January 17th, 2011

This image was captured from the top of Mt Ommaney, which is the suburb I live in. Looking down on the Brisbane River, running alongside the riverfront estate is Westlake.  As the raging currents swept through Ipswich to Brisbane City, the river banks slowly gave in causing the water to inundate thousands of houses across the south-east. It’s a little hard to explain how unbelievably fat the river is here, it is normally about 1/3rd the size. I’m unsure if it’s visible on your screen but if you look closely at the bottom of the photo you may see brown water amongst the trees. If you look to your right you may notice a large home, it’s actually a multi-million dollar mansion which is located right on the river with a full size tennis court and an amazing swimming pool. Water flooded the home from both ways, the Brisbane River and the Mc Leod golf course.
I couldn’t of expected this photo to come out any better. 24mm, kodak iso400, f8.