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Fall (or Autumn as many of you prefer to call it) is upon us here in the US. Not only does that mean pumpkins, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin ales, sweaters and real shoes but it also means that the leaves are changing colors. Instead of the bright color palette that we were used to over the summer, we’re now changing over to slightly darker colors. The leaves are no longer green as they change to yellow, orange and brown.

And the world becomes a plethora of colors. And while many guides focus on that, we’re not going to sit there and get all caught up in that. Instead, we’re actually going to try to teach you something.

Now that the season is upon us, here are some quick tips on photographing these short couple of weeks.


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China Danaxia Landform (1 of 1)

China has often been called a magical place, and if these photos from the Huffington Post are true, it probably really is. This is China’s Danxia mountain range and it is so darn colorful because of the fact that different layers of sediments of stones have been pressed together for years. The photo above is often featured on Bing. The Huffington Post is doubting the authenticity of how beautiful the place is. After some searching on Flickr, we came across this photo. It and others like it offers further evidence that the area is indeed real.

Pretty crazy, huh?

Via the Huffington Post

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer MeFOTO Walkabout and Daytrip photos (22 of 22)

MeFOTO has always been a company to lean more towards the colorful side of things–with excellent success as well. And today, the company is taking you into a 1960′s inspired acid trip where you will then walk through the woods and stuff will happen. Well, not really–but that’s sort of the inspiration behind their new MeFOTO Walkabout monopod. It’s actually meant to double as a walking stick while hiking. And as extra proof of that, it incorporates a compass into the head–but that’s detachable so that you can stick your camera or tripod head of your choice onto there. Plus it comes in loads of cool colors to match your Pentax camera.

But that’s not all, they’re also announcing a brand new tripod in the form of their Daytrip tripod. It is a two section tripod designed to get really low down to the ground–which is awesome for bird photographers acting like army snipers. It comes with a single action ballhead and a mini Arca Swiss plate. The Daytrip can support up to 8.8 lbs of weight: which is nice for mirrorless camera users. It comes with its own shoulder case as well, but the tripod is designed to fit fold down very compact and slip into a camera bag (a really big one.)

Tech specs and extra images are after the jump. We’ve been testing the units for around two weeks now, so expect a review to be coming soon.

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A while ago, we reviewed Pentax’s K-30 and awarded it an Editor’s Choice for Entry Level DSLR. And while the camera only came in a select few colors before, Pentax is letting you match it with your favorite outfit now–we’re vouching for the yellow to match you’re raincoat since the camera can survive being run under a sink. The company is giving consumers nine new colors and three new finishes, including shiny, crystal, and matte. Depending on your current mainstay in your closet, you can choose from Crystal Black, Crystal Bordeaux, Crystal Green, Crystal Red, Crystal Silver, Crystal Yellow, Crystal Orange, Silky Blue, Silky Bordeaux, Silky Green, Silky Red, Silky Silver, Silky White, Silky Yellow and Silky Orange.

The color options are available now for pre-order and cost $799 with the 18-55mm WR kit lens. Kai from Digital Rev may be a tad disappointed that there is no pink option.

Via Pop Photo

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Over at the Pentax meeting room at CES 2013, the company has proudly displayed all their new Q10 cameras. Pretty cool, huh?

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Sexy, isn’t it? That’s Pentax’s new MX-1 camera that looks almost like a rangefinder but not really. As far as specs go, the camera has an f1.8-f2.5 lens (4x, 28mm-112mm) in front of an 12MP BSM 1/1.7 inch sensor: which for many of us can be a let down despite the snazzy looks. Plus, it shoots RAW; so it has a bit of a saving grace with that.

Interestingly, the camera is made of brass: something that doesn’t seem to be done or really mentioned/marketed often. Plus, the back sports a 3 inch 921K dot LCD screen. It will launch for $499.99 in February; which in today’s world seems a bit high for a small sensor point and shoot.

That’s not all the news from Pentax out of CES 2013 today though. Hit the jump and taste the rainbow.

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