Rich Andrews photography
Rich Andrews photography
follow me on twitter


My most recent photos...

Most of my pictures are all now on Flickr. Click the logo to visit my photostream.

...and everything else

Click here to see all my Flickr sets.


Please click on the icons below to visit my galleries.

click for my Bristol gallery
click for my British bird gallery
click for my Chew Valley Lake gallery
click for my macro gallery
click for my overseas gallery

Me and my stuff

I've always liked photography, and for years used a number of Canon and Minolta film cameras. I sold the lot in 2003 and bought a Nikon Coolpix 4500, but soon decided that a digital SLR was what I really needed.

Since 2004 I've been through five Canon EOS bodies from a 20D to a 5D Mark III, and 20 lenses and extenders from 14mm to 500mm. Thank god for Ebay.

A-Z index

Click here for a list of links to all my photos by species/subject.

Photo links

Camera Price Buster
Canon Rumors
Digital Photography Review
DSLR Controller [BETA]
Gareth's Birding Page
Gary Thoburn's Photos
Helicon Focus (focus stacking software)
Imaging Resource Comparometer
Mendip Wildlife Photography
Photomatix (HDR)
Photozone (lens tests)
Smart Images
Somerset Birder
UK Airshow Review

Copyright, sales & contact

Website design, all photographs and content on this site are copyright Rich Andrews. Please don't copy, steal, pilfer or hotlink anything on this website.

If you have any enquiries about licensing, please .

Thanks for visiting my photography website. All my picture galleries and links in one handy place. And a blog, updated... occasionally.

You can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

SATURDAY 21st and SUNDAY 22nd JUNE 2014

Weston Air Festival

This time last year there was an Air Day at Weston. Unfortunately they didn't have the best weather for it and there weren't that many aircraft flying either. This year they really made an effort and booked a lot more flying displays for both Saturday and Sunday... some good planes and some really good weather meant that it was a great couple of afternoons out.

As in 2013, I went to Brean Down in the hope that I'd get some decent light and decent views of the jets. Being a fair distance from the display line meant that some of the light aircraft and helicopters weren't too close, but as expected, we did get some great passes by the jets, as you can see below.

You can see more from this weekend on Flickr; there's also this thread on UK Airshow Review.



Alongside the main Bristol road at Wraxall, a farmer has seeded an oilseed rape field with poppies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings. What a fabulous sight they are. There have been quite a lot of pictures from the fields appearing on Flickr (which is where I found out about them), most of which were fairly wide landscapes.

I wanted to try for something a little different so I visited late this evening in the hope of getting some backlit shots filled with red poppies. That was easier said than done, as although the light was perfect I found it very difficult to pick out decent compositions amongst the vast red swathe. I even tried a few de-focussed impressionistic arty-farty shots.

Hope I did the sight some kind of justice; you can see more on Flickr.

SUNDAY 8th JUNE 2014


A random look on the internet this morning told of a couple of Stealth bombers due to land at Fairford this afternoon. So I thought I'd go and have a look. It was all a bit of a rush, so I didn't have chance to properly work out where I would go so I ended up at Rhymes Farm, the place where I usually watch the Air Tattoo from.

I wouldn't normally go for the sake of two planes but these are hardly ever over here from the US, and B-2s are the most amazing-looking planes you're ever going to see. The pics below don't even begin to capture their full weirdness...

previous entries    top of page

Website design, content and photographs are copyright . Please do not copy, publish or hotlink any of the photographs on this website. All rights reserved.

Rich Andrews Photography   CVL birding