Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase
Flight of the Pharaohs
A few years ago I was in Egypt and took a balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. I took this picture near the end of the ride when we were all landing. Shot from my Canon Xti with a Sigma lens. No manipulation needed.
Zeppelin "Fast Pass" at AirVenture
This is an HDR composite of three shots taken before the Saturday night show at AirVenture Oshkosh.
Overcast at Dawn
Aluminum Overcast was at Leesburg Airport (KJYO). I got up early, and one of the linemen was nice enough to let me on the ramp to get some pics. Resized for contest rules.
Why I Fly
Title says it all!! Was up early this morning conducting a sunrise aerial tour and snapped this shot over the St John's River. Nikon D90/11 mm.
Baby's First Annual
My granddaughter approves of the new larger tires on my Cessna 120. Photo taken with a smartphone at KAAO during Wichita Air Festival. No modificatons made to the photo.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Dreamliner landing at OSH 2011.
Lakehurst NAS, New Jersey
Taken from UH-60 while returning from flight test with my cell phone camera. No adjustments to photo.
My First AirVenture
I took this photo on my first trip to Oshkosh in 2007 using a brand-new Canon Powershot S3 digital camera. After seeing the night show this year, I felt compelled to dig this photo back out and share it with everyone.
Apache at Smoky Hill ANG Weapons Range Open House
Every two years, Smoky Hill Air National Guard has an open house. Free air show — does it get any better?
Storm Clouds Over Montana
Canon Powershot580; cleaned up a little.
3U2 Mid-Trip Oil Change
Stopped in Yellowpine, Idaho on the way home from Alaska, and it was time to change the oil ... .
The London skyline. Sunrise paints the morning clouds and contrails of air traffic arrivals from North America.
Canon 5D Mk II; f/4; 1/1250 sec.; ISO 1000; 105mm (zoom); resized only.
Early Morning Departure
Beech Airliner early morning departure from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Canon PowerShot SX100is.
Above the Clouds
This photo was taken from a Fairchild 24 in southern California, while flying it back to Pennsylvania after purchase. The basin had filled with fog; we were able to climb above and over the hills to the south. A picture-perfect flight. No manipulations were made.
Cabin Waco Landing
The Cabin Waco is about to touch down at the Mt. Vernon, Ohio Wynkoop Airport grass strip. Camera: Nikon D5100.
South Rim of the Grand Canyon
I took this shot of Canyon Village (located at 7,000 ft.) on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We were north/northeast-bound within the Dragon Corridor at 11,500 ft. There are four prominent points shown in the picture, with the names from closest to farthest being: Mojave Point, Hopi Point, Yavapai Point, and Yaki Point. The Grand Canyon Visitor Center can be seen at Yavapai, and Canyon Village is located in the bowl between Hopi Point and Yavapai Point.
Julie Clark in Her T-34
Taken with a Nikon D7000 camera. Resized in Photoshop, but no other processing. The picture was taken at OSH during Airventure 2011.
Ruff Stuff — AirVenture 2011
The P-38L Lightning Ruff Stuff (S/N 44-27231) at AirVenture 2011.
Air Force One on Take-Off
The only thing I did to the photo was to crop and brighten it. I used a Canon 50D with a 70-300mm telephoto lens.
C45 Inbound to Brazil/Clay County
I took this picture of the C-45H from the gunner's seat of an AT-6D Texan as we headed to 0I2 for a fly-by. Used my Kodak P-850.
Storms on the Horizon
Shot over Clearwater/St. Pete Airport with an HTC Evo camera phone. No digital manipulations made.
Hyper-Ecologic Flight: Water As an Additive!
Not a joke! The wing tanks of the glider are filled with water as ballast in order to increase its cruising speed.
Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/800 sec, F 2.6, focal length 5 mm. The original file was just reduced to under 1 MB.
What a Nice Way to Drive to Work!
Actually, this Christen Eagle was crossing the public road in front of me on the taxiway from Buochs airfield to the Pilatus company in Stans, Switzerland. Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FX35. Size reduced for submission.
P-2V Neptune taking off from Rocky Mountain Airport during fire-fighting season in Colorado. Picture taken with a Nikon D200/70-300mm lens.