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Firstly I would like to say a BIG thank you to all those of you who left so very caring, meaningful words and comments regards yesterdays upload depicting my wonderful wife Julie.

This image as captured around the same time as I took the one of Julie as shown in yesterdays upload. It's a very simple yet quite emotive image, depicting a rather dilapidated bicycle, who just needs a quick service, and a bit of TLC to get in back on the road. Which in many ways is a paradigm, to my own emotional and physical well-being. And as for the introductory lines of the 'classic' Queen song 'I want to ride my bicycle', just sum up how I am feeling every now and then.

Regards Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2010 - 5:39 PM
Focal Length:48mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:I want to ride by bicycle
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 7:44 AM
Tags:Emotion, Feelings. Relationships, General, Real life, Well being
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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
20 Jul 2012 - 7:49 AM

A great capture Nathan, love the composition and the tired and faded look ... wishing you well ... Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:50 AM

A striking image with lovely words. Thinking of you and Julie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:50 AM

A fabulous image Nathan - just love it and please accept my UA! Smile I hope today is a good one for you...
Ann

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:51 AM

I knew it was yours frm the thumbnail.
You found the perfect 'vehicle ' to xpress your feelings and the situation in a masterpiece of typesetting. An art often neglected by the lovers of Arial convenience.
The result is very special and deserves my award.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Great song ... singing it now.
Sadly I dont have the balance any more to ride my wonderful "sit up and beg" red bike......
In the Nederlands where I lived it was called an oma.... grandmothers bike.
still singing,,,,,
have a good weekend!
OH .. BY THE WAY I LOVE THIS IMAGE

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Jul 2012 - 8:32 AM

I can hear them singing it right now! and I thought it was Tinnitus! lol. I used to cycle race but not anymore, but you give one thing up and find some thing to take it's place right! Nathan, good luck like it, regards Leon.

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senn
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20 Jul 2012 - 8:33 AM

wonderful mood coming up from this frame ..

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 8:43 AM

Lovely image and sentiment, Nathan. I am a bit worried you might go onto find an image from the other song on this double A side - "Fat Bottomed Girls" TongueGrinGrin

Dave

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:03 AM

Well worked with this Nathan

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JohnChambersPhotography

Like the intro info, good capture well framed, best regards Nathan.

John

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:05 AM

Oh dear - I've started singing this and it's going to be in my head all day! Expressive image & love the typefaceSmile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64390 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:15 AM

I'm humming this as I view. Smile

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:16 AM

Fabulous image and great lyrics. Keep positive! Miracles Happen! Smile

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman  3659 forum posts England
20 Jul 2012 - 9:27 AM

Nathan, Well done great presentation, but before you get back on the Bike make sure the chain is on. Best wishes Eric.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
20 Jul 2012 - 9:38 AM

A great presentation with a magic verse.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53588 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:41 AM

Super image Sir.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

I was a big Freddie Mercury fan Nathan.
Such a talent went to waste !!
A clever working here.
Mick.

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Deep_Bhatia
20 Jul 2012 - 10:56 AM

Nice composition and beautiful narration Nathan. Deep

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 11:05 AM

A cracker Nathan excellent bit of work

Brian.........

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Jul 2012 - 11:17 AM

Photography at its best! I take it to my favorites, with your permission!Smile

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digital_boi
20 Jul 2012 - 11:21 AM

fine old bike a bit like me my chain comes off often keep up the good work Nathan

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
20 Jul 2012 - 11:29 AM

Love the song and love your capture Nathan.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 1:16 PM

Not familiar with the song, but the image fits it well, Have a good day!

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elainebaker
20 Jul 2012 - 1:47 PM

when you express yourself in images that is art. Keep up the great work. Love the image and the meaning to it. Smile

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CraigWalker
20 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM

Great image Nathan. Like it.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

Super image Nathan. Thinking of you. Paul

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 2:20 PM

A wonderful expression .

yesterday only I saw little boy was pushing a bicycle in a supermarket, as gifted by his father who was just signing the bill .I too felt the joy of owning a bicycle by noticing the bright eyes. As I never owned one in my childhood days.

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TanyaH
TanyaH e2 Member 11502 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom40 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 2:24 PM

Very well seen and captured. I love the muted quality of the image, and the fact that you refer to the bicycle as a 'who', not a 'what' (and yes, I have looked at your portfolio and so am familiar with the struggles that you've faced - you're a very brave and deep soul; never forget that). For me, the image itself and the superimposed words become all the more poignant if I cover up the title you've put bottom right ... the words speak for themselves, and don't need the extra title.

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Mike_Young
20 Jul 2012 - 2:30 PM

Super image, love the text with it too

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CarolG
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20 Jul 2012 - 3:04 PM

Very well created, Nathan. Carol

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 3:40 PM

Very good image and symbolism, Nathan Smile

I'm glad you shared with us all you did. Now you know there's nothing to feel insecure about.

Andrew Smile

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yaco
yaco  3 Ireland
20 Jul 2012 - 4:29 PM

excellent...nicely done.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:05 PM

I don't think Freddie would have ridden far on that bicycle! Wink A fine capture and excellent creation, Nathan Smile
Keep your chin up, and take care,
Trev Smile

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
20 Jul 2012 - 7:16 PM

Queen - my favourites. Freddie was my hero. But I think you should adopt 'Don't stop me now' as your signature tune. Your images go from strength to strength, and sometimes show us some of the lows, but that is your wonderful creativity coming to the fore.
I love to drive along on a sunny day (whatever that is), cd on - usually loud, window down, and belt out that song, or another favourite is 'I want to break Free'. Get some strange looks, and liable to get myself a speeding ticket too one of these days TongueGrin.
Buy a tandem and put Julie in front, LOL. Don't tell her I said!
Great image btw.
Moira

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 - 9:52 PM

Nice work Nathan, great Queen song, Peter..

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:33 PM

Great work here Nathen,I shall be singing the song and thinking about you when I 'll go out on my bike Wink
NettaSmile

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 - 8:53 PM

How is your M.O.T, Nathan??????????? Are you on the mend???????????? Best wishes, AniaWink

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 8:52 PM

'Superb & Poetic Verse & Superb Imagery,' Nathan~

Ciao~ Peter Smile

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28 Jul 2012 - 6:49 PM

I think our Mick would love to ride this old bicycle down to his local pub, it is suitably grotty and weathered enough to suit him down to the ground

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rob27  4 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 9:32 PM

Hi Nathan...congratulations on the impressive range of subjects and outstanding images in your really interesting portfolio. Also, many thanks for your observations and comments on several of
my shots. Wink Best, Rob

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2 Aug 2012 - 1:01 PM

well composed image

bicycle looks French Tongue

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Nice one Nathan. Browsing your PF the thumbnail caught my eye as an interesting pic without knowing about the text. The pic stands up on its own but the text makes it so much more. Best of light, Si.

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