Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
3) it is possible that your desire for high contrast relates mostly to how you see the prints - you may prefer something like the "soot and chalk" look as compared to something with fine tonal gradation. If that is the case, you will need both contrastier negatives and high contrast enlargement filters/settings. I looked at the one enlargement you posted in the APUG gallery and its contrast looks fairly normal. Does it look low in contrast to you?
Thanks Matt. It's funny because I was trying to decrease contrast with that print. I printed that one using a grade 1.5 filter for 5 seconds. Same film/paper and development, but a few things are different since I created that print:
1. Different camera (Yashica T5 there)
2. Different enlarger (I was using the Omega B600 then -- condenser head)
3. Same safelight but I actually pointed it up at the ceiling until recently. Now it points down and provides more light.

About the safelight, it's an old Premier Safelight fitted with Kodak OC filter. I don't have a densitometer, but I'll check out the links and try to run a test.