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Italy Happened, then the website attack was discovered…


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!

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Bella Italia


I’ve been to this location at least a dozen times now, and each time it is different. I love that. The new groves of olive trees are adding texture to the sloped around the house, and the foreground field had beautiful purple-rose colors of clover. It added a lot to the scene, along with the soft ground mist from morning dew. We photographed around Pienza for two days and now, we’re in Umbria, having fun visiting the hill towns of this region. Afternoon cloudy skies have meant afternoon light has eluded us to some degree, but we’re finding plenty to photograph regardless. Perugia is amazingly quiet at night, for being a university town, so sleep has been easy with open windows. Heading to Assisi this afternoon to explore and photograph through the later light of the day.



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