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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    I'm about to head back into the dark room and try this very thing. I got a very informative PM that has me excited!
    Hey - you responded before I had a chance to fix my post
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post

    Try lightening the "2" exposure until the highlights are right. You may or may not want to add "5" exposure to that.

    If I lighten the 2 exposure, I'm back at like an 8 second exposure.... and thats at F11.

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    Here's his website. He's a dynamite resource.

    http://www.thewebdarkroom.com/?p=479
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    Eight seconds wouldn't be a problem, after all there are no areas which you need to dodge. After you get the light areas right, increase the grade a bit to get the dark areas of the background sorted out and adjust the time to keep the fur white with details.

    Did you see Mr.Carnie's very interesting thread, above this sub-forum, as a sticky. . .

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum41/8...-darkroom.html

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    You've had lots of advice to make it even better so the only thing I will say is: Your split grade attempt is a quantum leap forward. Well done

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    This bears repeating: Split grade printing adds nothing but needless complexity versus a single exposure with an intermediate filter, unless separate burning and dodging manipulations are done during each of the soft and hard grade exposures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    This bears repeating: Split grade printing adds nothing but needless complexity versus a single exposure with an intermediate filter, unless separate burning and dodging manipulations are done during each of the soft and hard grade exposures.

    I disagree. It may add complexity... FOR YOU... but it has helped me understand and better achieve proper contrast. I'm really enjoying it.

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    Ok. So this is where I am now.

    4secs with the 00 filter, 6 secs with the 5 filter, and then 4 secs added to the edges for vignette. I also had to dodge the cats left eye during the #5 filter to keep it from going 'dead'.

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    Grade 3, plus your burning-in then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinP View Post
    Grade 3, plus your burning-in then ?

    Are you trying to say that what I did basically averages out to grade 3 at 10secs?

    Sheesh... Y'all are confusing me. Is spilt grade vs single grade comparable to the RAW vs JPG argument???

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