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Sandra Updyke

Sandra Updyke

Hovland, MN

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I am an outdoor gal, having lived in Hovland, Minnesota my entire life. I love doing anything outdoors. I have always been interested in art, photography and wildlife. They all work well together. Over the years I have had a good many up close and personal experiences with most of the wildlife up here. Sometimes I had a camera, sometimes not. Some got pretty intense. But, they all ended well. My dog, currently a golden retriever named Toby, goes with me on almost all of my expeditions to find something photo worthy. He is a bird dog, for sure. But, camera season lasts all year long. I like to take photos to show the beauty of nature as it really is....as I see it. I don't feel a need to use Photoshop to do a lot of enhancing of what nature has created. I don't have a problem with someone using artistic license to make a nice piece of art. But, I do keep it pretty simple. I actually took up photography, more seriously, when I started working full time. Working didn't leave me a lot of time to do much serious painting. But, with photography, I could pick up and go when I had time. Plus, it was a good excuse to make time for outside activities. So, what you see in my photos is a lot of my every day life. I do most of my photos in the winter as I love the ever changing ice formations on the shore of Lake Superior. But, I take wildlife photos throughout the year. I hope you enjoy what you see. :)
I have a Moose Valley Photography page on Facebook for more photos from my area on a regular basis.

 

Afternoon Serenity by Sandra Updyke

 

X Marks the Spot #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

X Marks the Spot by Sandra Updyke

 

Island Serenity by Sandra Updyke

 

Different Point of View by Sandra Updyke

 

Cove of Superior Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

April Waves on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Chickadee dee dee by Sandra Updyke

 

April Snowday by Sandra Updyke

 

Snowstorm Friendly by Sandra Updyke

 

Snowy Fawn by Sandra Updyke

 

April Squalls by Sandra Updyke

 

March at the Brule Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Gauthier Creek Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Gauthier Falls Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Gauthier Creek Ice Details by Sandra Updyke

 

Gauthier Falls in March by Sandra Updyke

 

Lower Falls on Fall River by Sandra Updyke

 

Fall River with Icicles by Sandra Updyke

 

Hovland Dock during March Storm by Sandra Updyke

 

Evening Serenity by Sandra Updyke

 

Running Water by Sandra Updyke

 

Slow River Flow by Sandra Updyke

 

Fast River Flow by Sandra Updyke

 

What's Betsy Doing by Sandra Updyke

 

Anything for Me by Sandra Updyke

 

What Are You Doing by Sandra Updyke

 

Old Fish House and Big Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Deer Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Chasm Reflections 2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Chasm Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Perfect Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Fox in March snow by Sandra Updyke

 

Simple Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Running Buck by Sandra Updyke

 

Spring Fever by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Icicles by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Always Look Up by Sandra Updyke

 

March Blues by Sandra Updyke

 

Beautiful Winter Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Clouds and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior Ice Cave by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Superior Shores by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior Heart by Sandra Updyke

 

Coated with Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Resting by Sandra Updyke