It was February 1995 and I had a day of exploration and travel. I had just visited a friend in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, Australia, some 35 km northwest of Brisbane. As I rounded a curve in the road, I was greeted by a grand view across a lovely valley. A nice, dark summer storm was approaching rather rapidly; Mt. Glorious was still in view but its details were being quickly obscured by the low clouds. I parked as soon as possible, set up my tripod quickly, and had enough time to squeeze off only a few frames before the rain hit. In that brief moment, a thinning area in the thick cloud cover passed over and let enough diffuse light through to illuminate the graceful eucalypts in the foreground.
Metadata: Pentax PZ-1, Pentax 100-300 zoom at 215mm, Fuji Provia 100 slide film, 1/6 second af f/8, UV filter.