In order to have a negative of manageable density range when encountering reciprocity considerations the development must be compensated in some fashion. The reason is that brighter objects receive much greater relative exposure then objects that are lower in luminance. This creates greater contrast by the very nature of the exposure.
Originally Posted by marcello.brussard
If it were me, I would tend to think in terms of the tabular grain films that others have mentioned and additionally I would move away from strict time and temperature development and toward developing by inspection. I would probably give great consideration to a pyro or catechol based developer. Highly dilute or water bath development may also be of benefit in your situation.