As you likely already know my interest in photography occupies much of my time (and depletes my small budget). I am particularly interested in astrophotography, and have always wanted a high quality, powerful telephoto lens. Well, my desires have been fulfilled as I came across a used, mint condition of the Nikon 70-300mm F4-5.6 VR (Vibration Reduction) lens. Retail it sells for nearly $600, but I found my new baby for about $325. With this lens I will be able, with extreme editing and study be able to produce images such as this
.Doing so requires patience, study and over 400 pictures compiled together using highly specialized software. Once I get to a destination with less light pollution (planning for Kathmandu to Lhasa, on the high mountain passes), I should be able to get some amazing results. I simply can’t wait to see how my knowledge of photography translates into the medium’s most challenging arena.