View Full Version : The Worst sort of moral dilemma

19th Sep 2005, 15:56
This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By
giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. No
one else will know, so you won't be fooling anyone but yourself if you
give anything but a truthful answer.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which
you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be
honest, yet spontaneous. Please read slowly and thoughtfully, giving due
consideration to each line.

Here's the situation:
You are in Florida; Miami to be specific. There is chaos all around you, caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of Biblical proportions.

You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury. Suddenly you see a man floundering in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris.

You move closer... somehow the man looks familiar.
You suddenly realize who it is....

It's George W. Bush, President of the United States!!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him
under... forever. You have two options - you can save the life of G.W. Bush, or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

So here's the question, and please give an honest answer:

Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the
classic simplicity of black and white?

tall and tasty
19th Sep 2005, 15:59
Honestly I would save his life as any humanitarian would

But if you want the cold calleous answer it would be more dramatic in black and white!

TnT :E

AN2 Driver
19th Sep 2005, 16:19
Not too easy to conclude anything from the answers..

Gut feeling, of course most of us would get him out, no matter what the consequences. Human beeing and all that.

Others may give the other option a thought, but like one of my American friends said the other day: "I despise Bush but I'm outright scared of Cheyney...."

So, more than 2 aspects to this one....

19th Sep 2005, 16:28
Whole thing seems a bad waste of bandwidth actually.

19th Sep 2005, 16:33
Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the Film ? Film ?? This would be one of those antique cameras would it ? Complete with black cloth over the head presumably. :rolleyes:

C'mon... 1Gb CompactFlash card, or Microdrive???

19th Sep 2005, 16:43
I agree with the lofty babe!

Black and white seems far more dramatic and contrasting.

19th Sep 2005, 17:28
My foot on his head would look better in black & white.

19th Sep 2005, 19:03
Compact flash - much better than microdrive!

PS George W who?

19th Sep 2005, 19:19
They can't trust him with a packet of Prezzels, you don't think his entourage would let him anywhere near water do you?

The whole thing is just wishful thinking.


19th Sep 2005, 21:18
SASless is closest. You'd be using a Nikon Wifi adaptor WT-2 to upload your pictures direct to your agency from your Nikon D2x.

Having checked the images on the camera you then drag him out and shoot some more, this time of him squelching off to Jeb's place to dry off.

19th Sep 2005, 22:49
Black & white, and push, or is it pull, during development for a grainy effect to make it more dramatic.

19th Sep 2005, 23:00
Similar to this:

You find yourself in a locked room with (insert Alternative Leader here) George W Bush, a hungry and pi$$ed off Pitbull and Osama Bin Laden. You have a gun with only 2 bullets in it, who do you shoot?



On principle.

morning mungrel
20th Sep 2005, 05:19
Actually, no Richo. One for George AND one for Bin Liner. That way, everyone is happy, INCLUDING the hungry dog!!!!

20th Sep 2005, 06:32
No Contest,

Commit it to celluloid, Flash Drive, whatever!