Very good Cinematography
The first movie, The Black Stallion 1979, the cinematography was by Caleb Deschanel. It was widely acclaimed and won several awards, but no Oscar. Robert Dalva was nominated for an Oscar for film editing but did not win.
Robert Dalva went on to direct The Black Stallion Returns 1983. In collaboration with Italian cinematographer Carlo DiPalma, I think he captured some amazing outdoor scenes. Dalva's experience in film editing and knowledge of cinematography really shows in this movie. Combined with a great soundtrack, the movie was very entertaining.