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T3 Tied Ralph

T3 Tied Ralph
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Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-16
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Pets
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2007/10/26 "T3 Thai Tie Tye" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 15:37
Viewed: 1752
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Didn't have a clue what to post for this theme.
So went into the archives and got this.

Taken last year at Christmas time.

BTW, that's really the color of his face. He's 15 years old :-) and going on 2.

The Necktie Origin or neck tie history dates back a mere hundred years or so, for they came into existence as the direct result of a war. In 1660, in celebration of its hard fought victory over Turkey, a crack regiment from Croatia (then part of the Austro Hungarian Empire) visited Paris. There, the soldiers were presented as glorious heroes to Louis XIV, a monarch well known for his eye toward personal adornment. It so happened that the officers of this regiment were wearing brightly colored handkerchiefs fashioned of silk around their necks. These neck cloths, which probably descended from the Roman fascalia worn by orators to warm the vocal chords, struck the fancy of the king, and he soon made them an insignia of royalty as he created a regiment of Royal Cravattes. The word "cravat," incidentally, is derived from the word "Croats." Source: Wikipedia.

PP: Cropped, resized and framed.

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And HELLO and THANK YOU VERY MUCH to those of you that leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).
He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?
-- Stephen King

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
-- George F. Burns

I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.
-- Rodney Dangerfield

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Bonsoir Pierre :)
Il est beau Ralph ! Il a sorti sa superbe cravate pour l'occasion :))) Belle pose, regard tendre et son 'papa' a ajouté un magnifique cadre !
Pourquoi T3 ? j'avoue ne pas comprendre :o(((

Hello Pierre!
I like very muchyour picture, espacilly the effect!
Lovely dog!
Have a nice week-end!
Best regrds!

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-10-26 15:58]
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OHHHHHH Ralph...
Pierre he is so handsome! Great Tie for the theme... Fridays are so much fun
This was last year... How much more distinguished does he look a year later?


Max is just starting to get a little white under his chin...

Aww! Whatta cutie composition, Pierre. I wanna hug this cutie pie. Good selection and pp-work.
Freddie :)

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-10-26 18:00]

Adorable picture! Nice pose and so sweet looking. I like your framing and all I can say is awwww!! :) TFS

Hello Pierre,

lovely shot of Ralph for the T3 theme.. u r the 2nd person in this TL that i know who have a dog by the name Ralph :))i love his eyes..

wonderful compo, detail and frame.. hope u have a wonderful weekend.

tfs and regards, terry

  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-10-27 0:04]

Good old Ralph in his T3 Tie. He's got in early for this Christmas!! WHat a dear old fellow he is.
I like his portrait and what you've done to the frame

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-10-27 0:44]

Your dog looks so kind. I love his eyes, and the necktie is priceless. Also your note and cute quotes. TFS

He is starting to show almost as much grey/white as you and I Pierre :). Excellent submission for the them (which I completely forgot). Good PP work and well presented. TFS,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-27 4:54]

Perfect entry into the theme!
And I see that Christmas is already on its way :)
Very clever framing device once again

Piet.. excellent
Welldone and good weekend to Diane and you

Hi Pierre

What a lovely entry for the theme, fits very well and the notes are cool too :-)

He photographs very well and your PP work is excellent here, My lab is 10 now and pretty much the same going on 1 1/2 though

TFS and for joining in the fun, next weeks theme is sports or sporting.

Regards Smurfie

Bonjour Pierre,
Jolie composition de Ralph ;) très beau golden et il est très vieux et bien conservé,excellent cliché et cadre, les couleurs magnifiques et un très beau portrait.bien vue.

Hello Pierre,

Lovley shot of Ralph. Looks now he is great model to shoot :-)
SHarp, details, good light and love that frame. TFS


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-27 7:43]

merhaba myfriend Pierre...
verynice portrait and shot...welldone..bravo...selamlar

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-10-27 16:15]
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My Dearest "Pierre"-

This is a wonderful posting for the theme, but I would rather you had not mentioned Christmas, just yet. Lovely Dog and well .. interesting Tie. Sorry about the mix up.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2007-10-27 18:46]

That's a great looking dog Pierre. And yes, I can tell he's old, but 15 is indeed an impressive age for a retriever. He gives you a great pose there and deserve a scratch behind the ear for it and a point from me. On the picture now, sorry but I'm going to be honest... Technically it is weak. The composition is great but his white fur is overexposed quite badly. Such light fur is rather difficult to expose properly using flash. Most of the detail is lost and there are plenty of highlights. Blurring the background in post-processing is very obvious and unsightly, leaving a hallo around the dog. I find frames like this that leave parts of the picture hanging out to be very annoying and amateurish, but this is certainly a matter of personal taste.

Hello Pierre, great shot of Ralph looking relaxed in his tie! Nice frame work! Have a good day :} Don

Hey Ralph! Don Cherry wants his tie back!!!!!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-10-29 9:15]

Hi Pierre,
Ahhhhh--a smile to my face. Excellent portrait of Ralph-such an expression and great posting for the theme. TFS Julie

Hi Pierre,
Wonderful portrait Ralph. Very nicely framed, of course, nice colors and perfect sharpness and detail.
PS: And now I'm going to analyse the theme in order to start preparing my posting :)

Very well captured , the colours and detail just right.

Bye bye

Bonjour Pierre
Bel hommage à ce bon vieux gros toutou !!!

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 4 N: 204] (656)
  • [2007-11-04 19:48]

HI Pierre,

I love the way the framing works .. both with the subject moving through it technique and the tone .. much wisdom in those old eyes .. I think I see some strange fragment working through the background and over his eye on the right side of the image .. wonderful senior fellow .. very nice image.

take care,


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