Hey all, thought I'd ask this question here first:
Just wanting to try get my head around how you all use your spot meter when using e6 film when shooting under high contrast conditions. I'm talking specifically about exposing for a scenes where there needs to be detail in the sky but the foreground / landscape meters significantly darker. If one wants to maintain the natural ambience of the scene and still have useable detail in the foreground, what is the most commonly used technique to get the best of both worlds while maintaining enough highlight detail to not blow out?
For example, this photo attached:
The sky was actually a really impressive, red sunset. It metered about 1/8th at f16 while the foreground metered 1/8th at f4.0. I basically metered the foreground with a handheld meter and took a spot reading from the sky. I then exposed around 1/8th at f5.6/8 as I wanted to maintain a little detail in the the foreground...
How would you have exposed this scene? Am I mental? How would you calculate things with a spot meter?