Some snaps from the West Coast

Over the long weekend, I took some R&R time and headed over to New Zealand’s ragged and wild West Coast. We ventured South of Haast to Hannah’s Clearing and camped on the beach with a BBQ and bonfire along with the local sandflies… Stunning spot. Just thought I would show you some snaps.


Tim Rutherford


Neils Beach – at this time of year it turns into a white baiters haven… Folk set up camp here and make their fortune in white bait


Jackson’s Bay – popular with fishermen, white baiters, surfers, sandflies and the occasional exploratory tourist.



Fisherman lighting up after a long day on the waters


Looking over to Hannah’s Clearing


Full moon…


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Red Bull Illume finalist – Top 50!

About two weeks ago I got an email from Red Bull International informing me of the massively exciting news that I was a finalist in the prestigious Red Bull Illume Image Quest. Having made the top 250, I was aware I was in with a chance, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would make the top 50 out of 23,000 images! That’s a 0.04% chance! But I did. And I was the only female in the finals. With this news I had 5 days to find a flight and get myself to Ireland and Dublin for the large awards night and party, I had a lot of organising to do. With the kind help of United Travel Wanaka and Emirates, I was able to get there.

It was this image of BASE jumper Josie Symons that one me a place at the finals. Taken at Rob Roy Glacier, Wanaka NZ. Check out my page on Red Bull Illume to find out more about the image…


The unveiling of the 50 winning images, illuminated in Trinity College Dublin for … Read Full Post