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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.

 

A Little Bull by Sandra Updyke

 

Little Bull by Sandra Updyke

 

Nature's Garden by Sandra Updyke

 

September Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Mix by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Backroads by Sandra Updyke

 

Red by Sandra Updyke

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MultiColor Maple by Sandra Updyke

 

Fall Colors by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Another Pretty Beach by Sandra Updyke

 

Tranquil Superior Moments by Sandra Updyke

 

Tranquil Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Katydid by Sandra Updyke

 

Dancing September Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm at Hollow Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm #5 by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm #4 by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm #3 by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

September Storm by Sandra Updyke

 

Mountains of Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Crashing Ashore by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Rages by Sandra Updyke

 

I Don't Know About You by Sandra Updyke

 

Double Trouble by Sandra Updyke

 

Wiggley Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Reflections and Joe Pye Weeds by Sandra Updyke

 

Wild Flower Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Beauty of Joe Pye Weeds by Sandra Updyke

 

Fawns Watching by Sandra Updyke

 

Cloud Watching by Sandra Updyke

 

High Falls on Pigeon River by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Shores by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Rock Outcrop by Sandra Updyke

 

Summer Storm Moving By by Sandra Updyke

 

Storm over the swamp by Sandra Updyke

 

Afternoon Thunderstorm by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking Nature's Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Ninebark at the Hovland Dock by Sandra Updyke

 

Tom Lake Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Paddling Tom Lake by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking Tom Lake by Sandra Updyke

 

Afternoon on Tom Lake by Sandra Updyke

 

Foxtails Blowing in the Wind by Sandra Updyke

 

The Sun Sets on Harriet by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Harriet Tranquility by Sandra Updyke

 

Tranquil Evening by Sandra Updyke