Draft horse, patiently waiting in the full sun till the next ride…

I felt so inspired by the marvellous work by Polly470 that I just had to try it myself… :D – Thank you, Polly for the inspiration!

Not by far as good, of course, it’s one of my first finger-exercises, but I am rather happy with the result of this…

Technical details

Horse : own photograph –
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/90 sec, f. 8,0
focal length 45mm , ISO 200
Date: March, 2011

Edited and textures added in Photoshop 7.0

Texture – credits to firesign24_7 at dA

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Best from around the barnyard (Apr.30, 2011)
Featured in Playful and photogenic animals (Aug. 18, 2011)
Featured in Quality art and photography (Aug. 20, 2011)
Featured in Alphabeth soup (Aug. 28, 2011)
Top10 in Spring Racing – Shutterbugs (Oct. 30 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)


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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you, dear! :D

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you so much, Joy! :)

    – steppeland

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseabout 3 years ago

    well done

  • Thank you so much, skyhorse!

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleabout 3 years ago

    ohh something different and quite an awesome result for your first try dear !!! love the choice of colors and the luminous point of attraction :) keep this going for sure!

  • Thanks a lot for the enthusiast comment and for the encouragement, my friend! Yes, I’ll try this again for sure! :)

    – steppeland

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations for having your image featured in the group, we hope you will now consider adding it to our Featured only Avatar Challenge

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Kristina! Sadly, I’m too late for the challenge though…

    – steppeland

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzlealmost 3 years ago

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Awesome! Thanks a lot, Darcy, for the feature!

    – steppeland

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


    August 20, 2011 Exquisite Equines Collection
    Please be sure to enter your wonderful work in the Exquisite Equines Challenge HERE

  • That’s great! Thank you so much for the feature and the invitation to the challenge!

    – steppeland

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossalmost 3 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “D” challenge Here

    Entries close in four days, and then voting will run for three days.

    Lovely image, well done!
    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Melissa

  • Thank you so much for the feature, and for the banner, Bevlea! I will happily join the challenge! :D – Much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 2 years ago


    You were voted into the Top Ten of our Challenge

    ShuTTerBugS – Spring Racing Carnival Challenge

    October 2011

  • That’s really great news, Bevlea, Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

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