I spent about an hour today, trying to get this photo ready to print on Red River Paper Canvas. The softproof was really horrible, but when it obviously wasn't going to get any better, I printed it and the resulting print was so bad! Muddy and dark. Hardly any color at all.
So was it the photo or the paper? This was my first time to print this photo, and my first time with the Paper Canvas. So...
I tried softproofing it on Ilford Smooth Pearl, which I use a lot, and I couldn't get a decent-looking softproof there either.
Then I took a photo that I've printed many times, softproofed it with the paper canvas profile and it looked fine.
So the problem is the photo. But why is this one harder to softproof than any other one? Any ideas?