Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Burnett River in Flood in Dec. 2010 (1)
Lens: DA18-250mm Camera: Pentax K-7 Photo Location: Paradise dam (Qld, Australia) ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/150s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: hcc, 01-03-2011, 01:47 AM

Burnett River in flood discharging over the Paradise Spillway on 30 Dec. 2010 during a major flow.

Views: 1,291
01-03-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
Veteran Member
ytterbium's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,076
Nice view. It's quite hard to get the scale of the thing. Is that a fence on top of the left side of dam or just handrail? If those gray metallic things on the left side are stairs, this must be a hell of a view and noise in person.

The coast-line after dam seems to lack any kind of reinforcement, or is it all already under the water? If this continues too long some considerable damage can be done. Hydroelectric power plants usually have put much effort (stream dampers, concrete channels) to reduce such erosion, because it can lead to weakening of the dam fundaments.

Last edited by ytterbium; 01-03-2011 at 08:35 AM.
01-03-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,736
Yep, that deep muddy stormwater flowing through the state out of control is all I'm seeing on the news. My heart goes out to all the flood-affected areas - hoping for a swift restoration.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
burnett, burnett river, camera, dec, flood, photo, river
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
October 2010 Runner-Up: River in full flow savcom Winners' Showcase 6 11-27-2010 08:53 AM
Pentax in Popular Photography's Dec. 2010 issue smf Pentax News and Rumors 7 11-17-2010 08:26 PM
Picture of the week #94: Dec 27 2009 - Jan 3 2010 jezza323 Weekly Photo Challenges 40 01-03-2010 01:21 PM
Picture of the week #93: Dec. 13-Dec 27 reeftool Weekly Photo Challenges 42 12-27-2009 01:51 AM
Picture of the Week 92 : 6 Dec - 20 Dec 2009 stevebrot Weekly Photo Challenges 47 12-19-2009 08:24 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:29 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]