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 (202)

bakyy photo on December 2, 2012

EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L = F


delreycarlos on December 3, 2012

Una imagen misteriosa pero con una gran belleza. Un saludo

inboil on December 10, 2012

nice night-shot!very good one.like

Gabor Retei on December 17, 2012

I am back to this beauty, I would like to wish you Jim a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Warmest regards from Canada, Gabe

dziwnowik on December 23, 2012

I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ Best of Panoramio ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

     **YSL** was alerdy

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


marita1004 on December 23, 2012



Greetings Marita

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 24, 2012

my apologies for such a late response guys

Gabor Retei~~~~~ To receive such an award from a fellow photographer is indeed high praise indeed, many thanks Gabe :)

guizel~~~~I'm honoured to receive your YSL _J.C., it means a lot to me!

james2012~~~~Much appreciated James :)

d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch~~~A warm welcome Donald, your kind evaluation is much appreciated!

flyingdutchman~~~~Well I'm delighted you liked this shot..it is one of my favourites too>

JO Cervantes D~~~~~I'm flattered by your generous appraisal JO, many thanks!

dziwnowik~~~~Thank you so much for the YSL Peter :))

bakyy~~~~~Hello and welcome to my gallery..Your YSL means a great deal to me, many thanks!

delreycarlos~~~Thank you for your lovely compliment, I think the moonlight enhanced the overall effect :)

Borfel~~~~~I am so pleased that you have added this to your favourites, it is for me, an honour!

inboil~~~I greet you warmly and thank you for your appreciation :)

Steve Drury~~~~It was approaching midnight Steve and I was on my way home from a photo shoot at Robin Hoods Bay..As I drove down Abbey Lane, the old Abbey looked fantastic under the pale yellow glow of moonlight, in a crystal clear starlit sky..Not a soul stirred as I got out of the car and quietly stole myself towards the Abbey..I was pleased with the result when it appeared full size on my computer screen..To receive this YSL from you is high praise indeed, thank you so much :)

Gabor Retei Gabe~~~dziwnowikPeter_, your Christmas greetings are returned with much gratitude :)

marita1004~~~It was such a lovely surprise to receive your visit and Christmas greetings, I return them with great pleasure :)

I'm thankful for all your amazing comments guys, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback. Your precious comments, likes and Y* mean a great deal to me.

Kind regards!


makis-GREECE ® on December 24, 2012

Φανταστική εικόνα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Εύχομαι σε σένα και την οικογένειά σου, Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος 2013!!!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα!

Greek Melody’s


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 24, 2012

makis-GREECE ®~~~Christmas greetings Makis and Sylvie..I enjoyed your traditional melodies, that was a very nice touch!

Kind regards!


L. F. on December 24, 2012

Ciao, un capolavoro in notturna… È praticamente perfetta, congratulazioni anche per le informazioni

Like 110 + fav 43


Leo Roundtree on December 24, 2012

My dear friend Jim,

Meryl and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2013 bring you health, happiness and prosperity.

I hope to someday take my own photos of Whitby if you know of a good guide. :)

We got 3 inches of snow last night, so we will have a white Christmas. Was beginning to wonder. We took the two older grandkids to church last night then out to see Christmas lights. That's what it's all about!

Merry Christmas. Leo

Si Mulgrave on December 26, 2012

A cracking shot of the Abbey, Jim. Nice.

Ale Argento on December 26, 2012


Fred Fouarge on December 26, 2012


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2012

L. F.~~~~Grazie per il complimento enorme e YSL sulla mia foto :)

Leo Roundtree~~~~Thank you so much for your seasonal greetings Leo and Meryl...Snow for Christmas is the icing on the cake for me..I can hear the *Old Groaners" dulcet tones drifting through the layers of my mind :) The children will be especially thrilled..If you ever make it to my neck of the woods Leo, I for one would be delighted to show you around!

Sigh the Merciless~~~A warm welcome Si :)--The old ruins offer the photographer untold opportunities to see it in different ways! I know that you have discovered this for yourself..

alear~~~Good to see you Ale :) your kind thoughts and warming message is much appreciated!!

Tombstone65~~~~~Happiness is an illusive commodity Freddy and I strive to find it from wherever I can..I have learned that happiness stems from the most simple things in life! Thank you for your kind wishes!

Kind regards to you all :)


GasGasL€X on December 27, 2012

Jim no doubt I will see a lot more of these fabulous shots in 2013 from you... All the best from the Colonies mate.. :) ,~Lex

Miguel Bortfeldt on December 27, 2012

Stunning photo which immediately caught my eye. Well taken! L+F. Best wishes, Miguel.

ƤōƝƓ on December 28, 2012

Stunning night shot!! YS + L

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 28, 2012

GasGas~~~~Only if the rain stops Lex :)) we are waterlogged in the UK..The wettest year on record and guess what, it still £*^%+!! raining!

Miguel Bortfeldt~~~~A warm welcome Miguel !:)~~~I'm humbled by your generosity Miguel :) Your generous appraisal and YSL means a lot!

ƤōƝƓ~~A welcome guest indeed A-Pong, thanks for the huge compliment my friend!

I'm thankful for all your amazing comments, your Y* + Likes guys, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback


Valerio Manassero on December 29, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like! I wish you a happy new year 2013! Greetings from Italy!

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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