Category Archives: Macro

An Intimate Rose

Working on this deceptively simple looking rose photo, I got to learn a new skill, and it wasn’t even one directly related to making the image beautiful. If you’ve been following me for a long time, you’ve probably noticed that … Continue reading

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Rose #65, Kabul, Afghanistan

Sorry it’s been so long – life and work got in the way. Anyway, it’s spring! Trees are leafing! Roses are blooming! This is my favorite season. I love the circle of life and exploring evolution in all its glory. … Continue reading

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Thorns #76, Kabul, Afghanistan

The embassy rose bushes, which were pruned back to mere stumps at the beginning of winter, are going crazy with new shoots. I spent about an hour crawling around with my 50mm lens and extension tube before work one morning … Continue reading

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Pepper #25, Studio, Kabul, Afghanistan

One of the first photos from my new D300. I didn’t quite get what I wanted shooting these peppers, but then I was trying too hard to emulate someone else, who clearly I am not. That’s cool. I like it, … Continue reading

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Paisley Woodcut, Studio, Kabul, Afghanistan

Welcome to a new era in BH Neely land. This is the first post I’m making to my new self-hosted blog. All the older posts were transferred in from my old blog. But you don’t care about that. You just … Continue reading

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