Contrasting landforms of the soft rolling hills and the hard-edged forming of the human-made road through the hills. This is the new road that bypasses the picturesque coastal town of Mapua near Nelson, New Zealand. While the bypass leaves the pretty little town in peace, I can’t help wondering about the price of progress.


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I am a ceaseless adventurer: I left my native Scotland in the mid 1970s to a life on the other side of the planet – in New Zealand. As a naturalist since childhood, I’m fascinated with life and living systems and how humans are connected with it.

My photography is mostly about drawing attention to everyday sights, things most people walk or drive past and scarcely notice in their distracted hurry to be somewhere else. Capturing and presenting the way the light falls – that’s the fun!

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  • Mark  Reep
    Mark Reep8 months ago

    Love this. Great work.

  • Cool, thanks :)

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