Our Best Shots 2022
Virtual Gallery

This virtual galley showcases the work of members of the Ulster County Photography Club, which had its beginning at Esopus Library. Select each image to enlarge it and read the description.

Richard Mardex

I was first bitten by the photo bug when I took a high school photography class. After High School, I took several more photography classes while attending New York University’s Film School. Ironically, it wasn’t until about twenty years later that I began photographing professionally as a portrait and event photographer, which I continued to do for over twenty years. I believe deeply in professional development, and I am eternally grateful to the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of New York for creating so many opportunities for education and growth.


That said, while I am truly passionate about photography, I am rarely satisfied with my own work. And while I have tried hard over the years to develop a “niche” and a “recognizable style”, I seem unable to pin myself down. I am resigned to the fact that I am hopeless generalist, as there are too many things that I love to photograph. As a “newbie” to the Hudson Valley Region, I am deeply appreciating the many opportunities to explore it’s scenic beauty with a camera, and so the journey continues.

Carol Rogers

I started out in Photography a few years ago when the pandemic took hold! With so many different avenues to learn from, I found myself taking classes online to see what would be most interesting, creative, and fun. My eyes seem to venture to landscapes, beaches, wildlife, and my other love of delectable food. My goal is to have the viewer come along for the journey.

Marion Zimmer

Wandering around the Hudson Valley with camera in hand, I seek to further my creative pursuits. I am always looking for those many unique and lovely shots from our area.

John Leslie

After several decades away from photography, I have recently returned to it as a right-brained outlet vs. my left-brained life.  I am most interested in landscapes and industrial themes, as well as trying to capture motion in still photography.

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:  www.AnitaDeFinaHadley.zenfoloio.com  to view additional works.    

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

John A. 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.

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!

Larry Arvidson

A 79 year old husband, father, grandfather, sailor, rock climber, scuba diver, fisherman, triathlete & tennis playing Central Hudson retiree who currently enjoys photographing Rosendale, the Gunks, the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and the ADK who most recently taught his granddaughter to snowboard.

Lee Courtney

Welcome to some of my new floral creations. Over the past 5-6 months I’ve been missing the vibrant colors of nature. These beauties were all photographed in 2021 and now are ready for your enjoyment. 

Mark S. Howenstein

I am a landscape photographer who seeks to capture those magical moments in which the sublime beauty of nature is revealed in all its glory.  Using light, color, contrast and composition, I strive to re-create the beauty that has been given to me, and to pass it on to you, my viewers, to enjoy.


For more of my work, please visit: photopoiesis-landscapes.myportfolio.com