Drought conditions reveal the longevity of past land-clearing decisions, with stumps remaining as memorials to their greener past. Getting in close allowed me to use the roots to lead the viewer’s eye through the image, telling the story, with the background kept sharp to convey scale and give depth.

Lake Wartook, Grampians National Park, Victoria

Nikon D600, 16mm, 1/180, f/8, ISO 400, circular polariser, tripod

by Jason Freeman