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I want to ride by bicycle

By NDODS    
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

Tags: Emotion General Real life Feelings Relationships Well being

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Comments


Humblebee 3 1 England
20 Jul 2012 7:49AM
A great capture Nathan, love the composition and the tired and faded look ... wishing you well ... Carol

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SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:50AM
A striking image with lovely words. Thinking of you and Julie.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:50AM
A fabulous image Nathan - just love it and please accept my UA! Smile I hope today is a good one for you...
Ann
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
20 Jul 2012 7:51AM
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.
20 Jul 2012 7:52AM
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
Tibetan 3 3 England
20 Jul 2012 8:32AM
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.
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
20 Jul 2012 8:33AM
wonderful mood coming up from this frame ..
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
20 Jul 2012 8:43AM
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
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
20 Jul 2012 9:03AM
Well worked with this Nathan
Like the intro info, good capture well framed, best regards Nathan.

John
vickyf Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 9:05AM
Oh dear - I've started singing this and it's going to be in my head all day! Expressive image & love the typefaceSmile
SlowSong Plus
7 6.1k 29 England
20 Jul 2012 9:15AM
I'm humming this as I view. Smile
Leilani 11 29 3 England
20 Jul 2012 9:16AM
Fabulous image and great lyrics. Keep positive! Miracles Happen! Smile
Gypsyman 5 662 England
20 Jul 2012 9:27AM
Nathan, Well done great presentation, but before you get back on the Bike make sure the chain is on. Best wishes Eric.
A great presentation with a magic verse.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.3k 58 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:41AM
Super image Sir.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
20 Jul 2012 10:48AM
I was a big Freddie Mercury fan Nathan.
Such a talent went to waste !!
A clever working here.
Mick.
20 Jul 2012 10:56AM
Nice composition and beautiful narration Nathan. Deep
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
20 Jul 2012 11:05AM
A cracker Nathan excellent bit of work

Brian.........
20 Jul 2012 11:17AM
Photography at its best! I take it to my favorites, with your permission!Smile
20 Jul 2012 11:21AM
fine old bike a bit like me my chain comes off often keep up the good work Nathan

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
20 Jul 2012 11:29AM
Love the song and love your capture Nathan.

Regards

Trev.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Jul 2012 1:16PM
Not familiar with the song, but the image fits it well, Have a good day!
20 Jul 2012 1:47PM
when you express yourself in images that is art. Keep up the great work. Love the image and the meaning to it. Smile
20 Jul 2012 1:57PM
Great image Nathan. Like it.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:03PM
Super image Nathan. Thinking of you. Paul
20 Jul 2012 2:20PM
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.
TanyaH Plus
13 1.2k 339 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:24PM
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.
Mike_Young 9 12 9 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:30PM
Super image, love the text with it too
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
20 Jul 2012 3:04PM
Very well created, Nathan. Carol
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2012 3:40PM
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
yaco 5 Ireland
20 Jul 2012 4:29PM
excellent...nicely done.
20 Jul 2012 7:05PM
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
moiral 6 12 Scotland
20 Jul 2012 7:16PM
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
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 9:52PM
Nice work Nathan, great Queen song, Peter..
netta1234 Plus
4 310 2 Wales
20 Jul 2012 10:33PM
Great work here Nathen,I shall be singing the song and thinking about you when I 'll go out on my bike Wink
NettaSmile
21 Jul 2012 8:53PM
How is your M.O.T, Nathan??????????? Are you on the mend???????????? Best wishes, AniaWink
LexEquine 10 19 United States
24 Jul 2012 8:52PM
'Superb & Poetic Verse & Superb Imagery,' Nathan~

Ciao~ Peter Smile
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
28 Jul 2012 6:49PM
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
28 Jul 2012 9:32PM
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
2 Aug 2012 1:01PM
well composed image

bicycle looks French Tongue
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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