Metered with my Gossen Luna-Star F2 with the white dome thing at front.
And yes, the fill-main is usually flipped, as you said, but I feared over lighting subject, with the backlight twice the fill already.
But you're right... I must have BLOCKED the fill light, so I'm about to redo the whole thing using a remote cord and tripod, so I can melt away.
And then ditto with my main increased a stop.
Thanks for your very rapid reply. I love this place.