You, Me and The Dock would like to share some fabulous photos that were taken by a few of our readers. There were a lot of awesome photos submitted. However, we couldn’t publish all of them. But the ones we did are very special in their own amazing way. It pays to have your camera or phone-camera by your side at all times. You never know when a Kodak opportunity will present itself in a most untimely place. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque journey through a Winter Wonderland seen through some of our readers eyes.
The above and accompanying photos picturing Sedona, AZ were sent to us by our own resident travel writer and photographer Paul Scopel. The rigid sandstone mountains that tower over the Verde Valley’s forested terrain below, make for a postcard perfect setting. The blanketing snow that spreads over the Sonoran Desert landscape adds to the area’s Winter Wonderland setting.
Paul took time to give us a street level view (pictured, right) from Sedona’s valley region. This in my mind is a perfect photo of a Winter Wonderland setting. Like always, Paul’s photography is spot on!
Lets move from the high desert to the Rocky Mountain State. Colorado is blessed with one of the most recognized and picturesque horizons in the lower 48 states. Colorado is well known for its wild swings in weather. There can be a blizzard with whiteout conditions one day and clear blue skies the next. The photos shown were submitted to us by Tom Martinez from Johnstown, CO.
The majestic scenery pictured right, tells Coloradoans that winter conditions are just a quick glance towards the western horizon. The sweeping powder from a recent higher altitude snow storm creates a Winter Wonderland across the front range.
On a brisk winter morning, the lingering fog and a rising sun made for a perfect Kodak opportunity. Tom also provided some awesome photos looking easternly and opposite the Rocky Mountain range. The plains offer so many photo ops like the one pictured right. The remains of this once isolated prairie homestead reminds us of a Winter Wonderland past. The frosted trees and tundra and clearing skies brings life to this simple setting.
The photo shown below left is a typical wintery setting that can be found almost anywhere around Colorado’s countryside. The partially frozen lake with a stunning sunrise reflection and resting waterfowl, justifies to me as another perfect Kodak Winter Wonderland moment. Thank you Tom Martinez for your fabulous pictures. Hats off to you and your talent for capturing winter at its finest.
One of our newer You, Me and The Dock followers, Debbie Miller Mitchell from Loveland, Co – considered as the Sweetheart City by over a 110 countries, sent us some fantastic photos. One of them is of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Built in 1909, this iconic landmark with its red roof and blending white body puts it best features forward in the high-country’s wintery months. What was once a lavish retreat for the upper class, is now a Winter Wonderland for anyone who wants to spend a few cozy nights by the lobby’s stone fireplace.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our country’s greatest attractions. Debbie captured this photo of some snowwhite clouds hovering above a mountain ridge. Can you tell where the mountain ends and the clouds begin? What a beautiful photo.
Some people would consider ski slopes as a Winter Wonderland. The manicured trails that weave in and out of the pine trees attracts fun loving skiers to the Rocky Mountain region every season.
One last photo Debbie had to submit to us involved her own little Winter Wonderland. The brightly lit trees reflecting off the glistening snow gives-off a beautiful upward florescent glow. Thank you Debbie for the fabulous photos!
My staff and I want to thank everyone who submitted their photos. I wish we could have published all of them. Don’t give up. When you see a Kodak moment, take full advantage of the situation. YMATD is always looking for great travel experiences and photos. You can contact us at email@example.com. Don’t forget to Like our Facebook page and remember our motto – Love, Laugh & Travel Lots!
Photography: Paul Scopel, Tom Martinez, Debbie Miller – Mitchell
Pictorial Layout: Anthony Scopel
Author: Anthony Scopel & submitting Photographers
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical Mastering & Support: Matt Kemper