Thursday, 17 July 2008

A Shameless Post

by Tobias Gregson

The following was shamelessly stolen from a mailing list:

Character Test

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.

The Situation

You are in England, York 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 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.

The Test

Suddenly, you see a man 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 realise who it is…It's Gordon Brown! You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever. You have two options:

  1. You can save the life of Gordon Brown or…
  2. You can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country's most powerful men!

The Question

Here's the question, and please give an honest answer……

Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?


Anonymous said...

black and white.

A classic photo should be black and white.

especially, when taking a picture of a total loser - even Obama did not want him around

Mark Wadsworth said...

Nah, colour. You can always make it black and white after the event.