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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Where I've Been

Readers might have noticed that I have not written any posts in over a week.  The first few days this was related to my last topic regarding distractions and my desire to get more image processing done.  However, I did have posts planned for this weekend but ran into some difficulty.   Seemingly out of the blue (turns out that, in reality,  people that are near-sighted are at risk and it isn't all that uncommon) I developed a retinal tear with an ocular hemorrhage.  It was very 'sixties-like' in that all of a sudden I saw swirling black ink making all sorts of odd psychadelic shapes that quickly evolved into the appearance of walking through a sandstorm.  Two emergency room visits later that day, I found myself on my back in a chair, a speculum in my eye, with a retinal specialist pressing on my eyeball with an external probe while firing a bright green and mildly painful laser beam into my eye in order to seal a retinal tear. It is a bit difficult to type this, as the vision in my right eye at the moment is quite poor, but I am told that it will be back to normal in about a week.  In the meantime, all photographic endeavors have stopped.  So please bear with me......the blog will be back!  I just need to be able to see.