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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Very Large Array by Philippe Clairo
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Very Large Array

January 3rd, 2010

The Very Large Array is a space observatory that converts electric signals from space into images, but doesn't really "listen" to space like the movie Contact makes us believe. It is an impressive site to visit! I thought a duotone was appropriate here as the sky was overcast with a haze.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM lens. Developed in Lightroom, adjustments in Photoshop.

34°4'43.49"N, 107°37'5.82"W

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: VisualParadox
about 4 years, 6 months ago
aw the ever on going search for that first contact with extraterrestrials of some kind in a far off galaxy...no not quite true but what they can transform from those signals is incredible!
Nice thing to see at the start of a brand new decade, 2010. its a mystery whats to come..
Very nice photo.
Posted By: mredpopo
about 4 years, 6 months ago
This is going up on my computer immediately. One of my dreams is to visit here and take pictures. Can you just walk around or do you need permission?
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Its great work for what it is it illustrates the observatory very well but that said I`m not sure I will use it as a wallpaper since the only thing that catches my eye is the observatory itself and the rest of the picture looks pretty bland. This would make a great picture in an exclopedia or science magazine in my opinion.
Posted By: Boardndave
about 4 years, 6 months ago
You can indeed walk around without permission, but I have a sneaking suspicion that there are unique hours. There is a small museum that is open during the day, and I believe that a gate closes off the area at night, but I can't remember. It isn't near anything and that is what makes it truly amazing.
Posted By: knaim2
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Saw this on loupe and voted for it! great job. it reminds me of bon jovi's music video, everyday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=870-_Fa5bgo
Posted By: gyst4406
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Interesting that this array is all by itself like that...
Very nice picture.
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Good decision about the duotone. Gives the image a classic feel. I also like the latitude and longitude you use to identify the location. Drives us to Google Maps to find out where it is.
Posted By: lerch84
about 4 years, 6 months ago
It's impressive to see how detailed appears in your photo this big antenna..and the entire scene is perfect as wallpaper: it's not too busy and its colour is relaxing!
Posted By: seanms
about 4 years, 6 months ago
love the color.

awesome shot.

definitely a keeper
Posted By: Quatrix
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Buffer overflow?
Posted By: phantasm
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Though the movie Contact used its dramatic license in parts, I believe they were in fact listening to a radio signal, which is what the VLA would pick up. Cool photo.
Posted By: its4alex
about 4 years, 6 months ago
its amazing!!!!!! wow! i love you man =)
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 6 months ago
My new wallpaper. :)
Posted By: fishniw
about 4 years, 6 months ago
this was made to be a wallpaper
Posted By: louistan
about 4 years, 6 months ago
just like the one in Bon Jovi's MV - Everyday!!!
Posted By: K
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Really good effort. I have decided to crop it a bit for desktop usage though. I will give it a try.
Posted By: goodmenace
about 4 years, 6 months ago
There's something about the 1440x900 version that i'm finding quite magical. The support bars look like they're the perfect thickness with reference to the pixel size (at least on this laptop), so it all looks fantastically crisp.
Posted By: MasterMic
about 4 years, 6 months ago
This is a nice change from the usual. This is not only a great photo, but also a great wallpaper.
Posted By: Glaeken62p
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Nice picture ... of a single element of the array.

An array is a systematic arrangement of objects, usually in rows and columns.
Posted By: The Beholder
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Love the crisp detail in the dish structure.

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