Without a model for this shot the risk of failing to complete it is high. A subject is an understandably important piece of the photography puzzle. Regardless I am choosing to be optimistic and planning for success. I am going to make sure absolutely everything else is in order so I can drag and drop a model into place when the time comes.
I stopped by the location yesterday. The light was excellent golden crisp light and I wanted to see how it illuminated the spot I had chosen.
I am going to have to be much earlier to the venue than I first had thought. Due to the tree canopy the sun was already below the horizon at 630pm. That means I am going to have to shoot prior to 530 which means setting up at 430 which means having to call the shot as on before even seeing what the clouds light and sun are doing as sunset approaches.
This presents a bit of risk but I just cant give up the location. Here is another view.
I will get a bit of a wider sweep of the location as well. As best I can tell my smartphone camera is a 31mm equivalent and I plan to use a 24mm lense or 27mm (18mm in dx mode).
I also think my smartphone pics have a weird aspect ratio. I will be using editing software to try and crop to a 2:3 rectangle from the raw files anyway so the camera aspect ratio is not an issue. Just might vary the FOV a bit.
Its going to be great!
Now to find someone willing to smile for the camera.