I’ve noticed a few different double-deckers touring busses on our morning drive into Philadelphia for my radiation treatments.

I have been taking a photo each morning, each one from just outside the Bodine Center For Radiation Therapy on 11th Street. But those images didn’t show the hustle and bustle and morning life that was happening all around Philadelphia.

Serendipity caused this lively and representative scene to unfold before me. It’s one of my favourites from the last two weeks.

When I was about thirteen years old, my father took us on a family vacation to the UK. I don’t remember much about that trip. Some vague recollection of a visit to London Tower, Harrods, Marks & Spence, Trafalgar Square, and a trip to the countryside to visit the estate home of one of his banking clients1.

But I do remember those double-decker buses. It seemed like they were everywhere. And I do remember riding around London atop the bus. But I don’t remember anything about what I saw.


  1. The English gentleman lived adjacent to our home in Antigua. 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trio by jansenphotojansenphoto (Dutch goes the Photo)

Three heads are better than one?

We’ve all heard of the rules of thirds but have you heard of the rule of three?

The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers in [the] execution of the story and engaging the reader. The reader or audience of this form of text is also thereby more likely to remember the information conveyed. This is because having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern. It makes the author or speaker appear knowledgeable while being both simple and catchy.Wikipedia

Although a writing principle, one of my photography instructors, Loren Fisher, has suggested using this principle when composing images with more than one object of focus.

I’ve been trying to use this principle in my images.

This image was captured earlier this year near South Street Seaport during my lunch break. I used my Fuji X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and shot using an ACROS Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch.

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