Fallen Star

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

The majestic old Benedictine Abbey continues to attract my attention so I could not resist taking another shot..A full moon, partially hidden behind some clouds, gave some extra light. A long exposure and manual focus helped to deliver a pleasing result..Despite all the criticism regarding the Pentax K7's low light level performance, I am reasonably happy with the result..Please feel free to add your own opinions! I thank my friend nanoinca for the idea of the title :)

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Comments (208)

Mirk0 on March 30, 2012

excellent done Jim - L+F+G(reets) from Germany, Mirko

Bermard Agulo on March 31, 2012

Superb night shot!

F28 + L69

best wishes,

Bernardo

Roman Zázvorka on March 31, 2012

Hi Axota.thank you for visit and nice comment in my gallery.....

  • I am writing info to you about which you are applying for this photo. This photo was taken

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D

  • Camera lens: ES 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • Focal length (EQ35mm): 27mm
  • Film speed (ISO): 100
  • Exposure: 2.5 s
  • Aperture: 5.6
  • Flash: no
  • Manual settings exposure and aperture: Yes
  • Color balance: 0

  • Kind regards from Czech Republic to United Kingdom. Roman
Ricardo Filho on April 1, 2012

Very beautiful

LIKE70

Best wishes,

Ricardo

**Melinda❧** on April 1, 2012

Excellent night photo and composition!

LIKE!

Best wishes,Melinda

piotr. - No VIEWS !… on April 1, 2012

Excellent shot..!!

  • .. Like.. - 72 ..

Greetings...

  • piotr.
hlegallais on April 1, 2012

wonderfull, like, Hervé

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 1, 2012

stacy metcalf~~~~~Thanks Stacy! The old ruin is justifiably a popular subject and there are many a thousand photo of this iconic structure on many web-sites including this one! Every now and then I catch it in a different light and see something new that I like..This "star" was such an occasion..

Mirk0~~~~~I'm pleased you enjoyed this, my latest capture of the ruined Abbey...Your fine compliment is much appreciated!

Silverhead~~~~Night photography is most rewarding and exceptionally intuitive since one must know the cameras' manual settings intimately..Thank you so much for your appreciation Bernardo :)

Roman Zázvorka~~~~~Your feedback is much appreciated Roman..I learn a great deal from such information, thank you!

RicardoFilho~~~Your'e most welcome Ricardo, glad you liked it!

♥MELINDA♥~~~~~Great to see you Melinda, I do so enjoy your visits :)

piotr~~~~~Your visit and kind appraisal is much appreciated!

hlegallais~~~~~Much appreciated Hervé,

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)

Jim

Pom-Panoramio? YES ! on April 1, 2012

a wonderful image dear Jim, this is art. warm regards, pom'

Shrdn on April 2, 2012

Great idea and superb picture! I like it! Ciao, Roberto

Вадим Крюков on April 3, 2012

Beautiful photo! Regards, Vadim. L + F

niklas-bayrle.com on April 3, 2012

This ruin is a great theme. I like the atmosphere of the picture. Well done, LIKE!

Hollis chen on April 3, 2012

Very Nice Night view and photo..LIKE

Friendly greetings, HungChu Chen

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 3, 2012

Pom'~~~It's great to see you Pom' ;}

Oberto~~~Much appreciated Oberto :)

Вадим Крюков~~~Thanks for the affirmation and generous praise Vadim :))

DiggaTwigga~~~A warm welcome Digga, A pleasant surprise to find you here..Long time no see!

I'm delighted for all your amazing comments guys, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback.

To each of you, I express my profound thanks for your visits, your precious comments, "Likes", especially the Y*, but mostly, for taking the time to look :)

Kind regards everyone

jim

niklas-bayrle.com on April 3, 2012

I'm quite busy with my physics studies at the university for 1 year now. I hope some day I have more time to visit your gallery more often!

Sensei or SunSay on April 3, 2012

Very nice photo
♥ - 79!

Best wishes
Yuri from Ukraine

k. -pictures on April 5, 2012

Schönes Foto!!! | Great shot!!!


  • Gefällt mir | I Like

k. -pictures

angelofruhr - VIEWS?… on April 9, 2012

Mystical subject! like it.

Warmest greetings, Angelika

csiszerd on April 15, 2012

I really like the atmosphere of mystery photo! Voted!

Greetings, Dezső

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 15, 2012

SunSay

k. -pictures

angelofruhrcity

csiszerd

I'm delighted for all your amazing comments guys, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback.

To each of you, I express my profound thanks for your visits, your precious comments, "Likes" and votes, but mostly, for taking the time to look :)

Kind regards everyone

jim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 10, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2012/03/09 23:29:54
    • Exposure: 15.000s
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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