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Nov 11, 01:34 PM · from the mouth of Jim

Ethical Dilemma

What would you do if you were in this situation? This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one. Please don’t answer it without giving it serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test how refined your aesthetic sensibilities are.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision between two choices.

Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.

Please read carefully and consider all the facts – this is important for the test to work accurately.

You’re in Florida. There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe flooding. You are an Associated Press photographer in the middle of this great disaster. You’re trying to shoot very impressive photos; it’s your job and your life’s calling. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destructive power and is ripping everything away with it. You see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. Suddenly, you know who it is – it’s George W. Bush!

You realize that the raging waves are about to take him away, forever. You have two options: You can save him or you can shoot a Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of the death of one of the world’s most powerful men.

Here’s the question (please give an honest answer):

Would you choose color film, or go with the simplicity of classic black and white?


Comment [5]

  1. Jake responds with:

    Is it an African or European?

    Well I don’t see many AP photos in B/W. But I’d consider that the best choice for putting the image in my memoirs as the best photo ever later in life. Hell maybe it’d be the cover.
    · Nov 11, 02:03 PM
  2. Tyler responds with:

    Well definately color. You can always convert later, and this way you can have it both ways.

    On the other hand, if you were to take the picture, everyone would know that you had the opportunity to save him and didn’t. There’d be some pretty angry “ignorant, pig-headed, trigger-happy, homosexual-hating, Nascar worshiping cowboys” after you with pitch forks and torches.
    · Nov 11, 03:25 PM
  3. Jim responds with:

    TyTy – Couldn’t you just save a whole lot of typing and say that Bryan would be after me? :-D

    Bryan, I love ya, man…
    · Nov 11, 07:11 PM
  4. Bryan responds with:

    I wouldn’t be after you Jim. I think it’s a funny story, just like the one about Kerry being bate for Bush :P
    I think you should definately go color and do some dramatic Photoshop 7 effects to add to the intensity of the shot if it’s going to be in the books as a great moment in history. Oh and by the way, Bush won in case you tree hugging, non manual labor, shinny happy liberal hippies want to know :P

    I love you all, but only for your doggystyle

    “How to piss off a liberal. Work hard, be happy”
    · Nov 11, 11:15 PM
  5. Jim responds with:

    Hey asshole, I resemble that tree hugging hippy statement!!! :)

    Lot’s o’ love…
    · Nov 12, 02:12 PM
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