Marlies Plank's image has already brought in over 12,000 notes, which is quite a haul for a young working photographer. Still, like almost everyone else I've contacted so far, she hasn't had any direct personal response as a result of this spike in popularity. I've heard plenty of chatter that Tumblr has replaced Flickr as the go-to site for photographers to be discovered for commercial work, but perhaps there's not quite so much value in having just one image go viral. At the same time, it's certain that the users who reblog something (or don't) will affect its eventual audience. In this case, most people were reblogging the image directly from the user who posted it originally, dat-sick. After that, timothydelaghetto (blog title: "wattup. i blog n shit.") generated 46 notes from other users. The search for patterns in Tumblr virality goes on!