Friday, November 21, 2008

It's time to play another round of "You be the editor!" Two different views of a frozen fountain at Princeton University and you can only use one. Which would you choose? The horizontal is a more literal interpretation, showing the fountain more in context with the surrounding buildings. The vertical is a little more abstract, possible only because a Leslie E. Gerwin, associate director of Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs politely allowed me into her office to get this high angle view. Remember the newspaper has deadlines. They're holding the front page. Which one will it be?
It's kind of a trick question. If you really were the editor, the choice would be easy. You'd have known the first minute you saw them. Use whichever one fits the hole in your pre-planned layout. Doh!