Last night I was faced with a fairly common problem of having shadows block up too much in a print of a night time scene. I was using Galerie Grade 2 and Liquidol at 1:9. In the past I would have reached for a developer with reduced hydroquinone in it like Selectol Soft or the Ansel Adams A130 mentioned in Anchell. This time I decided that since I had the Liquidol made up I'd try diluting it further to see if that gave more control of the shadows. The result was a print that I'm exceptionally pleased with; it has lovely contrast but very open shadows with lots of local contrast. A print with Selectol Soft would have been much muddier with lower local contrast (still useful for some scenes but not this one). I found that diluting the Liquidol to 1:14 gave incredible control in agitation and time. I ended up reducing agitation quite a lot but still developing for 3.5 minutes at 73deg. F. to ensure full development of the highlights and to retain the effectiveness of my existing flashing. Do others here regularly use developers diluted well beyond their recommendations? Is Liquidol particularly suited to greater dilution? I tend to use other developers at slightly higher dilutions (Dektol 1:4 or A130 at 1:3) but have not experienced this level of control before.