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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!

Sweet Sweets

I'm going to take Major Bedhead's advice and (at least on some days), talk about what I was trying to capture in a given picture, to give those of you who are so inclined something on which to comment specifically.

This is from a display of candy at FAO Shwartz in New York. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to take pictures, because it just looked so perfect. I wanted to get rid of any and all background, and just focus on the colors and patterns of the various lollipops. The side angle (hopefully) stretches out the display so that it seems to go on forever - an all-you-can-eat buffet of sweets.

Even though I don't like candy, this picture just makes me feel happy. I guess there's something about this kind of scene that just captures the the awesome decadence of childhood, even if my childhood decadence wasn't exactly like it.

What do you think?


  1. Chad Oneil said...

    I like it, Lara. Very good idea to take the image and in the way you did.

  2. Mike said...

    I think you have made a great picture Lara. It is well composed and the colors make this shot. I agree with you that it is a happy shot. I am like you and I am not particularly a candy fan but feel much the same way you do.


  3. Major Bedhead said...

    The shot is cool, but I'm having trouble getting past the fact that you don't like candy. Not any of it?

  4. hanlie said...

    Takes me back to a more innocent time...

  5. Wolf Lover Girl said...

    Yummy! Oh and the picture is great too! ;-)

    ~ Wolf Lover Girl

  6. Carmi said...

    You composed this beautifully, Lara. You did a great job zoning in on only the elements that mattered - the innocent candy - and kept out everything that didn't. Great vision! I'm not a candy fan, either. But I am of this shot.

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