Upload & Sell: On
Pretty much exactly as I thought @ DOF, whites & blacks.
First day out with my new "progressive" specs, so I've got to learn how to "see" with them. No tripod and it was quite 'chilly' out, so position (for stability) trumped composition to handhold the slower shutter speed. Wound up shooting from an angle that wasn't what I wanted, which is why the skip/dual plane of focus. Not too critical, since I was only serving it up as a processing test subject ... knowing that I would likely revisit today with pod (& more appropriate coat).
As to the processing, I was working in 32 bit and got things where I really liked them. Then, when I converted to 16 bit, I incurred a significant change that blocked my shadows and grayed my whites. I never did quite figure out how to keep things the same for the conversion. Once in 16, I tried to restore it to how I had it in 32, but never quite got it there ... and lost a little "mojo" while trying to get it back where I had it.
I find that I like working in 32 bit, but haven't figured out the best way to get out of it to rejoin the ranks of 16 & 8 bit ... anybody got a clue about how to best approach/adjust/compensate for that?