Wivenhoe Spillway

We trundled up to Wivenhoe Dam today to show the kids (and Mrs) the water being released from the dam spillway, an event that hasn't happened in over 10 years.

Alas due to a late night I didn't get up early enough to beat the crowds and we had a very slow (45min) trip through the spillway complex until we could get close enough to park and walk. Busy doesn't really describe the number of people coming to see this in person.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th October 2010, This photo: 2:22am


  • [ Kane ] said:
    Yeah -I thought about going, then was like na, there are enough images already ;P and waiting in the sun for 45 minutes after a late night, not my thing.
    Looks good though, did u pop the grad on the right?
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegledhill] Nah that's the Polariser doing it's thing and a slight underexposure due to the white water.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] Yeah, just seams a bit off on my screen. Anyhow, all good.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegledhill] Crap conditions by the time I got there. Had to shoot over people's heads, harsh midday sun, etc. Very long (in time) drive in and out (45min to do around 3km).
    Dawn would have been a much better idea - or mid-week.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Nice work Dave. I went today as well. It was very busy!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] What time were you there ?
  • aramisfirefly said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot/] Oh late afternoon around 4.30pm.
  • looby88 said:
    a lorra lorra water !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] Ah interesting - thought people might have started to thin out by that time of the arvo.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Sure is, something like 33,000 Mega-litres per day was being released!
  • Wigstruck said:
    that was pretty impressive...