I have been having difficulties in being consistent with exposure.Last week I shot a role of 120 and used only a handheld meter (Sekonix Flashmate). I took an incident reading with the dome facing up, toward the sky. The resulting negatives were very dense (certainly couldn't read a newspaper through the highlights) and seemed overexposed. It was a terribly overcast day and the light very flat. Since I am not so experienced, I wonder if they are improperly exposed or if I make a mistake in development. I tried to be as exact as possible with the meter reading and development. The film was HP5 shot at box speed and developed in Ilford Ilfosol 3 at a ratio of 1:9 for 6 minutes and 30 seconds according to the Massive Development Chart. I have attached two scans (disregard the line in the center?!?). The first is a frozen lake with a mountain that is somewhat backlit. The mountain lacks detail and the sky is blown out. The foreground and grasses seem ok. The second is a church in snow where the sky is blown out as well. The negative for the church is particularly dense. Please disregard the dust and bad scan. The scans don't reflect the negative I feel. I never scan negatives, but only do wet prints. Do any of you have any ideas? (As a side note, I did a couple of interior shots using the same method and they turned out relatively well.) Thanks!