A month or so ago I posted an image of a graveyard scene to the gallery *see http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...00&ppuser=8780 if you are interested but it's not essential to the discussion). Among the feedback was a comment from Donald regarding the lack of local contrast in the print and a suggestion to print at a harder grade. However the problem was identified as a low contrast neg. At Donald's suggestion I gave the neg 5 minutes in selenium toner (1-4) and then reprinted at a one grade harder. The images are attached, the left one being the original and the right after Se treatment.
I have cropped the latter print on the enlarger (another comment was that the scene was too 'busy') and have scanned the same portion from the original for comparison.
I feel that there is a difference between the two and that the second does have more 'presence' but welcome your comments.
Again many thanks for Doanld for his advice - the consultancy fee is in the ether
I will shortly post the new version to the gallery.