Once a Commodore

This is the car of some boarders that live with a chap down the road. They'd parked on his new bridge (that has never gone under in previous floods), and alas, the water was a good 2m higher here than usual.

As you can see after being caught by the tree it got pretty smashed up.

Pretty amazing to think the creek you see here did that.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 30th January 2011, This photo: 11:49am

Previous Photo: After the floods


  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Amazing the force of the water! Just lucky they were not in it!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/philrettke] Absolutely Phil. There's no room in the cab now, that's for sure.
  • bendyclickr said:
    That is incredible Dave. Are there any murmurings about the rain events to come over February? From what I have heard us Mexicans can expect a fair bit more rain again.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/fattybigboy] We've got two cyclones heading for the coast here so rain is definitely on the cards. Quite possibly a lot of it...
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Umm, not sure he's just gonna drive that outta there. Even armour-all can't fix that mess..
  • WilliamKastelein said:
    great tone! amazing place man!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/suburbanvoodoo] Yeah I think the detailer is going to get a bit of a shock...
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/william_kastelein] Thanks.
  • [ d a n ] said:
    Wow the power of nature is amazing... Nice shot
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_glindemann] Thanks!
  • Garry' said:
    Smashed to pieces...pretty amazing when you think what water can do. I believe pictures like this one could be a lesson for all not to under estimate the forces of a tiny creek...no matter how tiny
  • sunny6teen said:
    no worries. those scratches will buff out
  • 11T.Co said:
    The ferocity of the water cannot be ignored and this is a stark reminder of what can happen.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Wow. Just wow.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Yep, water is a powerful thing... Great shot!
  • Panorama Paul said:
    What a mangle of metal... a scene probably repeated over and over in the past few weeks... hope everyone's insurance pays out!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/garry61] Absolutely Garry. Too many people take unnecessary chances with water and it can end in tragedy in an instant.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny6teen] ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/11tco] Sure is Frank.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] And alas, the car fluids of course ended up in the creek (albeit greatly diluted).
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] Indeed!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/panorama_paul] At least this one was empty of occupants Paul, the same can't be said for some elsewhere :(
  • spelio said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] A wonder why someone would PARK on a bridge, were the just looking!
    Have seen your comments and icon a few times, latest was here.....
    must see your shot of the Kenwood.... we have bits of my mother-in-law's.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/spelio] Well to be fair, it's a driveway bridge in construction and has never gone under before. The bypass to get into the property was already blocked so it seemed like a safe place to leave it (always has been). However, the water came up somewhat higher this time 'round.
    I'm not sure I have a shot of the Kenwood. But it looks like this:
  • scheunes said:
    Hello David
    I am writing to ask permission to use this photo of yours in a book. Let me explain:
    I am one of two photographers from Qld’s Sunshine Coast who are putting together a book on the floods to raise money for Animal Welfare groups affected during the recent floods. We are trying to get some stories and photographs together to compile this book. Would you be interested in contributing any of your photos to the project? Please check our facebook page or website for more information on our project and pass the message on to anyone who you think would be interested.
    We can be contacted at:
    email: animalfloodappeal@gmail.com
    webpage: animalfloodappealproject.webs.com/index.htm
    facebook link: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Animal-Flood-Appeal-Project/164...
    Many thanks, Lyn