Shadow patterns on drifting sand dunes before sunset on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA. Also characteristic of Montana de Oro area to the south.

Shadow patterns on drifting sand dunes before sunset on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA, Also characteristic of Montana de Oro area to the south. 21 April 2009. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Canon 5D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, tripod.

  • brian mcstotts 6y

    great shot...!!
    i love these scenes in the dunes...
    wind...sand...nature...undisturbed...!
    very well done!
    cheers!
  • Alan Vernon 6y

    Gorgeous shot Mike. I'm a sucker for the soft evening light and for ripple patterns in the sand. This has them both
  • Ed Stockard 6y

    beautiful. nicely chosen ripples :)
  • Linawny 6y

    Looks so delicate and soft , I just want to touch it . Excellent shot !
  • Phil Tapp 6y

    This is great the lighting is just perfecy and the paterns wonderful.
  • Bobby Siliato 6y

    I agree with everyone else's comments! Great work!
  • Brenda Starr 6y

    I love to catch the sand like this! Great capture!
  • Kevin Cole 6y

    I never get tired of seeing patterns in the sand. The evening light provided great shadowing to enhance the patterns. Great shot Mike.
  • Steve Corey 6y

    It's funning. When I saw this stunning image I knew exactly what I wanted leave as a comment. Then I read the all the others. Ditto! We all appreciate and see the same beauty.
  • Teddy Llovet 6y

    Several interesting elements here, Mike, warm light, lovely sand pattern (psychedelic), strong plant diagonal adding some tension to a dreamy scene. Super!
  • Leimenide 6y

    Great sandscape.
    ~ thanks for sharing your beautiful picture ~
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  • John Robertson 6y

    Fascinating stuff, patterns in nature. Nicely shot.
  • Sandy/Chuck Harris 6y

    Super shot Mike. Love the warm colors.
  • Mariscu 4y

    Fantastic!
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Taken on April 21, 2009
  • EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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