November 18, 2010
Categories: Giveaway
My Gift to You…a GIVEAWAY!
Exactly one year ago, I received my camera in the mail (I ordered it so it would arrive before Thanksgiving) I couldn’t wait to get home and start shooting. I remember that I immediately opened the box, found the battery and started charging. My first photo…upper right corner: my camera’s manual! When I got home, I decided to take a picture of myself. I had no clue what I was doing with my flash…so, as you can see below…pin lights. I then looked around to see what else I could photograph – my salt and pepper monkeys fell victim.
On December 30, 2009,  I started blogging. Here is my very first blog post. I really had no clue what I was doing, but I was determined to re-discover my creative spirit, enhance my photography and editing skills, document our life happenings and become a better wife by blogging. A year has passed and I really feel as though I’ve met my goals…and I’m really pleased with my growth as a photographer.

However, this past year has meant so much more to me than simply re-discovering my creative spirit, enhancing my photography and editing skills, blah blah blah… This blog experience has allowed me to make new friends, be inspired and find a community that I love. I look forward to waking up each day to see what each of you have created…to watching your children grow up before my eyes…and to watching you become incredible artists. I never imagined that 10 people would be interested in following my work, let alone over 800…but you keep coming back each day to support me, and I really can’t thank you enough for being a part of this journey with me.

For several weeks/months, I have considered a way to give back to this community (outside of my tutorials and touch-ups). After much thought and consideration (and a number of comments to suggest that anyone would even want one of my prints), I have decided to give away an 11×14 print of the photograph below which was featured in Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Photos, Group 1.
Flowers in the Fairy Garden by Ashley Sisk
To enter this giveaway: 
  • Follow Ramblings and Photos (and I hope you’ll want to…and not just following to win).
  • Leave me a comment 1: Why do you want to win this photograph? 
  • Optional: Leave me a comment 2: I’m considering selling some of my prints on Etsy in the future (again, after a number of comments suggesting that there was interest).  Let me know if you would be interested in purchasing any of my prints. If so, are there any specific photographs that you would be interested in purchasing?
  • Optional: Blog about this giveaway. You can grab my button below and leave me a comment with a link to your blog.
  • Optional: Share this giveaway on Facebook.
  • Optional: Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter
Deadline: December 2nd. I’ll select the winner using and announce the winner on Friday, December 3rd. Be sure that I have a way of contacting you (if your blog doesn’t link to an email, please leave your email in your comment). Once I receive your contact information, I’ll order and ship the print to you (anywhere in the world)…in time for the holidays!  

Giveaway at Ramblings and Photos


Good Luck!