[QUOTE=Doug Bennett]Thanks, all. Yes, I want to try some of these tricks to play with the contrast. But for now........ man, the prints are just falling out of the enlarger! With VC paper, I could never get delicate highlights while still having a deep black somewhere in the print. QUOTE]
Have you tried split contrast printing? If not check out Les Macleans book and read that chaper, then spend a night in the Darkroom with 5 negs that you have been dissapointed with. This method helped me acheive my minds eye images from my negs on VC where straight VC printing failed.
Les, you can pay my commission in Oct :)