thanks all,
i developed 3 sheets tonight. i rated the foma 100 at 50. i souped em at 70 F for 12 minutes. they look great! i will try and print them in a few days. i will try them with regular B&W and with my "new to me" van dyke printing. stay tuned.

i shot 3 sets of negs. 2 metered "normal" and one with a bit extra. (the normal was 8 sec. the next one was 20 sec.) the 8 sec neg looks good. the 20 sec neg is much denser. i will try and print both using van dyke and regular B&W and see how i do. should i decrease development for the next over exposed negs? i have another neg for every exposure i made. if so, by how much?

thanks again.

eddie