Self portrait w/ Nikon.


Dan Murano

I've been a photographer for most of my life and built this site to display some of my work. I also wanted to share the space with the many talented people I'm honored to call friends and contributors. Please look around and if you have any comments, we'd love to hear what you have to say.


Exploring London - Trafalgar Square

January 1, 2020

Trafalgar Square in the heart of London is a gathering place for tourists, explorers, street artists, musicians, and political activists.

Walk through History at the Tower of London

December 5, 2019

A mini-tour in and around the Tower of London.

Poet Trees - Ekphrastic Poetry Written To Trees

February 8, 2019

Introducing Poet Trees, a collection of ecphrastic poetry written in response to photos of trees. The 66-page book includes the work of seven poets.

Photography by Dan Murano
Poetry editor: Grace Cavalieri
Poets: Ellen Carter, Grace Cavalieri, Geoffrey Himes, Emily Ferrara, Sabine Pascarelli, Maria van Beuren, Ellen Wise.

Hiking Sky Meadows State Park

July 9, 2018

Offering miles of interconnected trails, Virginia's Sky Meadows State Park is about an hour from Washington, D.C. on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is beautifully maintained and the climb will reward you with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Immigration Rally in Lafayette Park, June 30, 2018

July 1, 2018

On June 30, 2018, protestors gathered in Lafayette Park, directly across from the White House to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating parents and children illegally crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico, even in cases where they were seeking asylum.

The subsequent march from Lafayette Park seemed sporadic and not as well organized as the rally itself, perhaps due to the intense heat and unrelenting sunshine.

Washington's 2018 Gay Pride Day Parade

June 17, 2018

Photos from the 2018 D.C. Gay Pride celebration in the nation's capital. Always crazy and colorful, this year's parade was no exception.

Irix 11mm f/4 lens, first impressions

May 3, 2018

Finding a replacement (or complement) for my 14mm AF Nikkor f/2.8 lens.

On the editing table, installment one

October 25, 2017

An ongoing series about editing work.

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Clicking any image opens a gallery.

Theater photography from an earlier age on Pittsburgh's North Side

June 21, 2017

Cabaret thrived in a dingy little nightclub called The Home Circle Club on Pittsburgh's North Side and kept the place afloat in the late 1970s.