While visiting Miles, a small rural town in Queensland 6h west of Brisbane, over the Christmas break, I discovered a flyer on the local notice board for a photo competition in a nearby town. I thought I could give it a go and started to think about possible compositions that look interesting and where taken within a 50km radius around the town, which was part of the conditions of entry. Unfortunately it was too far away from Mile where I was staying to be there for sunrise or sunset or drive out in the middle of the night for astro. However one day on the way back from Banana (a place that really exists 3h north of Miles), we noticed a massive storm on our right while the sun was slowly setting. As soon as we found a good place to stop, I jumped out of the car and took a few snaps of this unusual rain cloud.
Luckily where we stopped was within the 50km radius of Wandoan so I was able to submit this shot into the photo competition. Results were published last week It was well worth the effort as I not only won the 'Places' category but also became 2nd in the People's Choice category.
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