Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/11

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Printing question
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:35:01 -0800

At 01:19 PM 1/11/01 -0500, Martin Howard wrote:
>I know how to control the highlights in a print, and I know how to get the
>black of the shadows where I want them.  Now the problem is the mid-tones.
>I have a shot taken on a sunny day of some people sitting on white wooden
>benches.  I can expose so that I get texture in the wood and select a grade
>that gives me shadows where they should be, but mid-tones, such as faces in
>the shadow, end up too dark and too low in contrast.  What should I do?

It's the butt ugly zone.

Go back to bed.