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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.

 

Mississagi River and Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn on Serpent River by Sandra Updyke

 

Serpent Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Views by Sandra Updyke

 

Alger Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Wagner Falls Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn at Wagner Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Wagner Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

One Last Look by Sandra Updyke

 

Kagawong Bridal Veil Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Gold on the Depew River by Sandra Updyke

 

Depew River Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Scott Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn by Sandra Updyke

 

A Superior Autumn Day by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Creek by Sandra Updyke

 

Creek Pool Designs by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Gold Reflections #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Autumn Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Kayaking by Sandra Updyke

 

Time for the Goldenrods by Sandra Updyke

 

Blue Sky Shining on Me by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior kayaking day by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking under the eagle by Sandra Updyke

 

Afternoon Splendor by Sandra Updyke

 

Nature's Bouquet by Sandra Updyke

 

Rainy Day Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

August Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Watching the Light by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Reflections by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Kayaking by Sandra Updyke

 

Nothing But Blue Sky by Sandra Updyke

 

Fine Day for Fishing by Sandra Updyke

 

Rocks and Ninebark by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Shores Flora by Sandra Updyke

 

LakeWalk on the Superior Hiking Trail by Sandra Updyke

 

Returning to the Harbor by Sandra Updyke

 

Just Curious by Sandra Updyke

 

Framed by Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Shore Fireweeds by Sandra Updyke

 

Harebells on the Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Kayaking by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Summer Shores by Sandra Updyke

 

Split Rock and Ninebark #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Split Rock and Ninebark by Sandra Updyke

 

Blowing in the Wind by Sandra Updyke

 

Harebells and Fog by Sandra Updyke

 

Daisies at Horseshoe Bay by Sandra Updyke