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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.

 

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

 

Heading on Thru by Sandra Updyke

 

Mom with Twins by Sandra Updyke

 

Mom and Babies by Sandra Updyke

 

New Babies by Sandra Updyke

 

New Twins by Sandra Updyke

 

Nodding Trillium by Sandra Updyke

 

Too Cute by Sandra Updyke

 

Pointing to the Sky by Sandra Updyke

 

Liking the Lichens by Sandra Updyke

 

Gauthier Falls Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

The Reliance #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Reliance by Sandra Updyke

 

Cliff Top View by Sandra Updyke

 

Lichen Rocks by Sandra Updyke

 

Curious Deer by Sandra Updyke

 

Showing Off by Sandra Updyke

 

So Big by Sandra Updyke

 

Historic Window by Sandra Updyke

 

The Window by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Shoreline by Sandra Updyke

 

Clouds Incoming by Sandra Updyke

 

Iced Pussy Willows by Sandra Updyke

 

Pussy Willows on Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Coat of Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Fresh Coat of Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

April Ice Storm Treasures by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior April Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Wilderness Morning Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Steamy Morning Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Ruffed Grouse Strutting by Sandra Updyke

 

Ruffed Grouse by Sandra Updyke

 

Strutting His Stuff by Sandra Updyke

 

Showing off the Tail by Sandra Updyke

 

Grand Marais Lights by Sandra Updyke

 

April Blues by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Sky at Sunrise by Sandra Updyke