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Posted: 6/27/2001 6:57:05 AM EDT
You are in the Midwest and there is a huge flood in progress. Many homes have been lost, water supplies compromised and infrastructures destroyed. Let's say that you're a photographer out getting still pictures for a news service, traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes. You come across the Reverend Jessie Jackson who has been swept away by the floodwaters. He is hanging on to a tree limb and is about to go under. 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 think carefully before you answer it.... | | | *** ** * Which lens should you use?
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Link Posted: 6/27/2001 7:55:06 AM EDT
I'd use a 1000mm telephoto lens and use the lens to give him a nice push. I dont have all day to wait for him to get carried off by the water, there are deadlines in the newspaper world. Kharn
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 8:16:51 AM EDT
while looking through my viewfinder, pondering the greater good, jesse would probably slip and i'd take the shot.[:D] naw, thats bs. i'd try to save 'em. it's my nature, damn it! pro photographers do have to separate themselves fron their subjects to do their job.
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[Last Edit: 6/27/2001 12:34:08 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 12:36:42 PM EDT
Could I get a shot of Jessie standing on Al Sharpton's shoulders? Or vice-versa. I'm not picky.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 12:43:41 PM EDT
I'm thinking 35mm, maybe on a panoramic or widefield cut. But man, if he's right about to fall in - I better figure out my F-stop fast!! [brown]Evil Jewbroni~[/brown] [img]www.auburn.edu/~littlcb/E-vil.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 1:28:48 PM EDT
"which lens should you use?" Whichever one I could throw most accurately.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 2:24:51 PM EDT
I would use a cell phone with 911 on autodial.
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