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Another one who had a lot of empty skies in his work was Robert Adams. Buried deep in this lengthy, but very readable article are details of the developing technique he employed to get very smooth skies -taping the ends of the roll film together and then manually passing the film through the chemicals in total darkness.

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/...m-what-we.html

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Another one who had a lot of empty skies in his work was Robert Adams. Buried deep in this lengthy, but very readable article are details of the developing technique he employed to get very smooth skies -taping the ends of the roll film together and then manually passing the film through the chemicals in total darkness.

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/...m-what-we.html

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Thanks for the link. A ripping good read.
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Thanks Marty I must admit I greatly enjoyed reading it too. I like Adams' work a lot. Even though at first glance there isn't much going on in many of his photographs, they do have a habit of drawing me in. Perhaps it's because living in Northern Ireland I don't get to see many cloudless skies...
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Brilliant thread this, thanks for all the links and references guys.

Having said that I like grit and contrast I was printing a photograph the other week and after leaving a couple of test prints for a few days ended up going for a soft contrast grade and fairly long print i.e. to print down the highlights. Like all these things it depends on the image and what you want to it to convey.

The easy perhaps obvious answer to the original question is just to try printing at a much softer grade and for a good long time to get the grey. Always worth a try just to see how it looks.
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