I was allowed to board the AFM’s patrol boat when it arrived at its base carrying sixty-five rescued migrants. One of the advantages of covering arrivals in the middle of the night was that very few journalists would be present so we’d have a lot more freedom to move around than is the norm.
Though it was pretty dark, the reflective space blankets (sometimes referred to as thermal blankets) draped around the migrants were bouncing enough light around to enable me to just work with available light. I stuck to using my prime 50mm lens because it’s the one in my arsenal with the widest aperture.
Canon EOS 5D MkII
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens
Focal length 50mm
Shutter 1/30 sec