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Celebrating with a Lensbaby Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner has been randomly selected and announced here. Thanks for entering everyone!


If you follow us on twitter (@petapixel), you might have heard already, but we just passed 10,000 followers. Huzzah!

This blog is about four months old, so I’m definitely surprised at how far it has come in just one summer. Thank you all for reading and following us on Twitter.

To celebrate this big milestone, I’m going to be giving away a Lensbaby Composer lens and a Creative Aperture Kit. This combined package is worth $280. I probably don’t need to tell you much more about this lens. It’s Lensbaby.

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To enter this giveaway, simply answer the following question:

What is your favorite childhood memory?

As usual, there’s two ways to enter, and you can use both ways to double your chances.

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this PetaPixel.com post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://bit.ly/pplbby

    If the link appears in your tweet, then our little giveaway elf will automatically find it and count it as an entry. If you don’t include the link, then our elf won’t be able to find it and it won’t be counted.

The deadline for getting your answer to us is the evening of Saturday, September 5th, 2009. We’ll be randomly selecting an entry using random.org.

Good luck!


Update: Some of you have been asking whether people outside the United States can enter. The answer is yes. The lens can be shipped internationally. Good luck!


Disclosure: Lensbaby is currently a sponsor of PetaPixel.


 
  • http://twitter.com/planetf1 Nigel Jones

    When I was 4, remember my parents coming back home to tell me I had a new baby brother.

  • Anonymous

    Making my own little city with the fall leaves that had fallen. You know, marking out little homes and streets………then raking up all the leaves into a big pile…and …well you know the diving into the pile routine!

  • abhisheksriv

    @ petapixel My favourite childhood memory is the day my baby sister was born.

  • dizzygirl

    My favorite childhood memory was catching lightning bugs in jelly jars with my brother and finding night crawlers for fishing and putting them in old coffee cans with dirt. We did this every summer that I can remember growing up. I was quite the tomboy.

  • Laura Bush

    Climbing a tree and reading a book for the whole afternoon!

  • jenandrews

    My favourite childhood memory is of going on Volksmarches every weekend as a child, while living at a military base in Germany. We'd enjoy seeing the gardens, many wall murals and orchards. Every 10 km walk ended with a metal and a delicious bratwurst with fries.

  • http://twitter.com/isa_alcantara Isabel Alcantara

    My best childhood memory is waking up in a hotel room to find all of the Christmas presents on Christmas morning. Every year the family would pack up and drive 6 hours to the beach, stay at the same hotel, see all the same people. But, the best part of that Christmas vacation was waking up in the hotel room, the salty smell of the ocean hitting my nose making me remember I wasn't in my room at home before I could even open my eyes and realizing that there were presents on the floor of the room (that weren't there when I went to bed). Best Christmas(es) ever.

  • Anonymous

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  • Mykal Burns

    Favorite childhood memory: My dad took me to my first rock concert when I was 10-years-old (1980.) We saw Elton John at the Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets were only $15…for two ($7.50/each!) Nearly 30 years later, I even still remember the opening act was Judy Tzuke. I clearly remember the bearded biker-dude in front of us shouting at her, “Get off the stage. You suck!” Ha. Elton John was great. I've since seen hundreds (and hundreds) of concerts, including Elton 56 more times.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite memory is of my Dad making pancakes every Sunday morning. I would wake up to the smell of him cooking, and playing Bob Seger (which he also did every Sunday) and run into the kitchen to help stir. The smell of pancakes still makes me smile.

  • http://www.soulmatesphotography.ca/ Stephen Berthelot

    My favorite childhood memory is of when I was 6 years old. It was the first time I had taken a picture and it was while I was out cross country skiing with my dad. I still have that photo and the cherished memories it holds. That day lives strong in my heart and has led me to my lifelong passion of photography.

  • http://manvision.blogspot.com/ MSkaffari

    I remember laying on my back in a tall grass, looking at the white clouds pass on a blue sky.

  • http://twitter.com/nucof Nick santilli

    Favorite childhood memory, would probably be from our summer vacations to Maine. In York, there’s a place called The Golden Rod, where you can watch the machines make salt water taffy, and hand pick your flavors to fill a box. Then we’d head across the street, where the Fun O’Rama is right on the beach, and we’d play carnival style games until late into the night, with the sounds of waves crashing, mingled with ‘dings’ and ‘clangs’, and other game machine noises. Great times. Need to make it back east and take MY kids now…

  • http://twitter.com/nucof Nick santilli

    Favorite childhood memory, would probably be from our summer vacations to Maine. In York, there’s a place called The Golden Rod, where you can watch the machines make salt water taffy, and hand pick your flavors to fill a box. Then we’d head across the street, where the Fun O’Rama is right on the beach, and we’d play carnival style games until late into the night, with the sounds of waves crashing, mingled with ‘dings’ and ‘clangs’, and other game machine noises. Great times. Need to make it back east and take MY kids now…

  • http://twitter.com/dbgg1979 Dan Brian G Gerona

    My favorite memory was when I was walking my way home from school and I saw my childhood friend running towards me. He was screaming family computer, you’re dad bought you a family computer (Nindendo). Right there I thought I was dreaming. We were an average family in Philippines and to be given a Nintendo family computer for a gift was merely a dream for most kids my age. To show how rare this console was. The next day in school, ithe entire school knew me by name and they all wanted to be my friend. LoL.

    I’ll never forget that. I wish my dad took a photo of me while I opened the box of that console. :p

  • http://twitter.com/dbgg1979 Dan Brian G Gerona

    My favorite memory was when I was walking my way home from school and I saw my childhood friend running towards me. He was screaming family computer, you’re dad bought you a family computer (Nindendo). Right there I thought I was dreaming. We were an average family in Philippines and to be given a Nintendo family computer for a gift was merely a dream for most kids my age. To show how rare this console was. The next day in school, ithe entire school knew me by name and they all wanted to be my friend. LoL.

    I’ll never forget that. I wish my dad took a photo of me while I opened the box of that console. :p

  • Flue80

    Mt favorit memory is my first travel in Sardinia,when I whas 18

  • Anonymous

    going to subway like almost every day with my best friend, and going to the movies almost every day during summer break

  • http://twitter.com/j2cool Anita Johnson

    I have many childhood memories but one of my best is being at my grandmother house when she bake Ginger bread. Oh my goodness, the smell of hot Ginger Bread with melted butter is sooo good! She made it all from scratch.

  • http://twitter.com/j2cool Anita Johnson

    I have many childhood memories but one of my best is being at my grandmother house when she bake Ginger bread. Oh my goodness, the smell of hot Ginger Bread with melted butter is sooo good! She made it all from scratch.

  • vaddled

    I loved going on vacation with my grandparents.

  • abhisheksriv

    @ petapixel My favourite childhood memory is the day my baby sister was born.

  • jenandrews

    My favourite childhood memory is of going on Volksmarches every weekend as a child, while living at a military base in Germany. We'd enjoy seeing the gardens, many wall murals and orchards. Every 10 km walk ended with a metal and a delicious bratwurst with fries.

  • http://manvision.blogspot.com/ MSkaffari

    I remember laying on my back in a tall grass, looking at the white clouds pass on a blue sky.

  • Flue80

    Mt favorit memory is my first travel in Sardinia,when I whas 18

  • vaddled

    I loved going on vacation with my grandparents.

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  • llywellyn

    Scrabbling over dirt mounds to help my father excavate an old churchyard in central Texas, my trusty, plastic “archaeologist's kit”—courtesy of my mother—at my side, the cheap magnifying glass helping me pick out arrowheads from the rabble.

  • LilBearMe

    Hope I'm not too late! My fave memory is baking with my family for Christmas. Loved the smell of fresh-baked cookies and Swedish bread! Still love it…it means home and love and all things great! Thanks for this giveaway!!
    ~Lilbear

  • http://twitter.com/225photography amanda mays huye

    cooking with my great aunt and sleeping over at my grandparents!

  • http://www.randomphotography.com/ Denny

    Lazy summer days, when you didn't have to get up early (but you did anyway), didn't have to do anything really (but you did anyway), and just not a care in the world. No deadlines, bills, pressure – just the joy of being a kid, with unlimited possibilities for each summer day.
    If only we could recognize and appreciate those days while they were happening…

  • http://www.cindyleephotography.info/ Cindy

    Riding around on my bike with my little poodle in the front basket. As an only child she was my best friend – we travelled the world (our little world) together on that green bike! Sweet memories :D

  • afroed

    No I missed it. This is my first post here so I guess I'll contribute to the moment.

    My favorite memory about those nights where the whole family spent time hanging around on the rooftop looking at the stars and talking about life. I'm usually the only kid around and I got to hear things that I should have never heard off

    By the way, wonderful website. It's been extremely resourceful in my quest to become a photographer

  • http://twitter.com/Karlachu Karla

    I don't know if im too late, but my favorite childhood memory was when my older brother taught me how to ride a bike. He just took me up on top of a hill and said “Pedal!” and pushed me down it! I learned pretty fast. Haha

  • edbroberg

    I was 9 years old and convinced my folks to let me use a camera. I knew it only took 12 shots since it was a 120 twin reflex camera. I kept going back to them to get the film changed. They would never let me learn how to change the film, always saying it was to hard. After our trip I kept asking about when the lab would be done with my images. A month goes by and I go to my mom very concerned about the lab loosing my images. Turns out that they never put film in the camera. I was crushed, but it never happened again… Little did they both know how important photography was to me, but trust me they both knew after that day. 7 years later I sold my first image.

  • http://meerasphotography.blogspot.com/ Meera

    My Fav childhood memory is when I got my first dog named Johnny. He was a fluff ball and living in India was not the best place for a fluffy dog. Had some fun times!