So this isn’t Wichita, Kansas nor is it Wichita Falls, Texas. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls is a great album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays (read about it here: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pat_metheny_lyle_mays/as_falls_wichita__so_falls_wichita_falls/). One of Methany’s greatest works, in my opinion. None of this has anything to do with this photo of Jackie and I in Munising, MI. We were here two weeks ago scouting locations for a photography-travel series pilot we are shooting this Fall and liked this spot for an impromptu selfie.
The morning sun was lighting the dense forest in front of us (behind the camera) and the trees lining the edge of the waterfall behind us and about 70′ overhead. Made for a subtle hair light. This is 100% natural light with no reflectors/flash. Camera is tripod-mounted on a 10 second timer. I focused on Jackie and made sure the camera’s auto focus was turned off so it didn’t back-focus on the falls when I pressed the shutter release.
Canon 1DX, L24/70 2.8 lens at 28mm, 1/25 @ f/4, ISO 800
Except for post-production sharpening this is SOOC (straight out of camera)