Photo Set

Congratulations to winners from SDPB’s first LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Contest. Judges awarded top prizes in four categories: Home, Work, Connections and South Dakota. All photos were taken on August 19. See the entire gallery at SDPB.org/Landscapes…and vote for People’s Choice thru Sunday, Sept. 14.

These are the top three photos for the SOUTH DAKOTA category.

1st: Starry Night by Christian Begeman, Sioux Falls
“A clear night sky with the Milky Way, a prairie windmill and a shooting star. It doesn’t get a much more South Dakota than that! Taken west of Watertown in the Long Lake area.”

2nd: Phoenix Rising by Henry Kraft, Beachwood, OH
At Piedmond, SD, a proud stallion replacing one lost in the October 2013 storm.” [South Dakota was battered by a strong winter storm in October, 2013 which saw thousands of head of livestock and other animals lost, as well as unharvested crops and other damage.]

3rd: Badlands Rainbow Panorama by Adam Freese, Mitchell
“After visiting family in the Black Hills, I took the day to return home to Mitchell photographing the beauty of South Dakota along the way - through the Black Hills, The Badlands, and finally my home in Mitchell. This photo is of the beautiful rainbow of colors in a Badlands panorama.”

Special thank you to Harold’s Photo Experts for sponsoring the photo contest, and to the South Dakota Department of Tourism for sponsoring our Landscapes of South Dakota project.

Photo Set

Congratulations to winners from SDPB’s first LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Contest. Judges awarded top prizes in four categories: Home, Work, Connections and South Dakota. All photos were taken on August 19. See the entire gallery at SDPB.org/Landscapes…and vote for People’s Choice thru Sunday, Sept. 14.

These are the top three photos for the WORK category.

1st: Look up when you work! by Keith Hemmelman, Pierre
“In Pierre, the State Capitol building is not only a beautiful piece of architecture, it is also a place where a lot of work gets done for the benefit of South Dakota’s citizens. If you are ever in the Capitol building, “look up” when you are there and see the beauty overhead that keeps watch over all that work getting done. In this photo, you will notice that the stained glass panels are not installed in the rotunda. This is because they are being repaired & cleaned and will be reinstalled prior to the 125th anniversary of SD becoming a state.”

2nd: Spreading the Word! by Erica Harvey, Rapid City
“This picture of John Halverson was taken at 6:00 a.m. this morning [August 19, 2014] from Skyline Drive in Rapid City. John is a founding member of The Black Hills Raptor Center and he is holding Elise, one of the ‘Founding Feathers’.”

3rd: Where the Corn Grows by Kendra Perry-Koski, Winner
“South Dakota farmers work hard to contribute to the ever growing need for corn.”

Special thank you to Harold’s Photo Experts for sponsoring the photo contest, and to the South Dakota Department of Tourism for sponsoring our Landscapes of South Dakota project.

Photo Set

Congratulations to winners from SDPB’s first LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Contest. Judges awarded top prizes in four categories: Home, Work, Connections and South Dakota. All photos were taken on August 19. See the entire gallery at SDPB.org/Landscapes…and vote for People’s Choice thru Sunday, Sept. 14.

These are the top three photos for the CONNECTIONS category.

1st: Prairie Connections by Keith Hemmelman, Pierre
“South Dakota has had many churches scattered around the state throughout the state’s history. One such church is the Oahe Chapel that now overlooks the Oahe Dam. This church originally was located near the Peoria flats and served not only as a church where families could connect with each other, but also as a school. This church is small and simple, but the interior is beautiful to see.”

2nd: Morning Coffee and Donuts at Weimer’s by Linda Chaplin, Sturgis
“Weimer’s Bakery has been in business on Main Street in Sturgis for over 65 years. Jan Weimer is the present owner, but her parents began the business. Folks who make the trip to Weimer’s Bakery are rewarded with great coffee, delicious homemade rolls and donuts, and the chance to connect with friends.”

3rd: Birds of a Feather by Erica Harvey, Rapid City
“There are two connections in this image. The first connection comes from Dinosaur Park. I would be willing to bet almost anyone who calls South Dakota home will have some childhood member of this CC Corp built park. This park is an icon that connects the hearts of our communities. The second, and more scientific, connection comes from the fact Elise is a the red-tailed hawk, a bird. She is a descendant of dinosaurs, though not the concrete kind she is sitting on.”

Photo Set

Congratulations to winners from SDPB’s first LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Contest. Judges awarded top prizes in four categories: Home, Work, Connections and South Dakota. All photos were taken on August 19. See the entire gallery at SDPB.org/Landscapes…and vote for People’s Choice thru Sunday, Sept. 14.

These are the top three photos for the HOME category.

1st: My Sunset Kayaker by Lisha Bairey, Chamberlain
“This was taken at sunset on the Missouri River south of Chamberlain. My daughter & I love to kayak - it’s one of our favorite things to do together. I chose home for this category because this is our home away from home.”

2nd: Home Away From Home by Zack Hagen, Aberdeen
“I am an avid duck hunter and a duck slough feels more like home to me than anything else making this my “Home Away From Home.”

3rd: Open House by LaTonya Johnson, Custer
“Hospitality is paramount to being a true South Dakotan! We know how to make a feast out of humble means, welcome people to our community, take care of the sick…Home extends far beyond just those that live there!”

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Looking southeast across the aptly named Mirror Lake towards Crow Peak, there is still a bit of rosy glow in the east from the dawn. This is what I think of when I visualize “home”. Countless hours fishing, swimming, and stargazing here have imprinted this place on my soul.
Jon Larsen - Spearfish

August 19, 2014 in South Dakota. You can see all the submissions to the “A Day in South Dakota” photo project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb. Learn more about SDPB’s LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA here: http://www.sdpb.org/landscapes/

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Hinhan Wakpa
I woke up this morning and immediately was struck by this awesome sunrise over Hinhan Wakpa / Owl - Moreau River valley. Unusual for this time of the year, there was fog on the valley floor, which created a mysterious atmosphere. The photo was taken 1 Mile east of Thunder Butte community. I adore the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the fantastic landscapes of South Dakota.
Monika Zephier – Dupree

August 19, 2014 in South Dakota. You can see all the submissions to the “A Day in South Dakota” photo project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb. Learn more about SDPB’s LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA here: http://www.sdpb.org/landscapes/

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lauramcphee:

Resettled farm child, Bosque Farms project, New Mexico, 1935 (Dorothea Lange)

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Source: memory.loc.gov
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Since rodeo is South Dakota state sport the horse gives connections to people all over the state and world for that fact. This was practicing for a rodeo coming up. Photo by Sarah Dozier, Pierre

August 19, 2014 in South Dakota. You can see all the submissions to the “A Day in South Dakota” photo project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb. Learn more about SDPB’s LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA here: http://www.sdpb.org/landscapes/

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This was taken at sunset on the Missouri River south of Chamberlain. My daughter & I love to kayak - it’s one of our favorite things to do together. I chose home for this category because this is our home away from home.
Lisha Bairey, Chamberlain

August 19, 2014 in South Dakota. You can see all the submissions to the “A Day in South Dakota” photo project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb. Learn more about SDPB’s LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA here: http://www.sdpb.org/landscapes/

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This photo was taken in Miner County on the south end of Lake Thompson. The corn rows meld with the water. The latter seeming to stretch infinitely.
Michele Neises, Oldham

August 19, 2014 in South Dakota. You can see all the submissions to the “A Day in South Dakota” photo project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb. Learn more about SDPB’s LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA here: http://www.sdpb.org/landscapes/