Do I meter this scene with the incident mode? Or do I meter off the reflective light coming from the trees? Would the reflective mode be accurate even when I am no where near my subjects?
The skinny of it is that it does not matter which one you use, a well executed photograph can be had from both ways, regardless of the film used. It does matter though, how you might use either method. I prefer reflective because it tells you what the actual reflective values are that will be reaching the film, but you have to be keenly aware of how much of either the dark areas or the light areas are influencing the meter's reading.
"The difference between a very good print and a fine print is quite subtle and difficult , if not impossible, to describe in words."
---AA (The Print)