The Seals of Lincolnshire in monochrome

One of the seals heads towards the surf of a Lincolnshire beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens

Do seal images work in black & white? Judging from the photos taken by Sean while guiding our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays, I’d say an emphatic yes!
A Lincolnshire seal plays in the surf of the beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens A moment of intimacy between a mother and her new born seal pup on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
One of the reasons I love monochrome photos is because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. It’s a particularly nostalgic form of photography, reminding me of a time when black & white was the only option for photos.
A mother and her new born seal pup on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens A new born seal pup spends the first hours of his life amongst the dunes of the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
Ted Grant said “When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.” Looking at the gorgeous image below, I think this also holds true for wildlife. What do you think?
A new born seal pup spends the first hours of his life on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens A new born seal pup spends the first hours of his life resting on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
I asked Sean why he chose to shoot these images in monochrome & he replied: “because I enjoy the challenge & creative push from shooting in black & white.”
A new born seal pup spends the first hours of his life sleeping on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
An intimate moment between a mother and a new born seal pup on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens An intimate moment between a mother and her new born seal pup on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
“Creating a monochrome image allows me to focus on form, texture, shape & composition” he added, “but sometimes, black & white is just the ticket!”
Close up of one of the seal pups noses, showing the whisker detail photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the large bull seals rests on the sands of a Lincolnshire beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the new born seal pups asleep on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the new born seal pups on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the new born seal pups sleeps on the beaches of Lincolnshire photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the seals heads towards the surf of a Lincolnshire beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the seals plays in the surf of a Lincolnshire beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the seals rests in the surf of a Lincolnshire beach photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens

JOIN SEAN IN 2018 TO PHOTOGRAPH NORFOLK’S SEALS

In November 2018, Sean will be leading a week-long holiday focussed on Norfolk Seal photography for NaturesLens, specifically between the dates of November 25 – 30 2018.

The cost is £999 per participant which includes five nights accommodation in a gorgeous cottage on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis; your meals will be warming, homely & plentiful to get you warmed through & filled up after a long day on the beach. Numbers are limited to ensure that the trip is sustainable, ethical & enjoyable for every photographer.

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