Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Question

Fresh in from an email:

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.
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 New Zealand , Auckland to be specific.
There is chaos all around you caused by a cyclone with severe flooding.
This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photo-journalist 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 into the water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

Suddenly, you see a woman in the water.
She is fighting for her life, trying not to be taken down with the debris.
You move closer... Somehow, the woman looks familiar...
You suddenly realize who it is... It's Helen Clark! You notice that the raging waters are about to take her under forever.

You have two options:

You can save the life of Helen Clark or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of the country's most powerful woman!

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?

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