Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top Ten Plaid Couches #7

from June 28, 2010
I like how the pattern of the uni-stone echoes the plaid of the couch

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #1

from May 16, 2012
the yellow dandelions and the white flowers in the background make you forget that this just an UNWANTED couch

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #4

from August 2, 2010
with the symbol of Montreal visible on the garbage can

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #5

from August 31, 2009
when I review the photos to make my top tens, I am surprised how many are hard see that they are not in the country

Monday, July 22, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #6

from April 19, 2013
I like the beige pillow echoing the beige armchair behind the very blue couch

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #8

from May 15, 2012
Not 100% sure it really is a blue couch underneath - an impressive cover when you look at it!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Top Ten Blue Couches #10

from April 20, 2012
 the start of a new series
this one reminds me of PacMan for some reason

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Top Ten Red Couches #1

From July 2, 2013

Last year I determined that June 30, 2013 would be peak day (this decade) for taking photos of thrown out couches in Montreal as Canada Day fell on a Monday. I had planned to get up early and see how many I could find in one day. Two years ago I got 91 on Canada day. My wife did not take this into consideration when she arranged our holidays, so we actually only got back on July 1 at 7pm so I will have to wait.
 
The consolation was I did manage to photograph 22 going to and from work on Tuesday, including the one above.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Red Couches #2

from April 29, 2013
In my tradition of self-promotion, if you want to see one of my weekly one minute videos on Flickr, I have one featuring my photos of ladders that I posted February 25, 2013 - so this one could not get in!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Top Ten Red Couches #4

from May 2, 2010
The red really dwarfs the other couch in the photo, and I keep thinking it wants to eat me up!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Top Ten Red Couches #7

from June 10, 2009
I remember thinking how messy hide-a-beds were when they were thrown out.
Somehow the red overpowers this, and I like this red more and more

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #1


from November 10, 2008
the photo that started it all! 
It was not taken as a photo of a thrown out couch - but rather I found the juxtaposition of the thrown out couch with the word classy to be interesting. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #2

from April 28, 2013
I went on a photo shoot, primarily to take pictures of Montreal architecture, but couldn't resist taking a photo of  this couch when I came across it.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #4

from June 12, 2013
I must confess that I was short of photos with bicycles in them, so I didn't avoid getting it in the frame 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #5

from December 23, 2011
hardly a photo of a bicycle, but I just found this photo in my normal catalog (not couches) and liked it and said to myself why not - also easier to enjoy winter photos in the summer

Monday, July 1, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Bicycles #7

from April 4, 2013
The first in the top ten that has my own bicycle in it. Usually I don't walk around my subject matter so much as to capture my own bicycle in the frame, but I had difficulty getting an image I liked of this couch