For our latest Shutterbug Photography Contest, The Tennessee Magazine asked our readers to show us how they interpret “Tennessee Summertime.” Nearly 2,000 entries captured family fun on the water, backyard get-togethers, beautiful views of the countryside and Tennesseans young and old getting outside to go fishing, view a sunset and just enjoy our great state.
Judges were once again overjoyed at the volume and quality of the submissions as a whole. But each winning photographers showed a skilled grasp of technical fundamentals as well as patience and persistence in pursuing the perfect moment to capture. All the pieces came together in these featured images.
We’d like to thank everyone who sent photographs for the contest. We also invite you to take a look at the other finalists that caught our attention here.
Robin Conover has spent the last 33 years documenting the people and places of Tennessee with The Tennessee Magazine. After graduating from Murray State University, Robin began working for magazine in October 1988 as a communications specialist and photojournalist. She now serves as TECA vice president of communications and editor of The Tennessee Magazine. Her interest in preserving the environment and Tennessee’s beautiful natural areas has led her down many miles of trails to capture thousands of images. Robin is currently a board member of the Friends of Radnor Lake, a nonprofit in Nashville. Robin’s images can be seen in greeting cards, calendars, books and at a few fine-art shows she participates in each year.
Thank you so much for featuring my photo of my boys on your cover this month! I was so excited to see it in my mailbox, and all my friends are talking about it!