</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (tschmid @ May 1 2003, 11:39 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> For additional online-information, take a look at:
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/ktphotonics/...adePrinting.pdf </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
I have been teaching myself in a vacuum, so my jargon probably won't match up and these articles make some sense to but I notice that in the first article, Mr. Woodhouse says, " Once you expose the paper to light, you cannot remove its effect. So to enhance and existing latent image one can only add light to it. It is impossible to increase local tonal separation in say a shadow area that is already dense and dull, or alternately to add sparkle to highlights. . ."
This is technically accurate of course, only more like can be added, but there is a process which allows for dramatic enhancement of shadow details while keeping the whites pristine. It is called the Emmerman process and does involve exposing paper which has been soaked for about two minutes in developer. Then half of the overall exposure time is exposed, wait two to three minutes, wherein the paper/film begins to develop its own contrast mask, then proceed to develop for 2/3 the original tested exposure time. The extra time is needed once the developer has been working. Now develop as usual from here. I've used it a couple of times, and its a bit messy but very satisfying results.