What Jerry sees everyday

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© Gary Benefield
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UploadedNovember 1, 2009
TakenOctober 29, 2009
ModelCanon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure6 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length34 mm
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Notice the BIG boat in the lower right.

I have driven by Jacksonville dozens of times on I-95, but never stopped in to take a stroll of downtown and the river-walk area.

I was kind of on a mission on this one. We had just driven back from NC and I was kicking myself for once again not stopping, so on the following Friday I drove back to J-ville to see what I could see. Well needless to say I was really pleased with the photo ops I found. But what stood out the most was that from where I was taking this picture there were many, many homeless folks around. As a matter of fact this very spot was shown to me by one of the local residence, a young man named Jerry. I do not usually take photos of folks in public unless I have asked permission or have taken up a conversation with them. Jerry was very camera shy and did not wish to be photographed but was happy to show me around the Jacksonville Riverwalk. After some small talk and some more walking I offered him what I could, but as I turned to the tripod he just kind of walked off. Jerry didn't want my money, He just wanted to show me the Riverwalk. All I know is that his name is Jerry and that he is a Veteran and this is what he sees every day.

thank you Jerry

In the What Jerry sees everyday photo essay.

44 responses

  • Anaelle Trojak

    Anaelle Trojak (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Oh mon dieu!!! What a superb picture by night! Did you use a tripod for this one? ( Please don't sell your camera! ^^ )

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (6 Nov 2009):


  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    Great shot. Beautiful colours.

  • Kathy Clarke

    Kathy Clarke gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    Couldn't get a better picture Gary.. Great Composition!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    Voted! Big Time!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Yeah Rad !

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    Awesome night shot you get my vote!

  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan said (25 Dec 2009):

    "luxury toys"...that's a part fo economy...great shot!!!!

  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan said (25 Dec 2009):

    my vote...

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    my vote,,,, nice photo Gary of Jacksonville, Florida! Happy New Year!

  • Thomas Brauer

    Thomas Brauer said (1 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful colours. Nice capture.

  • Autumn Letters

    Autumn Letters (Deleted) gave props (3 Jan 2010):


  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Just finished watching "The Soloist" and am touched by what you discoved when you stopped to take this beautiful photo of my hometown(it never looked so good!). Harsh reality hidden by the "glamour". For the record, I so wish someone would change the name on that building ~ !?!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (3 Jan 2010):


  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield said (3 Jan 2010):

    thank you all very much

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    My vote

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful light, voted

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful night reflection series!

  • Anita Perez

    Anita Perez (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    WOW!!! That's awesome!

  • Suzy Jones

    Suzy Jones gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Yes, Maura & I love this same area.. I have had the privilege to take pics there during the day. Driving by I at night I have noticed the beauty of the city at night. Glad you were able to capture it so well. Maura should get a laugh out of my "Where I live" theme pic. (It has the dreaded Modis building in it. lol.)

  • Suzy Jones

    Suzy Jones said (18 Jan 2010):


  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Great shot and comp!

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (23 Jan 2010):

    the colors are awesome! this is very beautiful.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    I can't see the economics scene you described here, but it's a stunning night shot. My vote.

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield said (29 Jan 2010):

    your right Carl I have been meaning to edit the story a bit, (note to self, final edit then post)

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield said (29 Jan 2010):

    thanks every one for making and keeping this my 1st hot photo

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    reflection awesome--balanced in every way

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Incredible Shot

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    a beautiful urban nighttime capture

  • Abdullah AlMarar

    Abdullah AlMarar said (12 Feb 2010):

    Amazing Colors r soo nicee and its soo sharp ,great shot ..Voted

  • Kat Richards

    Kat Richards said (12 Feb 2010):

    lol. I'm a Jacksonville native, so this pic I really connect with. Great lighting and framing.

  • Kate Anyon

    Kate Anyon said (27 Feb 2010):

    voted. These shots are amazing!

  • Norma Clark

    Norma Clark said (3 Mar 2010):

    Wow what an amazing.....PHOTO

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (3 Mar 2010):

    I remember the day the Modis opened. Very cool shot of the old Independent Life building and the Main Street bridge looks stunning! Vote yes!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Has my vote!

  • Sara Knick

    Sara Knick gave props (29 Apr 2010):

    Very lovely. The bridge is a stunning neon blue! American themed in a way.. red, white and blue!

  • thomas gdisis

    thomas gdisis   gave props (21 Jun 2010):


  • Phonesvanh Siharat

    Phonesvanh Siharat gave props (25 Jun 2010):


  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (23 Jul 2010):

    Another cool shot - niiice job on capturing the colors - the blues are incredible ;o)

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (16 Nov 2010):

    Superb Phot essay Specially this Picture !!!!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Wao!!! what a superb shot!!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (pricelessly).

  • Vaughn Lasater

    Vaughn Lasater said (6 May 2012):

    Nice job...well done!!

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