About Me

Lara David
Bay Area, CA, United States
I'm just a girl, writing and photographing my way through the world, one lesson at a time. Join me on my journey - you just might learn something.
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What Is This Place?

This site is a work in progress - much like life, actually. I am an amateur photographer who enjoys playing with my Canon EOS 10D. Questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome, since I'm really just learning. Like what you see? Encouragement would be greatly appreciated!

I'm Giving Myself a B+

Although we're approaching more of a B than a B+, and if I'm not careful, I may soon find myself at a B-.

I'm referring, of course, to my success with my Project 365 plan for this year. Definitely been missing some days here and there, but I'm trying, and I'm taking many more photos than I had been before I decided to take on this challenge. However, I don't like all the pictures I've been taking, which is unfortunate. Here are some of the ones I have liked:







Thoughts? Encouragement?

One Week, Going Well

Here are some photos from my first full week of Project 365:










Okay, so maybe they're boring to you, but I'm enjoying getting in the habit of taking pictures every day. I remember to take my camera with me more places now, and I'm also learning to notice little things around me that I wouldn't notice if I weren't searching for something to take a photo of each day. I'm sure the pictures themselves will only get better over the year.

I'm Back, and I'm Insane

Hello to whoever is still out there and reading this blog!

(Which really just means whoever still has this blog in the feed-reader and therefore received notification of a new post, or whoever has clicked over from a link I almost certainly put at some point on my regular blog.)

I will not say I've made a resolution, because I honestly haven't. But I've made a decision that I would really like to get back into my photography, because it used to make me happy and I need happy like Shamu needs stinky fish. To help me in this, I've decided to do the Project 365 challenge in 2010. Now, there are a couple things I need to own up to right up front:

1) I decided this on January 2, so I already missed a day. Boo hoo - I'm over it.

2) If I miss a day, I'm just going to keep going. Even getting 300 daily pictures would be awesome, so I'll do what I can.

3) I am not going to count my daily "What I'm Wearing to Work" picture as the picture for the day. It has to be something - anything - other than that. Something more intentional.

4) I make no guarantees that I will post all the pictures here. In fact, I make no guarantees that I will post any here after these two. I'd like to - I'm hoping to - but I'm promising nothing, because if I promise to post them and then I don't I'll feel guilty and beat myself up for letting everyone down. I don't need more reasons to feel guilty and beat myself up.

That said, here are the first two pictures:


(That's how much work I graded over break, plus two more small stacks I graded at home tonight...)

I hope this helps me get back in the habit of taking more pictures again. Wish me luck!

Go Ahead and Admit It

You missed me, right?



Yeah, I missed you too.

Summer's a BLAST!

Recipe for summer fun:

1 Sprinkler
1 Toddler

Mix them together and ta-da!

"Summer's a BLAST!"

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I've decided to enter this photo in the "Summer Fun" contest over at 5 Minutes for Mom. Crossing my fingers, because $500 would be awesome.

If you'd like to enter, contest details can be found here. Good luck!

Fashion Forward


Theme Thursday: Fashion

(And yes, I've shown this photo before, but it was so perfect, I had to share again. She's cute enough to look at twice, no?)

For more fashionable photos, head over to Stacey's place!

Is It Just Me, Or Is This REALLY Weird?

I think - I THINK - that car is offering me a Coke.