The Southern California Sky

The cloudy sky above in So Cal can be quite alluring indeed. It is a pleasure to gaze upon, and even more enticing to photograph. So this photo gallery presentation focuses on the beauty that can be found in the Southern California sky after a rainstorm. What does the Southern California sky look like in the morning after the rain has cleared, but the clouds are still in the sky? It is filled with clouds that creates a beautiful mood below. The clouds cast shadows over the palm trees and the ground below. During my walk I captured verdant trees and shrubbery, and even a few wild sunflowers.

Just after the rainstorm looking out towards the peaks of Big Bear up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Just after the rainstorm looking out towards the peaks of Big Bear up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
The clouds in the sky with Mount San Gorgonio's peak jutting into it.
The clouds in the sky with Mount San Gorgonio's peak jutting into it. | Source
A cloud cover over the Southern California sky after the rain.
A cloud cover over the Southern California sky after the rain. | Source
This part of the  tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad are no longer in use, but it is quite fascinating to walk by and look at.
This part of the tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad are no longer in use, but it is quite fascinating to walk by and look at. | Source
The cloudy sky and trees near the abandoned railroad tracks.
The cloudy sky and trees near the abandoned railroad tracks. | Source
Mount San Gorgonio in the distance with clouds overhead, and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks in the foreground.
Mount San Gorgonio in the distance with clouds overhead, and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks in the foreground. | Source
Wild sunflowers growing in a field with a cloudy sky above, and palm trees in the foreground.
Wild sunflowers growing in a field with a cloudy sky above, and palm trees in the foreground. | Source
A closeup of the sunflowers with the overcast sky aloft.
A closeup of the sunflowers with the overcast sky aloft. | Source
Two palm trees and a pine tree against the cloudy sky after the rainstorm.
Two palm trees and a pine tree against the cloudy sky after the rainstorm. | Source
Looking down at the camera as I walk on an overcast day.
Looking down at the camera as I walk on an overcast day. | Source

Now the sunset brings on a part of the day that cannot be beat with the majestic beauty of silhouettes, and all that things that become a treat. The sunsets after a rainstorm are always more intense, and more stunning!

The purple and light pink colors in the sunset.
The purple and light pink colors in the sunset. | Source
The deep blue color in the sky is prominent when I used the tungsten filter.
The deep blue color in the sky is prominent when I used the tungsten filter. | Source
Blue streaks in the sky at sunset were really purple, but the filter rendered these more of a bluish tone.
Blue streaks in the sky at sunset were really purple, but the filter rendered these more of a bluish tone. | Source
The blue and light pink shadows in the sky.
The blue and light pink shadows in the sky. | Source
Purple, pink, and orange alight the sky.
Purple, pink, and orange alight the sky. | Source
Slight tinges of orange show through pink and purple clouds.
Slight tinges of orange show through pink and purple clouds. | Source
The pink formation is undulating towards the sky.
The pink formation is undulating towards the sky. | Source
The pine tree has amazing silhouettes against the pink and purple sky.
The pine tree has amazing silhouettes against the pink and purple sky. | Source
The shadows of pylons and trees with a pinkish and purple sunset.
The shadows of pylons and trees with a pinkish and purple sunset. | Source
A tree branch at the top of this photo looks like it is gazing out upon Mount Baldy and the sunset in the distance.
A tree branch at the top of this photo looks like it is gazing out upon Mount Baldy and the sunset in the distance. | Source
Another picture of the tree branch and the more orange and gray tones at sunset.
Another picture of the tree branch and the more orange and gray tones at sunset. | Source
The orange hazy color mixing in with the more gray color.
The orange hazy color mixing in with the more gray color. | Source
Mount Baldy creates an interesting shape with the orange surrounding it in the sky.
Mount Baldy creates an interesting shape with the orange surrounding it in the sky. | Source
The purplish-gray clouds in the sky.
The purplish-gray clouds in the sky. | Source

Slideshow of The Southern California Sky

The video below is a slide show of all the pictures I took of the Southern California sky, which are included in this hub.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful pictures once again; with the gray skies I thought you were showing the skies of Olympia.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Beautiful photography. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

I enjoyed your Hub very much.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

The pictures of the sunsets looked like something that just jumped off a watercolor painting. Absolutely beautiful!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, billybuc! We had rain that day, so the sky had a beautiful color.

Thank you, Mary. I think our part of Southern California is nice being able to look out and go up to the mountains.

Thank you, barbergirl. It was back on July 13 when it rained.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

These are gorgeous photos. We have a boat in Marina Del Rey..And I grew up in Southern California. There is no place like it..Again great photos.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you, Carol!


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

How many of us don't even bother to look up at the sky. I love the light created by clouds overhead with late afternoon sunlight slanting through. Everything looks so beautiful. Your pictures are gorgeous and remind me of old landscape oil paintings. Time to get out the paintbrush, Sweetie!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you, Dolores! My pictures reflect how I think about the sky, and always want to look at it. For some reason no matter how sad or good things might not seem at the moment, a sunset can always make you feel at peace with the world.


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TomRy 4 years ago from USA

Beautiful photos, I love Southern California.


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

wow so beautiful photos,

lovely to view southern california.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you!


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

Sweetie you are so right about that - such incredible beauty just wipes away negative thoughts, selfish thoughts, that sight is so wonderfully humbling, letting us know that we are just an insignificant piece of creation.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Very good observations, Dolores!


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

SweetiePie,

The photos are wonderful! Particularly that blue sky after sunset. These pics say numerous things about the beauty of nature! Have a nice day......

:) Mandar


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate your comments Mandarmk9!

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