Monday, May 28, 2012

Fun With Type...Part 1 and Part 2

Fun With Type-Part 1 is the homework for the Beyond Layers eCourse created by Kim Klassen. Here is my attempt at having fun with type. Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, so my sister and I went to the bridge to celebrate. I must say that the bridge was looking its best and made for some beautiful pictures.

The Golden Gate Bridge often appears red in photographs, but it is actually painted International Orange. Hence the orange type in the above photo. I tried to match it up as closely as I could.

Of course, I couldn't resist capturing a moving picture of the lovely couple sitting under the tree enjoying the view.

Even Google joined in on the celebration!

One picture I didn't get to capture was the U.S.S. Nimitz coming into the bay with the sailors lined up on the deck saluting. I find that scene so striking that it almost brings me to tears whenever I see it. Plus I have a soft spot for sailors, my son is one (He is on the last tour of the U.S.S. Enterprise before it is decommissioned). At the time the Nemitz came into the bay, my sister and I were in the food court which was too far from the shore, so I missed it. It didn't help that the first thing I saw when I logged in to Yahoo this morning was the picture of U.S.S. Nimitz that I didn't get to take : (

Fun With Type-Part 2 is the new assignment for Beyond Layers. Our first prompt for a week of inspired quotes is LIFE. With today being Memorial Day, I couldn't help but think of the service men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. So it only made sense to do a patriotic quote to remember them on this day.

The background is a picture of The Crosses of Lafayette I took last year. It is a very moving reminder of the men and women we have lost in the current wars.

With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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  1. The bridge works great with the numbers - a fun assignment! I lived in Sausalito for 6 months several years ago so always a great memory for me!

  2. Cathy, these are such wonderful photos. Thanks a million for sharing. I stayed in SF for a year and I love the Golden Gate Bridge so much!
    I love your experiment with the quote and the type (love the international orange :))

  3. Your "fun with type" work is fantastic! :)
    The Golden Gate Bridge is a beauty, I have a wonderful memory of a walk there hand in hand with my sweetheart. :)

  4. your fun with types , both of them are fantastic
    They both tell a story, an ineteresting story

  5. Your Golden Gate image is wonderful! Great use of the text effect that we learned. And your "life" photo is so striking and appropriate for Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cathy - Love the moving picture!! ♥