Yes, it’s been a rather long time since my last post, but for many a good reason. It was all to keep you, my dear readers, safe from harm!
It’s been a rather interesting past two weeks – I returned home from Italy with a plan to edit pictures and post on the site, but instead I’ve been trying to resolve some issues that came up with my site. Initially it was just a small ‘bad’ file; then it got worse and google and my server scanning program found more bad files and code. YIKES! I received web attack messages when I went to my website that had me shakin’ in my boots! Being the person to deal with everything web (read that as everything in my office!), I have been learning about malicious downloads, infections, hidden codes, and way more than I cared to know about, but I had to dive in and try to resolve things.
TODAY, I am grateful to say that my website is clean – and I got the ‘seal of approval’ back from my server saying so. whew. It’s been a long drawn out confusing nightmare, and that’s why you haven’t seen any posts from me for two weeks! If I posted, it would go up onto facebook and twitter and I didn’t want anyone going to the site and getting something ‘bad’, as not all browsers indicated there was a problem, ironically. And it was intermittent, even worse!
Oh, yes, the image. This is from the town of Pitigliano, an ancient hill town that sits on the top of eroded tufa and it’s quite a neat place. I gave it an ‘antique plate’ feel using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2, as it seemed to help express the age of the village. It was at the very beginning of our trip, while en route to Pienza, and it was not the perfect time of day for a color image, but I knew it would work in black and white well…
Glad to have all the web issues behind me, so I can get back to posting here safely!
Good to hear from you again — I was wondering if we’d lost you completely to Italy. Sorry to hear about the computer problems, what a nightmare! Hope you’re enjoying some downtime now…
Oh no! So sorry for the site issues but happy you are back at it safely.
Glad you’re back!
Thanks, Lou; never really gone, just slowed down sometimes by technology!!
I was thinking the other day……..”There’s been no pictures from Brenda…..hope all is well.” Happy to hear you’re up and running, and thanks for not passing the bugs along. 🙂
Interesting what you did with this image in translating its “ancientness.” It worked!
Yes, sigh…it’s been a fun two weeks. But hopefully all’s back running fine again. I need to get to editing my pics and other business things! Thanks, Lin, I though the treatment was right for this one. The mid-day image in color was OK but just flat. I plan to visit this place again but earlier in the day when the light is lower, now that we know about the town. It was a new discovery and the thing we liked about the town was that it was NOT visited by the tour buses, therefore more authentic in some ways.
I know the feeling! I went through the same thing Brenda about a week ago. It must be making the rounds! After 35 messages with tech support I finally resolved the issue, but it was a learning experience I could have done without. Glad you’re back up and running.
Thanks, Russ. Yes, it’s a nightmare when you are the webmaster yourself and NOT an expert by any means. But I’m becoming one – ha!