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Winning a dSLR from Fizzer.Ph

Three hundred fifty five days into my Project 365 and two cameras later, I finally have a dSLR.

About two weeks ago, I joined‘s first/Twilight contest: take a Twilight-themed picture of yourself, make it your primary photo on fizzer, and get friends to vote for your photo. Up for grabs was a Canon 450D + kit lens.

I was so in.

The photo I submitted:

Helga Twilight

You can’t see it cos it’s small but I’m actually ~*~sparkling~*~ heh. I dusted my face with some shimmery bronzer I’ve had for ages (good thing I didn’t throw it out).

With about 12 days left in the competition, I wasted no time campaigning for myself. I got a little over 400 stars in less than 24 hours! I had to start over, though, as my initial photo needed some editing but I got those votes back (and more!).

To everyone who signed up and voted for me, to everyone who helped spread the word, to everyone who got their friends to vote for me: I am very very thankful. You d00dz have no idea how much I appreciate it. I am a very giddy girl now hrhrhrhr. I can’t wait for Wednesday night (start of the holidays, end of my job search LOLJK) so I can finally sit down and spend some quality time with Baby Girl. I want and need to learn everything about her!

(Yes, I name my things. Yes, my 450D’s name is Baby Girl. My Powershot Pro1 is named Bad Boy and the boyfriend’s dSLR is named Big Boy. They both needed a little sister.)

Anyway, photos!:

I look like a gremlin. Christian from fizzer handing me the box!:

Baby Girl sitting on my office desk:

 Canon Rebel XSi 450D

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Helga with 450D

Today’s photo is a cliche:

Helga with 450D

Thank you, everyone (♥♥♥♥♥♥♥) and thank you, fizzer!

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  • Reply dimaks December 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    that’s a lovely price! i think it’s time to save for my first DSLR :D btw, awesome blog here.. i enjoyed my stay.

  • Reply BbGrr December 23, 2009 at 11:15 am

    woof woof arf


    YAY for Baby Girl!

  • Reply Crystal December 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

    That’s awesome Helga! Can’t wait to see what you can do with a DSLR.

  • Reply Lexie December 23, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congrats on winning the DSLR! :)

  • Reply Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I am the brother of one of your friends Ms Helga,(I am keeping myself anonymous because of privacy reasons and I am under 18)We have met at Starbucks last night dear sweetheart with my sis 2 brothers, and another friend.

    You are so sexy and you have a nice blog

    Tausend Dank!(A thousand thanks! Thanks very much!) for taking the time to read my comment and Froehliche Weihnachten und ein glueckliches Neues Jahr!!!(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!)

  • Reply Thao December 24, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Congrats! I am so jealous! I’m saving to buy a dslr soon. The photo that won is awesome though, nice work!

  • Reply Gel December 24, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    As expected! I’d be surprised if you didn’t win! Heehee. Congrats Helga, Merry Christmas <3

  • Reply Personal Lab December 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Wow! Congratulations!

  • Reply Noelle December 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    OMG I know Christian from school way back! LOL

    Congrats on the DSLR, Helga!

  • Reply McCoolot December 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    wow! congrats! the cam is pretty cool!

  • Reply Lena December 28, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Congratulations! Well deserved! :)

  • Reply Angie December 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Yay for Baby Girl. Now I’m jealous.
    Congrats! :)

  • Reply Je January 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Wow congratulations! :o I’m inggit!! :)) I really want a DSLR *u* actually, I’m gonna save up for it this year.

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