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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Dawn Patrol, July, Central Coast

Dawn patrol on a Summer morning along the Central Coast. The fog structurally defines early hours, quiets the beaches, softens the daybreak. When it lifts colors and light shine more vibrant than expected.
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 6am, Surf Check

Minus tide

A Source of Symbolism

The kelp provides the first color of the day.

Waiting for the fog to lift.

Sunlight pours across the salt marshes,

And warms the day.
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.