A trip up to the plateau in crisp conditions, the wind chill pushing the temperature towards minus ten celsius. The sun set in style, clearing up the skies and casting a colour of orange and seasoned yellows throughout the landscape. Come the morning, cloud and a sharp frost descended from the stars and held what scenery remained visible in tight, quiet suspense. I’m thankful for this area of the world, and the beautiful palate of winter.
The Great Western Tiers – where these photos were taken – is known as kooparoona niara in palawa-pakina and is on the traditional lands of the Big River nation. I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters on which I was able to traverse, learn, and appreciate – and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.