Take Angeles National Forest Scenic Route and Capture Beautiful Mountain Pictures

Large tree in the Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest Scenic Route is a great California road trip idea

Angeles National Forest, California, USA
Latitude: 34.3494, Longtitude: -117.9629
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Angeles National Forest scenic route follows the ridge of San Gabriel Mountains that overlook greater Los Angeles. This scenic drive is so close to the big city, yet not many tourists venture to take this California road trip into the mountains. Angeles National Forest is a nature preservation area and is a great place to enjoy great outdoors and practice nature photography. In this post FPImages offers 20 mountain pictures taken while driving along Angels Crest Highway.

Angeles Crest scenic drive
Scenic Route in San Gabriel Mountains

Angeles National Forest scenic route is a famous mountain road – Angeles Crest Highway. This scenic drive has many places to stop and enjoy the mountains view. As usual with nature pictures the best time for impressive and dramatic photos is sunrise and sunset. Plan this California road trip at those special times and you will without a doubt add some beautiful mountain pictures to your photography gallery. Mountain landscapes are beautiful and can serve as desktop background.

Forest detail picture of a fallen tree and flowers
Mountain Forest Detail – dark old log and soft grass

 

Blue color natural gradient in the mountain photo
Panoramic mountain landscape in shades of blue colors

Angeles National forest scenic route is a breathtaking California road trip. Just make sure you check for road closures and weather alerts. Angeles Crest Highway climbs to over 8,000 feet and weather up there could be quiet different from the valley below. Also make sure you have enough gas as there will be no services in the mountains  and cell phone coverage is very spotty. Plan your road trip and you will enjoy dramatic mountain landscapes and bring back home beautiful mountain pictures.

Dry grass flowers contrasting with the mountains
Landscape photography in the Angeles National Forest

1. Bring long focal length lens to isolate details and or to photograph wildlife.

Pine cones on a large pine tree
Pine tree full of pine cones, nature detail photo

2. Look for natural patterns and rhythms, lines and shapes, colors and shadows.

Angeles National forest scenic landscape photo
Vast and spectacular landscape photo at high elevation

3. Landscape photography needs high depth of field so bring and use tripod.

Dead tree at the edge of the mountain
Dry tree clinging to the edge of the cliff

4. Take forest and mountain pictures at sunrise and sunset.

Amazing blue colors in mountains landscape
Vertical image of a blue landscape

 

Two small trees growing in tough mountain terrain
Trees on the mountain
Scenic drive stop - Inspiration point
Bench at Inspiration point, elevation 7,386 feet
angeles national forest Inspiration point stop - California road trip idea
View from Inspiration point, mountain picture
Inspiration Point display explaining the view of the mountains
Information board at inspiration point
Mountain detail - dry tree trunk and new green growth
Mountain detail – dry tree trunk and new green growth
Pine tree branch on a blue background
Pine tree branch on a blue background
San Gabriel Mountains Pictures
San Gabriel Mountains Pictures
Green pine and blue mountains background complement each other
Green pine and blue mountains background complement each other
Mountain landscape - Clouds below in the valley
Clouds below in the valley
Yellow grass and green pines, angeles national forest
Yellow grass and green pines, angeles national forest
angeles national forest mountains pictures
Landscape photo in the mountains

   22.07.2015 by FPImages


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