Sunday, 30 August 2009

Pony Study fresh from the digital darkroom

I had some friends come visit and stay over last weekend. Little Laura was desperate to get to the Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre, so off we went on Saturday. A great time was had, me too, and not just with the camera.

I watched, fascinated, as this huge white stallion used his muzzle to patiently unhook the fastener on the gate to his pen, only to be stymied... The staff, aware of his tricks, had tied the gate shut! You could see him look sideways at the orange twine as he pushed on the gate, trying to figure out why it wouldn't open. Great to see the intelligence in his eyes as this was happening.

Unfortunately it was much too dark in there for a shot and there's no way I'd disrespect the creature by using flash. Besides, I was so enthralled, I preferred just to watch :)

Anyway, here's the first shot that made it from the trip, just 'developed' in my digital darkroom.

A working title

Until I can properly name it, the working title is the practical, if uninspired, Pony Study 1. I still have one, maybe two more shots of ponies to process in a similar vein, so I'll likely not be able to make up my mind till then.

(still to be named)

In the meantime, I'm interested to know what title you might come up with for this. So, if something comes to mind, you know what to do... :)

comments / critique / feedback always welcome :)
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