What a joy to get such elevating respons.
Maybe not the right forum but I feel I shortly should introduce myself. I´m a "oldfashioned" darkroom enthusiast prefably B/W but I also work color - all manual of course. Not a youth directly but that doesn´t stop me since I´ve always been working with "picture" in various form.
Since 5 years back I´ve put all that aside, now concentrating only on photo, gum bichromate and soon mordancage.
The analog negative is of highest value to me in all 3 techniques. So - I want to be able to make the most and perfect use of it.
Cameras: beloved 4x5" field camera, old Kowa super 66 medium format, HBL X-pan. All cameras produces exellent negatives but I mostly use X-pan and the Field camera. Films: Tri-x, T-max, Ilford delta depending on situation. Halftone: Agfa P3p and graphic Ortho OP12 for Gum Bichromate.
So back to things that matters. The USM (unsharp masking) I´m well at home with. It´s the other kind of tone separating masks I´m qurious about and really want to learn how to use.
I certainly do hope there will be a lot more members asking for an article in how to produce and use those masks (so the Lynn Radeka Masking Kit is put on ice for now) although I won´t be able to understand it completly - but thank God for dictionaries and some patience.
Here in Scandinavia it´s far beyond midnight now so I´ll say thank you for now and good night.