Update: I'm no longer active in photography. I'm winding down my online presence as I search for my next fascination. Hard links to my photostream might be broken once I take down my Flickr.

Exploring the world through the viewfinder! I love to travel and photography is a great excuse to do it.

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.

Licensing :

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.

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Photos of .Bala (10)

  • Bad boy no more! by .Bala
  • Darkroom by .Bala
  • OHHAI ! by .Bala
  • Same Mistake! by .Bala
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  • Everybody has one by .Bala
  • Aloha by .Bala
  • ZOMG! I've been Tagged! by .Bala
  • Parallel universe by alankaar
  • The view, the viewfinder, and the viewfinderer by alankaar

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    alankaar says:

    "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 :)"

    December 30th, 2008

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    $ajjan says:

    "Great collection of pictures! You seem to be improving your skill constantly by trying a variety of things. Keep up the great work!"

    January 31st, 2009

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    .Trev says:

    "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."

    September 10th, 2008

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    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!"

    May 14th, 2008

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    amee@work says:

    "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!"

    February 28th, 2008

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    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."

    February 27th, 2008

Bala Sivakumar
February 2006
Bangalore, India
Seattle, USA
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