Quote Originally Posted by dasBlute View Post
looks like a great scene for spilt-grade, and you've done a good job here
keeping the balance light, especially in the second print.

usually I'd use the #0 to tone down highlights, just enough to
keep from turning them grey, sometime a pre-flash helps as well.

And usually there's always the internal debate about which to do first,
time for the darks or the lights? These days I tend to do the darks [#5] first.

Keep it up!

Thanks for the response Tim, much appreciated! It always seemed difficult for me to keep the balance light, as my eyes want a deeper print for some reason. It was a habit 30 years ago, so I'm trying to break it now for better quality prints.

I haven't tried the pre-flash method yet, but it's definitely on my list!