<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Aesthetic dilemma

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Aesthetic dilemma

What would you do if you were in this situation? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test how refined your aesthetic sensibilities are.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision between two choices.

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

Please read carefully and consider all the facts - this is important for the test to work accurately.

You're in Florida. There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe flooding. You are an Associated Press photographer in the middle of this great disaster. You're trying to shoot very impressive photos; it's your job and your calling. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water.

Nature is showing all its destructive power and is ripping everything away with it.

You see a man in the water. 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.

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

You realize that the raging waves are about to take him away, forever. You have two options: You can save him or you can shoot a Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

Here's the question (please give an honest answer):

Would you choose color film, or go with the simplicity of classic black and white?

(Via Colleen Spedale.)

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