A recent outtake of a musician poking his head out of the orchestra pit during a rehearsal for the Sioux Empire Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” This is the last weekend of performances at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. For more information visit: http://www.siouxfallstheatre.com/show/the-wizard-of-oz/. (Jay Pickthorn/Argus Leader)
Proof even us professionals get “photo bombed” every once in a while. Was shooting fans of Aranda getting sprayed with water as they performed at KrroFest today and didn’t notice this frame until I got back to the office. (Elisha Page - Argus Leader)
MSU Moorhead’s Jason Dowell (7) battles Augustana’s Henrik Hansson (6) to the finish line of the 1500 meter run during NSIC track and field championships at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., Saturday, May 11, 2013.
While I was photographing the bike path for an upcoming story I saw a couple of Canadian Geese and their goslings. I thought it would be fun to make an image of them crossing the bike path. After waiting about 10 minutes they decided to cross right in front of a couple of runners. I think they were stunned. (Jay Pickthorn/Argus Leader)
I was shooting some photos of the Sanford Premier Center construction today when this United jet took off from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. It’s certainly not an award winner but I like the repeating lines and limited color palette. (Elisha Page - Argus Leader)
Continuing on the contest theme, The Argus Leader photo staff was again well represented in the annual South Dakota Newspaper Association contest. Spot News Photo, 1st Place: Jay Pickthorn Harrisburg firefighter Pat Lokken is framed between debris as he sprays down hot spots with the help of Andy Smitt and Jayme Adrian on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 47322 Austin Court in south Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sports Photo, 1st Place: Elisha Page Washington head coach, Brian Hermanson celebrates the Warrior’s 35-20 win over Brandon Valley in Saturday night’s class 11AA football championship at the DakotaDome, Nov 10, 2012.
Photo Series, 1st Place: Emily Spartz For her work documenting the Sudanese population in Sioux Falls as part of the Argus Leader’s Journey to Sudan series: http://www.journeytosouthsudan.com/