That background looks amazing. I absolutely love the atmosphere of it. The fog / blown up snow, the bleak trees, the clouds, not just a grey sky, not yet a storm, the light breaking through them.... And those scratches, like it's an old photo or painting in a frame.
With or without pony, it looks pretty good.
It reminds me of the song "As it is" by "Deine Lakaien", one of my favourite bands., which is never a bad thing to do. I just wish I could give some constructive criticism instead of just "amg, i luv eet!".
I think you got the light shining through the clouds perfectly. This fog near the ground and the way you can see Fluttershy's breath makes this 10x better. And I love the blue orb you drew, because it reminds me of Navi like a comment below mentioned, and my nickname is Navi x3
Walking in the snow. Freezing like hell with the only thing guiding you being a magical flying light. I cannot tell what was going through your head while you drew this, I might never understand it anyway. I do however plan pn make it a habbit to ask you a question referring to all your upcoming artworks.
So the question is: Did you think of something spicific while drawing this piece? Or is that too personal?
It started off as just a background/environment study practice, but I got sick of working on it so I felt like putting a pony in it. I've been influenced by the game, Journey, quite a bit lately too: [link] so it pretty much explains that little light I guess.
Haha Yeah I know the feeling it's like "Okay this is not that interesting... *adds pony* Oh yeah now we're talking!" Also Journey is a fantastic game. Once I get better I will attempt to draw fanart of that as well :3