No, we were talking about incident metering and Doremus said to stop down to place the shadows.
Originally Posted by CPorter
So I pointed out that it's not spot metering where you stop down two stops to place the Zone V on Zone III.
But it's looking now like Doremus was right in the first place, and with a rephrased reason it makes sense!
You really do close down two stops from the incident shadow reading.
Not to shift a metered Zone V to a placed Zone III but instead the reason you do it is to drive the tones down in the shady part of the picture.