Dan's & Laura's Web Photo Album

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. (Henry Miller)

I finally went digital in July, 2004. The ease of digital photography quickly got me back into a hobby that I abandoned some years back. My first digital camera was the Canon PowerShot S1 IS which I used for taking over 10,000 photos before upgrading (July, 2005) to the Canon PowerShot S2 IS, a large improvement on an already-terrific camera. Since then I have worked my way through many upgrades in this terrific series and (as of 12/24/2011) am now using the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.

The vast majority of photos on this site were taken during hikes in New Jersey and New York. The reference for each hike (book, newspaper column or web site) is noted on the specific photo pages. Many times it's a hike of my own design, in which case I try to provide a description of the trek.

By the way, I'd love to hear from you! If you have any comments, complaints (e.g., your computer screen cracked when you were displaying photos of me), or even amusing anecdotes about life in general, please e-mail me.



My photos have appeared in several magazines and newspapers over the years. Most recently, 54 of my photos have appeared in hiking books, something of which I am very proud:

  • Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 35 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs, 1st Ed., 2015 (32 B&W photos)
  • 50 Hikes in New Jersey, 4th Ed., 2014 (14 color photos)
  • 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley, 3rd Ed., 2014 (5 color photos)
  • The Hike of the Week, 1st Ed., 2013 (3 B&W photos)

    If you would like to use any of my photos, please e-mail me.

  • NY-NJ Trail Conference
  • Gone Hikin'
  • NJ Birding & Wildlife Trails
  • LocalHikes (NY-NJ)
  • NJ Hiking

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    St. Michael's Farm Preserve
    2/7/2016 - 76 pics

    Muckshaw Ponds Preserve, North
    1/31/2016 - 72 pics

    Muckshaw Ponds Preserve, South
    1/17/2016 - 80 pics

    Johnsonburg Swamp Nature Preserve
    1/3/2016 - 64 pics

    Mercer County Park, South
    1/1/2016 - 76 pics

    Sussex Branch: Lafayette
    12/27/2015 - 56 pics

    Sussex Branch: Northern End
    12/25/2015 - 84 pics

    Cheesequake State Park
    12/20/2015 - 76 pics

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    Luray Caverns
    10/4/2010 - 52 pics

    Gettysburg Battlefield
    April 2010 - 92 pics

    May 2009 - 88 pics

    September 2008 - 96 pics

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    Kayaking in the DNR
    8/27/10 | 48 pics

    February '10 Blizzard
    2/10/09 | 36 pics

    Presbyterian Churchyard
    3/13/09 | 36 pics

    Walking Ghillie Dhu
    5/4/08 | 28 pics

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    Cape May County Zoo
    7/18/2010 - 64 pics

    Luray Zoo
    10/6/2010 - 52 pics

    Raptor Trust
    2/15/2009 - 56 pics

    Bergen County Zoo
    2/13/2009 - 64 pics

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    Leonard J. Buck
    5/27/06 | 48 pics

    Vanderbilt Mansion
    6/29/05 | 48 pics

    Bamboo Brook
    5/29/05 | 12 pics

    5/29/05 | 48 pics

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