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Sandra Updyke - Fine Artist

Sandra Updyke

Sandra Updyke

Hovland, MN - United States

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.

 
 
 
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Sandra Updyke - Walking Proud

Walking Proud

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Sandra Updyke - Superior Ice Reflections
Sandra Updyke - A Superior January Day
Sandra Updyke - There
Sandra Updyke - Superior Day for...

Superior Day for...

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Sandra Updyke - It

It's a really cool...

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Sandra Updyke - Superior Waves

Superior Waves

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Sandra Updyke - Superior Wave Crash

Superior Wave Crash

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Sandra Updyke - Superior Island View of...
Sandra Updyke - A Superior Storm

A Superior Storm

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Sandra Updyke - Stormy Superior in...

Stormy Superior in...

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Sandra Updyke - December Gales

December Gales

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Sandra Updyke - Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

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Sandra Updyke - Frosty morning

Frosty morning

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Sandra Updyke - Pretty Cold # 2

Pretty Cold # 2

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Sandra Updyke - Pretty Cold

Pretty Cold

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Sandra Updyke - Love is in the air

Love is in the air

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Sandra Updyke - Stormy Sky over Lake...
Sandra Updyke - Splashes of Color

Splashes of Color

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Sandra Updyke - Golden Superior Sunrise
Sandra Updyke - Almost Sundown

Almost Sundown

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Sandra Updyke - Another Superior Sunset
Sandra Updyke - Serene Superior Sunrise
Sandra Updyke - Lake Superior Sunset #2
Sandra Updyke - Lake Superior Sunset

Lake Superior Sunset

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