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Christian Begeman

Photography Columnist

Christian Begeman grew up in Isabel and now lives in Sioux Falls. When he's not working at Midcontinent Communications he is often on the road photographing our prettiest spots around the state. Follow Begeman on his blog,

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Spring Awakening

April 27, 2016
Our photographer found signs of new life as the seasons change in South Dakota.

When Magic Awaits

March 30, 2016
Alarm clocks and barking dogs are minor obstacles for the dedicated photographer.

Fire and Ice

February 24, 2016
Warm sunsets over frigid landscapes are blessings of winter.

In Search of Frost

December 30, 2015
Photographing wintertime's beautiful phenomenon presents its own unique challenges.

Making Memories

November 24, 2015
South Dakota’s great outdoors are the setting for our most memorable experiences.

Old and leaning tombstones at Wood Lake Lutheran of Deuel County.

The Spooky Side

October 27, 2015
Sometimes photography requires nerves of steel.

Monarch with colorful wildflowers at Lake Herman State Park.

Farewell to the Monarchs

September 30, 2015
Photographing one of nature’s most mysterious migrations.

Storm clouds over a barn and silo east of Dell Rapids.

Dramatic Summer Skies

August 26, 2015
Beauty comes after the storm.

A patch of black-eyed Susan along the hiking trail at Lake Vermillion Recreation Area.

The Season of Color

July 29, 2015
South Dakota is most vibrant during summer.

Evening light painted a passing rain cloud above historic Peace Valley Lutheran of northeast Harding County.

On the Open Road

June 29, 2015
Watching spring give way to summer on an 1,100-mile trip across South Dakota.

Late afternoon along the road through Union Grove State Park.

A Walk in the Woods

May 27, 2015
South Dakota’s forests are like a fantasy land.

Dakota Awakening

April 23, 2015
Grass is greener, the sky seems bluer and creatures are happy when spring arrives.

Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The bluff from which its stones were quarried stands to the right.

Rock Solid Faith

April 9, 2015
Three historic stone churches stand as tributes to our beliefs.

Reflected clouds at Falls Park.

Upon Further Reflection

February 25, 2015
Water and ice make photos twice as nice.

An abandoned schoolhouse in north Codington County taken on Jan. 10.

Only the Best

February 3, 2015
How Ansel Adams inspires a South Dakota photographer.

Bison in heavy snow along Custer State Park’s Wildlife Loop Road.

My Snow Day

November 25, 2014
Exploring the Southern Hills amidst the season’s first snowfall.

Morning light on Spearfish Falls.

The Golden Season

October 20, 2014
Autumn in South Dakota provides visual poetry.

July’s super moon with two farm silos southeast of Garretson.

Off the Beaten Path

September 29, 2014
Photographic treasures live on roads less traveled.

An approaching storm over Highway 212 in Codington County.

Beauty in the Storm

August 26, 2014
When you endure South Dakota’s fickle summers, storms can be a blessing.

The inside of a bloodroot flower, taken at Newton Hills State Park.

Dirty Work

July 7, 2014
Wildflowers are beautiful, but photographing them can be challenging.

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