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 Dog Days are Over

August, hazy flat light, heat, road time. Across the San Joaquin, Lost Hills, Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Highway 395. Trying to escape the last of the summer travelers and get into the mountains again.
"The dog days are over,
   the dog days are done,
   the horses are coming, so you better run" - Florence and the Machine.
Looking forward to the horses of Fall.

It's a Wonderful place

Three across

Lost Hills

Fields of West Bakersfield

Keeping us from jumping into the trees

Home on the range

Underpass, Highway 99

Western Slope, Highway 58




We live on the top of the hill.

Smoke can make for some great lighting

Mt. Williamson evening

Onion Valley

Another Forest Service campsite

Wetlands along a high creek

This just feels like summertime

Rock Creek

Dog daze

Cooper too

Little Lakes Basin

Morning in the meadow

Homeward bound, smoke lingering in Estero Bay

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.