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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.

 

December Northeaster by Sandra Updyke

 

Coming Through by Sandra Updyke

 

Northeaster at Red Rock Point by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Fury at Hollow Rock by Sandra Updyke

 

Fiery Sky at Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Woodchuck Portrait by Sandra Updyke

 

Beaver Swimming in Fall Colors by Sandra Updyke

 

Timberrrrr by Sandra Updyke

 

Beaver Having a Snack by Sandra Updyke

 

Lunch Time by Sandra Updyke

 

Busy Beaver by Sandra Updyke

 

Spotted Fawns with Mom by Sandra Updyke

 

Family Portrait by Sandra Updyke

 

Camouflaged Buck by Sandra Updyke

 

Blazing Superior Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Another Lake Superior Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Autumn View by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Mountain Ash by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn Gold by Sandra Updyke

 

Robin Redbreast by Sandra Updyke

 

Whatcha Doing by Sandra Updyke

 

Bluebird and Moose by Sandra Updyke

 

Purple Finch by Sandra Updyke

 

Toad Swimming by Sandra Updyke

 

Swimming Toad by Sandra Updyke

 

Chipmunk exploring by Sandra Updyke

 

Squirrel Peeking by Sandra Updyke

 

Red Squirrel by Sandra Updyke

 

Toby Chills by Sandra Updyke

 

Golden Fun by Sandra Updyke

 

Camo Toby by Sandra Updyke

 

Waterstriders by Sandra Updyke

 

Fox Kit by Sandra Updyke

 

Baby Fox by Sandra Updyke

 

Young Gull by Sandra Updyke

 

Warbler in the Flowers by Sandra Updyke

 

Autumn at High Falls by Sandra Updyke

 

Big Brown Bat by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking the Fall Color #2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Kayaking the Fall Color by Sandra Updyke

 

Sitting Pretty by Sandra Updyke

 

Old Net Rack by Sandra Updyke

 

Fish Scale by Sandra Updyke

 

Moose Valley Sunrise by Sandra Updyke

 

Squirrel picking Cones by Sandra Updyke

 

Watchful Wolf by Sandra Updyke

 

Yawning Wolf by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior December Waves by Sandra Updyke