I just moved into a new office at work. And today I put my pictures up.
On the wall are five 5x7 Azo contact prints, surrounded by some 11x14 and 16x20 enlargements. I realized this afternoon that this is the first time I have seen Azo contact prints and enlargements side by side in bright, even light.
There is a HUGE difference in both the depth of the blacks and the range that the Azo paper is able to hold. A remarkable difference (and I am a brand new Azo printer). So much so that those little 5x7's make every other print on the wall look pasty.
So with a wide open mind, I ask you...for enlarging...what kind of paper and developer can I use to get deep yet detailed blacks, without losing the highlights, and a nice long range in between? Oh Les...