Bob, certainly not implying your standards are anything less than top notch. But there are plenty of mediocre or hack printers around who preach that a good subject and a properly developed negative makes for a simple print. I just don't agree, and there are many examples I can point to.

We've discussed this before, I think. I have nothing but respect for your experience, but our philosophies are totally different. I just can't agree that 50% of dodging and burning is for the edges and that the remainder is for directing the eye. That would seem to apply only to some types of subject matter, or to a particular printer's aesthetic preferences.