This is a journal of images by California photographer Skip Moss. The places, people, and events caught through my lens. Photographs of the Central Coast and mountains of California, the landscapes of the Western U.S. and travels abroad.
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Two Mountain Ranges of Color

A counter clockwise trip to the Bristlecone forest in the White Mountains, along the East side of the Sierra, and through Tuolumne to Yosemite to see some fall colors.

Bristlecone Pine remains
Born during Mesopotamia

The young and the ancient

White Mountain

Above Treeline

8 to 10 inches of moisture a year

Just giant views

Juniper and Milky Way

Aspens, Rock Creek

Fall color, June Lake

Tenaya curves

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

Leaves, Yosemite Valley

Riverside, Yosemite Valley

Climbers, El Cap

El Capitan, Yosemite Valley


  1. Skip: Beautiful photos, just magnificent. You've turned into a major photographic artist. You see beauty where the normal person would just pass it by. You are developing a significant portfolio nest step- studio or fairs? Love, Vera & Dad

  2. Awesome beauty in your photos Skip, I look at these and feel the power of the earth, smell the trees, the water, feel the crisp air and the sense that I am far into the wilderness.
    Peggy Vrana


lives on the Central Coast of California. These photographs are an attempt to share the story of a place, a person, a moment as it happens. Sit back, take a deep breath, and spend some time enjoying the images.