I didnt mean the image by itself ..( is its "alt text" and description matched and or complementary to the content ? ) was designed to pull in "money term" adsense..the text content probably is..and the very "stock" looking image probably adds nothing..
Sorry alika..but you did ask..and it looks like an MFA..the image reminds me of those images used on the parked domain templates that sedo run..G probably disregard it..
But as deadsea says ..you have as much pixel space used by ads ( IMO you have more pixels used by adsense than content text )..If G treat the image as white space..and if the graphic banner is taken as white space..the adsense uses over twice the space of the what remains ie; the "text content"..
Images can obviously be content..but some just look like "stock" vaguely related to the subject, space filler..
The layout says that you want the visitor to think .."nothing to see or read of any real value here ..certainly don't scroll down" ) "just click an adsense link here at the top as soon as you can, and make me some money"..
There are millions of pages like this out there..why would G rank them high ?..those it still does are the "blips"..no doubt it will get around to demoting them too..
There are plenty of posts here at WebmasterWorld by members who have removed an adsense block from a page and seen their earnings rise ..I suggest you think about those posts..