His wonderful eye and creative vision adds so much beauty to the world. His images are well composed and processed with great care and attention to detail. Rags gives honest comment on other photographer's images and lends his support to fellow Flickr friends.

    You Rock Rags!

    February 6th, 2008

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    johopo (john) says:

    "Rajesh and I had the opportunity to meet recently on a shoot and it was fabulous to watch him work in the field!

    His stunning work is a testimony of his passion for photography. His images are always composed meticulously and processed with great care and perfection!

    Be sure to browse through his photostream and enjoy the captivating views he has so marvelously captured and presented! You will be delighted!

    Thanks Rajesh for sharing your wonderful work and for your support and friendship!"

    February 4th, 2008

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    kata... says:

    "Great photographer !!
    Thumbs up ;)"

    January 30th, 2008

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    Michael LaPalme says:

    "It is very unique how Rags1969 views the world through his lens. The small slices of life he catches with his camera are an inspiration. His photos have forced me to revisit places I've been thousands of times before only to see new subjects tucked away in the most unlikely places visible only to those whose eyes are trained to find them."

    January 17th, 2008

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    DanielKHC says:

    "First, may be I should thank the image search engine that Rajesh used to find some of my Bali photos on flickr!
    Since then, we really became close friends and so far we had some great photo shooting sessions in Singapore. And I am always looking forward the next time we go out together to explore some new photo spots!
    He is great guy, an enthusiastic photographer, and a great photo commenter (you will never get just a few words comment from Rajesh!). His increasing popularity on flickr is evident and well deserved.
    Please visit his eclectic photostream, you will not be disappointed!"

    January 8th, 2008

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    Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando says:

    "Rags1969's shots are excellent!
    Especially his landscape photos are terrific! Composition, colors, depth-of-field are perfect! His super wide angle shots (10 mm) are stunning!
    I wish make photos like him!
    Very great!

    Giovanni. Italy."

    December 31st, 2007

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    Bob Ramsak says:

    "One day I hope to visit Rags’ corner of the world. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for a daily visit through his terrific images. He’s got a fabulous knack for capturing the intricate appeal of architecture and the inherent beauty of Singapore’s varied landscapes, and then adding a certain refreshing spark of life that make those images very unordinary but very real. Crazy Diamond, shine on!

    Oct 2007"

    October 6th, 2007

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    iamnotanumber8885 says:

    "There is a classy quality to all of rags1969’s work which tells the viewer that he has a firm grasp of the art of photography. No matter what the subject – and there is a wide range of subjects to enjoy here – Rajesh is able to come up with a winning shot. His assured technique ensures that framing, composition, POV and finishing are all of a very high standard and there are plenty of lessons to be learnt here for other Flickr photographers."

    September 23rd, 2007

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    Rob Robbins says:

    "Having recently met Rajesh on Flickr, I find traveling with him, through his photography, a fascinating trip to some of the most fascinating and colorful places in the world. Compliment from Rags are always welcomed. You can see the smile on his face through his work. He brings joy to an otherwise sometimes dull world. I believe he and I both enjoy putting smiles on the faces of others.

    Thanks for being my friend, my friend,

    August 27th, 2007

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    tinykoko says:

    "He is a great photographer. His photo is very impressive and creative. I'm aiways inspired by his photo. It's stunning!
    He focus on various things,then his phot bring you to wonderful world."

    August 17th, 2007

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    Alexxxxxandra says:

    "I do not speak well English but I want to say that Rags it is one kind person much and careful one.
    He is very very good photographer xxx thank of all!!!"

    August 15th, 2007

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    Luv'dodo says:

    "Rags is my brother and I met him after ages in Singapore last year. I found this dirt ridden Sony camera at his place and wondered why he never utlitlized it to it's full potential. Trust me, its was just lying in coma.

    We spent those evenings together and we both got some awesome shots and learnt our lessons together.

    Today I am amazed with by the rate he's excelled.

    Keep it up bro'! You rock like a rockstar :)"

    August 10th, 2007

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    'PixelPlacebo' says:

    ""Rags has a creative eye and demonstrates he is able to shot familiar subjects in interesting, fresh ways. You're always an inspiration - keep it up.""

    August 8th, 2007

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    palko72 says:

    "Rags is a great Flickr friend of mine, I always enjoy visiting his photos. Ha takes great photos of nature and the places he visits. I especially enjoy his colourful HDR-work. His comments and generous support always give me the comfortable feeling that every single photo that I share on Flickr was worth taking.
    Thank you Rags and keep up the good work! Cheers.

    July 29th, 2007

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    Gr8ful Dad says:

    "i just met rags 1969 last week in flickr..he seems like my kind of people.hes there for support and a new flickr friendship.i have a feeling we will get along real good..hes genuine..the real article..he reminds me of cheech,from cheech n chong....so hes cool.i also wanted to say.rags is very professional in his pictures and gives good information about what and where hes shooting...hes a professional in my book."

    July 27th, 2007

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