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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.

 
 

Beaver Pond Beauty

 
 

Lower Falls on Kugler's Creek #2

 
 

Lower Falls on Kugler's Creek

 
 

My Rocky Mountain High

 
 

Gauthier Falls

 
 

Old Root Abstract #3

 
 

Old Root Abstract #2

 
 

Old Root Abstract #1

 
 

Out on the Edge #2

 
 

Superior Shoreline

 
 

My what wobbly legs

 
 

Superior Drift Wood

 
 

Reflections Water Abstract

 
 

Liquid Gold Water Abstract

 
 

Tree that weathers Superior Storms

 
 

April Brings Superior Icicles

 
 

Superior April Ice

 
 

Lake Superior Ice Elephants

 
 

Superior Ice Elephants

 
 

Lake Superior Stones

 
 

Not a ripple

 
 

Superior Island View

 
 

Out on the Edge

 
 

Full Moon Rising over the valley

 
 

Full Moon Rising