Just for the record,
I use my light meter more now than when shooting film. Digi is like chromes, you get 1 stop up and down, thats all, film gives you 2 - 3 stops up and down.
I dont know if its just me getting old but I love to meter everything now.
I also dont trust studio lights, if I break for over 10 minutes, I remeter them before I start shooting again.
I find I also meter daylight more now also. I think its just I am getting more creative and thus need better readings.
This show was metered with my Minolta flashmeter 5 I took a reading almost in the middle section of the blue, shot it.
I then shot it again, 2 stops down to bring the bottom part in, it was blown out before. I then overlayed the bottom section.
I had a great deal of help with this image from Hackman I have to add.