Northwest Washington State, specifically, near Seattle. I've been doing large format work for a long time, starting in '68 after four Yosemite workshops with the Man (AA), leaving smaller formats behind and learning the Zone System. Now I'm pretty much an Ilford guy (except for the HC-110 still in my inventory). I'd used Galerie graded papers with my E6 Omega 5x7 diffusion enlarger, the one with the "saucer" head, but then converted it to LEDs for VC work. My current bible is Way Beyond Monochrome 2nd Ed., to supplement AA's series. Glad to be aboard this civil forum.