I shot Hans Rosling!

With a camera, that is.

Tonight, Joanne, Roman and I got to go see Dr. Hans Rosling   (the brilliant man behind http://www.gapminder.org/ )

Joanne, through her connections at the U (she works in a design-ey environmental-ey thingie on the St. Paul campus, which she loves) was asked to do some crowd shots before and after the talk, and asked me to help.

This actually turned into a game of taking pictures of each other taking pictures of other people.  I caught her taking pictures of some friends, so she repaid me by photosniping me from the balcony.  I was shooting the M9 with a 35mm Summilux, she was shooting my Nikon D7000 with an 18-200VR.  I had the equivalent of a bolt-action target rifle, and she had the AK-47.

Anyway, the talk was wonderful.  Dr. Rosling is an entertaining speaker, even when talking about such moribund topics as cancer, healthcare, death, overpopulation, and the like.  He was so dynamic, vibrant, and full of life that it was energizing just being in the audience.  Plus, I learned a thing or two.  The video of his talk will be posted in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, have a look at his TED talks:

http://www.ted.com/speakers/hans_rosling.html

Here are the picks from the photos Joanne and I took:

http://jholroyd.com/rosling/