3215       Registered: 30-Nov-01      Last updated: 30-Nov-01      Posted to email: 30-Dec-99

Moral dilema

A moral question for you. This is an imaginary situation, but it is fun to decide what you would do.

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.

Let's say that you're a photographer and getting still photos for a news service, traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes.

You come across Osama Bin Laden who has been swept away by the floodwaters.

He is barely 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 the question below:

Which lens and shutter speed would you use?