Sunday, June 30, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #8

from March 30, 2012
At the end of a driveway - in this case I don't think the bicycles are being thrown out, but I may be wrong as for many years I biked to work on bikes that I either got free or paid less than $10 and they were fine.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #9

from July 2, 2011
 I was surprised looking through my photos that I didn't have more rusted bicycles thrown out at same time as the couch 


Friday, June 28, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #10

from April 18, 2012
Starting a new series - number ten is obviously a better photo of the bicycle than the couch

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #1

from February 10, 2013- enough light still to take without flash at 1/8 of a second

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #2

from November 16, 2010- the nicest photo were the flash creates the ambience- not quite 6pm but it gets dark early in Montreal in the winter. It was gone before I passed by the next morning.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #3

from January 28, 2013 at just before midnight on my way home from camera club (actually the bar after the Camera Club)


Monday, June 24, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #4

from November 14, 2012 - one of the more interesting couches that I have come across (will it be in that top ten?) with the photo the next morning below


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #6

I wrote about this encounter when it happened - they were throwing out the couch below and replacing it with the red one which they had carried for probably more than a kilometer!
the couch below was not there the next morning when I passed by!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #7

from April 13, 2012 - the worn leather was enhanced by the flash
the one below from the next morning


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #8


two similar couches tied for eighth spot - the first from October 30, 2012 and the one below May 5, 2010
further below their daytime photos




Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #9

from February 6, 2013 - not in season yet, nor on my bike route - but I saw these two couches while driving my son downtown and casually indicated to him that I had seen them as we drove past - He said "Just photograph them on your way home" - so I took his advice


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Couch Photos Taken at Night #10

from March 3, 2010 - the earliest I took out my bicycle to start going to work - below the next morning when there was more light (above at 7 pm with 1 second exposure - I must have rested it on a car for stability)


Monday, June 17, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #1

from May 27, 2012 in Florence Italy
I have begun to have a bit of a reputation for being able to find couches, and had a number of people waiting to see if I would find any on our European holiday. I was very excited to come across this one in the old city and especially as I was able to post it at the time.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #2

from August 8, 2010 in Burlington Vermont
My wife and I went for a weekend getaway and I can't remember exactly where this couch was, but it was where we were in that I know we didn't stop the car to take the photo.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #3

From July 25, 2010
My sister in law is an artist who has converted a church in Mew Brunswick into her studio. We visited her and I saw this in the next door neighbour's back yard. It really isn't abandoned at the moment - but I have a premonition that after a few rainstorms it may be.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #5

from September 9, 2009 in Hungary. 
We went on the trip with a few couples, including the Mailaths ( a count) who were descended from wealthy landowners. We went to see two of the estates - one is now an Unesco site - while this one had been turned into an school for wayward girls and subsequenbtly abandoned. The building was completely empty except for these couches.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #6

from September 8, 2012 We were visiting my brother-in-law in Ancaster for his birthday get-together when we needed to run some errands in Hamilton when I came across this photo opportunity.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #7

from June 21, 2012 in Gatineau. We were there to see the Van Gogh exhibit in Ottawa, followed by the opening of the CHAC Re-InSitu show in Gatineau, where I had a few pieces showing. While we were looking for a Bistro to have a quick drink and light meal I came across this couch.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #8

One of my earlier couch photos - taken February 19, 2010 in Vancouver for the Olympics

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #9

On our way to our neighbour's daughter's wedding in Lachute- I stopped to take this abandoned couch

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Top Ten Couches - while away #10


a three way tie for tenth- just had to put as many as I could of these couches (although not all- Paris and Frankfurt were very poor specimens). Above from January 1, 2011 near my sisters in the Catskills in upper state New York, a few days after the one below taken from a moving car while in New York City. The last one below is from  February 3, 2012 while visiting my nephew and family in Fort Lauderdale