I am trying to figure out what Roman Loranc is doing to create such dark epic skies, while preserving sometimes brightly lit (snowy) foregrounds. I know he uses varying amounts of sepia and selenium, either together or separately and while that would explain the tonality of some images (and hue) it does not explain how he gets such dark separated skies in all cases. Lets look at this scene: http://romanloranc.com/homeward_bound2_lg.html I do not see any obvious evidence of having burnt the sky down heavily. Either he is very good, or he has used another technique. I am wondering whether he uses hard graduated filters in some cases, or masking the neg under the enlarger? Another examples of this defined separation is: http://romanloranc.com/dream_of_a_tree_lg.html Thoughts?