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Mad Aussie
03-02-2010, 11:17 PM
We are still getting large amounts of rain here in Sth East Queensland (SEQ) and although we aren't in any danger of getting drowned I thought I'd take a short drive to shoot a nearby floodway.

This is literally 1 kilometre (6/10ths of a mile) away.

Excuse the water drops on the lens ... it was a tad wet out there :headslap:

Stuck in the van waiting for the rain to ease enough to venture out with the camera. Even with the Storm Jacket on the camera and lens I still wasn't game right at this time ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3975.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3974.jpg


The road disappears under the flood waters. The faint yellow line I drew on this shows the path of the road. It would be about 5 metres under water in the middle of this I'd guess ... I'm probably under-estimating the depth though
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3986.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3984.jpg


Looking back towards the road
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3982.jpg

The footpath heading down the hill towards the flood.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3988.jpg

The footpath at the flood
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/10%20photographyca/Jan-Jun/_MG_3983.jpg

jjeling
03-03-2010, 12:28 AM
MA, you should have driven into the water, and taken a picture of the inside of the car while it was under the water. Then you could apologize for water on your glass.

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 12:47 AM
Oh thanks JJ. :laughing: You did hear me mention it was over 5 metres deep right?? :headslap:

jjeling
03-03-2010, 01:05 AM
As long as you know how to swim, and can make it out safely.

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 01:15 AM
As long as you know how to swim, and can make it out safely.
Man ... I would ... but yesterday I did an oil change, plug change, and cleaned the throttle body and now it's running better than ever .... literally ... it's never run so well ... I gotta stop paying people to service my vehicle and do it myself :headslap:

jjeling
03-03-2010, 01:17 AM
I always knew you were a man!

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 01:26 AM
I always knew you were a man!
Thanks for your confidence JJ :)

Don't let my shaved cyclist legs make you think otherwise ;) I used to rebuild my own engines and even converted an automatic car I had into a manual because I was sick of blowing up gearboxes :laughing: Man I'm glad those days are behind me ... I hate working on cars these days.

Hillbillygirl
03-03-2010, 05:38 AM
Wow, now that is an unreal amount of rain. Still forecasting for more???, I sure hope not for your sakes.

Greg_Nuspel
03-03-2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks for your confidence JJ :)

Don't let my shaved cyclist legs make you think otherwise ;) I used to rebuild my own engines and even converted an automatic car I had into a manual because I was sick of blowing up gearboxes :laughing: Man I'm glad those days are behind me ... I hate working on cars these days.

Well cars used to be made for working on, there were corner service stations with a mechanic that could work on any car. Now you need a computer hook up to analyze the damn thing.

BTW I don't think you're going to have to worry about wild fires for a bit.

Marko
03-03-2010, 08:33 AM
Wow that's a nutty amount of rain.......
Just as an FYI 1 km = .62 miles
That makes the fraction closer to 1/2 (31/50) than 1/6

Bambi
03-03-2010, 09:57 AM
Holy Crap! Forget working on the car and start building a boat!!!

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 04:04 PM
Wow, now that is an unreal amount of rain. Still forecasting for more???, I sure hope not for your sakes.
A little more for a few days but easing off now :)

Thanks Marko ... don't know what my fingers were thinking ... my mind was thinking 6/10ths

Greg ... they had the fire alert set at 2% during all that. I said to my wife a couple of days ago ... I dare someone to try to start one in this!

Nope Bambi ... back on the bikes tomorrow ... a few showers won't hurt us :)