A few weeks ago a woman shot her husband at a local post office, and fled. She was pursued by the Jacksonville Sherriffs Office, and apprehended at an intersection a couple a hundred yards from my balcony. I got my camera, and started taking photos. I got several. I did not realise what I had until I watched an update from a local news outlet. None of the news stations had photos of the woman being taken down. All of the news outlets had followed the chase from a southerly route, and did their live shots from the south side of the road. I had the northward view, to myself, and my camera.
I submitted my photographs to news4jax.com, and got credit for my pictures. They said my name at the top of the 10:00 P.M. news, and put my name under the lead photo on their webpage, a photo of the woman on the ground, cuffed. A photo, by the way, that I took with that new camera I have been bragging about. I was able to use the zoom feature to get some great shots from far away, with a clarity that surprised me. The news outlet I gave them to was the only one to have photographs of the take down. NO ONE else had the angle I did. It felt great to get recognition for my work.
Here are the photos:
I hope you all enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them. Not for re-copy, and/or distribution. In other words, these are my intellectual property. The only entity having rights to use these are WP (by user agreement), and News4Jax.com