I have been shooting b&w city scenes shortly after sunset and have had some success in managing the ghigh contrast of the scenes by pulling the processing. However, the street lights and bright storefront signs still seem too "built up"/developed.
To control the hugh contrast, I have heard that one can take two exposures on the same sheet of film... 1. Shortly before the streetlights come on and 2. Just after they appear. Which ratio of 1 to 2 exposure is appropriate? Does anyone have experience with this technique? Examples and advice for this technique would be great!
Beyond the double exposure technique, are there any other which could compensate for the contrast even more effectively?