Exploring the world through the viewfinder! I love to travel and photography is a great excuse to do it.
I am a geek and love toys, but I'm trying to not be a gear-head about photo-gear.
If I add you as a contact, it simply means I like your stream and want to watch it. I'm not into the whole 'I add you and you add me' thing.
Ditto as above. Comment if you want to, not because you expect a comment back in return or because I've commented on your photos. I value constructive criticism more than a 'nice photo' comment. I might not always agree with you, but I'm thick skinned and welcome feedback.
Most of my photos are licensed under the (Attribution-NonCommercial) Creative commons license. I like it if I'm dropped a note about the use of my photos.
Check out my website or my Etsy page for prints.
My most interesting Photos
Photos of .Bala (10)
- Canon DSLR User Group 2,411,676 photos, 123,510 members
- Canon EOS 5D and 35mm 1.4L 3,379 photos, 390 members
- astrometry 36,302 photos, 4,751 members
- Neutral Density Filters 36,927 photos, 4,912 members
- Seattle Hiking and Photography Photo Pool 191 photos, 51 members
- Singh Ray Filters 2,589 photos, 359 members
- Before & After - A Sneak Peek into Processing 2,926 photos, 4,810 members
- Nikkor Manual lens on DSLR 14,735 photos, 967 members
- MS Buddies 3,990 photos, 309 members
- Textures for Layers 15,646 photos, 16,241 members
- Strobist.com 572,670 photos, 113,691 members
- Seattle Flickr Meetups 28,835 photos, 3,311 members
- Photoshop Support Group 198,480 photos, 32,369 members
- No metering lenses on Nikon DSLRs 46,876 photos, 3,144 members
"Bala’s photography is full of awesome. As someone who’s fairly new to the wonders of exploring the world through the viewfinder, I am addicted to Bala’s photostream for picking up ideas and inspiration, both of which are available in much abundance there. What I like the most about his photography is the simplicity it holds, even with all the technical precision that one takes for granted with Bala. The depth of personal involvement he has with his photography is obvious. I have never met him, but I can almost guarantee that his shots are never mere clicks – they are memories, stories, and anecdotes – and that’s what differentiates riveting photography, from just technically sound photography.
Happy new year, Bala! And continue the good work in 2009 :)"
30th December, 2008
"Great collection of pictures! You seem to be improving your skill constantly by trying a variety of things. Keep up the great work!"
31st January, 2009
"Bala is a constantly-improving photographer who continually blows me away with his creativity and artistry. Just by looking through his stream, you can see how far he has come in so little time; it's a shame that I never got to walk around and pick his brain or watch him take shots before he moved. Hopefully I will get to one day, and until then, I'll be studying his stream learning what I can, and enjoying his awesome work."
10th September, 2008
Ted Raynor says:
".Bala is just an all around good guy. Not only are his images thought-provoking and professional, I admire the interaction he has with his Flickr contacts. Even though he is thousands of miles away, I consider him a friend. Don't ever change .Bala!"
14th May, 2008
"Interesting personality and his photographs reflect it. Creative Photographs that bring out emotion, detail, color, nostalgia and last but not least humor. Love his sense of humor. If you like his photos, you probably will like him. Cheers!"
28th February, 2008
bagirka's twilight says:
"Ur works are always charming and alive, seems thast u can touch them. Specialy i love oldy photos and nature in your execution."
27th February, 2008
- Bala Sivakumar
- February 2006
- Bangalore, India
- Seattle, USA
- I am:
- The Wandering Monk