Hi Everyone! I've been out and about lately doing a lot of (for me) shooting. I went to a local nature reserve (basically a disused dam above a forest). I spent time framing my shots, focusing, making sure my tripod was supported to stop the wind shaking it, getting the polariser into the right alignment before using my remote control to fire the shutter. I was quite exited to see the results of my hard work... alas the majority came out average with several over/under exposed shots. I understand that they were complex, bright sky, dark water, but how can I adjust for this? Should I take a reading from the sky then the bridge (for example) and pick an exposure in betwween? Or just take my reading from the bridge (excluding the sky from the viewfinder while I take the reading)? A book I have recommends changing the exposure by +/-2 stops from the camera's suggestion depending on whether or not the majority of the subject in frame is bright or dark. IMHO this doesn't seem like it would work everytime. Any advice will be much appreciated! Bryan.