Sunday, 28 August 2011

Personal Archive Mining: December 21st, 2007.

There was a lot of heavy rain the day I took these photos, which made for some interesting images of cars and trucks driving through huge pools of water on the roads.

For these photos I parked on the side Bower Road near the Port Road intersection. There was a significant portion of road submerged, and sitting in the passenger seat of the car to lessen the chance of getting sprayed, snapped away with my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 18-70mm f/2.8 lens while a variety of traffic ploughed through the water.

These first two are of an older model Ford F-Series pickup, and being an American model, they aren't particularly common here. The size and height of them is good for water crossings though.

 This Nissan Terrano 4wd made for an interesting start, throwing up huge plumes of water spray as it blasted through the left lane.

 After a few uneventful car passings, the first of the big boys came through, this Linfox Freightliner Columbia. Despite it being a b-double, the water spray wasn't overly impressive.

This Nissan Patrol was probably one of the most suitable vehicles for the conditions.

Next up was this International Eagle, which by far won the biggest splash award for the day. I'm thinking the driver must have been doing it on purpose, as the amount of spray from the Linfox Freightliner pales in comparison to the Eagle. I basically just held the shutter button while it passed through, at the same time a little nervous that the car interior would get soaked, but fortunately it went by without incident.

This Kenworth K104's effort looked rather tame in comparison. 

A few more cars went by.

These two trucks took the high road which was a little disappointing.

This Nissan Pulsar hatchback made a good show for a small car.
After a few more truck photos I headed back home again.

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