Mother Nature has been put on quite a show in Australia this summer. Heatwave (45 degrees celsius) followed by heavy rains from a tropical cyclone.
This was taken outside my place in Brisbane, two hours before there were people walking this street, now cars are floating down the road, as we started to move belongings to higher ground, all I could do was wade through the water and watch nature's impressive show.
Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Phone and 'Vignette' app.
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ACL1978 (5793) 2013-01-27 6:27
A really impressive and frightening scene, Justin... not to mention a sadly ironic street name, given all this. The vignetting effect is interesting... I guess the crop removed the original upper corners? It does have the effect of focusing the lower part of the shot. Thanks!
thebest (3370) 2013-01-27 6:34
I am in NSW & I really feel for the folk in Queensland - once again - frightening!
My son is with his partner staying on the 74th floor of the Meriton building & were pretty scared with being so high up - new building I believe!!!
Anyway Justin thanks for sharing the photo & keep safe - try not to get to adventurous with your camera in these unpredictable conditions - I believe the weather is now heading for us... thank you!!!
Kindest regards - Dawn.
JFS (32189) 2013-01-27 22:43
Cool work Juzo, as always, the image can't be more graphic....you took the pic swimming??:))) The name of the street fits very well:)
CLODO (24734) 2013-01-28 1:47
Even in bad weather conditions, the photographer reflex to record the scene is here! Congratulations! The street name is funny, but not the event!
BennyV (12793) 2013-01-28 3:13
Wow, this is impressive. First being attracted by the Beatles title, the musical square format (cd/record cover)...and then nature strikes! Very powerful picture. The vignetting adds to the effect. Also the name of the street adds meaning. A really great picture, Justin. Thumbs up & keep dry. I hope you and yours don't suffer too much in those floods.
All the best
willperrett (2959) 2013-01-29 12:33
I love your low-tech cameraphone grabshots (not fully convinced about the vignette app though!) But it really has the authentic feel of a pinhole camera: have you ever made one?
What weather! You certainly copped one there! I hope your house wasn't inundated, though it looks as if it might have been. Best of luck.
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-01-29 23:48
A sad image indeed, an unusual wet day and a low spirit shot. Thks to the infor note and this image says it all a beautifully thoughtful and taken, my heart goes out to all those people who are flooded out, Could not believe what I see here.and the violence of nature inflicted upon us. Great effort on your part in presenting us with somehing we dont always view on TE and the imapct.. Tx for sharing
Hope you are okay my friend.