Here is the photo I am working on today in the dark. I will add her name and age to the final exhibition print after I review my video files.
|1st attempt at the image, lower photo grade 2 1/2 upper test trip at grade 3|
Update* This neg is proving problematic. If I use a grade 3 filter it seems too harsh, a grade 2 1/2 too soft. I will probably try printing the neg in my Saunders enlarger which has a multigrade head (dialed in contrast ranges). I will lose a bit in sharpness by going to the diffusion style enlarger from the Durst condenser, but it cannot be helped. This is an important photo for any future exhibition, I need to get it right.
Update** Been struggling through most of the night trying to get this print right in the Saunders LPL enlarger. I think I got it at between contrast grades 4- 4 1/8 - 4 1/4. Will let the prints wash and dry and evaluate them later. On to the next neg!