It is time for me to get off the other boards and hide out again. As usual when I am not involved in writing something fanciful, I pretend that I know what the heck I'm talking about. While I was out there touring the boards, I found some great looking photographs, and some very nice snapshots. And some snapshots that thought they were great looking photographs. I was surprised by the lack of crap until I realized that I'm the only one posting just about every image they shoot. I would expect my crap ratio to be higher, but then there is no excuse for posting crap. So I can only say, "No Excuse Sir." Er Er or Ma'am. I will try to do better, but I probably won't, since like everyone else I shoot a high percentage of crap. One thing that did strike me out there in the digital world was how many pictures, no matter the subject, have the same feel. I know I'm gonna be in trouble again, but it is an almost plastic look. A cookie cutter feel, I guess. Possibly when it is so easy to over work a picture, it is easy to conform to what everyone else is doing. Careful don't blow out those highlights. What the heck is that all about. A picture is more than the sum of it's parts. It reminds me of the opening of the 6million dollar man. We can rebuild him, we can make him better than he was. We can do this because we can. Just because we can does that mean we should. We can most likely clone humans to, should we. Flash on Gregory Peck and the boys from brazil. I think that maybe we have gone a little nuts here, but then this is all new. Right now the techies have the keys to the asylum. I probably won't see it, but ten years from now it might just be a little easier to give a real grade to the digital images. For now let's hope the world doesn't go overboard and throw the baby out with the stop bath.