Saturday I awoke to find a light frost outside. I grabbed my camera gear and decided to hike down to the creek behind our home. The frost was quickly vanishing, but I was able to capture a young blackberry sprout with a silver lining around it’s leaves.
I carried a pair of rubber boots that my son left behind when he moved off to college several years ago. They came in handy as I waded out into the creek with my tripod and took several shots.These are several three, five, six, and nine shots HDR images. I processed them using Adobe’s Lightroom 3, Nik’s HDR Efex Pro 2, On One’s Prefect Effects 4, and Nik’s Dfine 2.
Sunday afternoon as I was putting this post together, I realized that my blog had been hacked. Really! All along the top of my header were links for loans. What would anyone expect to gain from hacking my little blog? It is obvious that these people have enough understanding of coding to be destructive. Why not attempt to earn an honest living by being productive? At least go after a site with more than twenty visits a week! How stupid can one person be?
Anyway it really put me into a pickle. First, I called my host, Go Daddy. That call lasted just long enough for them to tell me that it wasn’t their problem. Then I attempted to contact Photocrati. After learning that my one year support had expired, I emailed them anyway and explained that my site had been hacked.
I expected to get a reply saying that I could subscribe to another year support for a certain amount. Instead I was contacted with a new theme and instructions for possibly repairing my site.
Luckily for me everything went well. I backed up my files and uploaded and activated the new theme. Then I changed my password and downloaded a security plugin to help guard against hackers.
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