It's a new year, and the Capital Journal is starting it off with 10 great photos from six people around the community.
A few shutterbugs in this week's Community Art used the second holiday weekend to grab a camera and head outdoors.
On Sunday, Leah Lappe took a photo of her grandpa Kropuenske's favorite view from the Missouri River. She also took a minute to capture a photo showing one of her favorite views at the bend in the Missouri River.
Her husband, Brian, also made good use of his camera at Oahe Dam, where he found an eagle taking in the morning light as about a dozen of the big birds congregated in the area.
He wasn't the only one finding eagles at the dam. Matthew Edwards also spent some time at Oahe Dam on New Year's Day.
Edwards found a lone eagle having a peaceful moment in the sun. It was a well-timed shot, with Edwards catching the perched bird during the day's golden hour.
He also found a great image of a kayaker crossing the cold Oahe Lake water. And on land, Edwards got the draw on a group of pheasants as they made a break for it during their New Year's stroll.
Before the horns and other noise-makers heralded in the new year, Jerry McQuay hit the ice to find no shortage of anglers getting one last catch for 2022.
Two of this week's photographers shared some great snow photos.
Mary Schweigert took one showing the snow blasting through her Pierre neighborhood during the last blizzard. She also found a pretty snow-dusted tree in the storm's wake.
And just east of Pierre, Samantha Witte found her horses enjoying a bit of sunshine at her place as they played around in the built-up snow still lingering on the ground.
The Capital Journal closed 2022 with a Community Art edition in every Saturday paper from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, and there are no plans to stop now.
If you have photos to share with your neighbors, send them to Editor Jorge Encinas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the who, what, where and when with your submissions. The Capital Journal will publish them in Saturday's Dakota Life and online at capjournal.com.
The Capital Journal also selects one photo to feature in the weekly South Dakota Outdoors newsletter, published on Fridays. You can sign up to see which photo takes the top spot at capjournal.com under the "Outdoors" tab.