October 25, 2013
New Stuff and Pics for October
Yo, been a long time since I added pics and posts but better late that never i suppose! Been spending all my spare time working on a new site at photorasa.com – its a photography site or photoblog featuring numerous high quality nature and animal photos plus some people portraits and anything else i fancy snapping!
New posts and images content from May to October :-
New pics in the butterflies in kent gallery
Some posts featuring pics from my holiday in Brixham, Devon including a steam train and boat trip , A visit to Totnes and its market and Torquay
I will endevour to add more pics and images as and when i can time permitting, cetaris paribus, etc etc , before it starts snowing hopefully!
May 3, 2013
New Photo Galleries in April
All the gallery posts from the ayay blog in rainy April –
St Peter’s Church in Boughton Monchelsea
February 25, 2013
New Photo Galleries in February
There have been a fair few new blog posts with photo galleries in February, mostly of a natural, erm, nature. These are catch-up posts featuring mostly photos taken last year. Here is a summary :-
birth of a lava lamp – a group of images in chronological order describing the beginnings of a new lava lamp.
birds at aylesford priory – bird shots from a visit to aylesford priory last year.
faversham boatyard – pics from a trip north kent and faversham boatyard.
horses – various pics of horses
black hebridian sheep in loose valley – this hardy breed of sheep are often left to browse arounf loose valley
cows – various pics of cows
January 3, 2013
A New Site, a New Blog, a New Day
Hi, this is ayay.co.uk, the newly revamped and revitalized site born from the ashes of wallpapers-free.co.uk. The primary change to proceedings is a new blog for the site. I will be posting news about new wallpapers, content and any other information worth sharing, but the main purpose of the blog will be to share photos – to create a pictorial record of the places I visit and present it with a bit of prose and a photo gallery. A new blog may not seem like a big deal but it will enable me to categorise and display a large amount of photos and images from my travels quickly and easily. I’ve already added some posts and pics describing some recent travels to interesting places – ancient villages, hidden towns, nature parks, old churches and mystical fantasy universes . I hope you enjoy the photos! And if you don’t, bah humbug to you!
Why Change the Site?
Wallpapers-free was only ever meant to be a casual undertaking, a pastime, a way to earn a little bit of extra money, something to beaver away with when there was nothing better to do. But as anyone who runs a website will tell you, it can become an addiction – even an obsession – as you tweaks things here and add things there to make the site better, bigger, stronger; and as you see the site grow and improve you tweak things again – and then again. And so I ended up spending more and more time with wallpapers-free. But I never really liked the name. Its not the name of a serious site, its an EMD (exact match domain) name. But changing the domain name of a site can be a tricky thing – you invariably lose traffic from the changeover – at least initially – and the changeover requires some serious effort. And the site was performing quite well. So I figured ” if it ain’t broke…” .
Well, then Google went and broke it. In September 2012 a change to their search ranking system in relation to EMD’s resulted in my wallpapers-free site traffic dropping by a half. Rather than get upset and annoyed by this misfortune I took a pragmatic approach to the whole sorry affair and tried to look at the positives. Did my site deserve the drop in traffic? No, but this sort of thing happens all the time with search rankings and is likely to happen again so you just have to roll with the punches. And hadn’t Google given me the perfect opportunity to rebrand, improve and expand my site? I was now motivated to get my lost traffic back and then some. No silly search engine technology company with a funny name is going to beat me! Oh no! No sir!
So really I’m hoping the great google traffic crash will be a blessing in disguise for me.. Let’s find out
Latest Wallpaper Additions
January 7, 2013
New section added featuring pictures of dinosaurs! A large variety of images include collections for amphibians, early mammals, armoured dinosaurs and strange dinosaurs. A nice, modern collection showing some vividly coloured dinosaurs and also partially feathered ones, in accordance with current opinion regarding the appearance of dinosaurs.
White Dwarf Magazine Covers
Large collection of White Dwarf covers added to the magazine cover section. White dwarf is a cult magazine first started in 1977 and interested in role playing and table top games. It was published by games workshop and originally featured a wide variety of games features from dungeons and dragons and call of cthuhlu to games workshop’s own products such as fighting fantasy books and Warhammer. Eventually it changed and transformed into a magazine specifically for Warhammer vanilla and 40000 versions, promoting the myriad new figures, objects and products connected to the hobby.
The covers in this collection are from the first issue to the time period just before the magazine changed to featuring games workshop only products. The later magazines feature, in my opinion, less attractive covers. The mid-period magazines in particular feature some fantastic sci-fi and fantasy art that was never matched in later issues. There are a few missing issues which i hope to find in future. There is nothing more on the internet that i can find so will have to find and scan the originals I think!
Latest Posts on The Photo Blog
June 11, 2013
Steam Train and Boat Journey from Churston to Dartmouth
The trip starts at the village of Churston near Brixham in Devon. It seemed a good idea to take the trip to Dartomuth by train because, a) it seemed fun to go on a steam train journey and b) there…
June 7, 2013
Totnes in Devon is one of those towns known as transitional or – “A Transition Town” . This has something to do with the promotion, participation and encouragement of new age, hippy-dippy, alternative and ecological thoughts and feelings through the…
Torquay is the jewel in the crown of the “english riviera” , an area in South Devon situated around the Torbay area of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. The large harbour dominates the sea front, with a fantastically big, big wheel…