The portrait of Shan is sensitive and beautiful Roger.
I remember saying to you after I'd finished the studio shots with her that day and she turned still seated and started talking that I knew you had a good image there. Shannan carries herself with such grace through life that is often physically expressed and you caught that.
In relation to your technotalk re printing, you'll have problems convincing me that such an approach can work. Landscape negatives invariably require a huge amount of exposure/contrast manipulation throughout the print based on highlight and midtone values.