The Photography Everyday Life

Digital photography is the most visuall way to express yourself in everyday life. This hub is a random collection of some pictures that document the last two years. I highly recommend purchasing a digital camera so you can document your own adventures, and have your own pictures to use for articles because people who take photographs from others without permission are laze balls. Also, it is just so much easier to take a picture yourself than having to search for someone who might allow you to use an image. Another reason I love to take pictures is because these often become inspiration for my later sketches and paintings. Recently I photographed a picture of Mount Baldy at sunset, which I used as a reference photograph for a colored pencil illustration that I created.

Photography From Southern California

Most of the photography included in this hub documenting every day life is from right here in beautiful Southern California, so if you have never been this region or are planning a visit, then here is a look at what we have to offer. Or at least life in Southern California from my perspective.

The moon in the night sky.
The moon in the night sky. | Source
The shining moon in the sky.
The shining moon in the sky. | Source
Sign to the Blythe Intaglios
Sign to the Blythe Intaglios | Source
Jagged rocky hills in the desert.
Jagged rocky hills in the desert. | Source
Palm trees on the California/Arizona border.
Palm trees on the California/Arizona border. | Source
Hillside in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Hillside in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
A blue iris.
A blue iris. | Source
Looking out to the Pinnacles.
Looking out to the Pinnacles. | Source
Greenery on a hillside.
Greenery on a hillside. | Source
Tomatoes growing in containers.
Tomatoes growing in containers. | Source
More tomatoes growing in containers.
More tomatoes growing in containers. | Source
Tomato plants growing up.
Tomato plants growing up. | Source
Flowers and pepper plants.
Flowers and pepper plants. | Source
Tomato plants in June.
Tomato plants in June. | Source
Tomato plants are growing up strong.
Tomato plants are growing up strong. | Source
Flowers planted in the container garden.
Flowers planted in the container garden. | Source
White and purple flowers.
White and purple flowers. | Source
Picture of me in June of 2011 next to the container garden.
Picture of me in June of 2011 next to the container garden. | Source
The tomato plant are growing taller.
The tomato plant are growing taller. | Source
Waiting for the tomato plants to get taller and stronger so they will produce delicious fruit.
Waiting for the tomato plants to get taller and stronger so they will produce delicious fruit. | Source

The pictures here are mostly from my adventures in the San Bernardino Mountains, or container gardening in my little yard. Also, I captured a couple of interesting photographs of the moon. There are also a couple of interesting pictures from the Blythe, California area in the photos above.

The silhouette of the trees and the sky at sunset.
The silhouette of the trees and the sky at sunset. | Source
Outline of the mountains at sunset.
Outline of the mountains at sunset. | Source
The mesmerizing orange and purple colors in the sunset sky.
The mesmerizing orange and purple colors in the sunset sky. | Source
Looking down towards Hesperia with the outline of the trees at sunset.
Looking down towards Hesperia with the outline of the trees at sunset. | Source
A sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
The moon in the sky.
The moon in the sky. | Source
The beauty of the moon.
The beauty of the moon. | Source
Spanish broom flowering in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Spanish broom flowering in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Wild flowers in the mountains.
Wild flowers in the mountains. | Source
More flowers in the mountains.
More flowers in the mountains. | Source
Rays of sun on the Pinnacles.
Rays of sun on the Pinnacles. | Source
Vibrant yellow of the Spanish broom.
Vibrant yellow of the Spanish broom. | Source
Wild flowers in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Wild flowers in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Little yellow flowers in bloom.
Little yellow flowers in bloom. | Source
Hiking on a trail up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Hiking on a trail up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Sunsets up in the San Bernardino Mountains are mesmerizing to photograph, and to also draw from time to time. Also, I enjoyed taking pictures of wild flowers, and other plants during a hike on the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains, which is more desert like in its terrain.

Tomatoes growing in their containers.
Tomatoes growing in their containers. | Source
Tomato plants in the container garden.
Tomato plants in the container garden. | Source
Self-portrait in the shadow of leaves.
Self-portrait in the shadow of leaves. | Source
Picture of me in shade.
Picture of me in shade. | Source

Above are a few more pictures I took in while container gardening in my backyard. A self-portrait I took was the inspiration for a picture I drew of myself, so you never know when your silly and zany photographs might be used for an art project.

Comments 11 comments

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red mermaid 4 years ago

Someone once said "A picture paints a thousand words" this is so true. It's amazing just by looking at your photos new stories were racing through my mind. My imagination is inspired by them. thankyou Sweetiepie.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Wow, the photos are all Magnificent! Thank you for sharing. Voted Up & Awesome. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

It's amazing to me how completely different areas can look so similar. You picture of the desert looks very much like the dry Salinas riverbed here in Paso Robles that I've written hubs about. I'm also in California, so I see a lot of the same flora on my walks that you photographed. The hard for me is not taking the pictures, but trying to identify them. They don't all seem to appear in my field guides. Thanks for sharing.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Red Mermaid,

I will have to go read some of your hubs to see what topics you are writing about. Thanks for your comments!

Kamalesh50,

I really appreciate your comments!

WannaB Writer,

I wish I knew all the name of the flora and fauna as well, but I only know the names of the major plants like chaparal and Spanish broom. You are right about how there is a lot of similarity between the different arid parts of California.


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Such an amazing photos..fresh, original!!!They bring only positive feelings. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up and interesting.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, Dinkan53!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Photography Everyday Life interesting and beautifully put together


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prettydarkhorse 23 months ago from US

Nice photos, all of them, thanks for sharing.


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SweetiePie 23 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for all the nice comments.


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Peggy W 13 months ago from Houston, Texas

You must have harvested some nice tomatoes from those healthy looking plants. Great sunset photos! Is it possible to photograph those Blythe Intaglios or do they need to be seen from the air? Would be interesting to see what they look like.


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SweetiePie 13 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

I think perhaps you can film the Blythe Intaglios, but we turned around after reaching the sign that day because my sister was not feeling well. I would have to go back to find out. Yes, I did have some good tomatoes that year :).

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