Quote Originally Posted by semi-ambivalent View Post
Why are you astonished that someone might prefer analog wet prints? Why are you astonished that there are still people alive who automatically think of analog wet prints when someone says "prints" or "photographs"? Do their preferences, does their history, count for nothing in the face of your digital new found land? How can you, after 3k posts to a site like APUG, possibly be astonished by someone, who might very well have grown up with wet prints, actually having the unmitigated gall to prefer them? How?

Let me tell you something Dan. I don't give a rat's ass if people care for one or the other; I know I've made the right choice for me, and those prints I gave to a friend were the right choice for her. And when I'm out there with a beaten up SLR it's the people with digital cameras that make ignorant remarks like 'I didn't know they still made film'. It's the digital strangers who walk up to me in Pennsylvania buffet restaurants and say 'By the way, I like your camera, it's really cool'. It's digital tourists who smile at me benignly but with a look in their eye that says 'why does he use that, he knows something I don't'. I don't imagine this stuff Dan, it really happens to me. Maybe they're just weak, in which case you're better off preaching to them than to me. If you want to be astonished talk to them. That'll do it.

Meh, now I've thrown me off my Grahams...

s-a, what on earth is the matter with you? You wrote

He eyes teared up and she mentioned they had almost no 'paper pictures'.
'Paper pictures' are prints, with no indication at all of how they were made. Interpreting 'paper pictures' as what you would call analog prints is dumb.

I don't understand why you think I'm a proponent of digital. I shoot Graphics and Cambos, can't afford a digital back for any of them. I recognize, however, that digital is here to stay. Whether film is here to stay is an interesting question that I can't answer. The omens, at least for those of us who shoot color, aren't as good as I'd like. We can only hope that movie theaters in the rest of the world don't switch to digital projectors.

Before you try to breathe fire on me again, read what I wrote. I don't advocate any technology.

I'm sorry that you're feeling lonely and persecuted, regret that its likely to get worse. Take two rats asses and call in the morning if you're not feeling better.