Tuesday, 14 September 2010

White Dartmoor Pony Portrait

Ok, so when I said it was the last Dartmoor shot in my previous post, I fibbed a little! Only a little mid-you because it came from my last-but-one trip to Dartmoor. Actually I've got a few more left to do from both trips still in the digital darkroom and I'll post them as and when...


I'm no expert but from what I do know it does have the look of a pure bred Dartmoor Pony about it... ..and it was shot on Dartmoor!

I had to darken down the image a fair bit first and then emphasise those glorious textures in the mane and the musculature of its body.

To do get the emphasis I was after, I dodged the highlights and burned down the midtones a little. There were a couple of small distractions that had to go—some blades of grass that were reflecting the light too brightly in the foreground and a piece of bright litter behind its bum.

I hope you like the end result as much as I do :)

More to come so visit again soon!

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