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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Four days in lower slopes of the Eastern Sierra

California's Eastern Sierra is celebrating a record snowfall and the Winter rains. Camping along the lower slopes, the abundance of flowers, of water, and of gorgeous light, provide a Spring like few others we have witnessed.
Here are the results of just four days.

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South face of Lone Pine Peak.

Recapturing water to refill the Owens Lake

Granite canyon below Mt. Langley

Sunrise in the Buttermilks


The Buttermilks in bloom

Owens Valley backroads and Mt. Tom

Lower Rock Creek

Jeffrey Pines, Rock Creek

Jeffrey Pines

A comfortable pine needle stop

Winter still holds on at 8000 feet in Upper rock Creek

The lava flow blooming along Highway 395 near Big Pine

Out of pure lava rock, Apricot Globemallow

Too many miles, content to be spoiled

Wide open 

Flowering Joshua Tree

Desert Cholla

The Kern River as full as it gets

Kern River

The entrance to Kern Canyon, this waterfall is from an overflow hardly used.

Rolling hills turning to gold

Epic Spring growth near Parkfield

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.