This is the rail used to transport the antennas of the Very Large Array in New Mexico. Three of the antennas are visible in this scene. They have a specialized train that moves the antennas one-by-one over the three 15-20 mile spurs of the array, and sets them on top of permanent foundations arranged in the various configurations used.

This array is situated on the Plains of San Agustin west of Socorro New Mexico, US.

Taken using a Canon 5D MK II and a Tamron 18mm lens. 3-exposure, AEB, Tripod, processed in Photomatix and Aperture

Sold a copy July 5, 2013 to an unidentified RedBubble buyer:
1x Photographic Print of “Rail to the Stars”
Print Size: Large (24.0″ × 14.6″)
Finish: Lustre

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I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Great composition with lovely sky and details.

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    wonderful desert shot – you can almost see to infinity

  • Glad you like it Shulie!

    – njordphoto

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesover 3 years ago

    awesome…what a great PoV…love the lead in lines…

  • Thanks, Russ!

    – njordphoto

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