I'm not sure. I think I'm kind of confused now. I wasn't trying to suggest anything, just trying to figure out what you have been doing. Here's my shot from today. Several things might be happening: 1. I might have the ISO incorrectly set for the paper. 2. I might be processing incorrectly. 3. I might be scanning incorrectly. 4. I might be printing incorrectly. Those things might all be happening, one at a time, in multiple combinations, or all at once. I am willing to concede that. But...one thing I do know is that I like my negatives and I like the prints I'm able to get from them.