The Scenic Rim

_MG_5912.jpgWe made the mistake of a last minute visit to Moogerah Dam outside of Boonah over the Easter long week-end. Long week-ends = crowds and booked out camp grounds so we sought another alternative. You won’t find it on Google Earth/Maps yet but the newly constructed Wyaralong Dam isn’t a bad option if you’d like to escape the crowds and sounds of powered boats. Run by Seqwater it’s a free camp ground that appears popular with Mountain Bikers and Horse Riders.

_MG_5928.jpgFrom the side of the Highway between Beaudesert and Boonah you’ll find spots where you can stop that offer a scenic view. Must admit, I was a little concerned about being hit by a rock flicked up by the passing Trucks.

_MG_6098.jpgMoogerah at Sunset. I do feel this place would allow better Photographic options at Sunrise – can’t complain really.

_MG_6053.jpgBit of rain at Sunset off in the distance. Kind of looked like the potential for a Storm to build but……

_MG_6085.jpgIt did through up some soft pastel colours to the sky. It’s one place that I think I’ll be returning to again to shoot after this first recon mission.

_MG_6121.jpgWe split a Radiator hose on the way home and while standing on the side of the Highway thinking of ways to fix, I managed to catch a bit of Lightning from off in the distance. I’ll be back this way come Storm Season and expand my chasing ground from the Gold Coast. Bigger skies, bigger land. So much to Photograph really.

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4 comments on “The Scenic Rim

  1. I enjoyed your spectacular photos of the Scenic Rim. You were very lucky to get awesome sunrise colours and lightning strikes on the same weekend!! Sorry it took a car breakdown to get this opportunity. Checkout Mt Barney Lodge for quiet campground options – the pink dawn colours on Mt Barney are awesome – a trick of the morning sunrise light filtered thru fog, and reflecting on the pink granophyre rock. These foggy winter mornings are the best.

    • drec on said:

      Thanks Tracey, well check it out next time we head out this way. There is one difference between living on the Gold Coast and people who live out this way. Within minutes of being stuck on the side of the road we were offered assistance by a local within 5 minutes and he did spend a decent amount of time with us getting the car back on the road.

  2. Derek,

    You have a remarkable portfolio and website…love the layout. Your photography is truly lovely with great composition, especially the scenic shots. You captured some real gems and beauties on film. The colours and subject are extraodinary. Best wishes on all your future endevours and adventures.

    • drec on said:

      Thanks Lisa. Looks like I haven’t got my Facebook comments figured correctly…. something else to work out. I’ve had a bit of a break from the camera and hopefully will get back into the swing of things soon.

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