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Amazing high resolution photos of Queensland floods! 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

Suncorp Stadium –

Brisbane Markets at Rocklea –

Brisbane Corso, Fairfield –

Southbank –

Riverwalk –

Nine, Seven and Sky News at Kangaroo Point cliffs –

Flooded Vision building site in Brisbane city –

Ferry terminal under the Story Bridge showing the power of the flooded river –

Dry dock –

The Island party barge –

Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson –

Leybourne St, Chelmer –

Victoria St, Yeronga –

Destroyed XXXX at the XXXX factory –

Boats for transport in Milton –

A mess of pallets –

Anyone for bowls? –

Flooded water treatment plant –

Bring your flippers for a round of golf —

Fruit boxes at the markets –

Oil spilling from Rocklea factories –

Devastation at Ipswich Rd, Rocklea –

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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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