Fallen Star

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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 (207)

Ventepani on April 16, 2012

very nice photo, like, greetings

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on April 18, 2012

Lovely night shot Jim ~ YS-L. All the best. 4 t ⃝ N E.

Rita Eberle-Wessner on April 18, 2012

wow wow!! A wonderful nightshot! I found it in the contest-gallery and voted. and like of course!

Haggs on April 21, 2012

Wonderful capture very pleasing result Voted + Like

Premysl on April 24, 2012

BeautifuL :) Greetings, Přemysl

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 25, 2012


studio4t1~~~special thanks for your generous appraisal Tone :) the Y* means a lot!

Rita Eberle-Wessner~~~~A warm welcome Rita, I'm delighted this image attracted your attention, your vote is much appreciasted ;)

haggs~~~I'm grateful for your affirmation and of course, your vote!

Premysl~~~~I appreciate your nice compliment, thank you!

To you all, I express my profound thanks for your friendly visits, "likes" and precious comment. I draw much inspiration from your words of praise and encouragement


Dean Matthews on April 28, 2012

Read your description :) low light level performance??? Send those reviewers this picture!!! :)

GasGasL€X on April 30, 2012

Another awesome photo, right place right time... Well done.., Leszek

>| Micha |< on May 2, 2012

Hello Jim,

wow, wonderful moment at this place. Bravo + like

Best wishes Micha

Marilyn Whiteley on May 24, 2012

Beautiful, haunting image, Jim, and I mean that in the most complimentary, not spooky, sense. A difficult job very well done!

Cheers, Marilyn

OPAPAYA on June 28, 2012


photosofghosts on June 30, 2012

Wonderful this nightshot, congratulations ! LIKE. Greetings from Italy.

Alan L.KeepPanoramio on June 30, 2012

The perfect night shot Jim. All the best, Alan.

JOSE on July 29, 2012

Stunning photo!! Fine work!!

LIKE 94 and F 32

Best wishes from Spain, Jose!

Amelia Royan on August 2, 2012

Haunting image Jim, a fitting cover for a Peter Robinson book methinks!

I don't use a tripod in Norway, it is mostly all too rocky. Can you imagine the mess I'd make of a 15 second exposure? ;-)

Love the title too!

Warm wishes, Amelia

Fred Fouarge on August 5, 2012

Hier een rijzende ster-Jimmy-boy voor jou!(*)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 11, 2012

Dean Matthews~~~~Thanks Dean, I appreciate your affirmation!

GasGas~~~As you said Lex, it's all about knowing when and where..It makes it easier when it's on your doorstep :)

>| Micha |<~~~Always a pleasure to receive a visit from you Micha :)

Marilyn Whiteley~~~~A warm welcome Marilyn~~~I enjoyed this photo shoot and was particularly pleased with this one because it is different to the usual crop of Abbey shots

OPAPAYA~~~Thanks for your nice comment!

photosofghosts~~~~I thank you for your appreciation!

© Alan L.~~~Glad you enjoyed this shot, thanks for the complimentary remark!

niteroi~~~Special thanks for the Y*

Amelia Royan~~~~Yes I can :)) and I'm certain that you would succeed..big hugs for the Y*

Tombstone65~~~~Always a pleasure to find you here dear Freddy :) Thank you so much for the Y*

To you all I express my sincere thanks for your visits and precious comments


Gabor Retei on August 29, 2012

What a beauty Jim, a fabulous shot!

Fantastic colours! “Like” and “YS”

Greetings from Canada, Gabe

Guizel J.c on August 30, 2012

Fantastic picture and composition



d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch on October 16, 2012

Excellent exposure! Like

Cheers, Donald

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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