The Irish Photographers Website reports,
An Irish freelance photographer was recovering in hospital today after being wounded during fighting in Afghanistan. John McHugh had been in the country for the New York Times embedded with US troops in Kunar province in the east of the country. It is understood he was with US forces when they came under mortar fire on Sunday evening. He suffered shrapnel wounds to his body and was airlifted to Baghran air base for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Several US troops were also injured in the attack.
Check out John’s site for images from his time in Afghanistan. Here’s hoping he’ll make a speedy recovery!
Cameras get easier to use all the time, even a pig could use them! Pearls Before Swine on May 8th featured this comic strip.
Not quite in the same league as What The Duck for photographers but a very funny comic for everyone else! 🙂
This was originally shot at an angle to get as much vertical space in but I rotated the image and filled in the sand and background as well as I was able. Sand is usually quite easy to fill in because it’s so uniform but there was a gradient of shade according to how damp it was that made things harder.