Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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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 ***

The holidays are upon us, and no doubt many of you are browsing our latest eye-popping photos from the comfort of an easy chair on your shiny new iPad. So let's top off our egg nog and get to it, shall we?

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Used with permission of John Graham

Snow, Sun, and Ski Flying

John Graham of Adams Mills, Ohio calls it "some of the most fun you can have with an airplane" and given the photographic evidence, who are we to argue?

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copyright Rob Neil
Used with permission

Into the Murk

Rob Neil of Porirua, Wellington (New Zealand) dropped a couple of gorgeous photos into our submission box recently. This was our favorite, but in case you have a dissenting opinion, you can see two more in the slideshow on our home page.

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Used with permission of Jake Ruhl

Spearfish Sunset

There's been plenty of rain in our submission box lately and here's a gloriously foreboding shot from Jake Ruhl of Bend, Oregon, taken "before thunderstorms rolled in at Spearfish, South Dakota."

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Used with permission of Wendell Ridenour

Scenic Stopover

We love a little contrast in our airplane photos. Wendell Ridenour of Elkhart, Indiana doesn't disappoint. On his way to Mexico, Missouri, he stopped "to see the B-17." Sounds like a solid reason for a detour to us.

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copyright Travis Rader
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Another Place, Another Time

Travis Rader of Niles, Michigan sees us out this week with a little sepia tone added to hangar underneath wide open skies.

Happy Holidays!

We can't sign off without a fun holiday pic or two, so here ya go courtesy of Blaine, Minnesota's Andy Nielsen (left) and Dr. Daniel Spitzer (right). Andy thought this photo from his personal file had just the right touch of red, green, and twinkling lights to bring a little merriment to pilots. And Daniel? He says there's no digital manipulation in his photo just Santa waving as he passes by in his new 1960 Vette.

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copyright Andy Nielsen
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copyright Daniel Spitzer, M.D.
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You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't say we didn't get you anything this year!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW." (No, really. Please do. It's what we asked Santa for.)

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, consult the POTW Rules or or send us an e-mail.