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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.

 

Storming the Wall by Sandra Updyke

 

Wave Watching on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Shores by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Wild Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Wild Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

March Winds and Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Big Bay Wave Action by Sandra Updyke

 

Multicolor Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

March Winds at Horseshoe by Sandra Updyke

 

Big Bay Surf by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Rockin the Point by Sandra Updyke

 

Hitting the Breakwall by Sandra Updyke

 

Crashing the Reef by Sandra Updyke

 

Grand Marais Lighthouse by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy Superior Day by Sandra Updyke

 

A Model Dog by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Overlook with Betsy by Sandra Updyke

 

Betsy Posing by Sandra Updyke

 

Beauty in the Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Lichens and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

The Beauty of March by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

March Icicles by Sandra Updyke

 

March Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

February at Gauthier Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Amazing Superior Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Tombolo Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Split Rock Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Orange Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Glow at Sunset by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Blue Hour by Sandra Updyke

 

Hoarfrost at Sundown by Sandra Updyke

 

January Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Icicles and Waterdrops by Sandra Updyke

 

January on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Smokin' on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Sundown Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Waves of Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Making More Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Waves at Grand Marais by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Winter Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Sunset by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Stormy sky by Sandra Updyke

 

Waves of Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Looking by Sandra Updyke