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The Aftermath by Tim  Geraghty-Groves
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Goodna, Qld, Australia
19/1/2011
For many Brisbane’ites, Goodna is referred to as a bit of a “low socio-economic” area, where people who are living on the bare bones of existence can etch out a comfortable life with what they can.

The lower end of the scale resides “Goodna Holiday Village” where many people call their home, until the flood destroyed what was left of any dreams that they may have had.

The aftermath was disastrous and so many people that had been living on the fringe, were now pushed over the edge.

The scene, in a detached sort of way, looked to me like my kids toy box full of match box cars had been upended then sprayed with mud.

Basically that’s what had happened, but in a full scale way.

I can only wonder where these people will turn to to call home now.

Canon 50D
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
1/45 sec
f/32
ISO 400

(not recommended settings!!. I bumped the dial)

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tim geraghty groves, brisbane photography, photojournalism, news, goodna, brisbane floods 2011

Comments

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonover 3 years ago

    This bring you back to reality and makes you happy with what you have and not what you want or think you need.

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...over 3 years ago

    Doesn’t look good and a real mess.

    I was stuck in a few places on the Bruce Highway in 1974 when I was driving up to Townsville. I missed the Brisbane flooding but remember the pictures well

    Lol about the settings I was wondering why until I read further

  • Yeah it was a real mess. Prob the worst I’ve seen in Brisbane and it didn’t get much coverage on the news’

    Dial was on Tv not Av and I was trying to adjust the exposure control with the speed dial at the back.

    Gotta hand it to DSLR’s nowadays the exposure latitude is outstanding!!! thank god :-0

    – Tim Geraghty-Groves

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Such a disaster ~ have watched lots on the news. The flood was bad enough, but the aftermath as you so aptly show us, must be devastating and overwhelming for everyone.

  • Larry  Grayam
    Larry Grayamover 3 years ago

    #Congratulations 2/20/11

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