In the land of Weston, Oceano Dunes will never cease to amaze me. Located on the Central Coast of California it is one of America’s treasures. Oceano Dunes State Park, California.

TOP TEN PLACEMENT – Less than 5000 Views Sixth Challenge – 5000+ Views Group – March 15, 2010
TOP TEN PLACEMENT – Patterns Challenge – Made by Nature Group – 2009

FEATURED in Shapes and Patterns Group – November 2011
FEATURED in Black & White Spotlight ~ THE MASTERS Group – 2011
FEATURED in the Pay it Forward Group – 2010
FEATURED in Style! Class! Elegance! Group – 2010
Excellence! Group – 2009
FEATURED in A Class of its Own Group – 2009
FEATURED in the Black & White Photographers Showcase Group – 2009
FEATURED in the Black & White Photography Group – 2009
FEATURED in the Tone It Down Group – 2009
FEATURED in the Fine Art of Landscape Photography Group – 2009
FEATURED in the California Sound Group – 2009
FEATURED in the Made By Nature Group – 2009


Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 70mm
ISO Speed: 200

My heartfelt thank you to Sherrie Chavez for nominating this photo for the prestigious Pay It Forward Group and for the utmost incredible compliment a photographer could receive. Thank you very much Sherrie! This is what she had to say “I would like to nominate the image Ripples and Mare’s Tails photographed by Cathy Gregg . The Oceano Dunes is one of my favorite places to photograph. Cathy Gregg has absolutely captured the essence and magic of this place as well or better than any photographer’s work I’ve even seen, famous people included. She has so many amazing images captured at this location, but this one just strikes me with it’s opposing lines with the sand ripples going one way and the clouds going the other way taking you through the entire photograph. Thanks so much for your consideration!
Sherrie Chavez”

13 favoritings
387 views views views – March 4, 2010

I am self taught and believe that I have a gift and must share it with the world. The interplay of light in nature is one of the earths most wonderful gifts and I try my best to capture that moment in time.

View Full Profile


  • Melanie Roberts
    Melanie Robertsabout 5 years ago

    Amazing Photo

  • Thank you Melanie!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Cathy, well done.

  • Thank you very much Garth. It was chosen for our “Best of the Best” this year in Santa Barbara County, California. I’m pretty excited!!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • marshall calvert  IPA
    marshall calve...about 5 years ago

    the sky and the dunes compliment each other perfectly finished with a great mono conversion
    great work Cathy

  • Wow…thank you Marshall! Fantastic compliment!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 5 years ago

  • I can’t thank you enough Garth. I am truly honored and humbled. Thank you very much.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    outstanding work cathy,

  • Thank you Scott! I appreciate your comment.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Richard  Stanley
    Richard Stanleyabout 5 years ago

    A sensational image Cathy – wow!!

  • Wow is right. Thank you for your very kind compliment.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishabout 5 years ago

    Superb Cathy, great lighting and clouds are fabulous. Ian

  • Thank you Ian!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 5 years ago

    This sure is a treasure to behold, fantastic capture, magnificent sky and magnificent dunes, well done, and congrats on a well deserved feature

  • Thank you kindly Josie. Wow..such incredible compliments. I read that you live in Tasmania. It must be beautiful there.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 5 years ago

    Terrific capture Cathy. Congratulations on the feature.

  • Thank you very much Clare! I appreciate your kind comment.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you Nancy for featuring me. I am quite honored and appreciative.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.