Submit a Photo
Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes
hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share
with you on Thursday mornings. The top photos are featured on
AVweb's home page, and one photo
that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our
"Picture of the Week." Want to see your photo on AVweb.com?
Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Ah, summertime. We hope everyone's enjoying the
longer days and the fresh air since you've apparently lost interest in
taking photos and sending them in for us to ogle! We know, we know
photo submissions always drop during the summer, and with so
many high-quality shots finding their way into our contest these days,
we really don't have a right to complain. But we do work in tiny
little offices reading press releases and checking HTML all day.
Your photos are the windows into real life that spark our imaginations
and let us tell the boss "we're working" when really we're just arguing
over which paint job would be cooler if we had a shiny new
personal jet. We realize everyone's busy (and frankly, with
AirVenture coming up, now's a good time to get a few less "POTW"
contenders in the submission box), but don't forget about us when the
show's done. We genuinely miss the flood of photos and are looking
forward to seeing more in August.
Enough begging! Time to make with the
congratulations, which go this week to Ric Lee
of Sandy, Utah.
Ric Lee of Sandy, Utah treats us to
what may be the first glider photo to be named an AVweb "Pic of
the Week." The incredible scenery here is from Glacier Point in
California's Yosemite Valley.
(If you compulsively look for similarities among our photo submissions
as we do take note of the orange deco on the glider. There was a
lot of orange among this week's submissions.)
Used with permission
Rainbows Land at the Airpark
Sometimes we leave the final "POTW" selection to Lady Luck, as was the
case this week. We simply couldn't decide between Ric Lee's glider
photo and this breath-taking (and very orange) rainbow from
Larry Newman of Oro Valley, Arizona.
Our shiny quarter seemed to prefer Ric's pic, but we'll be sending Larry
an official AVweb cap as well. (We'll bill Lady Luck for
the extra postage and hope she ponies up.)
Father's Day Co-Pilot
Michael Shoup of Lake Havasu City,
Arizona delivers this week's study in light, shadow, and orange.
Lest we think everyone is in the throes of summer sun,
Joe Budge of Annapolis, Maryland
sends in this photo of "two Beavers on the ice in the Sheldon
Amphitheater at the base of Mt. McKinley, photographed two weeks ago on
a trip there."
Fly Now 'Cause It Could Rain Soon!
Beaux Graham of Cedar Crest, Texas
sees us off this week with a preview of what we can expect at AirVenture
(courtesy of last year's show). Beaux writes:
Gene Smith of Valley Engineering/Culver Props
taxis out for an early evening flight in the prototype Back
Yard Flyer at the ultralight field during Oshkosh 2005.
Remember: You'll find more reader-submitted photos in
the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page.
Go on click through!
To enter next week's contest,
A quick note for submitters: If you've got several
photos that you feel are "POTW" material, your best bet is to submit
them one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing
print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on
us, too. ;)
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,
send us an e-mail.