Photo Challenges


I messed up.

I messed up bad. Real bad.

I’ve been whining like a baby about writing ever since that cold traumatic February writing challenge. Then, I told myself that I’d take part in P.J.’s photo blog challenge. Hell, you only have to post 5 photos and only once a month. How hard could it be?

I know, right?

Well, I bailed for March but I was determined to make it for April. except for some reason I thought I had to post on May 1st. So I’m late. Really late! Anyway, bear with me. I’m still getting the hang of my camera, and I still ended up using my phone for a few shots.

The theme: Transportation

1. Get Me Out Of Here!
I run down these stairs every day at quitting time to escape the chains of my taskmasters. They transport me to freedom. Freedom! The building was built in the 1940’s. Dig that sweet, sweet, art deco goodness.


2. Look Out Below!
Gotta love the neighbourhood Debris Tube. Great for transporting debris from upstairs, to downstairs. The diameter is quite impressive too, like you could probably throw a corpse in there and it wouldn’t even get stuck. Not like I’d know anything about that.



3. Garbage Day
Garbage being transported to its final resting place: the dump. Fantastic. I was downwind when I took this shot. The things I do for blogging…

garbage truck montreal

4. Footwear
The boot is to the foot as the hood is to the engine. Or something like that. Ok, let’s not get too deep. It’s a boot. And yes, my foot is on my dining table. I live like an animal.

blundstones black

5. Cycling
And finally, the requisite cycling photo. Cycling as transportation or leisure? This is a rare moment where everyone is actually obeying the traffic signals! I just had to take a photo or no one would have believed me.

bike safety montreal

No go see what everyone else did for this Photo Challenge. Although you probably already have, since I’m so incredibly late.

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  • Oh, you’re not late, Mike! It’s still April when you posted! I like how you put things together for this theme. And I do have a “reminder” e-mail thing setup, if you want me to add you to the list for future months.

  • MikeWJ

    Mike, you have a great eye. I love the art deco railing and the waste chute, which is a strange but compelling photo. The man on the garbage truck was a brilliant, if lucky, idea that I wish I’d had.

    As for the boot on the table: I hope your mom doesn’t see that.

  • I think I might have liked to join in with this one. Once a month, I think I could do. Love the staircase. It takes me back many years, to my place of work once.

  • I have no idea what you’re whining about, you’re a natural at this. You have such a great eye for photography. I think the garbage truck is my favourite, though.

  • Mike, you done good! Your perspective on all of these is terrific. That railing is gorgeous & that garbage chute is the most curious thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Please join, Babs! Pulease?

  • I love the garbage truck. Good timing. It must have been a warm day in Montreal. The guy on the truck is sleeveless. Tough guy, eh. Great group of photos.

  • Great set of photos that capture a wonderfully broad interpretation of “transportation”. In this case late is definitely better than never.

  • I have!

  • All of your photos are great. I particularly like the boot on the table. There’s just something marvelously masculine about that photo. I would know immediately it was not Nicky’s foot, now wouldn’t I? Very very cool!

  • Lisa

    I’m later than you are! Only because I wasn’t able to get it together yesterday. Love your interpretation of transportation in the second shot!

  • Mike Davis

    Love the art deco stair rail. Great photos.

  • Thanks, Mike. They don’t build ’em like they used to.

  • Thanks, Lisa. I was sure I’d be the last one, but it turns out that more than a few stragglers showed up 😉

  • Of course you would. You have an eye for these things 😉

  • Thank you.

  • Yep, summer finally showed up with a vengeance, as it always does.

  • Thanks, Cheryl. It’s is pretty strange depending how you look at it. That building is being turned into lofts. Maybe I’ll take a follow up pic in a few months.

  • Thanks, Z. The garbage truck really reeked and I went through hell to get that shot.
    Ok, so it just happened to pass by 🙂

  • Thanks, Babs. And it is my place of work at the moment 🙂

  • You’d be right about the garbage truck. Pure luck.

  • Thanks P.J., made it just under the wire 🙂

  • Mike, you always have such a creative take on things. Very cool pictures.

  • Super cool shots!!!

  • Great pics, although you may have gotten some funny looks when you photographed a garbage truck. 😉


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