I need some advice.
Its taken me a couple of years to reach this point, of having a decent negative printed and hung on the wall. I've been using hp5 in ilfosol3, and printing on ilfords rc mg, and mg fiber paper with the same color results, mainly due to local availability.
Here is my issue. I don't like it. Its just too black white and grey. I'm all analog, and would like to stay that way for a while. I suspect the solution is some sort of toner. But I really have no idea as to which way to move.
Ken Lee has a flower gallery that I think is just great. http://www.kenleegallery.com/html/flowers/index.html
Specifically one shot of a plant or some type of grass with drops of water has a "color" that I cant explain, but I like it a lot. http://www.kenleegallery.com/html/flowers/8.html
I have read on Kens site, where he converts a film scan to monochrome via software, but I prefer to stay all analog.
I sure would appreciate any opinions, or suggestions.
Thanks for your time.