Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Fences #5

from August 20, 2013
another instagram treatment - I have been posting a couch daily on Instagram for almost two years and come across those treatments when I look for my top tens more often now. The square crop is now in vogue, but I see on Instagram a few more that a starting to post the old 2 by 3 aspect ratio

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Fences #7

from April 25, 2009
a couch you may recognize from my google streetview series- this one was actually hidden by the fence, as I took the photo inside the yard- my first indication that I had an unusual skill at finding unwanted couches

Monday, October 28, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Fences #8

from April 9, 2012
my instagram treatment - this one made me think off the old TV ads "don't fence me in" , where it stayed for a few weeks before it was freed into the garbage truck - although I can not say for sure, as I never saw it curbside

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Top Ten Couches with Fences #10

Starting a new series of top tens - fences- and trying to get an example of the different types .
from August 3, 2012 
(this was a candidate for my top ten with people in them) 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Top Ten Graffiti Couches #1

from November 26, 2012 - in the same location as yesterday's graffiti couch, but with the graffiti updated.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Top Ten Graffiti Couches #2

from April 25, 2009 
my son has a 20" by 30" version of this on his bedroom wall

Friday, October 18, 2013

Top Ten Graffiti Couches #8

from February 15, 2012 - just a few days and feet away from yesterday's graffiti couch

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Top Ten Graffiti Couches #10

a start of a new top ten - graffiti is the perfect complement to a thrown out couch
not from my normal bike route, as it was from June 27, 2010 - the start of the July 1 throw your couch out weekend

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #1

from May 16, 2013
may not really be the best photo, BUT it is my first couch that I have had to throw away
I needed to cut it in pieces to get it out of the house, but felt the need to re-assemble it to take its final portrait.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #2

from August 10, 2012
was this one embarrassed and had to turn its back to the passers-by, or is it just taking its last farewell looks

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #5

from July 1, 2010
some of these Montreal west couches remind me of portraits that I have seen of owners proudly in front of their houses, only these couches merely were inhabitants

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #6

from January 26, 2013
another Westminster couch - it seems you could sit on it while waiting for something

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #7

from June 3, 2013
I seem to live in a proud neighbourhood - they give dignity to their couches in their last hours

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #8

from March 25, 2011, 
another one which is a stone's throw away from my house - but not quite sure if I could really throw a stone this far - but just one block away

Monday, October 7, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #9

from September 21, 2009
Montreal West is not a very big town ( I think less than 1500 households) and even at that I am confined to a maximum of one third of it with my bicycle route, yet I felt that I had enough to chose a top ten.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Top Ten Montreal West Couches #10

from September 30, 2013
starting a new series today- couches closest to home in Montreal West- There is a greater pleasure when I come across a couch at the start of my bicycle ride to work, as I no longer worry about not finding a couch- and at if it is at the end, it ends my day of work perfectly. I have featured 5 or 6 other couches from Montreal West in other top tens, and I seem to be able to make nicer pictures of them than other parts of my route. As of today I have 52 couch photos to choose from for this top ten.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Top Ten Seats from Cars #1

It seems that my favorite part of the unwanted couch project has become the late travels of these objects before they go to their final resting place. I did my top ten series of them from ------ and here is my second example with these car seats. The original photo below was taken May 17, 2011 and the ones above on August 12, 2013. I bicycle past this location every day and what was interesting is that I had not seen one of the two for more than a year until they cut the overgrowth at the back of the parking spot. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Top Ten Seats from Cars #2

three photos of this one, this one from December 12, 2012 and although I don't have the photo to show the sequence, I walked by this spot every week or so at lunch and saw this carseat, and was pleased when he finally had a buddy; only to have the buddy disappear in a few days leaving the car seat all my his lonesome again.

from March 8, 2013

from April 27, 2012

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Top Ten Seats from Cars #3

from May 8, 2009
this one has a special place in my heart- I featured it on my blog on June 14, 2011 with the title "Google Earth Couches #9"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Top Ten Seats from Cars #4

from July 18, 2012
someone just got rid of this in a parking lot - like the lines

Tuesday, October 1, 2013