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After trawling my arc hives I came across this photograph which I captured a little while ago. As soon as I saw it I reminded me of my battered Red and Black Ford Escort which I drove home for Christmas Leave all the way from Germany. Chris Rea had just brought out his brilliant track "Driving Home for Christmas"

Driving home for Christmas

Oh, I can't wait to see those faces
I'm driving home for Christmas, yea
Well I'm moving down that line
And it's been so long
But I will be there
I sing this song
To pass the time away
Driving in my car
Driving home for Christmas

It's gonna take some time
But I'll get there
Top to toe in tail-lights
Oh, I got red lights on the run
But soon there'll be a freeway
Get my feet on holy ground

So I sing for you
Though you can't hear me
When I get through
And feel you near me
I am driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
With a thousand memories

I take look at the driver next to me
He's just the same
Just the same

Top to toe in tail-lights
Oh, I got red lights on the run
I'm driving home for Christmas, yea
Get my feet on holy ground
So I sing for you
Though you can't hear me
When I get trough
And feel you near me
Driving in my car
Driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
With a thousand memories

I hope that you all have a great and thank you for your most welcomed messages, comments and words of wisdom following yesterdays upload.

Regards as always Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Tamron SP DI AF 90.0 mm Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 May 2012 - 12:34 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Driving home for Christmas...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:22 Dec 2012 - 9:35 AM
Tags:Shadowily Saturday, Wildlife / nature
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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:42 AM

The blur gives a sense of movement, nicely thought. Thank you for the lyrics.

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:46 AM

Hahaha................ Like it, VrooooooooooooomGrin
Diane

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:52 AM

Love the title. I like that you are reflected on his shiny back Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51296 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:53 AM

Beetling off home Tongue. I always wanted a MkI Escort but never quite managed it.

Dave

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

A super title, Nathan, he looks tired, maybe he's been travelling from Germany, too Smile Carol

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fificat100
22 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

I agree with Nonur the blur does give a sense of movement.
- One of my all-time most fave artists, and I love that song.

Lavina

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abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
22 Dec 2012 - 9:56 AM

Oh if only you were driving a Beetle!SmileSmileSmile

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franken
franken Plus Member 123471 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:57 AM

Like it Nathan

Ken.

ps, one of my favourite tracks from Chris Rea.

Ken

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 10:16 AM

I love the reflection in the ladybird's shiny back! Nice capture, pity we barely see ladybirds anymore locally. Damn over-development... Sad

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Dec 2012 - 10:50 AM

Reminds me a bit of my old VW special lol. same shape, nice one like it! regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114320 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 10:52 AM

I hate that song!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 - 11:17 AM

Looks like a nice and sturdy vehicle that won't be prone to speeding ! A great capture Nathan.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 11:26 AM

It reminds me of a little wind up toy SmileSmile
Helen

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
22 Dec 2012 - 11:33 AM

Nice little ladybird.

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digital_boi
22 Dec 2012 - 11:54 AM

a well posed reflection in the is one NathanTongueWink dont know about driving home of Christmas but driving rain up here miserable

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
22 Dec 2012 - 11:56 AM

Now that song is running thru my head

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:09 PM

One of my favourite songs this time of year combines well with the image, Nathan. Well thought out and presented.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Ray

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achieverswales
22 Dec 2012 - 12:14 PM

Great photo Nathan I had a crap car on my trips home from Paderbon. Did you know that Chris Rea thought of this song going home I think to Middlesborough from the Apple studios in London where he worked on Christmas Eve, thinking he was about to loose his house because of money problems! When he arrived home there was a letter with the first royalty check for Fool If You Think It's Over! He has not looked back since. thought this was a great Christmas story.

Have a great Christmas my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:45 PM

The title is perfect Nathan - I love that Chris Rea song too. Great image and very apt!
Ann

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8686 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1190 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

Lovely idea, the green leaf as a micro-motorway...
Moira

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:49 PM

Perfect fit with title choice! I love Chris Rea's music!

Ann

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 1:03 PM

think it will be swimming home for christmas up here Nathan, hope you have a nice festive timeSmile

Rod

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Bzox
Bzox Plus Member 2Bzox vcard Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 Dec 2012 - 1:15 PM

Excellent! Like a car on a highway.
Thanks on all your comments and Merry Christmas.GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 1:47 PM

Love the title and the shot Nathan.
Happy Christmas to you.
Ron

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williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 2:24 PM

a nice one well taken.

billy

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User_Removed
22 Dec 2012 - 2:25 PM

This takes me back also driving back from Germany for holidays and using fuel vouchers in last BP station before crossing the border to use? ha happy days. Happy Christmas Bob

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 2:28 PM

I hope she'll take it easy just incase she get stopped by the Police for a breath test.
I wish you a Happy Christmas with your family,and also wish you a Happy and Healthy New year.Smile
NettaSmile

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UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 2:30 PM

Looks like he(she) has been gone over with a chamaois leather, lovely shine Smile

Thankyou for the votes on my Stonehenge Solstice series...I have managed to get out for the first time in ages .

Gareth

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 2:39 PM

Wonderful image and the most perfect lyrics to go with it, Nathan. Ta SmileSmile

Andrew

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11211 forum postsdudler vcard England482 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 3:10 PM

The thumbnail said "starting out on a journey" before I read the caption...

Happy Christmas, Nathan, and may 2013 bring happiness, wealth, and health.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 3:24 PM

Lovely image with a great title Nathan Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
Jim

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 3:52 PM

What a great title it fits so well we this lovely image Nathan and it's not the M25 death road i just wish they would drive at ladybird speed for Christmas so we all get
home. Nathan have a very Happy Christmas with all the family and stay safe.

Gary

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thedon1941
22 Dec 2012 - 4:04 PM

Lovely Macro Nathan. Is that your reflection I see on the ladybird? Brilliant. Two for the orice of one! Hope you have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Don

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TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 4:07 PM

More of a VW Beetle than a Ford Escort, I think! Wink A great close-up however, Nathan Smile
Again, hope you have a great Christmas Smile
Trev Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 5:00 PM

Great close-up capture Have a great Christmas
Steve

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 5:26 PM

Well capture and lovely song Nathan. Feliz Navidad to you and your family.Nice song too.
Elena

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JaniceFreeman
22 Dec 2012 - 5:27 PM

Knocks spots off the other Nathan Wink Thank you for your encouragement and comment on my images. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas. Janice

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22 Dec 2012 - 5:32 PM

Wonderfully presented with the write up.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
22 Dec 2012 - 6:06 PM

Lovely capture Nathan, and it's certainly a well polished little ladybug - great reflection as well ... Carol Grin

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 - 10:12 PM

Great title Nathan and a well shiney ladybird, it's a bugs life in the slow lane, Peter..
Merry Christmas..

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carper123 Plus Member 3218 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

Luv the composition and subject, great title and my fav Christmas song.
You have a great Christmas, Nathan.
Well done, superb images this year.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
23 Dec 2012 - 6:03 PM

Even ladybug rushes home for Christmas tableSmile
Wish you Christmas happiness,
Wish you Christmas cheer,
Wish you days and days of joy
Throughout the coming year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Nathan!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards valery

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 - 11:44 PM

Did you manage be on time, Nathan?SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
AniaWink

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 5:30 PM

a wonderful poem from Valery for this joyful capture.
keep them coming
Merry Christmas to you and lots of light and photo opportunities for 2013

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM

Remember to always check your Rea view mirror when driving home for xmas

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25 Dec 2012 - 3:43 PM

The little guy or gal pictured should be able to avoid those jams and tailbacks by flying home for Christmas! As usual I'm left to bring up the REA as there is loads of traffic in front of me!Grin

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Michaela_Solway

Great imagination ... I love this Chris Rea song & ladybirds are photogenic.. Nice combo

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