Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
I would stand at the position of the chair, hold my palm facing the camera and spotmeter it and tentatively "place" that on Zone VI.
So essentially you'd incident meter. Me too.

Given the tools at hand if this was a critical shot I'd set the meter to 400, walk into the shade in the building to take a reading with my hand pointed at the camera.

At the chair I'd point my hand directly at the sun and then take a reading while pointing the meter directly at my hand, disregarding the camera position.

I'd average those two readings and do the math to "open up" 1-stop to get my camera setting.

Other than Bill's EI adjustment, in this situation I think Bill and I would find very close to the same settings.

I'd develop in DD-X per Ilford's instructions for HP5 at 400.