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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.

 

Betsy's Rockin by Sandra Updyke

 

Bunchberries by Sandra Updyke

 

Black-eyed Susan by Sandra Updyke

 

Got an Itch you Need to Scratch it by Sandra Updyke

 

Pretty in her Summer Coat by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy Day on the Superior Hiking Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Dragon's Mouth by Sandra Updyke

 

Dragon's Mouth Orchid by Sandra Updyke

 

Bog Life by Sandra Updyke

 

Lookin at You by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on the Overlook by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on the Rocks by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on Horseshoe Bay Island by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy at Hollow Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on Ice Balls by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on Driftwood by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on the Superior Hiking Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on Lichens by Sandra Updyke

 

Harebells Along Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Wood Lilies Along Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy at Grand Marais Harbor by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy Posing by Stump by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter at Red Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on the Driftwood by Sandra Updyke

 

Up a Tree by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy on Big Bay Point by Sandra Updyke

 

Bond Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Rain Puddles and Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Grand Marais Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Framed by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy Day on Lake Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Beautiful by Sandra Updyke

 

Beautiful Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

Fine Day for Fishing by Sandra Updyke

 

Cloud Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Wow Those Clouds by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior from my Kayak by Sandra Updyke

 

View from Mt. Josephine by Sandra Updyke

 

Fog and Clouds Meet by Sandra Updyke

 

Incoming Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Picture Perfect by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Serenity by Sandra Updyke

 

Alder cones by Sandra Updyke

 

Beavers are Busy by Sandra Updyke

 

Beaver Pond Fog by Sandra Updyke