"Our Best Shots"

The Ulster County Photography Club had its beginnings as program at our library. It has since grown into an organization of its own, one whose monthly meetings we are proud to still host in our community room. Every March, the group selects the best photos taken by members to be displayed in our Duck Pond Gallery. Though the library building is currently closed, that tradition continues with this online gallery.

Click on any of the images to get a description. Use the > on the far right to scroll through more selections. Use the X above the title to return to this page.

Tom Hackett

I am a mostly self-taught landscape and aspiring fine art photographer who has been “doing photography” since I was a child.  For me, photography is a way of knowing, remembering and loving the world. 

Anita DeFina Hadley

Upon retiring as a faculty member at SUNY Ulster in 2005, I began my passionate pursuit of photography; with an extensive world-wide travel schedule, to distant lands and amazing photographic destinations, I have been given amazing opportunities toward enhancing my repertoire and creative journey. 


I have had several photos published both locally and internationally; as well, I have been a part of a number of local Exhibits and Shows, and Calendar publications.


Feel free to visit my website to view additional works.    

Email:  anita.adh@gmail.com for further information.

Maxine Kamin

After retiring from a gratifying thirty-year career in the library field, Ms. Kamin eagerly pursued her goal of becoming a photographer. Her love of travel and enjoyment of nature and the outdoors are often evident in her work. A New Paltz resident for 35 years, she now resides with her husband, Marc, on the west bank of the Hudson River in Port Ewen, NY. 

Lee Courtney

My photography journey took a little turn during 2020 in a wonderful way. Here, I share with you a new sense of adventure; experimentation with new and old images from shoot to edit to print.

Carol Rogers

I enjoy using my senses to pick out details in the world around me.

Photography has instilled a leap of confidence in me to see a subject and be able to express that story to a viewers lens.

My work consists of landscapes, and nature as well as the art of food. My goal is to have the viewers eye capture a sense of realism in the photos.

Marion Zimmer

I have always been the "family" photographer.  After moving to Port Ewen my interest has centered on the landscapes that are so prevalent around this area.

John Mizel

My interest in photography began back in junior high school when I got my first 35mm camera and learned how to develop and print B&W film in my basement darkroom.  I have always enjoyed capturing wildlife and nature scenes and the Hudson Valley provides the perfect backdrop.  I am a longtime volunteer photographer at the Mohonk Preserve where I mountain bike, always with a camera in my backpack!

Contact Info: john.mizel@gmail.com

John Verner

John Verner is a fine art, commercial, and stock photographer. His work has appeared on CNBC, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Beast, Common Wealth Fund, Medicaid and the Law, Home Decor Bliss, ThoughtCo, and many other sites. He resides in Rhinebeck.