When your wife is five foot one, and you are six foot two, it makes taking photos difficult: I always appear to be towering over her.
Techniques that did not work:
I call this the "stalker" technique. What I was hoping would happen is that if I positioned myself a little bit behind her, I would appear to be similar in height. I thought if it worked for Peter Jackson and his hobbits, maybe it would work for us.
This is the "lean to" or the "leaning tower" method. This is very simple in that all you do is give yourself a bit of a lean. It usually looks like you just ran into the frame (which, I think I had)
This is an example of the "Hug" technique where I stand behind Cindy and give her an embrace. Unfortunately, this one also demonstrates the problem our height differential poses. This would have worked if I had the tripod raised a bit more.
So, the tree leaning technique worked remarkably well for us this go round. We took a quite a few pictures and did get some winners.