We had a fantastic turnout for this week's Community Art, with eight people submitting well over a dozen photos.
Bev Smedley sent a great photo showing the outdoor scene as two small sailboats made their way around Farm Island. She said it was a perfect day to get on the water before a wind advisory came along.
Smedley also found a bird perched in a tree at Oahe Downstream that looked like it was taking a moment to think about life. And at Campground No. 2, Smedley found a unique angle to breathe new life into the fall leaves covering the ground.
Brenda Manning spent some time at the causeway, where she found one bird hamming it up as it posed for its portrait. She also found another three looking like feathered spectators at a race as a bird speeds through the image's frame.
Fred Leetch sent in an amazing photo showing the calm waters in Pierre while out fishing. He also reeled in a bounty of fish he said were for "supper."
Jim Daley found a squirrel in Miller getting into the season's spirit as it made its way up a tree. Miller wasn't sure if the festive squirrel was getting last-minute Halloween decorations or getting a jump start on Thanksgiving.
Katie Henglefelt found some great subjects to photograph in Sully County. On Oct. 21, she found an amazing sunset with vibrant colors filling every inch of the image. And the next day, she took an impressive close-up photo showing the details and colors of a ringneck pheasant.
Leah Lappe sent in several photos this week filled with vibrant fall colors.
At Farm Island, Lappe captured a bright orange sky as morning broke its first light over the water, silhouetting the landscape around it. At her home in north Pierre, she found another beautiful sunrise, this time casting pinks across the sky. And Lappe took an image of the "super orange" leaves on her crabapple tree as the leaves moved well into their fall colors.
Roger Edwards also sent in several photos, including a train making its way down Bad River Road that Matthew Edwards, 7, took. The train moving across the rural landscape made for an excellent image by Matthew.
Edwards also included his own photos, one showing a couple of birds enjoying lunch together and another capturing the Capitol building as seen from Hilgers Gulch. And Edwards topped them off with another amazing sunset, showing the waning light near Oahe Dam.
If you have photos to share, send them to Editor Jorge Encinas, and the Capital Journal will include them in Saturday's Dakota Life and online gallery. Include the who, what, where and when with the images.
The Capital Journal also selects one photo to feature in the weekly South Dakota Outdoors Magazine, published on Fridays. You can sign up for the newsletter at capjournal.com under the "Outdoors" tab.