Today I went to Matthew's Hub and decided to do an experiment. You see I'd heard of this thing called the "Sunny 16" rule whereby your camera is set to the following: ISO 100, F16, 1/125th second. It is a formula utilised predominantly, as I understand it, by film photographers whose camera doesn't have a built-in light meter — and doesn't have a dedicated external light meter with them. As such I was interested in how the photos came out, and surprisingly, they didn't come out terribly: these are the photos after a little editing — but as it was an experiment, I was more curious about how it would look 'straight out of camera', which I used as a kind of digital equivalent to a film negative in the scanning process.
Prior to editing this, this shot came out a little dark — in fact, I'm not going to lie to you, it came out so dark that when I did my own in-camera 'retouch' to see if it would come out okay in the end exposure-wise, it was still difficult to see which made sense because it was in a shadowy area. Yet as you can see, the final result is lovely: playing with the colours, and brightening it worked a lot better than the simple 'retouch' done, and showed my worry was a little misplaced.