Placing exposure for highlights as high as Zone 15 (effectively compressing printing into 6 or 7-zone range), photographer Steve Sherman in his Jul/Aug 2005 View Camera magazine (pp. 64-66)* writes about control of excessive contrast. When contacted he said that his process is related to Ansel Adams Water Bath but without the danger of mottling. From this, he said that his Semi-Stand development procedure related to use of dilute developers evolved*. In the article noted above, he states that the film must be oriented vertically in the developer. When contacted he said WITHOUT EXCEPTION Semi-Stand or any other type of process using dilute developers MUST be oriented vertically? Since, I hate hangers, I plan to try the process using my 4x5 Combi T tank. My hopes were that this could be done using a Slosher (but I guess not?). I have a summary of his procedure if anyone would like to have it. If his procedure had to be tailored to individual needs, it would require a major amount of testing; something Id rather not do if I can just get in the ball park by using Mr. Shermans well documented procedure. * View Camera failed to list the author on this page but you can find it in the T of C. ** His procedure is very much like that of Bruce Barbaums even thought it exceeds the range Bruce was apparently able to achieve.