I will confess that I only noticed the three physical, real bicycles when I took the shot. I did not notice the symbols until I started working on this image early this morning. This happens a lot, that I only become aware of thematic elements in a shot I took when I process days, weeks, or even months later. I’m not sure if I noticed them unconsciously when framing the shot originally, or am I really that obtuse sometimes. As I have previously mentioned, often when I am out shooting I get into a “zone” when shooting and my compositional choices are not always at the forefront of my consciousness. Yet for this shot I do distinctly remember thinking “Oh neat, 3 bicycles in a row” so I wasn’t completely unawares.