Eh..epson 4800, innova fiber gloss, k3, using Imageprint and canned IP porfile for Innova f gloss.
I suppose what im seeing is just a clumsy ink transition from the blown out section of the light into the halo and then into the darker sky. I can't really describe it as banding or posterization. As said before, on screen they look pretty good
I'm comparing this result to traditional prints I have made in the past, other images, and the analog transition is just more comfy for me.
the image that Im referring to in this thread is in color and from a digital camera. I converted it to black and white and printed it and the lights look pretty ok this way.
I really think that this is where digital has trouble. Kind of like in a sound recording setting. If you carefully manage the levels on a staturated piece of magnetic tape, the peaks can be great. In digital recording the peaks usually sound like dried dog poop hitting a tin wall at a hundred miles an hour. I find that blown highlights, specular and such (especially if they are large) have the same lack of grace in the digital photo area. A little bit of selective diffuse glow or some such usually adds a bit of grace to them.
Thanks for all of your suggestions.