Writing with Light

It’s Been A Year…Entry #52 – A Museum with a View

For those of you that have been following this blog you’ll know that I started this blog as a 52 week project. I wanted to challenge myself to shoot more often and I decided to start a blog and commit to posting a new image once a week. I started blogging using iWeb but quickly realized that it just lacked certain features and controls that I wanted on my site. Enter WordPress…after a lot of research, reading and immersing myself in all things having to do with weblogs I started this site.

The first post on my new WordPress site was on June 2, 2011. Now I’m sure that it’s quite obvious that I’ve been posting more than once a week. Buoyed by an indescribably wonderful photographic community and the many photographers and bloggers that I can now call “friends” this little blog grew every month. 52 weeks and just over 46, 550 hits later I can now say “Happy 1st Anniversary to the Little Blog that Could!”

One of the most wonderful benefits and outcomes of this blog is the wonderful community that I’ve now become a part of. I think I’ve said it before (and I will keep reiterating it) that the individuals in this photographic community are talented and generous with their time, knowledge and feedback, sharing information and tips that benefits not just myself but the whole community. You all foster in me a craving to learn more and be a better photographer. I thank you for that, I thank you for all your visits, comments and “likes” and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of this community.

So for Entry #52 I’ll take you back to Florence, Italy. This is a view of the Ponte Vecchio from the second floor of the Ufizi museum.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to purchase a print.

View of the Ponte Vecchio from The Ufizi Museum, Florence, Italy

73 responses

  1. Denis

    Yet another incredible photo Edith – love the colours and the reflections


    June 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

  2. rigmover

    Its always a pleasure to visit your blog Edith, I hope to still be visiting in another years time.


    June 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

  3. rigmover

    And a fantastic photo.


    June 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

  4. Edith, Huge congrats on all your accomplishments. I wish I could do the same – The time is just not there at the moment. What you have been doing and posting over the year i have been following your blog actually is quite amazing and inspiring.

    Again, congrats! and looking forward to your next project. 🙂


    June 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • Thank you so much Jan. If you remember back a year you were one of the first bloggers that I was interacting with and following. You provided a lot of help with some of the questions that I threw your way and I thank you for that. I look forward to continuing on this path and trying to stay challenged as a photographer.


      June 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

  5. Congrats on #52! Nice job sticking with it and then some Edith! Love today’s pic too, especially the way the roof of the walkway leads you through the frame! Nice!


    June 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

  6. wonderful stuff, congrats on your first of many years! Looks like you’ve had a great year and I’m sure it will just go up and up and up


    June 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

  7. Congrats, well done and totally agree with your writings about the photography community on wordpress, very educating and inspiring stuff!
    Keep up your great work


    June 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

  8. I may not have know you for the whole 52 weeks, but I’m really glad I found your blog!! Congrats and what a stunning photo!!


    June 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

  9. I love your blog and I hope to see another year of photos. I think you could spend a whole year in Florence and still be amazed at the view.


    June 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

  10. Congrats on the 1st Year.


    June 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

  11. Congratulations on this anniversary. Your words are very affectionate to all who follow you in your art, thanks friend and good shots for the next 100 years.


    June 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

  12. Rich McPeek

    Congrats Edith! Love visiting your blog and seeing your work! Today’s shot is great, love the line of the rooftop and the reflection! Superb!


    June 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

  13. Adam Allegro

    This is fantastic. I love the Ponte Vecchio!! Congrats Edith! I have enjoyed interacting with you and have really enjoyed seeing your progression as a photographer!


    June 6, 2012 at 9:22 am

  14. Looking forward to the next 52.


    June 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

  15. great photo Edith, that is one of my favorite places! great post too, and congrats on the 1 year mark!!


    June 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

  16. Great image and congrats on completing a year 🙂


    June 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

  17. Rick

    Congrats, Edith! Wonderful reflection in this image. Look forward to 52 more!


    June 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

  18. Len

    Congratulations Edith on your anniversary. You have a wonderful and creative eye and it has been a pleasure to follow you. I think I started my blog a little earlier than you (maybe a month) and, like you, was surprised at the great community of photographers we travel will. Here is to the years ahead. Very nice image by the way.


    June 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

  19. Congratulations dear Edith Levy. This is great shot, fascinated me. Wish you to have another 52 projects too… Thank you, have a nice day, love, nia


    June 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

  20. Rena

    Edith congratulations on your wonderful and successful blog. I have enjoyed looking at every picture you have posted. You are a talented photographer and I love looking at each and every picture you post. They are all unique and so well done. I wish you many more years of success on 52 Project and I look forward to many more pictures every week. Love your #1 fan. Rena


    June 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    • Rena you’re so sweet. Thank you so much. I’ve really app aired your support and enthusiasm over the past year.


      June 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  21. Congratulations, Edith! I think I’ve been following for most, but not all of the year and your photos continue to delight.


    June 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  22. Congratulations Edith! Love seeing your work, it’s always so wonderful!


    June 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  23. Congratulations on this great milestone, Edith! I, for one, have benefited greatly from all your friendship and support and would not be the person or the photographer I am without you! Love this post, and your photo is absolutely breathtaking! Really looking forward to another 52 weeks, my friend, best wishes from The Hollow!!


    June 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  24. Congratulations! I hope this is just the first of many years for your blog as I for one have enjoyed your posts and the camaraderie that has been built up here.


    June 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  25. Congrats on the big milestone Edith. I’m looking forward to more of your wonderful images in the coming year.


    June 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  26. Congratulations Edith. And I echo everything you say in your write up today. It is a wonderful, generous community and from my personal perspective I think you were my first contact as I tried to make sense of some of the rather opaque and contradictory bits of WordPress. You were generous in your help – something I will never forget. Thank you! I thought you might be a one-off initially, but soon found that everyone else too was of a similar persuasion. I’m eight months into my first year and I now feel I belong to a world wide family of fellow photographers. I’ve loved following your blog and I look forward to Year 2. All the best, Andy


    June 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    • Think y ou so much for your kind words Andy. It really has been fun and I’m looking forward to see what this next year brings.


      June 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  27. Gerry Cummings

    Well Edith it has been an incredible year for you. I started following you when you blogged the CN Tower at night which hooked me to your blog. You are definitely in the realm of professional photographer now, and your latest submission proves it; incredible shot and so capturing. Congrats on your first year, and I look forward to following you in the second. Gerry


    June 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  28. That’s an awesome shot and grats on the one year mark, here’s to more to come and hope you keep growing as a tog!


    June 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

  29. Great image Edith. Superb detail and colours.


    June 7, 2012 at 4:57 am

  30. Congratulations to you Edith. It’s been wonderful to follow your blog since I joined WP a few months ago, and I’ve been so grateful for the encouragement you’ve given to me. I’m truly inspired by your work, and by the generous spirit you bring to the WP community.


    June 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  31. Absolutely Beautiful Edith!
    Love the reflection and the colors; is it HDR?
    Congrats on your first year, wish you many many more to come!


    June 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    • Thank you Pablo. Yes it is HDR. I ran the 3 brackets through Photomatix then brought it back into Photoshop to adjust contrast and levels. I also ran it through Perfect Effects to give it a slight glow and Topaz to get rid of some noise.


      June 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

  32. Just another great shot from your camera,
    said with a big big smile on my face and a twinkle in my eye… 😉

    It’s always a pleasure to visit your posts on your blog here on WP…


    June 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

  33. leadinlines

    Well done Edith, I’ve really enjoyed your postings this past year. Some great and innovative photography. Love the photo too.


    June 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  34. Congrats on week 52! Funny, i just posted a pic of the bridge from the other side 5 min ago!


    June 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  35. Congratulations with thew first year, Edith!


    June 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

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  37. This is a beautiful image.
    Congratulations on one year!


    June 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  38. Rob

    Congratulations! This image brings back memories of visiting the gallery.


    June 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

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