Yesterday I was trying to remember when last time I went to the beach, and could not really remember the most recent time. Especially when I went there to swim. Not this year. Not last year. Hmm, seems like its been a while.
No Ads for Now
As you might noticed, there are no more ads on my site. For the last two month I had them on to see what type of money it will bring. Even though I had no control over the type of ads, had no control over where they are shown, I just wanted to see if it will bring at least enough to cover the web hosting costs. Well, the results are in and I have to say that the earnings were pathetic, a few dollars every month. Almost embarrassing how little money their ads are paying. It seems like the site would need to have ten times more visitors to make measly 20-25 dollars per month, which would then cover all the different costs I have with running this blog.
So for now I turned it off. I feel like those ads were getting in the way on the blog for very little value. Ten or so bucks that it earned will have to seat and wait till they make this service a bit more flexible for me to control how to show those intrusive ads and till I have many more visitors. Not sure when that day will come.
The Most Beautiful Beach in the World?
We are back with Friday Mystery Photos, and today are traveling to this beautiful place. Doesn’t it look like the most beautiful sand beach in the world? It sure did when I hiked in that area and came to this view. I wonder if it is actually have some rating on the “most beautiful list”, can’t seem to find it. But of course you guys have to identify it first!
I took this photo with my Lumia 1020 phone. The high resolution image is nice 7712 pixels wide, pretty darn nice for big screen displays.
Saturday Update: A few folks suggested that it is in Maine and that it could be at Acadia National Park, but no one actually identified the beach by its name, which is Sand Beach! Till next Friday!
It is another Friday of course and we have another “Friday Mystery Photo” for you. This one is from a very sunny place as we can see, even with some water, so must be easy to figure out, or is it?
I tried to put this photo through HDR process and it just didn’t look good. Sometimes single raw photo processed with HDR techniques can produce very nice results, not in this case. I liked the original look of it much better.
Although we spent only half a day in Antalya itself, it is the place I’d like to visit again. I mean, judge it for yourself, pretty awesome if you ask me. After taking this photo we made our way to a restaurant that seats on the cliff right above the beach. I must say that I enjoyed the view down below while sipping some beer and eating shishkabubs.
I did very little post processing to this photo. On a beautiful day, at a beautiful place like this no post processing is required. Pretty much straight out from the camera for your viewing pleasure. And if you want to see it in high resolution all you need to do is click on it.