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Interests: travel, history, languages, atheism, photography, books, geology, evolution, nudes, decay, portraits
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This is my last post from this blog location. Future posts will be from the new location at . I'm working on bringing my family of sites into one space, with one look. The link for the RSS feed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
Somebody spent hours, days maybe, carving this thing by hand. I envisioned this shot as a river, but I don't feel it quite worked out as I wanted. It's nice, but not exactly what I thought I saw. Keep trying. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
When you can't get out and shoot due to illness and security restrictions, you look for stuff sitting around the house. On our recent trip to India, my wife bought a couple of woodcut printing blocks. So naturally I pointed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
The roots had taken such hold of the fence that when the tree went down, so did the fence. You don't really think much about trees until they do something like this. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
I'm sure you've heard, as I have, people extolling the virtues of digital v. film. Many allege that film is dead. That digital is technically superior to film in every way. To them, I present this as evidence. Shot with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
I think this is Spoleto, Italy, though I could be wrong (well, I KNOW it's Italy). Anyway, I love this photograph. It gives a flawless sense of place and feels nearly timeless. Even the stop sign, though it puts the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
If you're into religious history, the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif is one of a few reputed burial sites for Ali, Mohammed's cousin and son-in-law (there's a lot of that). If the history's important to you, the Wikipedia page for it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
About an hour from Mazar-e-Sharif on a desolate, dusty dirt road lies the village of Dast-e-Shor home to refugees repatriated from Iran. The scenery reminded me of southern Saskatchewan, without the benefit of field after field of wheat. We were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
It was a beautiful day in the Panjshir Valley. I thought I'd work with a duotone treatment. I did the lighter areas in a yellow-brown, sepia-ish color and the shadows in a blue. I think the brown conveys some of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
On a flight to the Panjshir Valley, we passed over the southern edge of the Hindu Kush. That rectangle on the left is someone's homestead or field, rather dramatically disrupted by the formation of a new gully. I would guess... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
Had I known at the time that I was in a park of astronomical instruments, I would have been even more excited about the crazy shapes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
Again, not my usual sort of thing, but I was struck by this oddly pornographic sight. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
Not the usual sort of subject I post, but seriously, there's an oliphaunt walking the streets of a city of 16 million people. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2011 on Chair, Somewhere, Earth at BH Neely's Photography
I shot this somewhere. But what it really represents is a radical new direction for me. I'm several years behind on this, but that's okay. I'm developing a vision to go beyond photography. Maybe I'll call the pieces metaphotographic...'cause digital... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2011 at BH Neely's Photography
As I was walking around the Castle District of Budapest, I saw this. I like doors. I like angles. I like symmetry. I like contrast. It was as though the scene was begging to be photographed. So I did. You're... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
I've recently taken a liking to rectangles...ladders leaning against walls, frames leaning against walls. The pure simplicity of the shape makes me stop and just enjoy it for a moment. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
I love stairways. The simple, clean lines, the philosophical idea behind the ease of moving in three dimensions. But mostly the lines. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
These are beautiful machines. That's all. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
The colors! The lights! The river! That giant railroad trestle reaching into the sky! And have you heard about my sale at It's 25% Off and Free Shipping (to addresses in the United States), and runs through the end... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
My favorite thing in Paris? The food. This was a cheese and meat shop (honest!) in the ... who am I kidding, I don't know one arrondissement from another, but I do know that it's near a cool little fabric... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
The sale is going to be here, on the Embassy compound, so publicizing to my town of 1500 shouldn't be too difficult, but in general, that might not be a bad idea. I've looked into hiring an agent in the past, but generally you have to already have a pretty good track record to be worthy of an agent.
One of my favorite landscapes on the planet is the volcanic perlite that formed these cliffs about 90,000 years ago. This photo is from a sunrise shoot that I did with both my Hasselblad 501CM and my Nikon D200. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
This is the emergency exit from the airport in Mazar-e-Sharif. It's not the smallest international airport I've ever been to (that honor goes to Uralsk International, in Kazakhstan), but it is pretty small. Many of my friends have heard me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography
Hungary's Parliament Building is one of about a dozen beautiful, dramatic buildings in Budapest. It has the advantage of being set apart, though smack downtown Pest, and on the bank of the Danube. The photo needs a little more work,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at BH Neely's Photography