During our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays, the first group of guests experienced what can only be described as the most extreme weather conditions. From rainstorms to hailstones & sandstorms to rainbows. The conditions were harsh, but the opportunities presented by the ever-changing weather were completely epic, as evidenced by the images in this blog post.
The sandstorm, in particular, gave rise to some of the most stunning & unique images of grey seals that I have seen.
I especially love how the blowing sands give an atmospheric feel to images below.
It’s somewhat ironic that the harsher the weather conditions, the more epic the photographic opportunities can be.
In situations like this, shooting at eye level can be challenging, not least because you’d be covered in the sand within seconds. Our guide, Sean, found that the best way to achieve eye-level images such as the one below was to stand at a distance. This way, he could capture the moving sandstorm as it swirled around the pup.
Jayne Bond was one of the attendees on the first week of our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays. She said on this particular day “We’ve been photographing in the worst conditions I’ve ever been in, but it was great fun!”– We’ll be publishing some of Jayne’s images from this workshop in a later blog post.
JOIN SEAN IN 2018 TO PHOTOGRAPH NORFOLK’S SEALS
Instead of returning to the Seals of Lincolnshire, during November 2018, Sean will be leading a week-long holiday focused 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.