Presidential Election 2012
Long day! Earlier today Kurt and I set out to vote. Our poll booths were right next to each other and Kurt did guide me a bit, making sure I wouldn't vote for multiple presidential teams :-)
Today was my first time voting in a presidential election since I became a U.S. citizen back in May. We were both VERY excited!
Tonight, the Un Petit Monde tv crew (KNEM-TV channel 2) was documenting the election results at the DFL headquarters at the Crown Plaza in Downtown St Paul, MN.
Our crew contended with a multitude of news agencies to get the money shot. They miraculously avoided being stamped upon by a crowd of excited supporters and managed to report the news just like the other journalists out there. As the room started heating up, Kurt and I decided to retire our mini crew to prevent any casualties :-)
We also got the opportunity for a few photo ops with Minneapolis Mayor R.T Rybak (before his stage dive), Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Keith Ellison (below).
Amy Klobuchar's acceptance speech (below)
Edwige and I biked to Minneapolis to check out the OccupyMN demonstration. I thought that it might be a great opportunity to shoot some minis protesting at an actual protest.
My shot does not represent what we witnessed (I embellished my scene a little bit :) The crowd was pretty calm and relaxed. There were not as many people as I had hoped, but we had some nice conversations with the few people that stopped to see what we were doing.
In the coming week, I hope to get out and photograph minis with what is left of the autumn color.