What's On My Mind

  • Ireland,  Photo Corner,  Travelog,  What's On My Mind

    Photo corner: Christmas in the Irish oldest city, Waterford

    Only this year I realized that I have never really showed you Christmas in Waterford and especially our Winterval festival. So let’s do it! I will have a few photos here from the past years, but also from this year, when I focused more on details and on new points of view (after all, how many times can one take a photo of the same building to make it interesting every time?). All photos are taken over the last 4 years with my DSLR camera. The first two years I shot with my 18-135mm, last year and this year it is a mix of the aforementioned lens and 50mm. Winterval…

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    Photo post: Sturgeon moon in August 2022

    I’m catching up on last year’s photo shoots! Last summer, I joined the trend of almost all photographers and enthusiasts and decided to try to photograph the expected full moon. You must have watched it too, or at least later seen photos on the Internet. So you know the moon really showed off. I probably don’t have many photos with the wow effect, but I think they will pass for the first test. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments 🙂 I first went to Tramore on Thursday, where I wanted to photograph the sunset (it didn’t work out, I arrived late) and then the…

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    How to choose a camera – for advanced

    Already have a camera, but thinking about upgrading and don’t know where to start? I went through the same thing two years ago. This article is a continuation of my personal guide to choosing a new camera. In this article, I will explain in detail how I myself chose a camera and what you should focus on during the selection and what you should be clear about. If you are a beginner photographer, I have already written an article for you here. To make it clear at the beginning – for me, an advanced photographer is someone who has been shooting with any camera for some time now and has…

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    How to choose a camera – for beginners

    Sometimes I get the question “Terez, give me some advice, I want to buy a camera, but I don’t know what kind” in DMs, and of course I can’t help it, and I advise as best I can. I’ve decided it’s time to share my advice with you all – whether you’re a complete beginner or have been taking pictures for a while now. In addition to the fact that I have years of experience with photography, both beginner and advanced, I bought my first DSLR a year and a half ago and therefore went through the entire process of finding a new camera myself. I won’t make it long…

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    Terez hypes up ESC 2021: recap of all songs

    After last year’s break due to Covid, the biggest music event on Earth – Eurovision – is returning in May this year. Of course, I can’t miss the opportunity to comment on all the competing songs. So let’s do it! (BTW my edit is awesome – credit to EBU) If you haven’t heard yet – I love Eurovision. Not only will one discover great new songs and artists, but those memes! However, in this article I would like to introduce you to this year’s competition songs and therefore also state my opinion. Some contestants were supposed to take part in the competition last year, so I will definitely compare their…

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    Terez advises on photography: about smartphones for beginners

    In the first part of the new series for beginner photographers, I will focus only on phones and show you what you can get from your phone. Okay, you have a phone and a camera in it. Of course, you’ve used it in the past to photograph lunch or dinner or sunset, but somehow those shots didn’t turn out quite well. So let’s take a look together at how to improve the final photo so it’s not just your mom liking the shot on Instagram. First of all, I would recommend finding out how many MPx your camera has and how many lenses. The lenses are the glass wheels on…

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    Jukebox: Roosevelt – a German genius in all weathers

    In today’s article, I want to share with you one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time and at the same time my absolute guilty pleasure. And no, US Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt did not release a posthumous EP. Roosevelt is a German composer, singer and musician. I don’t know why he chose a stage name after the American president. But there is no denying that this is at least easy to remember. And that besides the name there is actually something to remember! I came across Marius during 2015, when I wrote an article about him on my blog about German music (um, about that another time).…

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    Photo Corner: Meet my… new camera

    In this article, I will reveal how I got into photography. At the same time, I will introduce you to my new SLR and its predecessor and explain why I chose this particular model and what I like about it so far and what I have to work on. If you are not interested in how I got into photography and you want to skip to the main topic, then choose one of the options below:My new toyWhich models made it to my list and under which criteria I chose the winner?How am I satifisfied with 90D nowadays? Photography has been my hobby for eight years. I bought my first…

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    Jukebox: folklore and evermore

    Taylor Swift shoved us all how it’s done last year when she released two studio albums and several films. Today I want to introduce you to just the last two albums, folklore and evermore. If you know what it is, then good for you. If you are from another planet or you have just finished a half-year long social detox and you do not know what it is, keep reading. All will be revealed. If you didn’t happen to read my article about the Taylor Swift concert in 2018, then you probably don’t know that I almost didn’t listen to her music before Reputation (except for a few singles). I…

  • Ireland,  Lifestyle,  Travelog,  What's On My Mind

    Waterford Walls: a street art paradise in the oldest Irish city

    You don’t have to have a bachelor’s degree from art school, or wander around the train stations with a spray can in hand at night to appreciate what I’m about to show you. Okay, so what is Waterford Walls and why I won’t shut up about it? Waterford Walls is a street art festival that has been held in the Irish city of Waterford for six years. Although Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland, it has fallen economically after 2008 and unfortunately it is still trying to get out of it (every second store in the city is closed and the situation is not improving after Corona). Despite the…