Quote Originally Posted by jim appleyard View Post
Actually, what I shot was a group of fairly high-contrast scenes; dark cedars against snow and fog.
Then increasing the contrast of the negative may be the _wrong_ thing to do.

My best luck with snow and sun is to meter the blackest bit I want any detail in, close down 3 1/2 stops and pray. Normal development seems to work best - the print is contrasty, but then the scene is contrasty... Bracketing is always a good idea in high contrast situations as you are always skirting with the shoulder or toe of the curve.

With low contrast scenes the negative exposure isn't very critical as long as the scene ends up somewhere towards the middle on the HD curve.