Well, I seem to have solved the contrast problem.
This bloody thing can take a good photo after all.
For a while I was not sure that I could get what I needed in the camera.
While I have great software, Photoshop & Lightroom,
I have never been one for darkroom work.
I have always thought of myself as a camera person not a lab person.
My idea has been to give myself a flexible negative.
So that I do not need to preform major surgery to get a good print.
I know, "the negative is the score and the print is the performance". ( A.A.)
I agree but, try to taking all that time when you are on a news deadline
or while the client is in the next room waiting to see a print.
In other words, I try to get it on the negative the way I want it.
Or in this case, get it on the CF card.
No offense intended to those of you whose main enjoyment is tweaking in PS.
I am sure that I could get a somewhat better print if I worked it over for an hour or two.
I am just not built that way.
I really want the camera to do as much of the work as possible.
Remember the ferret in the darkroom, see earlier posts?
Well, since I let him out I am not sure that he will ever go back inside,
and that is not a bad thing.
No more squinting in the light and being all out of sorts
from way too much time in the dark.