Thanks you all. Gainer, I wasnít after an increase in contrast, but trying a process Iíd read about here that was said to be suitable for soft lighting. ie: Extending development time with reduced agitation to retain shadow detail and not block the hilights. Iím happy with the resulting negs although Iíll know more after the weekend when Iíve tried to print from them. I just wondered if anyone else had used HP5 and Rodinal the same way and experienced a raised base fog level.
Lee, interesting that you had the same experience in the same condititions, were your negs printable?