[quote="Darkroom ChromaCrafts"]Okay, now I am confused. Les yousay yellow doesn't work to soften contrast but then you say you use a 70 yellow????

Jill,

You've missunderstood the comment, IMO 70 yellow is the optimum value to use for soft filtration. Increasing the value, to say maximum yellow, will produce very little more "softness" but will mean that you have increased the density which will need more exposure.