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.


We have all had occasions when we see what would make a great image but, unfortunately, don't have a camera. An image lost forever......but is it??

Michael David Murphy doesn’t think so. In fact, he has his own website devoted to images that he experienced but did not have the opportunity to photograph. In his own words, his website called “Unphotographable” is a ‘catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.’

With his incredible descriptions the image can be clearly seen in our mind if not on paper. Perhaps the image is not lost.