It's also an aesthetic choice on Joe's part. I've never known him to show us anything that isn't exactly the way he wants it.
Originally Posted by Richard Boutwell
Maybe you've seen others that I haven't seen, but the ones he brought to Louisville seemed smooth enough to me.
I intend to start working with POP soon using TMY negatives developed in Harvey's. That combination is at the other end of the smoothness spectrum from the Tri-X / Pyrocat semi-stand methodology.
The bottom line is that I wouldn't have considered using it again without having seen Joe's prints. And I used to use POP a lot before I discovered Azo.