Kay and I seldom drive on the Interstate, especially when there is a fun alternative route available to our destination. Interstate highways are boring, and stopping for pictures is a pain in the rear. So on our drive across New Mexico, we took a more southerly route to Arizona. I knew the VLA – Very Large Array – antennae were on this route, and was excited to stop and take their picture. Ideally, I would have taken the picture at sunrise or sunset using a very long lens from far away to get the scale of the installation, but hey, we were on vacation and didn’t want to take the time to set up for a special shot. So I just drove around and found this spot where I could get at least one antenna in the shot, with some other antenna’s in the background. I used my Nikkor-W 210 F5.6 for this shot. It was the longest lens I had with me so I was unable to compress the antennas in the background and make them bigger in the photo. But again, who cares? These photos are for me. I like them. That is what matters.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.