Sunday, July 27, 2014
One of Dr. Duke's "gators"
Dr. James Duke is a highly-regarded orthopedic surgeon located here in Ocala. He's a graduate of the University of Florida, a school which has as its symbol an alligator. People who attend the University of Florida in Gainesville are known as "Gators."
Many of these people are rabid fans. Fanatics.
Ocala is full of U of F alumni. They can also be fanatics.
Dr. Duke has worked with the athletic department at the University of Florida for a number of years so he is doubly involved in the school's efforts to offer a quality college education. He is an avid fan. His office is filled with U of F memorabilia. This gator coiled up on the coffee table in his waiting room is one piece of that memorabilia.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson