Pure-bred?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!
comments / critique / feedback / tweets / buzzes always welcome :)