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The Red Tree by isaacster39 The Red Tree by isaacster39
Another trip to the hilly area with aged trees. This time, I went during the sunset. The tree was red before I put it on the computer. The picture is not very edited! :) The only post-processing adjustment I made was with curves, making it contrastier (brought out the grass a little bit, made the white sky whiter).

Pentax *ist DL
Pentax 18-55mm
Polarizer
Grad ND filter (cokin p121)
Vivitar 285HV to brighten grass in foreground
Tripod
GIMP
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:iconkkool:
kkool Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Photographer
lovely composition and colours :)
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a bunch!
also, thanks for all the favorites, i really appreciate it! :) :)
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kkool Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Photographer
It's my pleasure ;p
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marcouxjphotography Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
This picture is screaming for a black border :P But the shot is so wonderful !
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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dwth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 31st.:wave:
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank youuu!
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dwth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 31st .:wave:
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coordination Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
this is very nice. is it by hell-hill somewhere?
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
gracias, sir!
uhmm, it's within a mile of it, i think...
yeah, just a little south and west. the intersection where you turn off the paved road to get to megan and chelan's
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The-name1ess Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
:clap: Very beautiful :)
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: thanks!!
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The-name1ess Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
no probs :)
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Erinti Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful picture! :heart:
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: thanks!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
This really is just stunning, love teh light in this, it just glows, nice composition as well!
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive: thanks so much man
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint: thanks so much!
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LeFauneParisien Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007   Photographer
Featured on my journal : [link] !

Thanks for being talented :)
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha thanks!! :D
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SilverAnubis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Nice work! Excellent colours! Cool trees! :D :clap:
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: thanks
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SilverAnubis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Most welcome ! :D
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007   Photographer
Wow, great shot! I think that the colors in this are stunning... what a simple shot in such a stunning display!
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: i'm glad you like it! thanks!
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Photographer
You're very welcome!
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Innos01 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Good composition... E really like the colours... To bad you could not catch some clouds on that sky... It looks a little empty...
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
mmmmmm...good point! thanks, i might go back there on a cloudier day! :)
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urusername Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Hehe,, I like the (not very edited) :D

amazing shot,,
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: thank a bunch!
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sillyg00sey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
awww, fuck yeah.
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t:
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sillyg00sey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
:highfive:

oh, and i didn't think to ask, where did you take this?
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
few miles north of my house, i saw it on the way back from cross country one day.
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the-tired-leaf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Wow!
I love the colours in this.
I wish I knew more technical terms and such so I could go on and on about how much I love this shot haha. But I know next to nothing, so I'll leave it at I love it, and am for sure going to try and convince my parents to let me buy this print haha.
:thumbsup:
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!!! :hug:
WOW! That's awesome, I would appreciate it beyond words if you would get a print of this! When I saw it on my whole computer screen, I was thinking "wow, what would this look like as a 20x30-inch print?" because it looks really nice when it's blown up!
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the-tired-leaf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
No problem=p
The only obstacle I've got to overcome is my parents haha. But Christmas and my birthday are coming up in a few months, so I'm sure I could probably squeze it out of them ;)
I completely believe you about it looking nice blown up. I think any size print of it would still look nice though lol.
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: mine, too! first week of november for me :)
that would be more than awesome if you were to get this :faint:
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mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
I like this a lot. I love the colors of the grasses from green to tan. :clap: Great job!!
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp: thanks for your continuous support. you haven't a clue how much i appreciate it :)
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mattclaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Once again I'm really liking it, seriously. I think it turned out great! And I really want to get me a grad ND filter but I should wait til birthday/christmas because I found a couple of lenses I want to buy, heh.
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: hey thanks man!! anad thanks for the fave :)
the grad ND filter is like the best filter ever made. get the cokin system, if you're going to get one. (there's pretty much no other affordable option). i have the p121. i got the adapter, holder, and filter for $25, but the filter was used. i think filters are one of those things that are perfectly okay to buy used. as soon as i go back to the camera shop, i think i'll get an orange filter (and whatever else they have for cheap! ;))
what lenses were you thinking of? because i mean, this whole system will be no more than like $30-$40 WITH a filter, all new. and obviously a lens will be much more than that ;)
and no, don't wait till your birthday, because then whoever is buying you stuff is going to think "i'm getting him filters AND a lens?". sounds like more than just "i'm getting him a lens". ;) haha
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mattclaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Hey no problem :P

Yeah, I think the only way the grad ND ones work is with cokin, isn't it? Because if it was used with threaded you would screw it in crooked haha. An orange filter? O.o what does that do? Just help with sunsets or somethin?

Haha I could buy the filters myself. And here... [link] seems like a nice priced very wide angle to me, and here's a cheaper one that seems like a nice started telephoto for the price [link]
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
haha yeah, pretty much everybody uses cokin. but there are some other brands and such. i think singh-ray has some grad nd's, but obviously not as popular (or cheap!) yeah, would help with sunsets and such, and also add a different effect when converted to black and white :)

yeah, if you can find the money to get the 10-20, GO FOR IT! ;) it's an AMAZING lens! it's actually the #1 lens on my wishlist right now, but they don't make it for a pentax mount, so i'll have to settle for a 12-24 ;) umm i think i'd advise away from that telephoto. you can get a sigma (much more trusted than quantaray/sunpak) 70-300 f/4-5.6 telephoto that will focus to 1:2 for like $130. or tamron's 70-300. i'd have no problem getting a quantaray/sunpak flash or tripod or accessory or something, but i wouldn't get a lens, just because i'd rather play it safer. but who knows, maybe it's better than i make it sound! (i still reccomend a sigma or tamron though :))
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mattclaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
12-24 is nice as well :)

Yeah I was asking if I could do the same thing I did for my camera... like get the lens for my birthday AND christmas.

I saw tamron's 70-300 for 300-400 bucks, that one looks really nice but still the one for 150.. i don't know haha. and I have no clue what focus to 1:2 means XD You know a lot more about lenses than I do >.<

Oh, and I looked at the cokin filter holders and shit, but NONE of them are able to handle a 10mm focal length without vignetting it looks like. Hm...

and I would be using it with that 10-20mm lens haha. How do I know which I should get then? the A series could work, but a lot of vignetting, the P series would work, but would also have a lot of vignetting, the Z PRO or whatever series would work, and have less vignetting but still some, and even the X series says it handles up to like.. 15mm focal length vignetting-wise
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ahh, good choice! combine them. never ceases to please the parents ;)

i think tamron has 2 70-300's: a good one and a bad one ;) haha. i was talking about the one you can get for $130. anyway, you make the choice. its not my lens!:)

yeah, none of them can handle a 10mm with a holder, but if you just put your camera on autofocus and handhold the filter directly in front of your lens, it'll be fine. that's actually what i do all the time. i dont even have a holder/adapter that will fit my 18-55! ;) haha

get the p series. you can find those filter anywhere, they're by far the most popular. on, say, adorama.com's used department, there are like 30 p series filters and 1 x series? i have the p series, and for me it's the perfect size :)

oh, and to focus to 1:2 means very close focusing ;) with 1:1 (true lifesize macro) you can make out hte pixels on a computer screen, without blowing the picture up. with 1:2, it will focus very closely! seeing as you don't yet have a macro lens, if i were you i'd get the sigma 70-300/4-5.6 APO macro 1:2 :)
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mattclaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
ew @ autofocus >.< Couldn't you just manual focus then hold the filter in front? Shouldn't mess with the focus should it?

the p series filters? or holder? is size the only difference between the series filter-wise? And yeah so what you have is the 121 Grad ND grey?

heh yeah I do need a macro lens
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: that's actually exactly what i do. i almost never use autofocus ;) yeah, the filters are different as well as the holders and adapters. x series is completely different than p series in almost every way, size-wise.
and if you do get a macro lens, get the sigma 50mm/2.8 1:1 lens. it's great! :)
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forfie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
ima fan
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PENTAX Corporation
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PENTAX *ist DL
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F/5.0
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200
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Aug 26, 2007, 7:37:28 PM
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