Lake Moogerah is located at the foothills of Cunningham’s Gap. Growing up in Outback NSW I wanted to escape Brisbane’s city life.

One day after work, I jumped in the car and drove west chasing the sunset and ended up finding Lake Moogerah. With not a soul in sight (probably due to earlier rain), I drove right up to the water’s edge, set-up the tripod and fired off four shots.

Amazed by the beauty in front of me, I stepped back from the camera and just watched the sun disappear behind the hills.

Thankfully within those four shots, this one caught a glimpse of the magic.

If you are looking for a sneaky getaway outside of Brisbane’s CBD, camping along the banks of Lake Moogerah will not disappoint.

Taken with a Canon 5dMk3, 24-70mm f2.8 @ 27mm, ISO 50, f/22, 1.3sec.

Clint Carter, Corowa NSW

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