a Moral Dilemma......

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  1. Moral Dilemma

    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, 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 Louisiana; New Orleans 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 colour film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white? :D
  2. I'd definately go for the black & white option just to add extra drama to the image.
  3. Top Post!!! - Got to be classic black and white every time
  4. Surely his presidential seal would swim to the rescue?
  5. Not if I had my foot on top of his head, pressing down!
  6. The question of whether to use colour or monochrome would depend on whether there was any blood involved. No blood then monochrome would be my choice. If he was bleeding profusely, from say, a gash to his head, then colour would be more dramatic
  7. Black and white would be best.

    The contrast between your black boot on his head and his pale, white face.....etc etc
  8. As General H Norman Schwarzkopf said - Duty, Honor, Country. And as an Officer and a gentleman I would save him. Think how well your career would go after that!! :lol:
  9. Black and white - dramatic effect and cheaper processing at Boots!!
  10. You obviously have never had to get some proffessional black and white developed :lol:
  11. I'd let the cnut drown whilst taking my photos, then off to the dark room and run some photo montage, Andy Warhol stylee!
  12. Black and White for the actual drowning
    Colour for when vice president chaney 'accidently' shoots him.
  13. You would bear responsibility for his future actions.If he went and nuked Venezveula/Iran/Bongo-Bongo Land and brought on Armageddon,you would have the blood on your hands as well.

    I don't think you can get a Black & White Digital Camera :lol:
  14. Kodak Ektachrome 25 or 64 slide film - bracketed 1 stop either side of the indicated exposure in 1/3 stop increments should do the job and produce at least one spot on image. not forgetting of course that the processing come in the price of the film and on the whole magazines prefer decent slides.
  15. I am surrounded by civilians who all think I have lost the plot, right, now to clean the coffee off the keyboard.

    Top post.