Truck-in-river photo: Considering that the original photo was a totally black image with a small bright spot where the headlight reflected the camera’s flash, getting even a LITTLE detail out of it was a minor miracle. (Thanks to Tom for his suggestion to use the curves tool!)
The road goes down into the river rather steeply on that bank – the truck is nosed down at an angle in the photo – you can get a feel for the orientation with the relative positioning of the headlight and the metal toolbox in the truck bed behind the cab. Note that at the time of the incident, the water was actually flowing OVER the hood completely – up to the windshield. The river had gone down at least a few feet by the time I took this photo.