sorrow by Phillip French

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during a tour of Iraq, in between heavy fighting, a friend of mine took a moment to think,…


1pwrr, army, dessert, emotion, iraq, military, patrol, soldier, sorrow, telic, war

I am a keen amateur, and have been lucky enough to have been published in the books "Dusty Warriors’ and ‘Op.Snakebite’. I’m currently using a 5d mk2, 24-105L,50 1.4, 50 1.8, 580EX2, 2x 420EX,st-e2, amongst other bits and pieces.

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  • simba
    simbaabout 6 years ago

    We are with you boys

  • lucamaphoto
    lucamaphotoabout 6 years ago

    phillip, i am not sure if you are aware but there is a RB contest “compassion” i think this would be a great entry

  • Phillip French
    Phillip Frenchabout 6 years ago

    ok ill have a look,.cheers

  • Phillip French
    Phillip Frenchabout 6 years ago

    only group ‘leaders’,… ? can upload work,.. oh well

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 6 years ago

    I like the title and the capture. I think that it is important for people to know that soldiers are not for killing and occupation only, (as many think) but they are people with experiences, emotions and feelings. As a war veteran myself I can relate to this image. I include this image in the Art of the Middle East group. because of it’s emotive and evocative qualities.

  • Phillip French
    Phillip Frenchabout 6 years ago

    many thanks Eyal

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...about 6 years ago

    A sad, powerful image that speaks volumes…

  • Chris  Willis
    Chris Willisabout 6 years ago

    I still have tears in my eyes as I try to tap out this comment. I agree with everything that Eyal and the others say about this image. I thank God for all of you men who are trying to bring peace to such troubled areas….the suffering isn’t just physical….how it must make your hearts ache to see the sites you do. Especially the children. We are so blessed to live in countries where peace (to an extent) is taken for granted.

  • dairygirl08
    dairygirl08about 6 years ago

    how hard it must be for these men and women to be away from family and friends for so long but they are doing such a wonderful job, god bless to each and every one of them, they things they must go through and have to see and witness, some things will never leave there minds and they will live with for the rest of their lifes,

    I wish all the men and women all the best and their familys waitng back at home for them.

  • Phillip French
    Phillip Frenchabout 6 years ago

    thank you everyone for your support,.

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