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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Late October Fall Colors across the Sierra Nevada

A few days to soak in the Fall colors in the mountains. The time of year that is quiet and waiting for the Winter snows. It always rains on the last days of October, this year it was a welcome gift.

El Capitan reflected in the Merced River

Oaks and Pines, Yosemite Meadow

Cottonwoods in the valley 
Silver Lake

Cottonwood shedding its leaves, Owens valley


Two Trees, Owens Valley

Approaching Storm

 The first seasonal rains South of Bishop

This arch is well known, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine

Factory on the edge of Owens Lake

Ruby Lake details

Sunset and Stars above Mammoth Mountain

Aspens, June Lake
Lake Isabella at the end of the dry season, Kern County
Tree lined road in Bishop
Open meadows and farm, Owens Valley

Moonset over the Sierra ridge, Ruby Lake


A Few Weeks on The North Coast in Black-and-White

Honestly I have been so busy over the past weeks that I have neglected shooting new work. The Nepal presentation was well received, the guests were extremely generous and thoughtful. The upcoming two weekends I will be showing new prints at the Open Studios Tour in San Luis Obispo.
A couple of photos from the past three weeks.

A Pacific Evening

San Simeon Point

A controlled burn at Piedras Blancas

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.