Quote Originally Posted by Fred Aspen View Post
Thanks, Thomas, for taking the time for an explanation; I learn something new each day!
I'm certain I could learn a lot from you, Fred; there is little (if any) substitute for experience.

I have found, over time, that I tend to gravitate toward negatives that are very bold. By being a bit critical about my results I have kept adjusting how I expose and process film, in order to get what I want in the print, and that has taken a lot of time. I could shoot and process my film so that my printing times would be shorter, but I find it more difficult to get a good print that way. The highlight contrast that Michael speaks of is pretty important to me; often that is where I find the real sparkle of a print is.