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)

Filip Jurovatý on February 28, 2014

nice picture.


Greeting from Slovakia, Filip

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 1, 2014

Pontecaffaro~~~Hi Dirk Jan ;) Your fine compliment is much appreciated!

Honza Kola~~~I greet you warmly Honza, many thanks for your appreciation

Filip Jurovatý~~~Thank you Filip' I'm glad you liked it ;)

~~~ Thanks to all of you for spending a little time in my gallery..I value your thoughtful words, and complimentary remarks.~~~~ :)


Jan Sognnes SAVE PAN… on March 16, 2014

Fantastic view of the old monastery by night! Well taken!


Greetings, Jan

rodema - NO VIEWS!! on March 19, 2014

Excellent composition, beautiful night view! YSL!! Friendly regards, Rodema.

jack hardy on May 12, 2014

Jim, A superb shot. You can be very happy with the performance of your Pentax with just a little noise in the blacks which should be expected. I would have to give it a 9 out of 10 with an extra point for the clever title. L&F & many thanks for your compliment.. Regards Jack

* Beautiful title and impressive night colors , This Abbey continued surprise to who see it , have nice time AXOTA!!!Fav 60 +L 146*

Herb Riddle on June 19, 2014

Always good to be reminded of this famous iconic building Jim. Good to see the star too :) I too should try to get here at night sometime but I rarely get to Whitby nowadays. However I did get there a few weeks ago and managed to snap this dear old friend again. There does not seem many ways that this has not been presented and so my latest offering is nothing special. Unlike yours! BIG like of course. Keep Well.

Cheers, Herb

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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