Hello, In AA's original "The Negative", there are several examples where he used Amidol + water bath to bring up the low-values in a negative, and control the overall contrast. I have also seen prints by E. Weston where the shadows are open, detailed, and 'glowing', whereas Brett's prints form Edwards' negatives have jet-black, and featureless shadows. AA goes on to say that the technique doesn't work well with modern (circa 70s) emulsions. The question is how does one get that effect with modern (FP4+/Tri-X/Delta) films? I'd like to avoid Pyro-based solutions because of the staining variable (i'm doing mainly 6x6cm for b&w these days, which has to be enlarged), but am open to suggestions. Thanks.