ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WIAT) — We’re exactly one week out from the official start of summer, but snaps like this one from Bob Phillips make us want to break out the tanning lotion and an umbrella drink!

This week’s featured image from Alabama the Beautiful was taken on June 1st at Orange Beach with a Sony Alpha A6000.

Phillips says he considers himself to be a hobbyist who uses photography as a way to escape from reality and make memories to share.  He also tries to venture out with various local photographers to learn more about the technical side of photography.

Phillips is originally from Pelham, but he currently lives in Calera.  Fun fact — he’s a former trumpet player turned Assistant Bank Manager.  He now considers himself to be a nature and beach photographer.  Phillips is the first person who wrote to CBS 42 about the Alabama the Beautiful Facebook Page! Thanks Bob!

We’ll feature another image every Friday from Alabama the Beautiful.