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As a general rule, spectacle wins the ribbon in our "Picture of the Week" contest. Catch a tremendous stunt in progress or snap a photo of a pristine aerial formation, and you're a contender. But action isn't the only element of a good photo color, composition, humor, and historical significance all factor into our "POTW" choices. Did we mention composition? Sometimes a well-planned shot of the simplest scene can steal the show. If you don't believe us, check out this week's winning photo from Steve Hughes of Washington state. Steve gives new meaning to the the term "vanishing point" (using only five aircraft) and takes home a coveted AVweb baseball cap!

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*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***

"Round Motors Warming Up"
Steve Hughes of North Bend, Washington shows off his mastery of perspective
in this week's winning photo of five Beavers lined up for weekend flights from Seattle;
taken at Kenmore Air Harbor's dock on Lake Washington

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.

"Bonanza Over Avalon"
Eric Kinder of Claremont, California sends this shot of a Bonanza
formation flying over the town of Avalon on Catalina Island
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"Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer"
Hillis M. Cunliffe of Millbrook, Alabama submits this photo of
Dan Horton in his Max-Air Drifter, taken north of Wetumpka in August of last year
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To enter next week's contest, click here.

A Reminder About Copyrights: Please take a moment to consider the source of your image before submitting to our "Picture of the Week" contest. If you did not take the photo yourself, ask yourself if you are indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you're uncertain, consult the POTW Rules or send us an e-mail.