The Moral Question




 
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Boots
 
October 27th, 2003  
Anonymous
 

Topic: The Moral Question


Here's a moral question for you.
This is an imaginary situation, but I think you will find it beneficial to think through this exercise.
The situation: You are in the Middle East, and there is a huge flood in progress. Many homes have been lost, water supplies compromised and structures destroyed.
You're a freelance photographer for a news service, you're traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes that you can shoot.
You come across Osama Bin Ladeen who has been swept away by the floodwaters. He is barely hanging on to a tree limb and is about to go under.
You have to make a choice. You can either put down your camera and save him, or take a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of him as he loses his grip on the limb.

So, here's the question ... and please think carefully before you answer it:





which lens do you use
January 14th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I take a picture and get him for my 25 mil's
January 14th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Well, if he isnt to far away i would use a SKS.
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January 15th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
i'd go over, and step on his knuckles and get a picture as he was floating away
September 5th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
which lens do you use

None of them got it.


September 6th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
C;mon its lots of money, after all
September 6th, 2005  
ghost457
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Chief Robot
Well, if he isnt to far away i would use a SKS.
id prefer something with a bit more punch, say an RPG, or maybe an AT4, or just a good ole' M16 if thats all that is available

for the lens, i would get a zoom lens to get a great shot of his face as he goes under
September 6th, 2005  
Marinerhodes
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
Quote:
which lens do you use

None of them got it.



We got it lol. Just finding other dark humor to add to it is all
September 6th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Well he is known to get out of "to be bombed" arwa in time to survive
September 6th, 2005  
fronzz
 
 
I would take a picture of him and if i have enough yime left before he falls i would save him and get even more money.