Quote Originally Posted by Rafal Lukawiecki View Post
Just watch out for any excessive grain that may suddenly appear in otherwise smooth areas, such as the sky or clouds, when burning in with harder grades. While burning in with various grades is very useful, I feel that if you can burn it with the grade of the base exposure, it can make the print less complicated: both to make, and to appreciate.
This is valid for those who care a lot about grain. While I don't particularly care about minimizing grain, tonality ranks #1 in my list of priorities of achievement in a print. Grain might be noticeable up close when you push your nose against the print, but tonality screams at you from across a room.