About

Poseidon rising
Welcome to Focused Moments, a photography blog by me, Rachael Talibart. I am a full-time, professional photographer based in Surrey, England, with a particular interest in coastal photography.  I am also a lecturer and I write for photography magazines, including a quarterly feature in Elements magazine. I am represented by galleries in Europe and the USA and I am the author of three monographs, including ‘Sirens’ and, most recently, Tides and Tempests. Niobe
I also own f11 Workshops, providing photography day workshops in Surrey, East and West Sussex and I lead residential photography tours for Ocean Capture. A5 flyer side 1
There was a gap of more than 2 years in this blog – now I’m back, there will be a shift of emphasis. It’s going to be more a diary of the life of a professional seascapes photographer. I’m not sure if it will be of any interest, but I’ll keep it public, for now.

Please note: I have decided not to participate in awards – your visit (and, if you have time, comment) is reward enough.  If you would like to see more of my images, please visit my website.

86 thoughts on “About

  1. Really glad to have come across your excellent site (well, and that you first came across mine!). Lovely shots and I look forward to seeing more and learning a lot, especially about macro photography and landscapes.

  2. Your photos are stunning!! Love the castle on this page – thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my latest post and following my blog, I really do appreciate it.

    • Thank you very much. I am delighted that you enjoy my blog. I have decided not to participate in awards but I am very flattered and will visit your blog ASAP.

    • Thank you very much. I am pleased that you enjoy my blog. I have decided not to participate in awards but I am very flattered and will visit your blog ASAP.

    • Thank you very much. I am flattered that you enjoy my blog. I have decided not to participate in awards but I am honoured and will visit your blog ASAP.

  3. Well, you may not have finished your About page – in words – but your calling card of images shows the diversity of what we can expect to enjoy. And the thing is, I don’t know which strand I’m going to enjoy most!

  4. Great site, am revisiting lots of blogs today 🙂 You may know me better as Martyn Thompson – Landscape Photography but I have moved home now and lost loads of followers 😦
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Your interests match mine and I’ve been very impressed by your photos. I’m now following and am looking forward to future posts. Thanks for sharing your work with the world.

    • Hi Louise
      Thank you! That is very kind of you. I do not participate in awards – your visit is reward enough. But I am very honoured nonetheless. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I am still catching up after being on holiday. Thanks again!
      Rachael

  6. Congratulations, I´ve nominated you for the “Family of Bloggers Award”, to see what is involved check out my blog. If you choose not to accept the award I will not be offended, I just wanted to show how much I enjoy reading your blog and also to say thank you for your support and encouragement! Have a great day,G 🙂

  7. Rachael — I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award. Congratulations! Do not feel obligated to pass it on, but know that you are appreciated! If you want to pay it forward to some of the blogs you appreciate, the “rules” (I like to use the term loosely) of the award are contained in my post: http://travelgardeneat.com/2012/09/30/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ . . . thank you for helping to make the blogosphere a more beautiful place! ~ Kat

    • Thank you! That is very kind of you. I do not participate in awards – your visit is reward enough. But I am very honoured nonetheless. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Thanks again!

      • There was no need to reply at all and no expectation you participate — but thank you for taking time! I do enjoy your blog and hope the nomination makes others aware if they have not had a chance to enjoy it, as well! Enjoy your day — Kat

    • Thank you! That is very kind of you. I do not participate in awards – your visit is reward enough. But I am very honoured nonetheless. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Thanks again!

    • Thank you! That is very kind of you. I do not participate in awards – your visit is reward enough. But I am very honoured nonetheless. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Thanks again! And Happy New Year!

  8. Congratulations on acquiring Fuji X-E1. Please do try it with some old lenses using an adapter. You will see how this thing transforms into a great retro camera with just a digital back.

    You have a nice blog. I love the candid shots in there.

    • Thank you! That is very kind of you. I do not participate in awards – your visit is reward enough. But I am very honoured nonetheless. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I took a break from blogging in the summer and somehow missed this.

  9. Hello
    I noted your shots of hoverflies and am quite happy to act as identifier of shots. There is a very active UK Hoverflies Facebook page.
    Roger Morris, Hoverfly Recording Scheme – just google to find me.

    • Thank you. I keep meaning to visit the scheme’s website. My interest is more aesthetic than scientific, but still it’s impossible to avoid becoming interested in at least some rudimentary identification.

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