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Photography of The San Bernardino Mountains
Imagine fog wafting through the trees on a late April morning, which is how I choose to open this hub about my photography of the San Bernardino Mountains. Art has been a big part of my life since I first picked up a pencil and began drawing. Around the age of seven I received my first camera as a birthday gift, and even back then I took pictures I still use today. Actually, the header on one of my websites is a picture I took from the top of the Pinnacles back when I was nine years old. One thing I enjoy doing with old photographs is scanning these, which allows me to enhance photos that have faded. I highly recommend purchasing a scanner so you can digitize and restore your old photographs. All the photographs in this hub were taken by me, J Hanna, and these may not be used without permission.
An early morning walk in late April reveals the drastic changes in weather that can be found in Southern California in general, and the San Bernardino Mountains in particular. During some late April days it can be completely clear and sunny, and on other days it is foggy and brooding. My photography captures the various changes in weather that are visited upon the San Bernardino Mountains.
Here is a video I created showing the view of the San Bernardino Mountains in April.
A Sunny Day In The San Bernardino Mountains
The picture above of the Pinnacles taken on a sunny day shows the rapid changes in weather that can occur during April in the San Bernardino Mountains. The previous day it was foggy as shown in the pictures above, and the day I took the picture of the Pinnacles there were clear blue skies and temperatures in the low sixties.
In this photograph I liked how the bare leafs of the oak tree obscured the view of the Pinnacles.
The pictures above were taken on a clear late April day. The bare branches of the oak trees make for an interesting contrast with the blue sky, and the mountains in the distance.
Leaving The San Bernardino Mountains
I always am a bit sad when I Leave the San Bernardino Mountains after a visit, but the view on the way down can be quite spectacular. Above are a few pictures I took at the end of the day with the sun filtering through the trees.
The videos above showcase the landscape on the drive down the Rim of the World Highway.
Stopping At A Turnout Point On The Rim of the World Highway
The photos I took of the view from the Rim of the World Highway on that late April day a few months ago were not quite as magnificent as a few shots I captured back in December of 2010. Just up the road from where I photographed the view from Highway 18 is Switzer Park, which is the location where they filmed parts of the 1938 movie Heidi with Shirley Temple. The San Bernardino Mountains do not exactly look like the Alps, but this was about the closest you could get in Hollywood in the 1930s. This was back when people did not have the ability to travel to film movies on location like they can now, so it is a bit exciting how so many Hollywood movies were filmed up here in the San Bernardino Mountains, which I am sure you can see why. To this day the Rim of the World Highway, also known as Highway 18, is considered one of the most scenic drives in the US.
Copyright Notice: All of the photos and text on this hub are the intellectual property of J Hanna, and may not be used without permission. The videos on this hub were created by me, and uploaded to YouTube. I have no problem with people embedding my videos on their website for use, but I do take issue with people plagiarizing my photography, artwork, and writing. Go write your own content and take your own pictures please. Some people tend to copy all the content off my hubs, so this will be a good way to see if someone has.