Posts Tagged weir
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]
Heavy rainfall has hit Townsville hard over the past couple of days, this image I took of Townsville’s Aplins Weir was chosen by The Courier-Mail to reflect the region’s weather. [click the pic to view fullsize]
Posted by Cameron in Uncategorized on January 15th, 2008
I took a helicopter from Giru down to Airlie Beach yesterday to photograph flooding in the region. Apart from many sections of the highway being cut the damage didn’t appear to be too bad. At least I managed to get a page one pic that helped alleviate the cost of the charter! I have put a bunch of pics on my site so wander over and have a look (link below).
UPDATE 15 JAN 2008: Conditions in Townsville were terrible this morning with a massive low centred directly over the city. I have added pics from today as well to my site.
See my pics of the downpour at http://www.cameronlaird.com/gallery/4170198