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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Sunrise and Sunset Same Day

Morning Light, Pine Filtered

Looking South to Estero Bay

Evening Commute, Cayucos
Watercolor Sunset

San Geronimo Creek, Cayucos Bluffs


Lowest Tide of the Year

Ocean Eye

San Simeon Pier from the Inside

Sand Forest

Pier Feet


Low Tide Reflections

Sunset on the Rocks


Lunar Eclipse and Sunrise

It was chilly out there, but a beautiful morning on the Central Coast

Lunar Eclipse, Leffingwell Landing 5:15am

Sunrise from Highway 46 one hour later


Northern California Trees

Thanksgiving weekend in and around Ukiah in Mendocino County was gorgeous. Lots of fall color after the cooler temperatures and rains. Here are just a few...


In Memory

Two weeks ago my good friend passed away. Last Sunday afternoon at his memorial celebration we laid wreaths on the ocean, said our goodbyes, and turned to see a small rainbow, as if he was letting us know he was still there with us, and still laughing.
That evening as I walked on the ridge above my house the sun set and another light show appeared, this time it included the moonrise. The image I took has not been "Photoshopped" the colors are as true as I saw them, and somewhere Steve is looking back and laughing. This one's in memory of Steve Richardson.

Moonrise and Rainbow,  Cambria



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

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.