You can try telling your story by only using words but without pictures, its hard to grasp the true sense of being there. Imagine a magazine without photographs, a cake without frosting or a flag without a pole. Each one of these elements goes hand-and-hand to complete the ending result.
My name is Anthony and I am a travel writer, photographer & videographer for “You, Me and The Dock”. I also hold the position as the Executive Director of the travel site’s annual Photo Expos. It gives me great pleasure to help people share their experiences through their camera lens.
This year’s theme is Land, Sea and Sky. The following photos were brought together to create this year’s special edition. Many of our followers, casual readers and loyal subscribers submitted some absolutely amazing pictures that will tell a thousands words.
Sunsets like this can only be seen every great once in awhile. You have to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you Anne Marie for such a beautiful photo!
This ‘through the trees water shot’ was sent to us all the way from Germany by Bryan McGarr. This picturesque view overlooks Lake Laach [Laacher See in German] which is located just outside of Marie Germany.
This volcanic caldera lake is 1.2 miles in diameter. Located in the East Eifel volcanic field, this historic landmark was formed approximately 12,900 years ago. What a beautiful view.
This absolutely fabulous photo of Alaska’s Glacier National Park was sent to us from ‘You, Me and The Dock’s” own Gay ‘Silver Locks’ Isis. Gay and her wonderful husband were on vacation and couldn’t resist these Kodak moments.
This is one of America’s most astonishing parks. It was established as a national monument in 1925. Notice the ice falling into the water in the foreground.
Colorado’s Southern Rockies are home to several historic landmarks. Tom Martinez of Johnstown, CO. photographed this spectacular shot of Mesa Verde’s 12th century cliff dwellings, a.k.a. Cliff Palace. They are considered to be the largest in North America.
Just like his brother Bryan, Jeff McGarr has an eye for photography. This is a great shot of the USCGC Eagle – a 295 foot Barque [three mask sailing vessel]. Besides the USS Constitution, the Eagle is the only other active – commissioned sailing vessels in service.
Stationed in New London, CT, it’s primary usage is to train new United States Coast Guard cadets on sailing. This masterfully crafted ship was built in 1936.
Coming all the way from the city of Muhlhausen in Thuringia, Germany, Roland Schroter sent a fabulous photo. If not mistaken, these colorful and very beautiful flowers look to be from rose bushes. Germany in the summer time is absolutely gorgeous. This is very obvious from the picture Roland has sent us.
Thanks for following us on ‘You, Me and The Dock’ and keep those photos coming!
South West Florida is home to a lot of remarkable islands. Many of these floating meccas are accessible by lengthy bridges that connect to the mainland. Two of the most recognizable islands are Sanibel and Captiva.
Howard Itel, a.k.a. Hippy Dippy – SW Florida’s local onsite weatherman, submitted this very contrasting – black & white photo. This strategic shot captures the undercarriage of Sanibel’s Causeway.
Michaele took the 30 minute round-trip hike to Piedra Falls located just outside Pagosa Springs, CO. The towering falls are at an elevation of 8,400 feet. Thank you so much Michaela for the gorgeous photo!
This heart felt photo was sent to us by Ashley Brown and her dear companion Louie Vuitton and yes, he is named after the iconic designer. Louie and Ashley are enjoying a peaceful sunrise on Jensen Beach, Florida.
Thank you Ashley for the marvelous photo. We hope this isn’t the last one we see from you!
A very gracious ‘Thank You’ is given to all the marvelous entries sent to us here at You, Me and The Dock. It is so awesome to see the world through others’ view finder. It also gives us some great ideas on where to go when exploring this big beautiful world. We hope everyone enjoyed them!
We also included a short video of other submitted photos that we couldn’t fit into the article. Not that they weren’t worthy enough, its just that we only have so-much space to work with. There is also a brief video of a beautiful beach sunset.
Stay tuned for more exciting travel adventures and Photo Expos. As I have said time and time again, always remember to, “Love, Laugh & Travel Lots!”
Author: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Named in Article
Video: Ashley Brown
Article Creator & Formatting: Anthony Scopel
Video Production: Anthony Scopel & Matt Kemper
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical Mastering & Web Support: Matt Kemper
Publisher: You, Me and The Dock