Question of the Day: Choices

Imagine you are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you find yourself in the wake of a major hurricane, surrounded by chaos, flooding, collapsing buildings, people screaming…utter madness, total disaster. Nature has revealed the depths of her power in a furious, tragic rage. Your job is to capture the event on film.

You see a man in the swirling water, fighting for his life, trying not to be swept under, and as you move toward him, you realize it’s President Bush. The raging water threatens to pull him under, and you realize he will drown if you don’t do something quickly. You can save him, or…you can take the most dramatic photos of your life, documenting the death of the world’s most powerful man, sure to win you accolades, perhaps even a Pulitzer, catapulting you into a stage of your career about which you have only dreamed.

So here’s the question:

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

(Shamelessly stolen from Paul, because it made me laugh.)

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