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01/27/2004 03:27:24 PM · #1
Was e-mailed this today, thought it was quite appropriate for us DPC'ers...


This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thinking... By giving an
honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other.

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

Please scroll down s l o w l y - this is important for the test to work correctly.

You're in Florida...

In Miami, to be exact...

There is a huge chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and all the flooding.

There are huge masses of water all over you.

You are a CNN photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster.

The situation is nearly hopeless.

You're trying to shoot very impressive photos.

There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water.

The nature is showing all its destroying power and is ripping everything away with it.

Suddenly you see a man, steering a big van...

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, maybe even important...

Suddenly you know who it is -it's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away, forever...

You have two options.

You can save him or you can take the best photo of your life.

So you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo...

A photo displaying the death of a very powerful man...

And here's the question: (Please give an honest answer)


Will you make the photo black and white, or colour?

Message edited by author 2004-01-27 15:27:44.
01/27/2004 03:33:23 PM · #2
lol nice one

I'd do colour by the way, photoshop can convert to B&W later :P
01/27/2004 03:35:27 PM · #3
01/27/2004 03:48:07 PM · #4
Must've come from some really nice friendly site like the Democratic Underground . . .
01/27/2004 04:04:02 PM · #5
very funny.....I am flying to Miami, FL next week! Lots of photo opportunities there, but I doubt this one would exist!!
01/27/2004 04:04:44 PM · #6
Hee hee! I love this joke - I've gotten emailed to me it several times from friends. Hate to take a picture of anyone dying, but... Sure would like to see the world without him. Could I just take a picture of him flying back to Crawford? ...PERMANENTLY!
01/27/2004 04:13:36 PM · #7
Can somebody answer the question

Why I have to make B&W photo?

I always make only color photos and after I choose, to change it B&W or no.

How you do?

PS! joke is good, could it be, that GB bear there 30 min - 1 our? Sometimes is good to take lot of different shots for better results.
01/27/2004 04:20:59 PM · #8
Originally posted by Konador:

lol nice one

I'd do colour by the way, photoshop can convert to B&W later :P

That is hilarious! As soon as I read Bush I knew what my answer was going to be.

Ditto what Ben said. All shots in colour can be converted to bw but no the other way around. Better safe than sorry!
01/27/2004 04:35:57 PM · #9
Originally posted by Konador:

lol nice one

I'd do colour by the way, photoshop can convert to B&W later :P

I agree! But I will do a burst to show all detais of the scene shoot to shoot.
01/27/2004 06:33:19 PM · #10
Good one.
01/27/2004 07:36:32 PM · #11
LOL - before I saw the question I had already decided B/W, imagened it on every cover of every magazine in the world.
01/27/2004 07:38:46 PM · #12
color of course
01/27/2004 07:46:19 PM · #13
on second thought shouldnt that be a limo driven by Dick Cheney
01/27/2004 08:15:48 PM · #14
Originally posted by dtouch1:

on second thought shouldnt that be a limo driven by Dick Cheney

01/27/2004 09:05:48 PM · #15
I have to agree with Konador. Do it in color and convert it later.

Great story by the way. I have to agree I would photograph the moment. But since this is happening in Florida I am sure his brother would be there coming to his rescue in the final seconds.
01/28/2004 12:31:33 AM · #16
id go sepia mode personally.. ;)
01/28/2004 07:18:38 AM · #17
Saw the same joke, except the punchline was "which lens to you use on your 10D?"


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