Exactly jdef I think a balance has to be acheived to be comfortable with your "style". In the beguining I was searching for that perfect negative that would yield the beautiful print, as we are led to beleive that technique is everything in LF.....Now I dont obsess about it I am confindent enough in my skills and technique that interpretation has taken a primary place in my images.
Thanks for the comment I am glad you like it, but yes, the print has more detail and sharpness.....the reason I hate scanning...

BTW altough it looks like a tree this is only a little piece of branch about 3 feet long....