jessica ayers

Assignment: Breaking the rules

Rule: Rule of Thirds

For this rule they say you should place your focus point on one of the lines that seperate the photo into thirds. So instead I stuck my focus point smack in the middle. Even though it is breaking the rules I love the look it gives to the image. To me it just wouldn’t be the same if I would have followed the rules for this particular image.

Shot with a Canon 5D

Bricktown.

I shot this image the other day when I was walking around Bricktown. It started out as part of a panorama but when I started looking at each photo I decided to keep it simple. So I took one photo, did a little bit of post work in light room and came up with this! I love how the brick buildings gave the picture an old timey feel, while the skyscrapers in the back remind you that it was taken recently. I also love how the filter I chose gave the skyscrapers a ghostly look. This picture just had so many things that I loved so I thought I would share with you!

Shot with a Canon 5D

Peace.

These shots from today are just from a small adventure I went on today. It was another gorgeous day and the lighting was perfect at that magic hour so I had to get some shots! I had so much fun on my trip down memory lane while taking these photos that I just didn’t want to stop. All great days come to an end however, and today is finally over for me. I hope you enjoy the images! It was a very full day of shooting and I am completely worn out from the one passion in my life! I can’t complain about something that has brought me so much joy however and I am extremely ready for tomorrow so I can have the chance to get out and go explore some more!

Shot with a Canon 5D

This old abandoned house is located in Stuart. My cousin and I came across this as we were driving around and thought the look of the house would be fun to capture. The front porch was caved in enough that you could still see the green tiles on the roof. They seemed to have such a good texture and color against the bright blue sky! The porch also seemed to give the house a little character so rather than capture the whole house I chose to include only the part of the roof that had caved in.

Shot with a Canon 5D

Chuck.

Chuck is a family friend who I’ve know for quite awhile now. He is absolutely in LOVE with his Harley, which I can’t blame him. While I was out getting some shots for my book, he pulled up to say hey. I asked if he would mind me getting a couple shots of him and he said that was fine, just meet him down at the bar. So I drove the 5 blocks across town to meet him and when I showed up he was shocked. He told me he didnt think I was serious but he’d be more than happy to actually let me shoot. So we went outside and set him in front of the bar which has a painting or the American flag. The side of the building worked out great and Chuck happened to be a great model for the shot!

Shot with a Canon 5D

Last but not least: the sunset that got me into trouble! Since my cousin and I just happened to be out taking pictures right before sunset we figured we might as well get some sunset shots while we were out. We were right on track for shooting it at the perfect time when I, the led footed driver, was going 72 in a 55.. You guessed it! I got pulled over. Now most cops would have given me a ticket and I will admit I deserved whatever punishment I was handed. So the cop walks up to my window, who I do know by the way, and asks why I’m in such a hurry. I told him he was going to laugh but he told me to tell him anyway. So I let him know that we were trying to catch a sunset witha  camera! Of course he laughed! He couldn’t believe that I was speeding just to get a picture. Obviously he doesn’t understand what a good picture means to a photographer! He ended up letting me go however and even though it caused us to miss the opportune timing I still ended up with a pretty nice shot of today’s sunset! I hope you enjoy!

Shot with a Canon 5D

Class let out early today so I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and get some shooting done. I was driving down some back-roads, way out in the middle of nowhere when I happened to see this creek. I figured I could maybe get a couple good shots here. When I got up close I seen there were two small waterfalls of where the rocks formed a sort of shelf. So I found the path the cows follow, scratched my legs all up on thorns, climbed up on a rock and captured this image! I was really pleased with how it turned out. I’m really hoping I can get some different angles during the spring when the trees and flowers start to come to life again!

Shot with a Canon 5D