I started blogging in January 2013, challenging myself to a 365 photography project. It’s a tough challenge but incredibly rewarding! Having found so many other fantastic blogs, becoming part of a worldwide creative community and discovering so much inspiration I find myself wanting to keep blogging. I really enjoy the Weekly Photo Challenges and Daily Prompts. I hope to keep creating new work for this blog as well as sharing other images from my portfolios. I could go into all sorts of diatribe about the purposes of this blog but I think it’s irrelevant to your viewing experience, so I won’t! Now aren’t you relieved πŸ˜‰

I very much hope you will enjoy my work and visit me again on here or over on Facebook where you can also link to my shop.

Thanks for stopping by,



All rights reserved. All Photography and Poetry Copyright Sarah Longes 2013-2014

66 comments on “About

  1. You have a lot of great photos on your blog. We would love for you to become an author at our blog wildlifehub (wildlifepic.wordpress.com). Check out the contribute page on the blog and email wildlifehub@yahoo.com for more information.

  2. Hi, Sarah! Thanks for dropping by my blog and the follow. You’ve got really beautiful pictures here, following back for inspiration. πŸ™‚

  3. I got quite a chuckle at this: ” I could go into all sorts of diatribe about the purposes of this project but I think it’s irrelevant to your viewing experience” hahaha! I came to your “about” page from a reallllyyyyyyy looooonnnnnggggg “about” page so the timing was hilarious!

  4. Sarah, I see you started blogging a few months before me and I noted your Dartmoor and London posts. Having lived in Exeter and London I immediately felt in home surroundings. Where are you based? I came over here to simply say thank you for the follow and welcome you aboard my blog. Now I find the ‘follow’ key being hit. Best wishes and look forward to seeing more. MM 🍀

  5. Hi there,

    Just to say hello from the two people you met by the Canal in West Byfleet today. I shall have a look around your photographs. My own interest in photography is through telescopes, where I photograph the night sky. Multiple telescopes linked to computers which automatically track and take photographs at millisecond intervals or at other pre-determined time slices which are then enhanced by using software tools such as Registax et al. As I mentioned there are some very good time lapse photographs/shows which are quite good on Vimeoi – a recent one (not mine) is https://vimeo.com/91997957.

    Any way nice to have met you.


    • Hi David,
      Thanks for visiting! It was good to meet you, if only briefly, and I’d really love to talk more with you about astrophotography and timelapse. Simon and I only have a very basic telescope and I haven’t been able to spare the funds yet for the right barlow lenses and adaptors. Perhaps you might be free for a coffee and chat at Taylors sometime? My email is mirador.design@googlemail.com

      Thanks again and I hope you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚

  6. Sarah, thank you so very much for being such an ardent supporter of my work! My apologies for the long-overdue thank you and visit to your wonderful blog. Your photos are stunning, and in addition to enjoying them for their beauty, there is much I can learn from viewing them! So very, very happy to follow along πŸ™‚

    • Hi Stacy! No need to apologise, it can be hard to keep up with everything online. I’m currently processing a load of wedding photos which is going to be pretty solid work all week. Just having a quick break to catch up on here and post today’s photo πŸ™‚ It means a lot to me that you feel you can learn from what I do! I always wanted to teach. I came across your work in Monochrome Madness and really loved your composition πŸ™‚

    • Thank you too πŸ™‚ I’ve really enjoyed all your photos in Monochrome Madness, some remind me a lot of the B&W film work that I used to do a lot of! Your comment on my horse photo this week was so spot on, you said everything that I’d wanted to achieve with the photo πŸ™‚

  7. Hey Sarah, nice blog. I work at Record and we’re currently looking for freelancers. I think
    you’d be a nice addition to our roster.

    We pay our freelancers 70% of the advertising profit that their articles generate. If you’re interested, send your info at http://www.newsrecord.co/opportunities. If you mention that I commented on this article, you’ll be accepted right away.


    • Bless you Jenny, I admit I don’t do the awards but it’s always lovely when someone wants to share one with me πŸ™‚ I really wanted to do them but I find it a struggle to get my regular posts done, keeping up with reader and comments! Having always wanted to be a teacher, to be told that I inspire others through my work is wonderful and very rewarding πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Jenny! I’m inspired by your photos too and by so many others in our great online community πŸ™‚

    • Bless you Jenny, I admit I don’t do the awards but it’s always lovely when someone wants to share one with me πŸ™‚ I really wanted to do them but I find it a struggle to get my regular posts done, keeping up with reader and comments! Having always wanted to be a teacher, to

  8. Hi Sarah,

    I wanted to thank you for all of your likes and for following my new blog. I also wanted to thank you for putting a bug in my ear about not giving up the idea of blogging when I shut down my other blog. It always stayed with me which is why I decided to start another blog when I started to feel better. But more importantly – Congratulations on your marriage! I hope you both have many happy years together. XO πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Jackie πŸ™‚ I was thrilled to see your new blog and I love that nature is bringing you so much joy! It can be so hard to find a balance, to keep doing what you love without making yourself ill. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break when you have to. I needed to put all my focus on the wedding and some corporate work that I had but I knew our community would be understanding of my absence! I’m so happy to be able to call Simon my husband πŸ˜€ We are such a unit! It was a very personal wedding for us, our day, our way. I was probably the most chilled out bride ever on my wedding day πŸ™‚ I will eventually get the full story written up!

      • I’m so sorry for the delay in my reply – WordPress neglected to notify me. Some things never change! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I would love to read about your wedding if you decide to share it. Nature is where I go to rebalance and recharge. Nature is good medicine! πŸ˜€

      • That’s ok Jackie! I’m pretty dreadful at replying promptly to people. Nature is the best medicine definitely πŸ™‚ I will eventually the wedding story up! It’s just the time it takes to write it all up!

    • I really loved looking through a few of your recent posts πŸ™‚ I think we both enjoy the same sort of subject matter and processing! I found you by looking for others who had attempted to get the lunar eclipse and I really loved the image of the blood moon over the bridge πŸ™‚ Not easy to get the balance of lighting right!! Thank you for following me too πŸ™‚

      • A lot of luck can be involved but over time we learn to understand the changes in light. The more you do something the more you learn and start working instinctively! I have been photographing the moon for years but I definitely need more practice with general night photography πŸ˜‰

  9. Wonderful blog Sarah, i love the pictures of the flowers and birds. Really stunning.
    I’m looking forward to the next pictures.
    I think my english is not the best… πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Austria

    • Thanks Stefanie πŸ™‚ Your English is fine! I only learned French and Spanish at school. It’s hard to remember languages well if you don’t have the opportunity to practice them all the time. I often use Google Translate when I am not sure if I am saying something right. I love all of nature and birds are a favourite subject for me πŸ™‚ I have been bird watching and drawing birds since I was a child. They’re often much harder to photograph well! I’m sure that I will be sharing some new ones soon πŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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