First Light

Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia

With no one else around, not even on the road up Mount Hotham, I couldn't hear a thing. The wind was blowing so hard, it was difficult to hear anything else. Once I had secured my tripod, I sat crouched on the snow, attempting to retain some degree of warmth while waiting for sunrise. Then the heights of Victoria's alps lit up in front of me with an early morning glow.