Here's a suggestion you would only find on Apug. It may work pretty well with this negative, so if you are up for a bit of an adventure, read on.
Print a full sheet striped by 1/2 stop increment test exposure using your Grade 5 filter, and a piece of opaque mat board. Never mind the lack of highlights, just find the exposure that puts your blackest blacks where you want them..
Expose a full sheet at that exposure. Then without moving the paper make another striped test print using your 00. Somewhere in this print the baby will be perfect.
Make a print, exposing the paper with the exposures you have determined using both filter grades.
(you will be exposing the paper twice, once with the 5 and once with the 00). Burn in the corner when you print the soft exposure. Dry it down, check it out, and alter future exposures to taste.
Last edited by JBrunner; 11-09-2007 at 01:56 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Tryng to be less cryptic.