A Full Moon Black & White Challenge #2 & Photo101 Rehab

A Full Moon Black & White Challenge #2


Photo101 Rehab

I got nominated by the wonderful Lisa from Graydaysandcoffee who is a fab photographer and poet, so pop by her blog, say hello, have a cuppa and peruse all she has to offer, thank you Lisa 🙂

This is my #2 entry.

There was a full moon the other night and it was absolutely brilliant.

On the way to go and see the Spiritual Healer I could see it beaming down through the car window and everyone inside, including the kids were WOWEE.  The car was instantly stopped and out we got.  There happened to be this fantastic gothic looking church but alas I was without my ‘proper’ camera and just had my iPhone with which I would not usually complain about except that it was night time, a time at which I feel the iPhone fails rather.

So frustration was not the right word for it, urgh such a beautiful setting but a grainey photo.

I HAD to share it with you though, LOL, so worked on it in Lightroom!

A full moon Black & White Challenge #2

A full moon Black & White Challenge #2

I am new to Lightroom, certainly far off being competent, so I am sure someone else could have done something much better with this rather bad photograph.  This is the best I could do however it was rather like putting plasters on patches.

It does the job though, still rather striking all in all, though not brilliant!

I feel this photo could be a  part of my Darkness story, don’t you?

A full moon Black & White Challenge #2

A full moon Black & White Challenge #2

What say you?

I am also entering this as part of my Photo101 Rehabilitation, in the hope it will ease my withdrawls.  Here is some blurb all about it in the link below:

Photo101 Rehab

In the Photo101 Rehab we show a before and after, there is no mistaking the before and after here hehe.

What is the Black and White challenge?

In order to fulfil this challenge one must post a B&W photograph for the next 5 days.  On each of these days to also nominate another photographer to enter.

It’s a crazy hectic festive time, so anyone I might nominate, it is cool if you can’t do it, or with to defer until the New Year, I totally understand. Or indeed you  might have been nominated before, these things are hard to keep up with especially in a tight knit band of photographic buddies.  If you do however take the plunge, I shall be watching the Black & White space with anticipation and enthusiasm, thank you, have fun!!!

I would like to nominate my fab buddy Samantha from Farmer Farthing for the B&W Challenge, pop by her blog to read about real life full of whit and charm oh and by the way she is a fantastic storyteller too!

How do you think I could have improved the above photo, or is it a bin job?

© Justine Nagaur Eclecticoddsnsods.com


  30 comments for “A Full Moon Black & White Challenge #2 & Photo101 Rehab

  1. December 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Hello fab of the fabs Justine! Your fun, light, creative, provoking words can put a smile on anyone’s face – provided it’s not a psychopath! So, why would’t you be able to resurrect a moon photo? I’m sure the masters of digital edition can do anything with lightroom to perfection – my humble opinion is that what they do is not photography anymore – but they may never be able to capture the emotion of the moment and put it into words as you did.
    Chapeau. Xxxx

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    • December 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      awe thank you, you do say the most marvellous of things, really you do I always look forward to your comments. It was an amazing moment actually, I forgot to put in that with all the “oooohs and ahhhs” and actually having stopped multiple times on busy roads with me rushing out trying to get a shot, we finally stopped nearby to where the church was. To get the photo I had to cross a busy road in to this garden which was pitch black just with the odd bench and person clad in a hoody walking around, honestly it wa reawlly really spooky I was genuinely scared, silly me lol, but was worth it to see it in such a setting near the spire xx


  2. December 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Such a lovely picture! In black and white, it looks like a gingerbread house. Fab!
    And yes, definitely include in The Darkness. Please! X

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    • December 20, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      hah yes your right it could be a gingerbread house what a fab idea, but for my skillset a bit out of my range to make something with such detail, maybe a challenge for some local baker hehe x

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      • December 20, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        I think it’s great! And if a sinister church on a moonlit night features in your next instalment… Well then…. X


  3. December 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Great photo, especially the mono version, agree with the comments above, and yes this needs to be in “the darkness”…perhaps I can see the dark angel already in the shadows at the base of the steeple?

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    • December 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      haha knowing you, you can see something dark lol, yup now I have to change the end of the story so i might just take longer than anticipated..grins evilly….thank you for your comments, glad you ilke it i was nervous puttin git up x

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      • December 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        No need to be nervous! Looking forward to seeing more of the story 🙂


  4. December 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    You’re right: it would suit your Darkness story.

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    • December 22, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      Hah you have been reading it? I might have to edit the end then x


  5. December 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Merry Christmas, dear Justine. Thank you for a year filled with laughter, wonder, emotion and creativity. You’re the best!!

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    • December 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      Ooops i think i sent it esrly my respinse


    • December 20, 2014 at 7:55 PM

      I meanr to say Happy Christmas too. Are you having family time? Xx


      • December 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM

        Yes we are and we always enjoy our Christmas time although this year we’re all fighting the flu. Bah!

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        • December 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

          Oh noooo poor you thats horrible 😦 i hope your having lots of manuka honey and rest x

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  6. December 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    When is aw the b&w picture, I literally said “WOW!!!” This could for a beautiful gothic art any day 🙂

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  7. December 20, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Wow. the b&w version is fantastic. great job!

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    • December 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Thank you glad you like it you certainly got me busy and i love the fact i am posting images that might have remained hidden so thank you for nominating me xx

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  8. December 21, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    I think that the iPhone did a credible job, it looks gorgeous!

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    • December 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Yay thank you its growing on me like the full moon lol. Maybe i should bring it to tea time this tuesday? No i think that a bit dark. Maybe cake?


      • December 22, 2014 at 2:24 AM

        Or pie. Or cookies. I hear it’s the time of year for pie and/or cookies.

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        • December 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM

          mmmmm…..dribbles…….tea is ready for tomorrow…grins x

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          • December 22, 2014 at 4:17 PM

            Oh! I love your new photo!

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            • December 22, 2014 at 4:48 PM

              Thank you, it was time for an update, a colourful one, hehe, the other was nearly a year old, can’t pretend I am 19 forever can I? wink wink

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              • December 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

                (*grins and chuckles*) Aye!


  9. NotAPunkRocker
    December 21, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    I think both versions are great, no “improvement” needed!

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    • December 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      Awe thank you sheena your a sweetie. Talking of which i would love you to join me for Christmas tea time this Tuesday i baked something festive. I think ginger will hide though! Lol

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  10. December 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I love the idea of using your black and white one for the story xx

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