Every once in awhile we like to bring attention to some of our viewers, or whom I like to refer to as “Dockers”! The Viewer’s Pictorial Expo 2016 features photographs that capture special moments during wondrous adventures and exciting destinations. They were, at the time, experiencing an emotion that compelled them to preserve the memory. This has nothing to do with being a beginner, practicing or professional photographer. It has to do with the love of nature and its surroundings that fuels the spirit. You just know when a place and time opens itself up for an everlasting experience.
Lets take a road trip!
The photo above and to the right was sent to us by a longtime viewer, and now part of our photography staff – Brian Hockley from Greeley, Colorado. He will be featuring in the near future, a variety of pictorials for You, Me and The Dock. The articles will include theme settings and personal adventures.
The stove pipe looking rock formation hugs the border between northeast Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Devils Tower stands 1,267 feet tall from its elevated base. Native American Indians have given the monolith pillar like structure several names like “Bears Lodge”, “Home of the Bears” and “Tree Rock” to just name a few.
This appealing photograph was taken by Diana Blevins of San Antonio, TX. Diana is another YMATD author and photographer.
Rome’s Colosseum – built in 70 AD, is one of Italy’s most visited landmarks.
Paul Scopel, another contributing author & photographer for YMATD, visited the ancient site with camera in hand. Do our stadiums today really look that much different from Roman Times?
The majestic peaks and valleys of Colorado are heaven created. John Brooks from Kersey, Colorado sent these fabulous photographs highlighting the picturesque Rocky Mountains and all their glory.
John spends many long weekends at his nearby cabin taking in what Mother Nature has to offer.
This amazing photograph was sent to us by Michaela Breit from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Glacier Gorge Trail head includes a tour of the picturesque Sky Pond.
Rocky Mountain National Park should be on every ones bucket list.
This fabulous view was sent to YMATD by Gay Isis. Gay and her adventurous husband Phil from Loveland, CO. are avid outdoor people who love to explore the wilderness. Colorado’s Golden Gate State Canyon Park does allow leashed dog and has bike friendly trails.
Gay has sent us lots of beautiful photographs and articles that have been featured in several YMATD editions.
Canadian born Rudi Martens shares a gorgeous view of Canning Lake while enjoying a day of kayaking. The lake sits in Minden Hills, Ontario and is surrounded by some the most beautiful countryside Canada has to offer.
This incredible photo was submitted to YMATD by Mary Tyrrell of Lakewood, Colorado. She is a nature buff who likes to hike the trails in Morrison just above Denver.
The sloping rock formations create a majestic landscape found along the trail.
The panoramic view of Caesars Head Sate Park was sent to us by again, one of our new photographers Brian Hockley of Greeley, Colorado.
The dark shaded tones from the landscape’s floor rises up from the distant horizon and becomes almost transparent just below the clouds. The subtle blue skies seem to meet you on their level from this particular vantage point.
This is You, Me and The Dock’s second semi – annual Pictorial Expo. We are hoping to have many more as we keep growing in viewers. We want to thank everyone who has helped us grow by spreading the word. Please keep us in mind when talking to family and friends. Keep those photos and travel articles coming!
Added Dialog & Format: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Brian Hockley, Diana Blevins, Paul Scopel, Michaela Breit, Gay Isis, Mary Tyrrell, Rudi Martens
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical Mastering & Support: Matt Kemper
I want to give a shout out to all of you who took time to send your photos in.