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Best of Arizona 2013: Excellence Marks the Spots
There are a lot of scenic photo ops in Arizona — the Grand Canyon alone has about a million. But what are the best? The very best? For the answer, we asked some of our most talented landscape photographers to reveal their single favorite place to make a photograph. Here's what they had to say.

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Natural wonder

WATSON LAKE
Lonna Tucker

Camera: Arca-Swiss Rm3di technical camera with Leaf Aptus digital back; three captures stitched together for panoramic effect

Why is this your favorite place? It's unique, but there are a few other places in Arizona with similar boulder formations scattered about the landscape, mainly in the central part of the state. The balanced rocks are always a mystery, and you wonder how long they have been there and how long they'll stay put.

Best season to photograph this location: Monsoon season — mainly for the added drama of great skies. But it's definitely best working when the winds are light, for great reflections.

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Best time of day to photograph there: Early or late day, depending on your point of view. I like softer sun that delicately shapes the boulder formations with wraparound light.

How many times have you been there? Four.

How did you discover this location? I met Jay Dusard in the early 1990s after attending one of his workshops. He later invited me to visit him at his home in Prescott, and we made a side trip over to the Granite Dells area. Jay had photographed there many times.

Directions: Watson Lake Park is located at 3101 W. Watson Lake Park Road in Prescott.

Information: Prescott Visitors Center, 800-266-7534 or www.visit-prescott.com

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