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Photo of the Week Archive

The Photo of the Week Archive is where you can find all the great photos which have appeared as Photos of the Week. They are sometimes linked from other pages, but this is where you can be sure to find them.

This Photo of the Week Archive allows you to access and view all the previously selected photos that have appeared at as the "Photo of the Week".

These are some of the best photos that we've come across, that we've taken, or have been submitted by YOU, our readers.

Central California has an amazing variety of terrains, landscapes, natural features and attractions. The natural beauty here is astounding. And the same view changes with the time of day or the changing of the seasons.

So, whether you've visited here many times, or are anxiously awaiting your first trip to the central coast, we have every confidence that you will enjoy this selection of great pictures.

Even if you don't yet have any photos to submit, I invite you to comment on any or all of the Photo archives using the Facebook comments section at the bottom of this page or of any of the archive photo pages. Your comments will then be automatically posted to your Facebook wall.


Photo of the Week Archive for 2015:

May 12,2015

Bitterwater Road, repost with new photos and information

March 20,2015

Cholame Valley Road, A scenic back road drive

February 13, 2015

The James Dean Memorials

Photo of the Week Archive for 2014:

August 22, 2014

The Rain Rocks Rock Shed and Pitkins Curve Bridge on the Big Sur coast

August 15, 2014

The Green Flash at sunset

August 8, 2014

Tule Elk in Central California

August 1, 2014

Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach

July 11, 2014

The Ragged Point Inn along the Big Sur Coast

June 13, 2014

The Salinas River Walk in Paso Robles

May 30, 2014

Alisal Road near Solvang in Santa Barbara County

May 16, 2014:

The Monterey County Wine Trail along River Road

May 9, 2014:

Lompoc and the Lompoc Flower Festival

May 2, 2014:

Coastal wildflowers in Central California

April 25, 2014:

Wildflowers along Shell Creek road - A Central California back road drive

April 18, 2014:

Parkfield-Coalinga Road - A Central California back road

April 4, 2014:

Indian Valley Road - A Central California back road

March 7 & 14, 2014:

A video of the first two years of Photo of the Week selections

21 Feb 2014:

All about the town of San Miguel, CA

14 Feb 2014:

The Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur

A beautiful sunset over the rocks at Jalama Beach

31 Jan 2014:

Secluded Jalama Beach in Santa Barbara County

24 Jan 2014:

The Buellton streetcar diner - a bit of California nostalgia

17 Jan 2014:

Parkfield, California - Earthquake Capitol of the World and rural haven

10 Jan 2014:

The Atascadero Veteran's Memorial - Faces of Freedom

Photo of the Week Archive for 2013:

20 Dec 2013:

Lover's Point Park and Beach in Pacific Grove on Monterey Bay

13 Dec 2013:

Junipero Serra - Founder of the California Missions

6 Dec 2013:

Photos of seldom seen things at Hearst Castle

29 Nov 2013:

The San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza

22 Nov 2013:

The Iron Road Pioneers Sculpture in San Luis Obispo

15 Nov 2013:

Moonstone Beach and the boardwalk

27 Sep 2013:

The Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos

20 Jul 2013:

Carrizo Plains National Monument

12 Jul 2013:

Lampton Cliffs Park and Beach in Cambria

7 Jun 2013:

Vineyard Canyon Road - a premier backroad drive

31 May 2013:

The Los Osos Elfin Forest on Morro Bay Estuary

2 Mar 2013:

The Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach on the 17 Mile Drive

22 Feb 2013:

The Monterey County Agricultural And Rural Life Museum in King City

15 Feb 2013:

Central California Wildflower season

8 Feb 2013:

Central California Oak woodlands

1 Feb 2013:

Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Rock at sunset

25 Jan 2013:

Driftin' along with the tumbling tumbleweeds

18 Jan 2013:

Central California weather

11 Jan 2013:

Estero Bluffs State Park

4 Jan 2013:

Backroad Drive: Bitterwater Road in SLO County

Photo of the Week Archive for 2012:

28 Dec 2012:

Pronghorn Antelope at the Jack Ranch

21 Dec 2012: Christmas at Hearst Castle

14 Dec 2012: El Camino Real Bells

7 Dec 2012: Waterfalls at Gilroy Gardens

30 Nov 2012: Cannery Row

23 Nov 2012: Fall color in Salinas River

16 Nov 2012: Spectacular sunset

9 Nov 2012: The Cold Spring Tavern

2 Nov 2012: The San Andreas Fault in Parkfield

26 Oct 2012: The Gaviota Pass in Santa Barbara County

19 Oct 2012: Monarch Butterflies in Central California

12 Oct 2012: Elephant Seals at San Simeon

5 Oct 2012: Solar Illuminations at the California Missions

28 Sep 2012: The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria

21 Sep 2012: The Space Shuttle Endeavour flyby of Central California

14 Sep 2012: Central California Grape Harvest

7 Sep 2012: California Cattle Drive 

31 Aug 2012: Big Sur Photos 

24 Aug 2012: WW2 Vintage P-38 fighter at an airshow

17 Aug 2012: The Cutest Sea Otter Photo ever!

10 August 2012: Wine Grapes ripening on the vine

3 August 2012: Sunset over some of the Nine Sisters

27 July 2012:

A foggy sunrise from the Highway 46 scenic drive

20 July 2012: A Golden Hour Sunset

13 July 2012:

California Mission Fountain - Water lily at the Mission San Miguel

6 July 2012:

California Bird Watching - Catching quail on video up close

29 June 2012:

Pictures of Big Sur - A redwood forest trail

22 June 2012: Dogs at the Beach

15 June 2012:

A Field of Springtime Mustard

8 June 2012:

Fields of hay bales - a beautiful springtime sight

1 June 2012: A restored room at the Mission La Purisima

25 May 2012: The Oceano Dunes complex

18 May 2012: Red Fox pups near Morro Bay

11 May 2012: Reflections on a Morro Bay sunset

4 May 2012: The Pinnacles National Monument

27 Apr 2012: The Tarpon sculpture at Sculpterra Winery

20 Apr 2012: Morro Bay Kite Festival

13 Apr 2012: Sea Glass Festival and Red Sea Glass

6 Apr 2012: Wild Turkey Hen and Chicks, SLO County

30 Mar 2012: Nojoqui Falls, Santa Barbara County

23 Mar 2012: The Kelp Forest Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

16 Mar 2012: Sunset at Hearst Castle

9 Mar 2012: Lupines near San Simeon

2 Mar 2012: Sea Otter with Pup

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