[alt-photo] Re: Flatter than pure palladium?
photographeur at nerdshack.com
Mon Oct 4 07:55:28 GMT 2010
>I'm keen to know if there is any way of further reducing contrast
>or any other ideas that might see me realising a print of this negative.
The classic method is to use contrast masks sandwiched with the
negative. That would be particularly useful here, because (to my
eye, from the digital version) it appears that all that needs to be
masked is the billboard. Note that I'm talking "real" (sharp, not
unsharp) contrast masks.
Alternatively, you could try a super-proportional reducer on the
negative, which (if done right) should do exactly what you need. I
used to do this all the time back in the day, so I was in practice
and generally got it right. You will want to experiment a bit with
step tablet negatives before you commit your image negative, if you
go this way.
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