I Enjoy Taking Pictures

Digital photography was a technological advancement that enabled people to share their pictures with family and friends who live far away without having to go to the post office. In the past when people still used picture film, you would have to buy duplicate pictures if you wanted to share these with family and friends. Now anyone with an Internet connection can share their digital art with loved ones via email or social networking sites. People who enjoy blogging can also share their pictures with a large audience, or even start a career for themselves by marketing and selling their photography online. The reason I love to create digital photo art is to illustrate my hubs and blogs, and because I also enjoy taking pictures as an artist. Even though drawing is my favorite form of artwork, I do appreciate the speed and ease of being able to take several hundred photos on a day trip. Photo art allows you to share the beauty of a region that many people may never be able to see, and that is one of my goals when I share pictures. The pictures I have included in this photo art essay are a few of my favorites that I love to look at from time to time.

So what is digital photo art to you? My definition of digital photo art are the pictures that I enjoy looking at because these are vibrant or aesthetically pleasing. Everyone has a different idea about what art is, so ultimately you have to create compositions to speak to you personally.

Owning a camcorder that takes digital pictures is the ideal way to create videos and photographs to share with family and friends.  I often make videos of landscape that I use to illustrate my hubs and blogs.

A stellar jay on a tree branch.
A stellar jay on a tree branch.
A raccoon spotted on a deck in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A raccoon spotted on a deck in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Pink and purple colors seen in the sky at sunrise.
Pink and purple colors seen in the sky at sunrise.
Bobby cat is the manx cat with the distinct white stripe on her nose.
Bobby cat is the manx cat with the distinct white stripe on her nose.
Annie is the manx cat who is known for the thinner white stripe on her nose, which is how we tell her apart from Bobby.
Annie is the manx cat who is known for the thinner white stripe on her nose, which is how we tell her apart from Bobby.
Yellow leaves on a lilac tree in October.
Yellow leaves on a lilac tree in October.
View of Hesperia.
View of Hesperia.
An oak tree with yellow leaves during the autumn of 2009.
An oak tree with yellow leaves during the autumn of 2009.
View of the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
View of the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another picture of the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another picture of the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Having a digital camera on hand at all times guarantees you will have at least a few pictures you will want to share with others.  Digital cameras are now more affordable than ever, and the easy to use features ensure most anyone can take aesthetically pleasing photographs.

Photographing The Beauty of Nature Is Addicting!

A pink streak in the sky of a sunset up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A pink streak in the sky of a sunset up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
I quite enjoy the silhouette created by the oak trees at sunset.
I quite enjoy the silhouette created by the oak trees at sunset.
The beauty of a heavy snow.
The beauty of a heavy snow.
On a snowy day it is nice to stay inside and take pictures of the white stuff.
On a snowy day it is nice to stay inside and take pictures of the white stuff.
The view of Hesperia after a snow storm.
The view of Hesperia after a snow storm.
Snow is frosting the trees like cupcakes.
Snow is frosting the trees like cupcakes.
The trees are spectacular with white glistening snow.
The trees are spectacular with white glistening snow.
A picture of The Pinnacles with snow on its peaks.
A picture of The Pinnacles with snow on its peaks.
Looking out at The Pinnacles after the snow storm.
Looking out at The Pinnacles after the snow storm.
Looking out the window and seeing snow everywhere.
Looking out the window and seeing snow everywhere.
Snow is quite amazing to behold.
Snow is quite amazing to behold.
A closeup of Annie cat.
A closeup of Annie cat.
Annie is curling up in her little bed.
Annie is curling up in her little bed.
The beauty of daffodils.
The beauty of daffodils.
The splendor of a pink and purple sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The splendor of a pink and purple sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.

If you take enough pictures, you are bound to find a few you enjoy.  There are many pictures that I like, but sunsets always tend to be some of my favorites.

Photographing The Sunset

A vibrant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A vibrant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The view of Hesperia during a brilliant sunset.
The view of Hesperia during a brilliant sunset.
You can find orange, pink, and purple in this amazing sunset.
You can find orange, pink, and purple in this amazing sunset.

The Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains is one of my favorite subjects to photograph, and I always have many pictures to share of this location.

Photographing The Pinnacles

The large boulders on The Pinnacles are quite interesting to look at.
The large boulders on The Pinnacles are quite interesting to look at.
Another artistic photograph of The Pinnacles up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another artistic photograph of The Pinnacles up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Although I love photographing The Pinnacles, love affair with taking pictures of sunsets is not about to wane any time soon.

More Photographs of The Sunset

A vibrant sunset with orange.
A vibrant sunset with orange.
Streaks of orange in the sunset.
Streaks of orange in the sunset.
You can also see blue and pink in this orange tinged sunset.
You can also see blue and pink in this orange tinged sunset.
The silhouette of the dead tree's bare branches adds makes this photograph an interesting composition.
The silhouette of the dead tree's bare branches adds makes this photograph an interesting composition.
The sun is literally glowing behind the mountains in this photograph.
The sun is literally glowing behind the mountains in this photograph.
I enjoy the silhouette created by the oak leaves in this photograph.
I enjoy the silhouette created by the oak leaves in this photograph.
Part of Mount Baldy can be seen on the far left-hand side of this San Bernardino Mountains sunset photograph.
Part of Mount Baldy can be seen on the far left-hand side of this San Bernardino Mountains sunset photograph.
This particular sunset photograph might be the inspiration of a painting.
This particular sunset photograph might be the inspiration of a painting.
I like how the silhouette of the trees and the mountains make up most of this sunset photograph.
I like how the silhouette of the trees and the mountains make up most of this sunset photograph.

So I recommend keeping a digital camcorder on hand, which will allow you to take many pictures during your daily adventures. You never know what you may photograph, and what subjects would be useful on your hubs and blog posts. Why use other people's pictures when you can take your own!

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The Loan Arranger 5 years ago

Some great pics - I like the snowy ones.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

The sunset ones are fabulous!!! Thanks, Sweetie Pie. I just bought a digital camera, myself, and am playing with it. It is FUN!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Loan Arranger,

Glad you enjoyed the snow pictures.

Paradise7,

I hope you share some of your new pictures in an upcoming hub.


Wooded 5 years ago

Wow, you always have the most amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them. You made my evening!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you Wooded!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

The snow then that beautiful flower, it just balanced out so well. Great hub, voted up!


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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Nice photos. Thanks sharing.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for all the nice comments!


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

The sunset photos really blew me away!


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California

Great pictures! Sweetiepie, if you don't mind, what model of camera do you use?


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for all the lovely comments. I use several digital cameras. Nothing special, just 150-200 price range. One is a Sanyo and the other is an Aiptek.

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