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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 Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Spring Arrives on Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

April Storms by Sandra Updyke

 

April Snow Storm by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise with a Bite by Sandra Updyke

 

Abstract Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Morning Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Reflecting on Winter by Sandra Updyke

 

Fire and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Perfect Superior Day by Sandra Updyke

 

One Frosty Morning by Sandra Updyke

 

See The Hawk by Sandra Updyke

 

Sea Smoke and Hoarfrost by Sandra Updyke

 

Points of Interest by Sandra Updyke

 

Shades of Blue by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior View by Sandra Updyke

 

The View from Inside by Sandra Updyke

 

Awesome Superior Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

A Bridge to Nowhere by Sandra Updyke

 

Blues and Contrasts by Sandra Updyke

 

Contrasting Blues by Sandra Updyke

 

Wintery View by Sandra Updyke

 

Wind and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Ice Cave View by Sandra Updyke

 

Framed in Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

March Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior March Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Peering thru the Icicles by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Sunshine by Sandra Updyke

 

Sun after the Snow Storm by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Superior Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Glorious Sunshine by Sandra Updyke

 

Winter Sunshine by Sandra Updyke

 

Frozen by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Winter Beach by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Here it Comes by Sandra Updyke

 

Lake Superior Ice Frame by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Ice Gem by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise from the Ice Piles by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise Gems by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Gems by Sandra Updyke

 

Here Comes the Sun by Sandra Updyke

 

Sunrise on the Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Superior Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Shades of Blue by Sandra Updyke