Thanks for the quick reply, your help is very appreciated!
I tried to downsize all the thumbnails and to get rid of the titles under thumbnails, still I get a clipping in IE. IE doesn't show shadows/round corners either.
if you go to http://dongrusin.dharma-gate.com/gallery/
and click on Ride the rockies 2011, notice how the second line of thumbnails is clipped. Works fine in Safari (pc), firefox, and chrome. so IE 8 remains the biggest issue. Wonder if it is different with 9.
any thoughts on the matter?