Writing with Light

2011 – A Year in Review

I started this blog on June 2, 2011, almost 7 months ago. It hasn’t been a full year yet but as we bid farewell to 2011 and get ready to welcome in a New Year I thought it fitting to look back on the short life of this site and how I fit into this thing called the World Wide Web. I launched Edith Levy Photography & Project 52 as a way to share my images with family and friends and ensure that I make a commitment to get out and shoot on a consistent basis. I also hoped that this blog would allow me to connect with the photographic community, get feedback and learn from others.

Well what’s happened in the last 7 months has completely exceeded my expectations. I’ve been posting more than once a week. I’ve been shooting, shooting, shooting. I’m learning new post processing techniques everyday. I have met so many wonderful and supportive individuals….people that I’m proud to call “Friend.” I want to say Thank You to everyone that follows this blog and comes back day after day. It means so much to get your encouragement and feedback. I’m truly proud to be part of this community.

This blog has grown since its inception and I’m amazed to say that as of yesterday I’ve hit over 20,000 views. As I look forward to 2012, ideas keep swirling around in my mind on where I’d like to take not only this site but my photography as well.  The only thing that I really need is time which there never seems to be enough of. The ideas are taking shape and I’ll tackle them methodically, one at a time until they become reality.

I’ve had some people ask if I sell my images…I do. Keep an eye out because early in January I will be adding a gallery to the site where images can be purchased.

Below are some of my favorite images from 2011…Enjoy.  Wishing you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

You can click on the images to see a larger version.


58 responses

  1. Great set of images for 2011! Have a Happy New Year!


    December 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

  2. Happy New Year, Edith. I echo every word you write today. Thanks for your part in welcoming me into the blogging community. Starting my blog was the best thing I’ve done all year from the Photography point of view. I look forward to seeing your work in 2012


    December 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

  3. Wonderful set of images Edith. Best wishes for a very happy new year!


    December 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm

  4. Terrific set Edith, the image from inside the cathedral is still my favorite! Good luck with the changes you have in mind and Happy New Year!


    December 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  5. Thanks for sharing your favorites! I enjoyed seeing them.


    December 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  6. I really like your work:) I enjoy seeing it over and over:) It is so great:) It makes me go out and take pictures:) I hope you have a great New Years Eve:)


    December 31, 2011 at 5:06 am

  7. Great set Edith, I love that Parione shot with the bicycle in it – wonderful light. Thanks for your support in 2011, and all the best to you and your family for 2012.


    December 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

  8. Awesome images Edith! Each and everyone special! Happy New Year to you!


    December 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

  9. Edith
    It has been an enormous pleasure to have followed your blog this year. Happy New Year.


    December 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    • Thanks so much Victor I really appreciate it. Happy New Year to you and your family.


      December 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  10. You’ve posted some cracking images in 2011 Edith. Look forward to more in 2012.


    December 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  11. Cindi

    Great images Edith looking forward to next year’s images! Happy New Year!


    December 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  12. What a great 7 months Edith! Well done! Been great getting to know you and I appreciate your support over at my site as well! Keep up the great work and no doubt this site will continue to grow in 2012! Happy New Year!


    December 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  13. Happy New Year Edith and the very best for continued success in 2012! You have been an unwavering source of inspiration and support for the photographic community and I am personally grateful that our paths have crossed. Looking forward to sharing the journeys and adventures of 2012!


    December 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    • Barbara thank you so much. Your comments mean so much. Wishing you a very happy New Year too.


      January 1, 2012 at 2:14 am

  14. Gerry

    It’s all been said in the foregoing comments Edith; but from me, who joined your blog about 4 months ago, I have really enjoyed your work, and look forward to following your blog this year – happy new year. Gerry


    January 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

    • Thank you so much for the kind words Gerry and thank you for following my work. It really means a lot to me.


      January 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  15. Wonderful, Edith! I wish you all the best in 2012. Keep shooting. 🙂


    January 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

  16. Rena

    Edith your work is unbelievable! I look forward to seeing your work every posting. You have created some beautiful works of art. Good luck in 2012. I can’t wait to see what you have in mind.


    January 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  17. That is a wonderful collection of images. Glad 2011 went so well for you and all the best in 2012.


    January 2, 2012 at 1:58 am

  18. Rob

    An inspiring collection. wishing you a happy new year!


    January 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

  19. Such a beautiful collection of shots here Edith! Awesome work this year!


    January 3, 2012 at 7:27 am

  20. Lovely work Edith! I LOVE the shot with the stream of light coming into the church/cathedral (?). May you have many more great shots in 2012 🙂


    January 3, 2012 at 7:31 am

  21. some really great shots Edith, wishing you the best in 2012!


    January 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

  22. Awesome series, Edith. You’ve really generated some fantastic images. All are wonderful examples of your work. I was always struck by the magic of “Church of Santa Maria 2”, just something about that one. 🙂

    Happy 2012, wishing you all the best, my friend. 😉


    January 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

  23. What an awesome set, Edith! Great work! Really happy to have met you this year, thank you for all you’ve done for us. We’re really looking forward to seeing more of you and your work in 2012, best wishes!


    January 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  24. ChrisCurry

    Sensational photography…………


    January 5, 2012 at 3:59 am

  25. Awesome post and wrap up! Sounds like your fitness is coming along swimmingly as well.


    January 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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  28. Some rly nice and great shoot (=


    January 6, 2012 at 2:01 am

  29. myallegro31

    Edith! I think I missed this one! I recognize almost all of these from your posts. Whata great year for photography it has been for you. Well done and I look forward to more magic in 2012!


    January 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

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  31. Master is Master!


    January 12, 2012 at 4:27 am

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  34. Absolutely beautiful collection! Thanks for posting. How many images do you use for your HDRs?


    January 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

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  38. inguan

    Some rely nice shoot, was a good photo year (=


    January 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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  43. What an amazing portfolio you have here. I love all the photos you attached to this post.

    Thanks for a recent visit to A Traveller’s Tale. Regards.


    January 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

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  47. BoJo Photo

    Great selection of images. It is always neat to see what images people are drawn to when you are at art shows and it is also neat to see which images artisans are most drawn to from their own portfolio.

    I love how you develop each photo according to its unique qualities. My favorite of these is the Parione with its warm glow and interesting foreground and background. I really like this, a neat foreground, a blank middle ground if you will and a great background that invites you in! A WOW! photo that really draws you in with amazement.


    February 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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