To Les McLean,

Regarding your photograph of the steps in Wells Cathedral ( How did you do that??? I love photographs taken in natural light where there isn't much light, such as your photo and the one in the Critique Gallery of the broken shovels. But when I'm working with a 4x5 camera and a 210-mm lens, I don't have much depth of field. To compensate, I use a narrow lens opening (f45 when I can get away with it), but then I'm using very slow shutter speeds and running into reciprocity failure. I switched to T-Max film for its more forgiving reciprocity failure characteristics than Tri-X. But is there anything else I can do?