Weekend links – finally!

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY 2013

I hope everyone is ready for the weekend.  I know I am, but lets face it, when are we not ready for the weekend?!  Here’s what caught my attention on the interwebs this week:
* The big news of the week as I’m sure you all know was the Supreme Court arguments regarding gay rights.  It’s no secret that I’m a huge supporter of marriage equality and well, equality in general.  Along those lines, I do love the cleverness of people & this round-up of signs from the courthouse steps is just so great.  If this issue is close to your heart too, you may just tear up a little bit like I did if you watch this video that imagines how the world might look if some activists were still alive.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you to get kleenex first.
* Moving away from the news into other fluffier topics, here’s a great round up of ways to make your iphone photography better.  (Hint – it’s all about the editing.)
* I am an unabashed Sound of Music fan.  I love it.  I really do.  All that singing around Salzberg in curtains (I am also partial to Gone with the Wind, something about curtain clothing just gets me) set against a pretty compelling storyline, ah, big fan.  As in I’ve been to sing-a-longs fan.  As a kid, I wanted to be a singing Von Trapp more than anything. Given this, I just died laughing at this mock-up of the Baroness’ announcement calling off her wedding to the Captain.  SOM fans, you will love me for this.  Everyone else may conclude I’m a tad nuts.
* Speaking of Tippi Hedren (which if you link to the Baroness announcement, you will see makes some sense here), The Birds turns 50 this week.  Have you watched the new show The Bates Motel?  It’s pretty scary good.  I’ve only seen one episode, but it grabbed me enough to set up a season pass for it.  That Hitchcock is really having a revival moment & I am not complaining.  I love his old movies and the look and feel of San Francisco in the 50s and 60s – it inspires a lot of my photography.
* Wild story about possible twins separated at birth who have launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to meet each other (how 2013 is that?!).  I hope they meet!  With twin nieces, I cannot imagine these poor little girls staying apart & I hope they are really sisters.
* And finally, I’m on the interwebs this week!  The panel talk I was part of at the Makeshift Society is online & you can check it out here.

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