For those of you Internet Explorer 7 users out there that found yourself unable to read my blog yesterday, I thank you for your patience. Hopefully everything is back to normal again and you are basking in the glow of PhotoWalkPro goodness now. So here’s the short version of what happened. I updated my version of WordPress and went about the business of posting as usual. My WordPress updates are done for me automatically by GoDaddy when I request the new versions. Since I do most of my posting from my Mac, I went ahead and opend my page in FireFox (my preferred browser) and Safari after the update had completed. Since I didn’t note any problems, I just forged ahead as usual. Today I received an email from Mike Palmer who let me know that he could see the posts in his feed reader but not directly in IE7 (thanks to everyone else that also informed me of their viewing problems).
So, long story short, I rolled back my version update to my last stable version. The problem was though that IE7 still couldn’t display the site. I finally narrowed it down to a WordPress Plug-In, although I’m not sure which one. I just disabled all of them and low and behold, IE7 was working again. I then had to go through the painful process of re-enabling each plug-in one by one and checking IE7 after each one was activated. Not exactly how I was planning on spending my evening but at least I got everything back to where it should be. I would like to tell you that this won’t happen again but I just like to tinker too much. “Leave well enough alone” is not a phrase I am very familiar with.
Since I spent so much time trying to get the blog back on track, I didn’t have much time to prepare a post for today but I do have one thing for you to check out this weekend. If you are the least bit interested in great portrait photography, you need to go check out the Yousuf Karsh website (click here). Chances are that you are already familiar with his body of work. He was photographing celebrities and world leaders as far back as the early 20th century, right up until the time of his death in 2002. His portrait sittings include the likes of President Eisenhower, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemmingway, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and on and on. His portrait sittings numbered somewhere around 15,300, producing over 150,000 negatives. The site doesn’t display his entire body of work but there is enough there to really appreciate his contributions to the photography world. But don’t just stop at his gallery pages, you also need to watch some of his video interviews that offer a look into the life and philosophies of this amazing photographer. There is also a great biography section as well as listings of upcoming exhibitions of his work.
Clicking through this site is a great way to spend an hour or so and you might just learn a thing or two about the lost art of great portraiture. My thanks to Rob Haggart of A Photo Editor for sharing this site with everyone.
So that’s it for this week, don’t forget your Dads this Sunday and remember, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!