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Nature Photography In The San Bernardino Mountains

Updated on February 23, 2017
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The moon overhead in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon overhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

Around dusk the moon begins ascends to the apex of the violet-black sky, which is the perfect time for taking a walk up in the San Bernardino Mountains. I enjoy photographing images of the moon, the mountains, the snow, the sunset, and the beautiful little Sweety cat on my trips to the Lake Arrowhead vicinity. So if you enjoy taking pictures, I can guarantee you will savor moments in the San Bernardino Mountains gazing at the natural beauty of the landscape. The luxury of spending time in the San Bernardino Mountains is the freedom to take a walk during any part of the day or night, and being able to capture the pine dotted mountain vistas.

So how do you get to the San Bernardino Mountains you might be asking? Use Google Maps to plot your driving route to the Lake Arrowhead region, which is approximately eighty miles east of Los Angeles. If you do not want to drive up to the San Bernardino Mountains, you can always take MARTA of the Mountain service for a reasonably priced fair.

Driving From The Los Angeles Region To Lake Arrowhead

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The Moon

When I walk around my beautiful mountain, I love to take pictures of the moon.  Here are a few snapshots I captured on my recent trip.

The moon rising in the sky.
The moon rising in the sky. | Source
The moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
This image makes me want to take a walk by the moonlight.
This image makes me want to take a walk by the moonlight. | Source

Walking Around The Mountain

As I take a walk around the San Bernardino Mountains, I see many glorious sights to behold via the camera lense.

The view of Hesperia as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The view of Hesperia as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Glancing towards Mount Baldy as I am on a morning walk.
Glancing towards Mount Baldy as I am on a morning walk. | Source
The snow on the fence.
The snow on the fence. | Source
Snow draped trees with a pink layer in the sky.
Snow draped trees with a pink layer in the sky. | Source
Trees in the winter time.
Trees in the winter time. | Source
Pink in the sky behind the tree.
Pink in the sky behind the tree. | Source
View of the snow glazed trees in the San Bernardino Mountains.
View of the snow glazed trees in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

Snow Covers All!

I love taking pictures of the trees and the mountains when there is a blanket of snow all around.  The icicles make me feel quite whimsical, and remember Santa's Village, which was an amusement park that used to operate here in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The fog is rolling in.
The fog is rolling in. | Source
Large icicles in the morning.
Large icicles in the morning. | Source
Hazy and fogged up window creates a lacy effect with the silhouette of the trees.
Hazy and fogged up window creates a lacy effect with the silhouette of the trees. | Source
The pinkish tones of the sky goes well with the outline of the bare branches of the oak tree.
The pinkish tones of the sky goes well with the outline of the bare branches of the oak tree. | Source

The Sweety Cat

Sweety cat is a striped black and gray kitten with large golden eyes. Any cat lover will enjoy the marvelous pictures I took of the adorable Sweety cat.

Sweety cat looking adorable.
Sweety cat looking adorable. | Source
Sweety cat looking whimsical.
Sweety cat looking whimsical. | Source
Sweety cat is expecting a treat!
Sweety cat is expecting a treat! | Source
Sweety cat is very happy, like any cat who does not have to shelve snow in the mountains.
Sweety cat is very happy, like any cat who does not have to shelve snow in the mountains. | Source
Sweety cat wants to take a nap on the bed, but is posing for the camera instead.
Sweety cat wants to take a nap on the bed, but is posing for the camera instead. | Source
There is nothing more alluring than the eyes of a cat.
There is nothing more alluring than the eyes of a cat. | Source

Photograph The Sunset

One of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of the alluring sunsets in the San Bernardino Mountains. Each one brings a new surprise with a wide variation of colors, and cloud patterns. These coupled with the silhouettes created by the trees and mountains make for many interesting photos that I can use as reference for drawing projects.

The pinkish colors of the sunset.
The pinkish colors of the sunset. | Source
The outline of trees at sunset, with Mount Baldy in the distance.
The outline of trees at sunset, with Mount Baldy in the distance. | Source
Bright orange, purple, and pink colors make for a lovely sunset.
Bright orange, purple, and pink colors make for a lovely sunset. | Source
The silhouette of an oak tree as sunset is quite glorious.
The silhouette of an oak tree as sunset is quite glorious. | Source
Branches create alluring shapes at sunset.
Branches create alluring shapes at sunset. | Source
Purple, pink, blue, and orange tones during a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Purple, pink, blue, and orange tones during a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
This image makes me want to grab a pencil, and start sketching a sunset.
This image makes me want to grab a pencil, and start sketching a sunset. | Source
Branches on the right and left hand sides of the alluring sunset photograph.
Branches on the right and left hand sides of the alluring sunset photograph. | Source
Beautiful sunset twinged sky above The Pinnacles.
Beautiful sunset twinged sky above The Pinnacles. | Source
The shadow of mountains at sunset are some of my favorite things to shade and draw.  This is why my photography is always inspiration for my sketches.
The shadow of mountains at sunset are some of my favorite things to shade and draw. This is why my photography is always inspiration for my sketches. | Source
Vibrant and bold colors of a spectacular sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Vibrant and bold colors of a spectacular sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
The outline of an oak tree branch at sunset.
The outline of an oak tree branch at sunset. | Source
The view of Mount Baldy at sunset is one of my favorite images to photograph.  Every sunset brings a surprise, and wonderful variations of color.
The view of Mount Baldy at sunset is one of my favorite images to photograph. Every sunset brings a surprise, and wonderful variations of color. | Source
Shades of purple, pink, and orange can be seen in this sunset.
Shades of purple, pink, and orange can be seen in this sunset. | Source
Dazzling image of the sky at sunset.
Dazzling image of the sky at sunset. | Source
One of my favorite things to photograph is the sunset.
One of my favorite things to photograph is the sunset. | Source

Photographing the sunset is very spectacular, and it makes me enjoy any trip I take to the mountains.

Video I created of a cloudy afternoon in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Here is a video I created of the view from Mount Baldy, as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      3 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks!

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      poetryman6969 

      3 years ago

      Beautiful sunrise series.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you for your lovely comment Eiddwen!

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi SweetiePie,

      Thanks for another beautiful hub.

      take care

      Eiddwen.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Lyjo,

      Glad we both appreciate the beautiful spots in the world. Thanks for commenting!

      Tajsingh

      I appreciate your comments.

      Hello, Hello,

      Thank you for commenting and reading!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a wonderful hub.

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      TajSingh 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SweetiePie. Nice pictures. I love the sunset there. And cute cat.

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      lyjo 

      7 years ago

      Such spectacular photographs, we share similar passions, such beauty in our world! Thanks for sharing this beauty, take care!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      alekhouse,

      Thank you for your comments, and looking at my pictures.

      Mike,

      Hope you and Cynthia enjoy your next trip, and sunset, here in Southern California!

      Ken,

      I appreciate your comments, thanks!

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      Ken R. Abell 

      7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Wow. Thank you. Stunningly beautiful.

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      mikeq107 

      7 years ago

      Great pics and description..I realized as i looked i have been there twice on my way to san-deagio ( wrong spelling forgive me i,m Irish ;))) with Cynthia..

      each time we go from Oregon We take 2 days so we can enjoy the sun rises and sets..

      Thanks for the memories!!

      Mike :0)

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow! really nice. I love the snow pictures...and Sweety Cat is adorable. Thanks, Julia

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Agusfanani,

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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      agusfanani 

      7 years ago from Indonesia

      Stunning pictures and the scenes covered with snow look so mysterious. Thank you for sharing.

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