Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
"Sunny 22" is bright mid-day on a white sand beach.
That's pretty close. I was in a light-colored section of fairly sandy desert near Yuma, AZ on a very bright (and very hot) midday---lots of reflection from the ground and the mountainsides in addition to the direct sunlight.

Thanks for all the information. I've never checked the calibration on my meter more precisely than "the slides look good", so that may account for some of the difference, and directional uncertainty for the rest. I was shooting negative film, so I don't expect anything to have been ruined; I'm just trying to understand why I wasn't seeing the behavior I expected.