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“Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.”

Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

A wild Dartmoor Pony grazing the mossy ground of the ancient woodlands near the stream above Norsworthy Bridge, Burrator within Dartmoor National Park in Devon, UK.

Ordnance Survey Grid reference = SX 568 693
Altitude = 237m

Pentax K- x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC / DAL lens
Hoya circular polarizer

Aperture = f/8
Exposure duration = 1/20 second (Image stabilisation on)
Focal length = 42mm
ISO = 200

Hand held

Pseudo HDR from 3 split-RAW processed 16-bit TIFF files (-1.5, 0.5, +2.5ev equivalents) using Photomatix Pro 3.26

Further processing using Lightroom and Photoshop

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