Moose, I have known of your work since the "Days of Film". I fear that you have been subject to "digital creep", a gradual ratcheting up of available contrast and effect to Wagnerian proportions. This is akin to Los Angeles Socialites' cosmetic surgery "touch ups" that leave them looking like distorted dolls. The limitations of film, was a natural check valve on energetic and imaginative photographers like yourself. But it is clear now that the ease of adjustment in digital software has tipped the balance towards nearly incoherent showiness and contrast. I urge you to take a lengthy look at the images you posted and compare them to the work of black and white photographers you love. I think that this may restore the balance and subtlety that your monochrome images once had.
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