Quote Originally Posted by EdColorado View Post
A while back I attended a meeting of the local club up here in Loveland and got generally the same reception. The club is definitely 100% digital and very into manipulation of the image. Lots of HDR and very unnatural looking images.
So, I'm not completely alone in my experience here. That's good to hear. Based upon other threads around here, it seems to be where things are in the club scene.

I found a rather cool reception from most of the members which was noticed by one guy who stopped me after the meeting and basically told me to keep doing what I do and don't worry about the people in the club and their reaction to my being there. (I have and I wasn't!)
Ah, at least one voice of reason in a club gone mad!

To me they seemed so wrapped up in the idea that being newer, of course digital was better that they lost sight of the fact that its all photography. The general attitude was that I was somehow just slow in figuring out that photography is now a digital medium. They were pretty much all in love with the things they could do on the computer and as you mentioned Mike were only interested in discussing the new technology.
This definitely fits in with my theory. The fact that it's their way or no way is bizarre. As Mike (mathomas) and Doug said earlier, how can it be that there's no common ground in their minds??

Mike

Ah well, I'm not really much of a joiner anyhow so no big deal, I was just looking for a way to jump start my creative process and will keep on doing what I do!
Yeah, that was my goal as well. I'll look elsewhere for that inspiration now.

Mike