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Readers Photo Contest: On The Road
June, 2013, Page 142
For our third annual reader photo contest, “On the Road,” you submitted fantastic photos from around the state. We selected the top 10, and readers voted for their favorite. The winner received a getaway to Four Seasons Resort.
Our grand prize winner received three days, two nights in a premier casita at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; dinner for two at its new Proof restaurant; and two 50-minute massages at the Four Seasons Spa.
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Photo By:Mark Anderson
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Amateur photographer Mark Anderson says he was in the right place at the right time when he snapped this shot of a church in Guadalupe, one of his favorite places to find wild art. A monsoon storm spurred him to make a spontaneous drive to the church. “I like to chase storms as they blow through, and my eyes are always on the sky,” the Gilbert resident says. As he waited, the clouds parted, allowing the waning sun to artfully back-light the scene.
A Georgia native who recently relocated to Santa Monica, Charles-Ryan Barber was hurtling toward the Valley when a pretty stretch of Interstate 10 near Tonopah impelled him to pull over and take this photo. “I was on my motorcycle... just screaming across the desert and enjoying the gorgeous scenery, when this scene suddenly captivated me,” the professional photographer says. He captured the unique image on a 1980s-era Nikon lens adapted to fit a digital Canon body.
Photo By:Charles-Ryan Barber
Photo By:Rick Vincent
The Old Church On Highway 88
A rare winter storm inspired amateur photographer Rick Vincent to drive up Highway 88 to the Siphon Draw trailhead, where he hoped to shoot the Superstition Mountains blanketed in snow. En route, the Mesa resident observed fresh sunlight pouring over the cloud-swept mountain, so he snapped this shot of the Elvis Memorial Chapel. “I knew I would miss the opportunity to capture the moment if I continued toward the trailhead,” says the frequent photo contributor to
Buffalo at North rim
To capture this lovely shot of buffalo near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, semi-professional photographer Chico Lopez had to get a little too close for comfort. The Phoenix resident was exploring the area with his wife when they happened upon a small herd in between Jacob Lake and the Canyon. “Much to my wife’s concern, I ventured out to a closer vantage point, roughly 40 feet away from the herd,” Lopez says. He stood in a three-foot depression in the ground to get the angle he wanted.
Photo By:Chico Lopez
Photo By:Kayla Day Machado
Peace and Quiet, Miami, AZ
On her way to Top-of-the-World, Arizona, semi-pro shutterbug Kayla Day Machado stopped in Miami, near Superior, to do some antique shopping. Though Miami’s not known as a picture-postcard destination, Machado captured the essence of the now-sleepy erstwhile copper boomtown. “What started as a hobby has developed into a passion for exposing what others might not see right away,” the Phoenix resident says.
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