Thursday, 28 January 2010

Letters in nature

Yesterday, at Kennall Vale, I spotted some letters in branches and such. The most common I found were E, V, W and Y.
But I especially liked this one:


It inspired me, not only to try and find more letters in nature, but to create some sort of typeface in the style of branches.

Kennall Vale

Right, I finally have time to blog about yesterdays trip to Kennall Vale nature reserve. We ended up not getting there until fairly late on in the afternoon, after 3pm, as we stopped off at Tremough campus on the way there.

I've never really been to Tremough before (Falmouth and Exeter Universities' huge campus outside of Falmouth) as everything I need is at Woodlane (in the centre of Falmouth). It's huge and maze-like, modern and high tech. It would be nice to have all the modern features but I think the size would bother me if my course was there. Far happier with my little old art school.

When finally on the bus to Ponsanooth, we ended up getting off at the wrong stop. But it wasn't too far to walk back down the road and continue in the correct direction.

There was alot of interesting moss.

I developed a liking for the stuff.

I also like square-ish rocks.

There are lots of these remains of stone buildings.
Also very interesting, inside and out.

Black and white seemed better.

Some water.

And a bridge.

And as it started to get darker, flash came in handy.

The weather wasn't the best, it was quite dull but at least it wasn't raining. Although that doesn't mean that it wasn't muddy. It was very damp and muddy in places, slippery in some cases. But good time all the same.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Cotwood Cottage

I went to Kennall Vale this afternoon with Jo. It's a nature reserve, near Ponsanooth, basically a little wood with streams, waterfalls and, of course, lots of interesting trees. I'll post a specific blog about it later or tomorrow with photographs, but for now I'm tired.

There's a nice sign we saw on the way.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Found lettering & signage I

I feel like I should be taking more photographs, even if they're just on my phone, of lettering (and typography) I like when I'm out and about. I especially like these which I see every time I walk to uni, down a back lane (the rears of people's houses) that runs alongside the railway.

It might not be the best photograph but I like these letters.
They're really smooth and rounded. Also in a nice shade of brown, which is not shown
very well here as it was a dull day.

I do believe this is for the same house.
 I absolutely love this sign and its lettering, even how the tops of the Ts join.
This 'cottage' (if you can really call it a cottage) also has a printed sign but I much
prefer this hand-made one.

I also like this yellow door.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Ice cream in January II

Jo's photography.

Ice cream!

I took cat cam out with me.

Just admire the colours.

Ice cream in January I

Today the sunshine was too good to spoil by staying inside. So this afternoon my friend Jo, and I, went for a nice little walk.

We walked along past Gyllyngvase beach and through the gardens. Then along the coastal path, down to Swanpool beach. Ate ice creams and waded through sea weed. Before heading back, we crossed the road to the lake to admire the swans. And then we walked back, as the sun was getting lower and our hands were getting cold.

I spotted this apple.

Not the best photograph, but I adore these trees. 

  My first ice cream of the year.

It was a day for dogs.


This is a nice sign.
I need to photograph more signs.

Falmouth has a nice light when the sun starts to set,
it turns everything slightly orange.

This telescope thing was a particularly nice shade of blue.

To conclude, excellent 3 hours spent. Definitely going to go out on more similar walks, whether the weather is quite this good or not. And we aim to have a ice cream at Swanpool once a month! 

Friday, 22 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

Akira Kurosawa

Today I received two parcels in the post. One of which was three Japanese DVDs. Seven Samurai (which I have wanted for a long time, ever since I first heard about it – but just hadn't got around to buying it), Yojimbo and Rashomon. All by Akira Kurosawa, who is (or was) one of Japan's top film makers.

”cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.”

I'm not sure when I'll get around to watching them but hopefully fairly soon.

Sunday, 3 January 2010