I understand that a transparency film like Velvia can record around 11 stops of light. I also understand that the paper with the highest tonal range can take in only about 7 of these stops. Does this mean that the remaining 4 stops, say 2 at each end, simply get cut off? Does this mean that what you see on a transparency will always appear much higher contrast when printed on paper? I recently saw a great photo an the beach on a slightly overcast day (sorry, I don't have a copy) where the sun was low. The photographer was facing into the sun with the bottom half of the photo sand and water, and the top hal sky, and I'm sure the whole of the 11 stops Velvia is capable of was being used. But how is this possible if the paper with the highest tonal range can only display 7 of these stops I'm very confused. I really appreciate any help or explanation on this subject. Thankyou.