Gael Monfils at the 2022 Australian Open
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 36/365




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Entry number 37 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from the 2022 Australian Open.

The Photograph:

During February, I am selecting the oldest photo from my “Candidates” folder and if I still love it, posting that. If the love has gone (none today!), they get deleted.

Another photograph of Gael Monfils being all athletic, powerful and dreamy. I love the motion blur in the racquet whilst the remainder of Gael is in focus. You’ve got to love black and white for the showing of detail in the muscles and material.

The Blog:

150 posts! Wow.

I thought I’d share with you what goes into making this (and every) post you see here on the blog. I’ve also added the average amount of time for each task.

  1. In my photo editing software, select & the photograph to be published (1 min)
  2. If not already done so, edit the photograph (2 mins)
  3. Export the photograph to both website & high-resolution sizes (30 secs)
  4. Rename photos to ASD-0150 (30 sec)
  5. In a text editor, write the content for the post and SAVE it (15 mins)
  6. Show the list of all posts and copy the title of the previous post to the clipboard (30 secs)
  7. Duplicate the last post that used similar photographic equipment (30 secs)
  8. Paste the previous title into the duplicated post and update the post number, date and 365 BW Challenge number for the new post (15 secs)
  9. Update the slug (URL of post) to “post-150” (15 secs)
  10. Delete the previous photograph (15 secs)
  11. Upload the new photograph, add relevant alt text (descriptive text) and caption and then insert it into the post (2 mins)
  12. Edit the “click here to purchase this print” link to point to the new (as yet uncreated) product (15 secs)
  13. Update the “Entry number 37 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from ” to the correct number and a quick description of where the photograph was taken (1 min)
  14. Update the number of photos that were deleted in the selecting this photograph (15 secs)
  15. Write a quick paragraph or two on why I like this photograph (2 mins)
  16. Copy and paste the text from the text editor into the post replacing the previous content, whilst leaving the “Have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post” bit (30 secs)
  17. Proofread, rewrite and correct any spelling and grammar mistakes (3 mins)
  18. Add in any links to other posts, external pages or Amazon products (2 mins)
  19. Add Photo Information box content (3 mins)
  20. Calculate the percentage of 365 progress and update
  21. Schedule the post to appear at 7:01 on the next day (or whatever day I’m up to) and save everything (30 secs)
  22. Update the categories for the post, selecting up to two from the list (adding new ones if required) (15secs)
  23. Replace the previous Featured Image with the new photograph. This is the image that appears on the homepage and the post I send to Facebook) (1 min)
  24. Add the tags for the post – For each post, I tag the camera, lens, focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, date and time the photograph was taken, location of the photograph. There is also a tag for the Australian Open and the 365BW Challenge (2 mins) 
  25. Update the useless statistics box (new from post 154) (2 mins)
  26. Save the post (1 min)
  27. Go to the list of products and duplicate the previous product (1 min)
  28. Update the product name to “ASD #150 – B&W 365 #37” (15 secs)
  29. Update the product URL to end in “asd-150” (15 secs)
  30. Update the SKU to be “ASD150” (15 secs)
  31. Replace the product image with the photograph for the post (1 min)
  32. Schedule the product to become active at 7 am on the appropriate day (30 secs)
  33. Save! (1 min)
  34. Upload the high-resolution photograph to my ODIBG (Online Delivered Images Backup Gallery).
  35. Rethink my life choices.

I’m not sure how long all that adds up to but this post has taken around 35 minutes from photo selection to publishing (scheduling) the post and product.

Welcome to an insight into my daily life. I thought that may have been interesting, hopefully, it was. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.

Have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.



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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 105 mm
1/400 | f/2.8 | ISO 800
Wednesday January 19, 2022 @ 22:57
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
B&W 365 - 37/365 (10.1% complete)

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