Tuesday, June 05, 2007

serious moral question

A friend emailed this morals test to me a couple of years ago. I just found it again, so here it is.

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This test only has the one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. 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 scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.

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!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under... forever. You have the 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:
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Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?

3 Comments:

Blogger snowfaller said...

Classic...

7:23 PM  
Blogger veleska1970 said...

aaaaaahhhhh~~~you had me there.

mmmm....how about digital format? this is a new age, ya know. ;)

9:54 AM  
Blogger ~ said...

I agree with veleska
whole heartedly!
with digi cam in hand...
and morals in soul
documenting such sweet justice
with a huge smile
then you could just convert the image to b&w in photoshop

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5:14 PM  

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