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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.

 

Wild Mallow by Sandra Updyke

 

Fawn Posing by Sandra Updyke

 

Two out of Three by Sandra Updyke

 

Fawn in the tall grass by Sandra Updyke

 

Bear Coming by Sandra Updyke

 

Wood Lilies on the Rocks by Sandra Updyke

 

Shoreline Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Purple Fringed Orchid by Sandra Updyke

 

Water Abstractions by Sandra Updyke

 

Afternoon Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Tettegouche Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Triplets by Sandra Updyke

 

Wild Roses and Island by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Wood Lilies by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy Day Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Tettegouche Waves #3 by Sandra Updyke

 

Tettegouche Waves #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Tettegouche Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy day on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

It's a Big World out there by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy day at the dock by Sandra Updyke

 

Disappearing into the Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Blowing in the Breeze by Sandra Updyke

 

Summertime at the Tombolo by Sandra Updyke

 

July Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Incoming Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Pitcher plant by Sandra Updyke

 

Bog plants by Sandra Updyke

 

Sundews by Sandra Updyke

 

Butterfly Time by Sandra Updyke

 

Discussion Time by Sandra Updyke

 

Family Time by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Watching by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy Sunday by Sandra Updyke

 

Light Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Grand Marais Lights by Sandra Updyke

 

Posing Gull by Sandra Updyke

 

Off they go by Sandra Updyke

 

Lunch Time by Sandra Updyke

 

Down Dog by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Light Patterns by Sandra Updyke

 

Fish House Reflections on Lake Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Lichens on the Shoreline by Sandra Updyke

 

Fish House Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Lichen the Shoreline by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Approaching Hollow Rock by Sandra Updyke