Monday, April 30, 2012

Coffee and West Broadway NW

going home - Monday April 16

Not really on my route home (slight detour) but had seen the couch the night before when going to my son's hockey game. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sample of my daily Instagram of my couches

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Decarie and Cote St Luc NW

At lunch - Monday April 16
One of the prime locations - but not so many this year.
Last week there was a very interesting yellow striped couch very close to this spot that I saw from the car as we were driving downtown. This location is on my lunchtime walks but the next morning I couldn't wait and went there first thing in the morning - but it was already gone.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Transisland and Bourret NE

at lunch - Monday April 16

My lunchtime walk usually takes the same route - This is the location where there were the three burgundy couches in the tempo. Today the tempo was gone and there were these two new couches!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dupuis and Transisland SW

at lunch - Monday April 16

I loved that the forsythia bush was in bloom to complement the "couch"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chester and Walkley NE

going to work / Saturday April 14

only a couple more Saturdays and tax season is over!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chester and Mariette SW

going to work / Saturday April 14

Have to be quite talented to see a couch like this - It was on one of those sloping driveways with a car parked in front. I sometimes wonder when watching a show like "America's got Talent" as to how did they ever acquire that skill - and what use is it ? - Well the skill to find couches falls squarely in these categories.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Coronation and Fielding NW















I photographed this couch on my way home on Friday April 13 and the one underneath the following morning - I thought it was fun that someone had put the couch right side up.

I decided to put my favourite transition couch in this post. The triptych below shows two photos going to work and one coming home of the same couch.


















Sunday, April 22, 2012

Northview and Westminster NW

going home - Thursday April 12
I made two pictures of the three couches at this location - my wife had tipped me off during the day so I took the detour on the way home to get the photos


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Coronation and Fielding NE

going to work- Thursday April 12

The next day there was a different one at this location.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Mayfair and Fielding SW

going home-Wednesday, April 11
It is interesting how you think there will not be a couch - and suddenly there is one. Some are not there long as the next morning on the way to work it was gone. Yet others can remain for weeks!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Transisland and Bourret NE

at lunch -Monday April 9 

another very interesting environmental shot - I will also be able to use it in my tempo series.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coolbrook and Lucy SW

at lunch -Monday April 9 

This would have been a perfect couch last year when my photographic strategy for the couches was environmental portraits in the portrait orientation.
(I just noticed with my bad typing the similarity of portrait and poor trait!)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Patricia and Sherbrooke NW

Sunday April 8 (going home from Easter brunch)
This one stayed around a few days.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thurlow / Stratford NW

going to work  -Thursday April 5
Not often you see one in Hampstead

Friday, April 13, 2012

/Connaught/Connaught SE

 going home -Wednesday April 4 

A little bit out of my route. Sometimes I end up going down a street fruitlessly thinking I have seen something; only to find one on my new route back.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Walkely/ and Fielding SE

going home -Wednesday April 4 

By the third one I had got some attention.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Walkely and Fielding SE

going home  - Wednesday April 4

Amazing that I have taken almost a 1,000 photos of couches on my route, and yet had not ventured up this street before (when it is a good candidate block). Probably the fact that I am going the wrong way on a one-way street may have something to do with it. I only went up because I saw a useless door. This was the first of three I saw on the block.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Decarie/ Cote St. Luc NW

at lunch - Tuesday March 27
not really an unwanted couch ( I don't think) Seems they were moving . Not really a big difference in the photos. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dupuis & Transisland NE

at lunch -  Monday March 26
Two old reliables and then this one new one on the 26th

Friday, April 6, 2012

Westbury and Cote St. Catherine NW

at lunch  - Monday March 26

The one on the left was October 31st of last year, and the right just a few weeks ago on March 7.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Decarie alley/ Van Horne NE

 at lunch - Monday March 26

another old couch that I had to pay a visit to. The photo below was taken Nov 16 last year, when there were still two couches.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Westhill/ and Chester SE

to work -  Monday March 26
Just beside my old High School (when it used to be English).
I have also started a daily couch posting on instagram under alexbrz. This one was the first one there where I am using creative post-processing; as opposed to the documentary style here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Belmore and Fielding NE

to work - Monday March 26

The clock on top of the couch must be telling it that its time is up!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Westbury & Cote St Catherine NE

at lunch - Friday March 23
Often I would take two different photos, one of each couch. Today I had two different instances of two couches at one location - not sure if they are from same apartment or not. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Walkley and Fielding SW



going to work - Friday, March 23
I had taken a photo of these two couches the night before, as well as yesterday's but prefer this shot. Yesterday's couch is in the background - You will have to enlarge to see it)