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Scenic Southern California In Pictures

Updated on August 13, 2016

Scenic photographs captured in the San Bernardino Mountains are a delight for the senses, especially around the time of sunset. If you want to go up to the San Bernardino Mountains to take pictures yourself, then you need to take the 10 East about eight miles until you merge on the 210 East headed towards San Bernardino for about the next ten miles. Follow the signs and exit on Waterman Ave, which you will take for about two miles until your reach Highway 18 headed up to the San Bernardino Mountains. Take Highway 18 for the next twenty miles until you reach Lake Arrowhead, or you can continue up the Rim of the World Highway to other towns such as Running Springs and Big Bear. Taking pictures and going for hikes in the San Bernardino Mountains is a wonderful way to enjoy nature and photograph on a local day trip.

Getting To The San Bernardino Mountains

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A markerLos Angles, California -
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Start your drive in Los Angeles, Califronia.

B markerLake Arrowhead, California -
Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA
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End your trip in Lake Arrowhead California, which is a town located in the scenic San Bernardino Mountains.

The San Bernardino Mountains are a beautiful location for creating short films, and taking pictures.

The outline of Mount Baldy as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.
The outline of Mount Baldy as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.

I always enjoy seeing the outline of Mount Baldy at sunset.

Another photograph of the magnificent sunset behind Mount Baldy.
Another photograph of the magnificent sunset behind Mount Baldy.

I love watching the sunset behind Mount Baldy when I am up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Here we can see the silhouette of oak trees directly in front of Mount Baldy.
Here we can see the silhouette of oak trees directly in front of Mount Baldy.

The above photograph is interesting to me because I like the silhouette of the oak trees in front of Mount Baldy in the distance.

Another picture of an oak tree at sunset.
Another picture of an oak tree at sunset.

Here is another picture of an oak tree at sunset with Mount Baldy in the distance.

The oak tree is the focal point of this sunset photograph.
The oak tree is the focal point of this sunset photograph.

The sunset is not quite as vibrant in the above photograph, which makes it easier to see the details on the oak trees.

The outline of the trees at sunset is quite stunning.
The outline of the trees at sunset is quite stunning.

Here is another stunning picture of the outline of the trees at sunset.

Mount Baldy in the distance with trees at sunset.
Mount Baldy in the distance with trees at sunset.

Above is another picture of Mount Baldy in the distance at sunset. What beautiful silhouettes the trees are creating.

Mount Baldy is visible through the trees in this photograph.
Mount Baldy is visible through the trees in this photograph.

It is quite interesting to see Mount Baldy peaking from behind the trees.

I like how the needles of the pine tree branch are visible at the top of this photograph.
I like how the needles of the pine tree branch are visible at the top of this photograph.

Pine needles always add interesting textures to photographs.

Purple and pinkish clouds at sunset.
Purple and pinkish clouds at sunset.

The purple and pink shades in the clouds at sunset are very peaceful to look at.

The shapes of the various trees create beautiful shadows at sunset.
The shapes of the various trees create beautiful shadows at sunset.

One thing I always enjoy is noticing how different types of trees, such as oaks and pines, creating various types of shadows at sunset.

Vibrant pink in the lower part of the sky at sunset.
Vibrant pink in the lower part of the sky at sunset.

The vibrant pink that can be seen in the lower part of the sky during this sunset is quite amazing.

Mount Baldy is spotted in this sunset photograph.
Mount Baldy is spotted in this sunset photograph.

I love the beauty of Mount Baldy in the distance at sunset, and I could never grow tired of looking at its peaks.

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      Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Lovley pics, and thank you so much for sharing them with us. I envy you your walks. They have so much scenic interest.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Most of the time I've spent in these mountains I was unequipped with a camera. I've been to Forest Home in Forest Falls many times, went ice skating at a rink in Bue Jay when I was very young, and spent time in various private cabins in Big Bear and Arrowhead. There are some lovely places there.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Paradise,

      I love going up to the mountains when I get a chance, especially since I grew up there.

      WannaB Writer,

      I am glad you have had the opportunity to visit Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. The ice castle was destroyed when a tree fell through the roof, and now there is a new ice skating rink in Lake Arrowhead. Mostly the professional skaters use it, but it has public hours as well. The Ice Castle was very special, and I have good memories going there as a kid.

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      Your pictures are awesome. Thank you.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you Hello, Hello!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      The first time I visited Los Angeles the engine in my car blew up as I was crossing these mountains. It wasn't all bad though because a three day stay turned into a ten day stay while I had to wait for it to be repaired. I am glad I had the extra time. Thank you.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi James,

      Yes, there are many interesting sights to see here in Southern California. Now the car part breaking down is not fun, but at least you had time to look around. Thanks for your comments!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 months ago from US

      Amazing photos.

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      SweetiePie 7 months ago from Southern California, USA

      @prettydarkhorse, thanks!

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