It's another great week for Community Art, with some great photos coming in from around the area.
We have one familiar name, another who first sent photos when Community Art was trying to get off the ground last year and one who didn't know their picture would find its way to the Dakota Life pages.
Roger Edwards sent several photos, with two showing Capitol Creek following the string of thunderstorms the Pierre area received during the last few weeks. One image has the Capitol peeking out of the background, while the other is a great close-up photo showing the water flowing across the rocky path.
Edwards also included an image of the moon. The moon can be tough to photograph at times, but the distortion in his image gives the rocky little satellite a neat alien appearance. He also shared a photo of the Fourth of July fireworks.
And since you can never get enough of the bright colors during a fireworks show, here is another from Capital Journal sports photo contributor and Pierre photographer Tom Plooster.
The Capital Journal ran Plooster's image in the daily newsletter on Tuesday and decided to add it to Community Art, so non-newsletter subscribers could see what they're missing. Hint, hint — sign up for it at capjournal.com.
Kerry Bowers submitted photos to this week's Community Art. Bowers was among the first to submit photos when the Capital Journal started Community Art last summer. The section didn't stick at first, but it's now a regular feature in the Saturday paper, consistently running every week since Jan. 1.
Bowers sent in a couple of images this week. One is a great image of a snake looking through the leaves. Bowers called it the "peek-a-boo" snake. She also shared an excellent close-up photo of a dragonfly hanging out on a leaf.
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos this week and in the past. If you have photos to share with the community, send them to Editor Jorge Encinas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the photo's who, what, when and where, and the Capital Journal will publish them in Saturday's Dakota Life and online at capjournal.com.
The Capital Journal also selects one photo every Tuesday from Community Art as the Featured Photo of the Week in our new South Dakota Outdoors newsletter. The outdoor-focused newsletter runs weekly. You can sign up for it at capjournal.com on the "Outdoors" page.