BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Lauren Turner says that her photo titled, “Sumter Sunset,” was a happenstance photo. “I was driving home to visit my mother in Ideal, Georgia, and saw this beautiful sunset south of Americus city limits,” Ms. Turner said. “I turned around to shoot several photos as it was just a breathtaking view on a late afternoon.” Ms. Turner adds that she just enjoys taking photos and constantly finds herself looking for settings that would be great shots.
Ms. Turner, of Bainbridge, Georgia, earned “Best Overall” and $150 for her entry in the 2014 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit photo contest. She also took first place in the At Home in the County category with her photo she titled, “Like Father Like Son.”
“We continue to be awed and amazed by the quality and creativity in the photos submitted each year,” said Liz Nogowski, Marketing and Administrative Officer, at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “Our judges spend the time to review each and every one – and it’s a difficult decision to find the best among such high quality photographs. There’s no doubt that we have plenty of beauty – in nature and in our neighbors – right here in Southwest Georgia.”
Kaylee Maxwell of Seminole County earned first place in the Kids & Nature category, with a photo she titled, “Shady Rain.”
Calvin Perry of Mitchell County earned first place in Life on the Farm with his photo named “Irrigation Rainbow.”
And in the Rural Landscapes category, Norma Cannon of Miller County took first place with “Rising Sun.”
Visit Southwest Georgia Farm Credit on Facebook to see all of the winning photos.