Brisbane before and during flooding

Left - Before.

Right - During the peak on Thur 13th Jan.

Hard to see the differences in small, need to see large.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 13th January 2011, This photo: 9:22pm


  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Good comparison shots David! It sure is an amazing site.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Well captured David.
    Been watching it over the last week on tv, just heartbreaking.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] 'tis indeed Phil. Would have liked to go exploring the CBD, but didn't want to get in the way, so made do from KP Cliffs.
    [] I'll have some close-ups up soon too.
    Some very distressing footage around the place, esp. from Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Good idea. We were very careful as to where we went yesterday and parked and walked so our car was not on the roads near the action zones. Unfortunately not every one else thinks that way.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I figured you would Phil. Thinking a bicycle in the city would be the best idea. Park somewhere out of the way, then bike around shooting.
  • Fear_Through_The_Eyes said:
    Lights are all off...not much carbon emission. One upside of having a flood. Just kidding. There's no upside of that.
  • twenty90seven said:
    The city council has plenty of bicycles around the city - probably all floating now though.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] That's true. Could have stayed later for a more "blue hour" shot, but with little power in the waterfront buildings it wouldn't have looked significantly different methinks.
    [] True! ;-)
  • homo_borealis said:
    Number of boats had reduced significantly...
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah I noticed that - wonder if they were moved before the flood, broke free and floated down the river, or just sank in-situ...
  • hectorarodriguezt said:
    WOW!!! Hope you're allright
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    There IS a marked difference between these shots... number of boats included. Stay dry!
  • beachut (John) said:
    great before and during David, I will see for myself today, our shop is in Rocklea so we have lots of work to do when we can get in.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah we're fine.
    [] Planning to :) Waters are receding nicely all over Brissie at the moment.
    [] Oh bummer John. Rocklea, I'm told, got somewhat wet.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    [] I'm very glad to hear that they're going down!
  • MikeSenior said:
    Thats crazy mate. Great comparison shot. Must look unbelievable up there.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Thanks, Dave !