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Amazing high resolution photos of Queensland floods!

Nearmap.com was commissioned by the Queensland government and Brisbane city council to shoot updated high resolution photos of the Brisbane flooding.  These photos were taken on the 13th January 2011 at the height of the flooding using specialised high-resolution aerial cameras mounted on light planes.  Click the links below to see the photos.  Don’t forget to try the slider at the top of the screen to see the before and after photos!

Flooding on Ipswich Rd, Rocklea from nearmap.com

Suncorp Stadium - http://cl.ly/4338453w1P3E2q1Z273S

Brisbane Markets at Rocklea - http://cl.ly/3H2N2S3w3W031M3Q0U3m

Brisbane Corso, Fairfield - http://cl.ly/332a0T1w1s313n023M0t

Southbank - http://cl.ly/2t1F0p1z0R2d2O2q0F0X

Riverwalk - http://cl.ly/1Y1B1m2d0E3K401c1Q3j

Nine, Seven and Sky News at Kangaroo Point cliffs - http://cl.ly/083j0l243G2T393K1n0o

Flooded Vision building site in Brisbane city - http://cl.ly/2y3n1b1E3U3G411E1e3X

Ferry terminal under the Story Bridge showing the power of the flooded river - http://cl.ly/0T2m1e0u401p161b3O2E

Dry dock - http://cl.ly/0H1C1A3M0x0j05373324

The Island party barge - http://cl.ly/2j1h2N2T422V0M2w3c0v

Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson - http://cl.ly/2X0P2z131F2j3L3M0g0w

Leybourne St, Chelmer - http://cl.ly/2b0f271x3N361V3l3v2A

Victoria St, Yeronga - http://cl.ly/1M2q431F140Y1c3t0L0x

Destroyed XXXX at the XXXX factory - http://cl.ly/1S1A2v350x1o1w3n0b1S

Boats for transport in Milton - http://cl.ly/0V2X2m1k0F0D050L3e1s

A mess of pallets - http://cl.ly/0F3K0D3G3I2e2o0A3826

Anyone for bowls? - http://cl.ly/0F2T2h062m2u0A1G0k1U

Flooded water treatment plant - http://cl.ly/0l431u0F0i0d2G0r1s3i

Bring your flippers for a round of golf – http://cl.ly/0v1a3N1Q1y222D0k110S

Fruit boxes at the markets - http://cl.ly/2o2j2s1E112K3u0v2X2D

Oil spilling from Rocklea factories - http://cl.ly/0s3r3z1u1u3V0x313o3n

Devastation at Ipswich Rd, Rocklea - http://cl.ly/223V2C1V1F30240s0x0G

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Cracker of a storm hits home

Was just enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon beer when this storm rolled in.  Lasted only 10 mins but in that time it knocked down a few trees and raised my pool level by 30mm.  Didn’t think I’d see that this arvo! (Shot on my iPhone)

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Too much rain foils angler’s best plans

I was asked to photograph the first day of the barramundi season today so I thought I could make a great pic at Townsville’s Aplins Weir where there would normally have been up to 100 fisherman there to celebrate the opening of the season.  The recent rains would normally have provided a perfect start to the season as plenty of food was swept down rivers and streams to the waiting barra.  The problem however – the dam spill gates had to be opened and therefore instead of a gentle flow, we got 100,000 litres a second over the dam wall.

So, all I ended up shooting was a handful of pics that I got a bit carried way with in Lightroom and a video to show you what the flow was like.  [Skip past the gallery for the video]

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A Storm is Coming

Shot this quick timelapse video while racing around the front lawn with the mower before we got even more rain.


A Storm is Coming from Cameron Laird – Photographer on Vimeo.

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Touring the north with the GG

Spent the day yesterday with the Governer General flitting around north Queensland in a Blackhawk for Australia’s NewsLtd sunday papers. Good fun but damn it was hot and humid! [click the pic to view fullsize]


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