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.
Click on the photographs to enlarge them on your full screen browser, and please leave comments.
Limited edition archival prints are available of the images through or contact me at
All images © 2013 and beyond, Skip Moss.


Monsoon Clouds

Monsoon clouds made for spectacular evening light Wednesday. I stopped at the North end of Estero Bay, walked out to the bluffs and stayed from 6:30 to after 9pm. I can't say that I caught the mood, but the light and color was really special. To get the full effect open each image to full resolution.

The clouds streaming northward over Cayucos

A small shrine above Estero Bluffs

Looking Northwest at the painted sky from Estero Bluffs

Even the tide pools had unusual colors

A rare sunset rainbow over the bay

The colors went from subdued to vivid oranges and reds.

Is Calm Pacific an oxymoron?


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.