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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.

 

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

 

Sunset from the Ridge by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Ridge Sunset by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Blues by Sandra Updyke

 

November Beauty by Sandra Updyke

 

Abstract on the Rocks by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Tranquility by Sandra Updyke

 

View from the Hovland Dock by Sandra Updyke

 

Chicago Bay Dock View by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Iced Osier by Sandra Updyke

 

Iced Red Osier by Sandra Updyke

 

Icy Superior View by Sandra Updyke

 

Framed by Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Caramel Splash by Sandra Updyke

 

Ice and Waves of Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Big waves and ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Waves and Ice by Sandra Updyke

 

Carlson Creek falls in November by Sandra Updyke

 

High water on Carlson Creek by Sandra Updyke

 

November Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

November Waves # 2 by Sandra Updyke

 

November Waves # 3 by Sandra Updyke

 

Clearing Storm over Lake Superior by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Waves by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Waves # 2 by Sandra Updyke

 

Superior Waves # 3 by Sandra Updyke

 

Dock and Wild Roses by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy day at the dock by Sandra Updyke

 

Foggy Day at the Hovland Dock by Sandra Updyke