Now that we are all exposing a scene with the instant cue on a LCD screen, the techniques of doing exposure are left to the wind by and by.
In the above contrasty scene, which I photographed with my film Minolta Dynax 7, how would you expose?
The present-day metering system and micro-chips in the cameras are so sophisticated that giving it an average metering will do the trick. The photo will come out okay.
But, what if you wish to know exactly what you're doing, and to end up with a final image turning out to be exactly the way you want?
For this photo, I cared about the foliage under the shade by the footpath. I didn't want it to be unduly darkened in the final image.
So, I metered the area. Since I presumed it to be near zone 5, I just exposed the scene as suggested by the camera and took the shot.
Zone 5? Read on here.