Hi Apug, for some time now I have tried to hide distracting elements in my prints by burning them to pure black... Without much success. I have seen it done by other people so I'm sure it can be done, but I am running out of ideas. I'm attaching two prints to give an example of what I'm trying to do. The first (lighter) print without burning and the second one where I burned the top right and bottom left for approximately 7+ stops with filter 00, by holding a card with a hole in it above the print. In fact there is so much added light that the white borders of the print have fogged slightly. It's showing less in the scans for some reasons but the burned parts are still showing faint traces of highlights, and the mirror behind the girl on the right is clearly visible. I'm also well aware that the whole print is much darker compared to the first one, I probably have some light bouncing between the burning card and the rest of the printing station, but I'm not trying to solve that problem for now. So if anyone knows how I could achieve what I'm trying to do, I would be most grateful. I'm especially looking to improve my printing skills without delving in complicated masking and/or resorting to bleaching the neg. Thanks in advance.