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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The Reports Say "High Surf Advisory"

The reports say "High Surf Advisory". Everyone is giddy with anticipation. The increasing Pacific swell energy pulls me to catch the strength and power of Aleutian storms. The ocean's equivalent of four feet of fresh powder in the mountains.

The Greening of December

Foam and Froth

Top to Bottom

Rolling In

A Big Beauty on the Outer Reef

Locals Only

They're out there somewhere

Morning Shadows

Smuggler's Cove


  1. These images continue your tradition of clarity of intent. Please give me a lesson on shutter speed, not so I can copy you, but so I can better understand what it takes to get astounding images.

  2. wow, so great to see the moment of the swell captured
    living in such a powerful place

  3. One of my favorite beaches!! Gorgeous Shot!! Tell Nancy Hi. S.Krenkel


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.