This is a photo of a magnificent Friesian stallion and his lovely owner Stefanie, who is dressed in a satin gown we desinged and was sewn by her mother-in-law, Jackie. I shot with my Canon Rebel and the Canon 70-200 series L 2.8 IS lens, in raw and converted in PSCS3. I didn’t like the bg, so I created my own. I created a new file, filled with blue, added a gradient for more atmosphere, used tree branch brushes from deviant art, added a little texture on larger branch, dodged and burned where desired, used different shades of blue to create more depth on branches. I used the channel mixer to the original photo of horse and rider to give a night feel, selected them and cut and dragged them onto layered new bg. Shot this with my Canon Rebel XT and the 18-55 mm lens that came with it.