billt1970

billt1970

Lives in United States Gambrills, MD, United States
Works as a Real Estate Investor
Has a website at www.pbase.com/billtaylor
Joined on Oct 23, 2004
About me:

I am (once again) an active advanced amateur photographer and videographer. My favorite camera was my 4x5 Speed Graphic, until David Hughes introduced me to the Sigma Foveon world in 2004. My first Sigma/Foveon love was the SD9 that was acquired in the fall of 2004; then my Sigma SD10 acquired in the fall of 2005; and of course my SD14 acquired in March 2007. More recently I added a DP1 and of course a DP2, and in Aug 2010 the SD15. My latest acquisition is the SD1M. I am definitely a Sigmoid!

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  • Replied in Brief message
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, dear friend, for a full and speedy recovery.  If there is ANYTHING I can do to help you in your rehabilitation or to cover something for you, just let me ...
  • That's pretty weak and selfiesh, Rick!!  Is the tripod now a permanent appendage? Where are you? We are in Kaua'i!! Best Regards, BT
  • Another beautiful image, Laurence.  I presume you shot this with your "drone" that we talked about a few years back. Best Regards, BT
  • Great shot, Seng!!  (As always!!!) We need to get together again. Best Regards, BT
  • Great shot, Gary, with any camera!  You are a real craftsman. I still recall that great lunch we had in Miami years ago!!  We need to do that again sometime when I am back in town. Best Regards, BT
  • Amazing photo in full size, Laurence.  Wonderful detail.  The colors down here in Maryland and Virginia aren't that vivid this year, but they are still beautiful. Great capture!! Best Regards, BT
  • Beautiful, Larry!  Simply Beautiful!! Best Regards, Bill Taylor Gambrills, MD
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    I love that original 105 macro also, AND the original 50 f2.8 macro.  Both have produced spectacular results, no matter which SDnn camera they are mounted on. Keep on shooting and sharing those ...
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    Absolutely gorgeous shots, Lazlo.  VERY impressive! It's good to see that both of us are more active again on this august Forum.  Haven't seen you since our fun SUG shoot at Bulls Bridge, CT back ...
  • Hey, Pete, until you reminded me just now, I had totally forgotten that I was missing a top LCD Display on my SD1M!  As usual, Laurence knows what he speaks about.  I have never missed it!!  AND, ...
  • AWESOME, Laurence!!  Both the Vermont countryside AND the photo are amazing. Is this from the RC helicopter you were building back in 2011 to shoot with the original DPs? Best Regards, BT
  • Great shots, as always, Chuck.  As others noted, the Sigma colors are wonderful and the images are razor sharp. I guess that I too am a "Sears Point" old timer from my youth!! Best Regards, BT
  • As to pixel peeping, I found 15 small objects in the sky plus 1 much larger one that could well be a plane, as someone else mentioned. As to appreciating the image, I sure do.  It is incredibly ...
  • Thanks for the comments and suggestions, Mark.  I am learning a LOT about Photoshop that I should have known before!!! Best Regards, BT
  • VERY nice, Bob. I agree that mass processing photos with SPP is a PITA!! Best Regards, BT
  • I sure do remember that, wbill!  But the power problems then were a whole lot worse and more complicated.  IRRC, the only solution was to remove all batteries for a minute, reinsert them, then ...
  • That's my favorite lens!! Love the photo; great shot!! I'm curious; how did you mount a filter on the lens as it has no screw adapter? Best Regards, Bill Taylor Gambrills, Maryland
  • Hey, Pete; long time no hear; we need to reconnect. I have had the same problem a number of times.  I don't know the root cause, but it's irritating, to say the least.  But then again, maybe I ...
  • Nice shots, Chuck, though you know that comparing Sigma favorably to Nikon is heresy!! BTW, the Sonoma Raceway is the Sears Point Raceway of my youth, right? Keep on shooting!! Best Regards, BT
  • Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, Scott.  I really appreciate them. I have to tell a funny story about your tip, above.  For the first BEFORE photos I took for my partner (who has been ...
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