Photo of the Week – 12 June 2011

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This Week’s Photo

Once again, I’m sorry. It’s another sunset. And yes, it was taken on my phone so there’s some horrible lens flare. But this was the week that was the week when Defra and the Environment Agency called a drought in East Anglia, whilst rain fell on Carnival-goers in Maidenhead.

I’d actually weighed up this week featuring a picture I took at the Carnival – but none of the ones I took stood out particularly well. Although there’s some great shots of my 60 seconds on the main stage, taken by Natalie Hills and my mother, the rule is that I have to have taken the photo myself. And, despite taking a picture of Ryan Tomlinson face-painting just before the show, I’ve always tried not to run a picture of just one single face.

So instead I’ve moved away from the idea of the Carnival altogether because, sadly, the rain kept me away from most of the rest of it, and instead trawled my phone.

This photo I took whilst helping at Cubs (just like 15 May’s), looking out over the fields in Cookham surrounding my group’s very own campsite.


About ‘Photo of the Week’

Every Sunday, I post a photograph taken at some point during the previous seven days. I know that many of the photos featured will not be of enviable quality or stunningly artistic composition, but then the aim is mainly to give me something to nostalgically look back over at the end of the year.

Catch up with photos featured in previous weeks by clicking here.


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Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.