Another great shot
Kind regards from Poland
I like all your VLA shots, Rich! It was sort of nice having them in the smallest configuration, wasn't it?
Greetings Rafal, Vivien and Eve, Thanks all for visiting the VLA and commenting.
Rafal - Thanks. Glad you like it.
Vivien - Real Sci-Fi stuff here, wonder if they will find anyone out there!!
Eve - Thanks for visiting. They must have moved the dishes recently. They were in the B configuration for us. Last time I was there they were in the D configuration. It was nice being able to take the tour that went inside the control room. Quite an operation in there. Unfortunately there were no clouds... :-(
Richard, is this a place where "Contact" with Jodie Foster was filmed?
Greetings Rafal Thanks for visiting and commenting. You have a very good eye. They did some filming for "Contact" in this location. That movie probably put this place on the map. It was really nice to be able to go into the control room and see how the dishes are aimed.
Great series! You presented them VLA simply brilliant.
Greetings Inessa, Thanks for visiting and commenting. Glad you like this series. Quite a place. Seeing it first hand is a real treat.
Greetings Nicolaus, My apologies for not responding sooner. I only get short times when I can try to dig through old visits. I am glad you visited the VLA. It is a very interesting place.
Good shut Richard of the VLA array in New Mexico. Ciao. Andrea
Rich this looks interesting. Reading your messages, what difference would clouds have made? Greetings, susan
Greetings Susan, Thanks for visiting and the great question. Sometimes huge expanses of blue sky are uninteresting and having clouds in there really add to the composition. Especially if you can get bright white clouds with shadows in them. In the case of this picture it was hazy from a lot of moisture in the air so the sky was kind of an odd color. Clouds would detract from that. Hope that helps you understand my thinking on this picture. Thanks so much for visiting.
Don't be too proud about this, Rich, we also have such arrays. Well, it's a little bit adapted to our small country. ;-)
Beautiful photo for VLA! Like!. Greetings, Renato.
Greetings Renato, Thanks for the visit and the comment. I appreciate them. I am pleased you liked the photograph. Take care and have a great day. Cheers, Rich
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Photo taken in Socorro County, NM, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location