I'm a first year postdoctoral researcher, working in pure areas of Riemann surfaces and differential geometry, after just finishing my Ph.D. in 2013. Recently I've also started taking interest in applied fields relating to the above areas: like medical imaging and computer vision. I've no prior knowledge in these areas, indeed in my department there's nobody I can talk to about these subjects. So I've recently started contacting people asking for notes and their current research so that I can at least begin in an amateur way. The notes/research I'm studying relate to use of quasiconformal maps, Riemann surface, differential geometry (for example, Ricci flow) to imaging and computer vision.
My plan is to apply for a postdoc next year in these areas, thereby switching from 'pure' to 'applied'. But the thing that concerns me is my zero-experience in this field. While some people did reply to my e-mail saying I've sufficient background for research in those areas, some other forwarded my CV etc. to the committee in case there's been a vacancy already, even though I didn't actually formally apply there, but it got rejected.
So, to you who specially work in theoretical/computational mathematical/medical imaging or computer vision problems, what will be your opinion on hiring somebody as postdoc who has lot of related pure mathematics experience and willingness to learn the skills related to these areas, but have almost zero experience in the fields themselves? How difficult will it be for me to switch fields now?