I received not one but two prints from Steve Smith today. Thanks Steve.
At first I was drawn to the image of the post on the beach. Perfect depth of field and nice contrast. And then the more I looked at the image of the three trees the more I liked it. Just shows that sometimes you need to go beyond first impressions when viewing prints.
I'm also pleased to see what the Ilford matt paper looks like as I've never used it before - it's very nice.
That's the flattest I have ever got FB paper. I used the 'heavy book for a few days' method. Anything I have tried in the past gave me temporarily flat prints which curl up after about a day.