May 18, 2012

Lingered upon turns two

Tomorrow marks two years since I started this blog. I could have never predicted how attached to this little space I would become. I am incredibly grateful for the online relationships - and real-life relationships - I have formed through blogging and I thank all my readers for sticking with me and interacting with my posts. If you've been a lurker, I'd love to hear from you. :) I also would love any feedback if there are certain things you'd like to see more of on here.

No cakes or candles on this birthday, but a little stop-motion(ish) gif to celebrate instead. (Hopefully the file behaves as it should.)


I had a much more ambitious plan for this animation, but it was one of those things where it looked 10000x better in my head than I could actually execute. In frustration, I tossed the petals to the ground, exclaiming "This is never gonna work!", and realized they were quite beautiful just like that. How about that?
I love that a camera's eye can render an insignificant mess into something more extraordinary. And another major thanks to J who had to deal with me throwing a minor tantrum over the petals. He encouraged me to try my idea again, and so I scaled down my original plan and came out with what you see at the top.


Hope you'll stick around for another year. ;)

38 comments :

  1. always, always. the tension between what i see in my mind's eye and what i'm able to recreate with my camera. your final product and your mess, equally beautiful. cheers to two!

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  2. Congratulations Alice! I truly love reading your blog every day, to read your thoughts and see just a glimpse of the way you see the world. Cheers to another year!

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  3. awesome! Congrats. You're a constant motivation

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  4. I've kind of been a lurker lol Maybe commented about three times before.. but genuinely have been inspired by your blog posts. I often come back for inspiration :) and you have also inspired me to get back into photography, after having stopped for a while. Some day I hope to be at least half as successful as you! congrats on the blogger-versary :)

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  5. Hey Alice! Remember me from high school? :) Recently found your blog and your photography is amazing! So, I'll be lurking but following your wonderful work :)

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  6. happy blog-day! I like the gif, in my eyes it is perfect. warmly regards s.

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  7. happy blogaversary! lovely photos.
    -jocee <3

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  8. Happy blog birthday! Such a pretty stop motion.
    I discovered your blog a few months back and spent a rainy weekend scrolling through your archives and dreaming of my impending visit to New York.

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  9. Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! Congrats & Hope you continue to post your lovely & inspiring photos for plenty more years to come! :)

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  10. Wow, two years old! So special :) You've done a lovely job!
    Eat Cake

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  11. Happy birthday, little blog! So happy to have met you through your blog, Alice! I know you'll continue to share beautiful things and inspire us all. Let's get together again soon!!! :)

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  12. I guess I'm an official lurker since I don't believe I've ever commented before. *guilty grin* My favorite thing to see you on your blog is the food portraits! You do such an amazing job, and since I love photography and cooking, I love to see some good food photography. (I can't take good food photography myself.) Keep up the good work! :)

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  13. Happy Bloggiversary, Alice!!

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  14. I'm so glad that I discovered your blog, and have loved your photography for a year. Keep up the awesome work!

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  15. happy birthday to Lingered Upon! Differently one of my favourite blogs. looking forward to year 3! :)

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  16. I'm forever grateful that blogging connected us. I basically rave about you to everyone, saying things like "my wedding photograher has over 100,000 followers on instagram."

    No, but really, I adore you and am constantly inspired by you.

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  17. yay, Happy Birthday Lingered Upon :)

    It's one of my favourite blogs to visit & I hope you'll keep blogging for a long time to come :)

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  18. Happy Year 2! Looking forward to more.

    (and thanks to J for being the rock at her back)

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  19. Congrats. I personally hope you stick around for another 2 years. I've enjoyed all of your post even if I don't have time to comment. You are of great inspiration and one of my idol photographers!

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  20. Congratulations on 2 years! I think I've only been following you for a few months but in that time I've thoroughly enjoyed your photographs and your writing. I love hearing about the process behind them, like this story about the flowers.
    All the best for the years to come!

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  21. Congratulations! This is such a lovely spot you have here.
    -Erin

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  22. I would definitely qualify as one of those "lurkers" you were talking about. Lovely images as usual, I really enjoy the pristine, peaceful quality of your images, it always feels like a tiny bit of an escape when I peek at them. Congratulations on two wonderful years of self expression, wishing you many many more (it does feel a bit like a birthday, doesn't it?).

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  24. Hi Alice! I'm a lurker! hehe..happy 2 year anniversary! I love your blog. Congrats and can't wait for future posts!

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  25. A lurker coming out to say congratulations and I think your work is awesome.

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  26. Love this so much. :) So fancy, you! So glad we've connected and I can't wait to meet you in person!!!! Happy two year. ;)
    J.

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  27. congrats girl! so glad I stumbled onto your space and sent you that love letter ;) I'm so happy to have you in my life! also, I'd like to request more posts about gingers. xoxo

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  28. Your blog always inspires me, and is seriously on my top 5 spaces online to visit. I love the animation! :)

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  29. Congrats! I just discovered your blog through IARTU.
    I love to see what other lovers of photography do.

    www.iambabylonia.blogspot.com

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  30. of course we'll stick for another year! it has been great to follow you in your travels, and adventures through the world and your camera! i absolutely love love your work and you are an inspiration for me! keep up the excellent taste and work! by the way, loved your interview about your kit! whow... you have a b&h store on your house :)

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