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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Rough Seas and Stormy Days

Recent weeks can only be described in terms of rough seas and stormy days. Continuous rain and winds from the North and South have mixed the color of the waters into a muddy chocolate coffee brew while the California coast manages the swells as best it can. And then Spring will come, all bright and green and new.

Morro Rock, Saturday January 21st.

The Breakwater

Shadows Between Storms, Estero Bay

Approaching Storm #3, Cambria Coast

All Whitewater, Cambria Coast

Edge to Edge, Santa Rosa Creek

Freshwater Swimmers


Double Latte

Ten Feet Tall

Light South Winds and Chocolate 

Breakfast Coffee


Rain, Finally, Rain. The Central Coast gets a good soaking.

After three years of a prolonged drought California's Central Coast is experiencing a rainy Winter.
Here are some images from the first week of January.
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Morning Sunrise, San Simeon
Painted Sky, Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle below storm clouds

Sunset Strip, Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Santa Rosa Creek, Full to the Brim

Santa Rosa Creek, Flood Stage

San Simeon Creek

The Well Field on San Simeon Creek

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.