David de Groot

David de Groot

Posted on 06/24/2007


Photo taken on June 24, 2007



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Cracked Earth

Cracked Earth
Taken at Logan's Inlet, Wivenhoe Dam.

Where I was standing should have been 4 to 5 metres under water. Wivenhoe Dam supplies most of Brisbane's drinking water but is currently down to about 16% capacity.

Michael, Steve have particularly liked this photo


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Steve
Steve
And to think that a few years ago Brisbane was shoveling water down to the Gold Coast.
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to Steve
Indeed.

One thing that really struck me wandering around the dam was that I can remember when it was overfull and some of the picnic grounds were flooded. Now it's about a 100m walk from the closest picnic table to the water's edge.
9 years ago.
picsbymac
picsbymac
I keep coming back to these. A lovely job that you did with the batch (here and on the other site : ) )
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to picsbymac
Thanks Mel :)

I'm thinking these may be inspiration for the Utata "Big Project"... dunno yet, but there's definitely potential there.

Interestingly on the front page of the main newspaper in Brisbane this morning was a cracked earth shot, obviously taken at Wivenhoe, but in my opinion, nowhere near as effective as the ones I got. The difference being though, that the one on the paper is well, on the paper and mine isn't.
9 years ago.
hendongirl has replied to David de Groot
yup - print is never the same as on screen....besides one is viewed in RGB the other CMYK.... (sorry, the printer in me *sigh* )
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to hendongirl
hehehe yeah that whole colour management thing... enough to give any sane person a headache.
9 years ago.
geor.g
geor.g
This is familiar.. In Summer we had some BIG rains that quickly dried up to leave mud patterns like this .
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to geor.g
Ah if only this was from rain, and not the waterline of the dam receding far too quickly. Thanks for popping by. :)
9 years ago.
geor.g
geor.g
Then it is similar.. water is a finite resource.
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to geor.g
True, but then it's also a constantly recycled resource. Very little of it gets "lost" or "used up". It just ends up in a different part of the planet (e.g. East Gippssland at the moment).
9 years ago.
TheSupercargo
TheSupercargo
I'd love to be able to send you some of the rain we've been having here the last few weeks!
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to TheSupercargo
That would be greatly appreciated... alas, the logistics involved are too complex ;-)
9 years ago.