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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.

 

Grumpy Robin by Sandra Updyke

 

Goldfinch by Sandra Updyke

 

October Snowy Owl by Sandra Updyke

 

Snowy Owl by Sandra Updyke

 

Brule Falls with Rainbow by Sandra Updyke

 

Brule Upper Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

On Alert by Sandra Updyke

 

Frosty Foxy Morning by Sandra Updyke

 

October Sunset Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

October Sunset Reflections #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy October Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Tranquility at Sugarloaf Cove by Sandra Updyke

 

View of Palisade Head by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Glow at Tettegouche by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Wave at Dawn by Sandra Updyke

 

Early Morning Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Making a Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Jackson Lake by Sandra Updyke

 

Trail Through the Maples by Sandra Updyke

 

Destination in Sight by Sandra Updyke

 

On The Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Gold Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Awaiting Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Cascade Mountain by Sandra Updyke

 

Oberg Mountain View by Sandra Updyke

 

Oberg Mt View #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Reflections of Autumn by Sandra Updyke

 

Designed by Nature by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Walk with my Dog by Sandra Updyke

 

Partridge Falls II by Sandra Updyke

 

Partridge Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Glow by Sandra Updyke

 

Fiery Eyes by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise on the Point by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Rainy Day Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Manitou by Sandra Updyke

 

Just around the bend by Sandra Updyke

 

Rainy Day Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

River Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

River Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Waves at Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Here comes the sun by Sandra Updyke

 

Red Sky in Morning by Sandra Updyke