A Cold, Windy Night Just west of the Very Large Array

Travis Decker is one of the finest men I know and is good company to have on an adventure. We drove to Pie Town, New Mexico as part of our reconnaissance for a location to shoot the Milky Way. We didn't find our location there, but we ate good pie at the Pie-O-Neer. Travis is too charming. The waitress gave him his pie at no cost.

We drove some more and settled on a plain near the Very Large Array. The Milky Way galactic center was predicted to show above the horizon at about 12:45a. We did some test shots before Travis began to cook steak and potatoes, and I settled in the car to get warm. Not a bad arrangement, eh? 

Gear: Me: 1DX II with the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8; Travis: Canon 5D IV with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8.
My settings: 25 seconds + 3 second interval, f/2.8, ISO 6400.

At about midnight, we began looking for the MW and found it after some small effort. 

A good trip with good shooting and good company.

Walk well.