The photos in this flood collection have not been posted for their artistic merit; far from it, although this is probably one of the few exceptions. They are simply my personal account of the Brisbane Floods 2011 and how it has impacted my life. All photos have been taken in my local neighbourhood no more than 500 metres from my home. I hope you find them interesting and informative.
Spared only by the skin of their teeth, my neighbour’s home was only inches away from being inundated; the water was lapping at their floorboards. Beneath the house the water was around nine feet deep but in other parts of the property the depth would have reached almost 20 feet. Since its peak the floodwater is now subsiding but has a way to go yet before the clean-up operation can commence. Still submerged in the lowest part of the yard is the swimming pool. Now full of mud and debris, it’ll take forever to return it to it’s original pristine state. Until then, a swim is most definitely out of the question.
Photos taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!
The photo below was taken by my friend Nathan Faldt. Editing done by me.
My Neighbours Greg and Sharon.