Mother Nature’s masterpiece
Storm season is here. It may have been the wettest October on record, but you know what they say – every cloud has a silver lining.
And what a lining it has been in the Scenic Rim.
The clouds above the Scenic Rim have been incredible and thankfully the region has some equally impressive photographers to capture nature’s slideshow.
Cloud formations, rainbows, flowering Jacaranda trees … the #scenicrim feed on Instagram and Facebook is full of photographs and videos that will make you want to jump in your car and head to the Scenic Rim.
If you want to see the Scenic Rim’s purple rain hurry and visit – the Jacarandas are flowering right now.
On Instagram she’s known as @katethelightchaser and this image, captured during a particularly ferocious storm, had her followers seeing wild things. Lions in fact. Can you see the lion in the clouds?
She’s a fickle beast
The weather can be a fickle beast. Just ask the local farmers. One paddock will cop a drenching, while over the fence there will be clear skies. Beaudesert journalist Susie Cunningham captured this beautifully.
Storms are spectacular viewed from the comfort of home. Not always so enjoyable when you’re stuck on the road. @boxbrowniebob caught this storm approaching Milbong.
And then of course there’s the light shows. The thunder and lightning is really something to behold.
Ben Watts braved the storm on Tamborine Mountain with illuminating results.
So did Kate. She is called the Light Chaser!
The Scenic Rim has long been known for its spectacular storms. Our location, at the base of the Great Dividing Range means the region often bears the brunt of the summer storm activity.
Here’s a time-lapse video of a recent storm over Mt Barney, filmed by @clubcoaster
Thank you everyone for your entries into #scenicrimuncovered! . Entries have now officially closed but please keep sharing your images with us. 😉 . We now have the very tricky task of shortlisting the spectacular images. Finalists announced next week. . . 📷: @al_donna . . #scenicrimuncovered #scenicrim
Hundreds of incredible photographic entries were received for the Scenic Rim Uncovered competition, which is now closed.
Shortlisted entries will be released soon for a public vote for the photograph which will apart on the cover of the next Scenic Rim Visitor Guide.
Keen photographers were encouraged to submit photographs of their favourite Scenic Rim location for a chance to share in $3000 of prizemoney.
Shortlisted photographs will be shared on Facebook and Instagram shortly.
You can see some of the entries by searching #scencirimuncovered on social media
Keep an eye on our Visit Scenic Rim Instagram feed for some stunning inspiration