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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.

 

Superior Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Waves and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Dancing Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Gales of November Remembered by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy November Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Points End by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Spendor by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Wonderland by Sandra Updyke

 

Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Stare Down by Sandra Updyke

 

Ice Sculptures by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Snow Squalls by Sandra Updyke

 

Between Snow Squalls by Sandra Updyke

 

Blue Hour Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Waves at East Bay by Sandra Updyke

 

Gales of November by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Strutting Partridge by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

New Snow on Beaver Pond by Sandra Updyke

 

Just a Strutting by Sandra Updyke

 

After the Storm by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy October Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Mighty Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

A Raging Lady by Sandra Updyke

 

October Fury #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

October Fury by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Curl by Sandra Updyke

 

Shades of Violet by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Morning Glow by Sandra Updyke

 

A Wow Morning by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Wow Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

October Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Here Comes the Sun by Sandra Updyke

 

Heading to the Top by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Change of Seasons by Sandra Updyke

 

October First Colors by Sandra Updyke

 

October Colors by Sandra Updyke

 

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