|Portstewart Strand, via the 'Blad. Ilford Warmtone Fibre paper, 11"x14"|
I'm also finding myself moving away from RC paper towards using fibre papers more. Agreed there are some very nice RC emulsions out there - like Fotospeed VC Oyster, Adox MCP, Kentmere VC Select and Ilford Warmtone. These all tone rather well and the short washing times are a real bonus - as is the cost compared to fibre paper. But every time I use fibre paper - particularly the one used here, Ilford Warmtone - I find the prints are just so much nicer to look at. There's a depth, or subtlety to the tones that draws me in.
While we're at the confessions, there was a ton of spotting to be done on this print, which I haven't completed yet. So I cleaned this one up using the power of software.