Islelanders

Somali women

African migrants disembark from a patrol boat after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour early August 16, 2012. 158 migrants were rescued by the Maltese armed forces on Thursday but six died before they could be saved, the Maltese armed forces said

Somali woman

This was another of those middle of the night assignments I’ve become accustomed to since embarking on this story several years ago.  I much prefer working with available light rather than using flash, unless it really is pitch black and I have absolutely no choice.  Nothing kills atmosphere faster than flash in these kinds of situations.

Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm L/2.8L IS USM
Focal length 200mm
Manual exposure
f/2.8
1/40 sec sec
ISO 1600

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