What is the photo of
An adult male grey seal resting on a beach
When was the photo taken
22nd Jan 2006 1100am, during a storm
Where was the photo taken
Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Why was the photo taken
When I saw this chap, 'sitting' on the beach, and the stormy looking sea, the image just said something to me. It gave me this feeling of an old fisherman looking out onto the sea where he has spent most of his livelihood. There was a connection between the seal and the sea. Perhaps this is just me. I was going to post this photo earlier and then deleted it because I didn't think it was worthwhile, but each time I look at this photo it just speaks to me. So I am wondering how others perceive it.
Why was this composition chosen
The composition was chosen to emphasise this 'link' between the seal and the sea. So I wanted the viewer to see the whole body and the head of the seal looking out on to the stormy sea.
How was the photo taken
1/160th, f16.0, focal length 80mm. Shot in RAW, Adobe RGB.
How was the photo processed
Pretty basic adjustments. White balance, exposure, shadows, saturation and curves adjusted in Camera RAW. Levels, shadow/highlights, saturation tweeked in PS and a slight contrast added. Finally sharpened.