Metering influenced exposure differences.
This was a bright, sunny day with no clouds, so the light didn't change while I took these shots. I used the pre-set Sunny WB, but I could have used the first (gray) image for a Custom White Balance (CWB). That gray is just what the camera needs. If I had intended to do that, I'd have zoomed in on the paper more.
You can see in this post that where you point the camera influences the meter reading, from 1/250 sec. to 1/2000 sec., and from f/13 to f/16.
f/11, 28mm, center weighted metering. These were all shot in jpg. The only PP was resizing & sharpening.
More by Curtis: Comparisons of metering modes - an eye opener!
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