I am basically getting what I want from the film/paper combination I'm using in the darkroom. I like the pictures and can usually predict the result with some degree of accuracy. However, I didn't see much printed work and don't know what to compare it to. Also, both of my parents who have printed a lot in their darkrooms say that my prints are too contrasty and I should print so that there's detail in both the highlights and the shadows. When I print it like that I find the details are distracting and I like the harsh high contrast look. I also heard that it's typical of the novice to shoot in high contrast. So I don't know what to do next. I'm lost in the dark room... (sorry for the cheap pun) How do you print? How do you know if you're "good" or not? I've also seen adams' work. This is not a good sign, but I seemed to pull off similarly cool pictures in black and white. It's not canyon or forest though, mostly urban landscape. How did you darkroom printing evolved in the first few years?