I have shared this story with a few close friends, and may have casually mentioned it in a previous post. I hope it resonates with someone other than me.
A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend at work about my frustration in acquiring a particular lens. I wanted something for long photos .. something bigger than 500mm. This is especially important when photography wildlife.
The problem was the lens I wanted was really expensive, and I figure it was forever out of my budget. The next day, my friend stopped at my office and told me I should not give up on the dream. We had a great conversation, but I appreciate his thoughfulness.
A few days later, I was talking to one of sons, Ben. He mentioned a couple of options that I had not considered. By the end of the night, I had ordered a Sigma 150mm - 600mm monster of a lens. Heavy, but perfect for my use with nature, wildlife, and so forth. It arrive a few days later, and I have been enjoying it immensely.
When I walked out the door at sometime near 4:00a today, I saw an amazing view of the moon. I have always enjoyed taking photos of the moon. With this new lens, I am able to take a much better photo, and the extra range makes a big difference. This shot is dedicated to my friend, and my son. It will always remind me to never give up on a dream. Perhaps your moonshot has nothing to do with the moon, or photography .. whatever it is, don’t give up on the dream.