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2015 My Year in Review

Every year Jim Goldstein runs a project on his blog, JMG Galleries, where he encourages photographers to post their best pictures of the year. It’s a great project and I’ve participated every year. When I started participating about 4 years ago I thought, “what a great way to have pictures seen by a whole new audience.”

That was me when I first started blogging but now there are so many other reasons that I participate. Yes I still like that fact that I may reach a new audience but more than that I find this to be a difficult and yet rewarding exercise. It’s tough to cull through your work and pick what you think may be the best of the year. It really gives me a chance to go though my images (some that I haven’t looked at for almost a year) and decide whether they’re good enough to make the cut of the top 10 or 15.  I try to review my images from a technical perspective and from a creative one. Certainly I’m drawn to certain images due to the circumstances of where and when they were taken. The picks may not always be perfect and certainly wouldn’t win any awards but art is subjective and what one person views as a masterpiece another make look at and dismiss entirely.

It’s been a busy and rewarding year both on the photographic front and from a family and work stand point. I’ve taken on a new role at work which was unexpected at the beginning of 2015 but I am loving it. The only downside has been that its been so busy that my photography had to take a bit of a back seat.

From a photography perspective I’ve continued to sell prints and license new work which is always very exciting and rewarding. I won’t make any specific commitments for the new year because I know that my day job will still be taking up a lot of my time but learning new photographic techniques and honing my craft is something that I know will always be important and I will find and make the time to do it.

If you have a chance jump on over to Jim Goldstein’s site here in or about the second week of January and he should have a list of year in review post listed for your viewing pleasure. There’s always a great list of photographers on there, you won’t regret it.

As always you can click on the images to enlarge them or to Purchase a Print.

Cuba, Havana, Old Havana, street photography, travel photography, black and white

Cuba

water drops, gerber flower, refraction, milkweed, macro photography

Refracted Water Drops

Havana, Cuba, Cuban Cigars, Cigar, Stogie, travel photography, cigar aficiondo, black and white

Cuba

Hilton Falls, Ontario, Milton, conservation, waterfall, long exposure, trees

Hilton Falls, Ontario

Boston, skyline, Fan Pier, sunset, blue hour, travel photography, harbour, lights, Charles River

Boston

Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, Ontario, Muskoka Chairs, dock, sunset, nature

Muskoka

Lake Ontario, Toronto, Beaches, sail, sailboats, water

Lake Ontario

Old Montreal, Quebec, night photography, long exposure, historic

Old Montreal

Jerusalem, Israel, street photography, black and white, monochrome, man, beard

Jerusalem, Israel

Israel, Jerusalem, Western Wall, Orthodox, Man, Walking, Motion, black and white, travel photography,

Jerusalem, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, beach, family, photographer, golden, water, sea, Mediterranean

Tel Aviv, Israel

 

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32 responses

  1. Hey Edith, gorgeous collection you have there! Really love the water fall and the city at night.
    I wish you all the best for 2016! 😀

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    December 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

  2. Dear Edith Levy, your photograph is great and always fascinates me. I know all them, especially the old man in Israel so beautifully captured. Unforgettable series. Thank you, and Happy New Year, Love, nia

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    December 29, 2015 at 8:43 am

  3. Edith, I did the same exercise and it was a serious undertaking. Your series shows the breath of your subjects. I particularly enjoyed the portraits from Israel. I wish for you and yours a joyous and memorable year ahead.

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    December 29, 2015 at 9:30 am

    • Thank you so much Sally. It really was difficult but rewarding in the end. Wishing you all the best in 2016.

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      December 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  4. Beautiful, Edith!!! May you continue in 2016 to learn more, to see more, and to bring to life, magic galore! Happy New Year!!! ❤

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    December 29, 2015 at 9:32 am

  5. Great choice! I really like the Lake Ontario picture and the ones from Jerusalem. Happy snapping in 2016!

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    December 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  6. Len

    A terrific year Edith. I enjoyed seeing your best a second time. Here is to a great 2016.

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    December 30, 2015 at 6:32 am

  7. LB

    Edith, this collection shows several things about you … your passion for photography, of course, and your talent, but also your travels, your interests, and what moves you.
    I will definitely check out Jim Goldstein’s blog and may challenge myself to participate.

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    December 30, 2015 at 6:34 am

    • Thank you so much Linda. Please do check it out and do participate. You’ll find it rewarding. Wishing you the very best in 2016.

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      December 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

  8. Understand about work getting in the way of our photography pleasure! The refracted water drops are mind blowing. Have a great 2016

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    December 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    • Thanks so much. I have to stop beating myself up over that 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

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      December 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm

  9. It’s a very impressive re-cap on the year Edith. I like the variety particularly.

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    December 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

  10. A wonderful collection of images Edith. Wishing you further success, rewards and much happiness in both your careers in the new year ahead! 🙂

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    December 30, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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  12. This is a great selection and, as you say, a difficult but ‘educational’ process in choosing those to make the cut. I hope 2016 is a good year!

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    January 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

  13. Edits I love your photography style. As an aspiring photographer, i’ll surely be looking up to you for inspiration. Best, Happy New Yeat

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    January 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

  14. Great year Edith, lets hope for another in 2016 Happy New Year!

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    January 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  15. Marvelous look back on your year, Edith. I have thoroughly enjoyed your images and your Israel and Cuba shots are stellar. Happy New Year!

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    January 10, 2016 at 1:44 am

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