To tyro: Thanks
John, thanks for your comments. Yes, I was just barely able to take this shot under the circumstances, and I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out - particularly the lighting on the inscription. I have since purchased a tripod, having finally been convinced that it has its uses. But I worry that in situations like this one, having a tripod will only get me to take better lit shots rather than making use of shadow, which I think in this image is very useful.