Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
But I hear what batwister is saying. And in the end even if I hang my prints in a gallery the truth is nobody cares about print quality, shadow detail, highlight detail, sharpness, grain etc., at least on a conscious level. Maybe a few other photographers might notice, or maybe you can impress a few people at a workshop, but aside from that nobody cares.
I agree but I do think people see the whole.

If we have sweated the details it shows.

Recently I printed a shot of my dog at 11x14 for myself, taken on 4x5 HP5, the detail in his face and eyes is incredible and the tones are so smooth; the people I show it to know its different, they may not know why, but they do know its special.