This was one of those being there at the right place at the right time kind of shots. I was following this storm on the weather radar and I know it would track along the edge of the Toowoomba Range. With this in mind I went up to Picnic Point in Toowoomba that has great views out over the Lockyer Valley and I knew I could get a good shot of the passing storm. After hanging around for an hour I was getting ready to pack up and head home when the sun broke though the clouds in the west. If you know anything about rainbows you know that they appear on the opposite side of the sky to the sun. This was one of those had to be there moments and a fantastic rainbow appeared that intersected the storm. This shot went viral on Facebook and has got me a lot of attention of late. A lot of people have asked me if this is fake. I guarantee 100% that this was a real photo and this actually happened.
I had another early morning finish at work this morning so I took the opportunity to head up to Picnic Point here in Toowoomba to catch another sunrise. Arrived just in time to catch the first light of the dawn. First light is pretty magical to see. Sometimes I wish I could get up this early to catch it more than I do but my work schedule makes it difficult.
So it’s the biggest full moon in 18 years. At it’s perigee, the moon will be 14% closer to Earth and 30% brighter than when it’s at it’s furthest point. I went out to catch the moon rise.