What I see – A collection of snapshots

what i see

what i see will mostly consist of “snapshots” taken either with my iPhone or my DSLR.

Don’t worry, it won’t only be pics from the little town that I live in. It might be a collectio of pictures taken during a holiday, a convention, a festival visit, or from a party or a concert. Other times it will be a picture I posted on Instagram, I want to tell a little more about.

For pictures taken during photoshoots, or other projects, please check out “what i create”.

To focus is not only important while taking a shot, but also while looking for a subject for a picture.

Last year I visited Budapest during my holiday. This was right after my headaches started and I spend an entire Friday evening in the hospital.

Little fact about me: my surroundings stimulate me all the time. Especially when I visit a beautiful city. However, this time, nothing inspired me. I knew that it couldn’t be Budapest’s fault because all the elements were there. The people were so hospitable, the buildings were beautiful and the little streets had all the charms that I love so much. The weather was amazing and the food and drinks were delicious. I started to feel a little down. Even a free ice-cream in exchange for a picture of my tattoos didn’t do the trick to cheer me up.

Maybe I’m just spoiled, because I am so used to seeing things without having to put any effort in to it. There is a little autofocus in my head that I don’t even need to control. It takes me away from all the distraction around me and points me to the things that I really want to see.

This time was different. A complete different autofocus took over. I was focused on traffic sounds, bright images, people talking and even by tourists. I could only focus on “noise”.

An escape to “Margit-sziget“, to get away from the crowd with it all the “noise” surrounding me, helped me so much. I found a little rest on this green island, filled with beautiful trees, flowers, statues, ruins, squirrels and even a “mini zoo” (I love animals – Animals make me happy).

Budapest - Margits Ziget

Budapest – Margits-Ziget

The shade of the trees took away some of the heat. Since the people in the park were all so peaceful and doing their own little things, they didn’t distract me so much. I must have had about 3 litres of lemonade that day.

It took two visits, during my holiday, to keep me going. I only took a few other pictures, the picture, at the top of the page, being one of them. It perfectly displays the way my focus works.

Budapest - Focus

Budapest – Focus

I will definitely visit this wonderful city again. Next time, with my own focus and without any noise… noise that was clearly just in my head. Because now I know that “all the rest is noise“.


P.S. Thanks for the lemonade, Budapest… and indirectly making water my drink of choice, today. Well… at least, after I had my morning coffee.

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Starcom Convention 2015

Even though I also visited Starcom Convention (Ghent, Belgium) this year (2016), it is last year’s pictures I want to share.

I have liked loved comics, movies, games and toys my entire life, however, I never attended a convention of any sort. Last year I visited the first edition of Dutch Comic Con (Utrecht, the Netherlands). I loved it! I felt even more like a kid than I do any other day.

When I told people about my experience, a friend told me that one of her friends, who owns Gadget-Belgium, had a stand at Starcom convention in Ghent (Belgium) and that I should go check it out. It was the first edition of the convention and I knew that it would not be as big as Dutch Comic Con. I still decided to get tickets and give it a try. The convention definitely was a lot smaller, but this didn’t make it any less enjoyable. The weather was great (maybe a little too good – just like this year). The people were friendly. The atmosphere was in one word: “amazing”.

I visited both conventions again, this year, and I hope to visit many more in the future.

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