2023 Readers’ Photo Contest: Magic Hour in Arizona

Matthew JohnsonMay 1, 2023
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This year’s theme is Magic Hour.

The show-stopping sunset. The soul-elevating sunrise. With its vast desert skylines, Arizona excels at both – and we suspect our photographically-inclined readers have the magic-hour beauties to prove it. Send us your favorite photos shot in the ennobling, shadow-restricting light of the early morning or the late day – “nature’s ring light,” you might call it – and earn a chance to win a resort weekend for two and appear in the September-October issue of PHOENIX. Let’s see your magic!

Photos must be submitted between May 15 and June 30, 2023. Voting on the top 10 finalists is from July 5 to July 21, 2023.


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