Islelanders

A Somali man looks out of the window of a police bus after arriving in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, in the southeast of Malta, May 26, 2007. Twenty-nine Somali asylum seekers were intercepted aboard a makeshift boat seven miles south-west of the Maltese islands on their way to reach European soil from Africa.

A Somali man looks out of the window of a police bus after arriving in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, in the southeast of Malta, May 26, 2007. Twenty-nine Somali asylum seekers were intercepted aboard a makeshift boat seven miles south-west of the Maltese islands on their way to reach European soil from Africa.

It was the middle of the night when this man was brought ashore at Marsaxlokk.  There was hardly any light at all.  I was reluctantly forced to use flash for most of my pictures, but I was able to do without it to get this portrait as a street lamp was casting just enough light on the man’s face as he sat next to the window of the police bus.  The mud and dust on the window helped enhanced the mood of the picture.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Focal length 50mm
Manual Exposure
f/1.4
1/40 sec
ISO 1000

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