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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

Voters: andylea, DeSilver, annettep38 and 78 more

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Humblebee 7 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
11 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:50AM
A striking image with lovely words. Thinking of you and Julie.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 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...
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
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.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
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!
Tibetan 7 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 8 5 1 Belgium
20 Jul 2012 8:33AM
wonderful mood coming up from this frame ..
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 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

Richsr 12 91 223 England
20 Jul 2012 9:03AM
Well worked with this Nathan
Like the intro info, good capture well framed, best regards Nathan.

vickyf 14 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
11 8.6k 30 England
20 Jul 2012 9:15AM
I'm humming this as I view. Smile
Leilani 15 29 3 England
20 Jul 2012 9:16AM
Fabulous image and great lyrics. Keep positive! Miracles Happen! Smile
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.
20 Jul 2012 9:38AM
A great presentation with a magic verse.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:41AM
Super image Sir.
mikbee 12 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.
20 Jul 2012 10:56AM
Nice composition and beautiful narration Nathan. Deep
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
20 Jul 2012 11:05AM
A cracker Nathan excellent bit of work

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

achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
20 Jul 2012 11:29AM
Love the song and love your capture Nathan.


taggart Plus
15 47 14 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 10 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:03PM
Super image Nathan. Thinking of you. Paul
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
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
16 1.3k 399 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 Plus
13 22 9 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:30PM
Super image, love the text with it too
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2012 3:04PM
Very well created, Nathan. Carol
ChiliMan 13 135 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 9 Ireland
20 Jul 2012 4:29PM
excellent...nicely done.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
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 9 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.
pdcche 9 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 9:52PM
Nice work Nathan, great Queen song, Peter..
netta1234 8 382 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
21 Jul 2012 8:53PM
How is your M.O.T, Nathan??????????? Are you on the mend???????????? Best wishes, AniaWink
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
24 Jul 2012 8:52PM
'Superb & Poetic Verse & Superb Imagery,' Nathan~

Ciao~ Peter Smile
Glostopcat 13 255 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
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
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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