An amazing storm with stacked layers in the clouds looms over a barn illuminated by light with flinders peak mountain in the background. Captured Christmas day 2017 at Peaks Crossing between Ipswich and Boonah in South East Queenland Australia.

Christmas day 2017 in South East Queensland had a chance of storms forming and mother nature didn’t disappoint. I had watched the system develop, and start to move north, but not showing any real defined structure. I moved ahead of the storm, keeping an eye out for anything that captured my interest. Suddenly this scene appeared before me and I quickly stopped, and captured this photograph. I had 30 seconds to get this right. With those ominous layered clouds above the barn, and Flinders Peak as a wonderful backdrop, there is very much a sense of the calm before the storm surrounding this barn.