Is it possible to have a photo that's too intense and emotion-provoking? I saw a Vietnam photo of someone being executed, and I saw a photo of a Buddhist monk setting himself on fire in protest (of Tibet I believe). Anyway, these photos are INTENSE! I mean, I don't look at them all the time cause they're ALMOST too much. Especially the execution photo, it just has soo much pain and suffering to it, that you can't look at it too long before you just think, "Okay, that's enough!" The same goes with the footage of the airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center. Its so intense, you don't want to look at it (even though it doesn't change what happened to look at it again). Then again, I'm a very emotional soul, who has a heart made out of glass. Maybe it doesn't bother others nearly as much as it does me. So this got me thinking, is it possible for a photo to be too intense? I didn't used to think so, but after hearing some responses from people about certain intense photos of the same persuasion, I'm beginning to wonder if its possible to alienate your audience. For the record, the answer might be, "It depends on what audience you're shooting the photo for." So lets give two scenarios, one being as amateur work showing off to this forum, and another being someone trying to win a Pulitzer Prize with their photographs. The two might elicit the same answer, but they might not.