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!

Taking a Tip from a Toddler

A couple weeks ago I was babysitting for an adorable two-year-old who has entered the less-than-adorable tantrum stage. Seemed like every ten minutes or so there was something worth kicking and screaming about. At one point, he actually climbed under the table just to cry to himself.


That right there is exactly what I feel like doing these days.

Sunny Day, Sweeping the Clouds Away

Before anything else, I just have to thank everyone who offered support and good wishes for me when I was in my "funk" earlier this week. I am definitely doing better these days, so thank you.

The theme for this Thursday over at Stacy's place is "Sunshine." I had a lot of ideas for pictures I could share on that topic, but eventually, I chose one that actually features sunshine quite subtly. When I first saw this photo, I thought it was a failed shot - I thought the lighting was all wrong and I'd shadowed my subject. But after a little bit - and I do mean a little bit - of post-processing, I came to love the effect. Turns out the sun can do some pretty incredible things when you least expect it.


Head over to The Land of K.A. for more sunny shots!

BSM: Feeling Wistful

Today, I am wishing I still had a piano at hand, because I think music might help me break this funk I'm in.


For happier photos and thoughts, stop by Tracey's site.

Girls Just Wanna Have It

Fun, that is. For the Theme Thursday this week, Stacy asked us to think about Fun and what that might look like. Given that my chosen profession for the last, oh, five-ish years (on and off) involves small children, I tend to see a lot of fun moments. When you're three years old, pretty much everything is fun, with the possible exception of vegetables. (Actually, even those you can stick up your nose, which, well, if that's not the definition of fun, I don't know what is.)

Enjoy these shots from a fun game of peek-a-boo with some of my favorite little kiddos, and visit Stacy for more fun photos!




BSM: Stop and Smell...

I absolutely, positively adore roses. They are probably one of my favorite non-human subjects, and I always love looking through my pictures after shooting roses. When you get up close and get the focus just right, they look like they are made of cake frosting, sculpted of pure sugar. To me, they mean spring is fully here, and summer isn't far behind.



For more great photos, check out Tracey's place!