Quote Originally Posted by koja View Post
To be honest if I shot this image I would say it falls to the category of trash bin images. No offense please!
Sometimes the conditions are so difficult that you can't get away with a decent picture. I would just learn for the future (be it dynamic range of the film or contrast taming development techniques) and go shoot some more.
While I would not go so far as to say trash this image, as it may be one that is important to you and needs to be rescued. koja has a valid point. Exposing the negative correctly and then giving it correct development for the type of enlarger you are using, (i.e. condenser or diffuser) means that you only need show the negative to the enlarger to produce a good print. Extensive time spent in producing consistently good negs (and I can’t do it all the time) ensures simplistic printing.