Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase
Job Well Done
Cal fire aircraft finishing up their daytime attack on a wildfire in Chihuahua Valley, California. Taken from a hilltop about two miles from the fire.
Climb Over the Rencen
Fairey Firefly from the Canadian Warplane Museum taking off at the Windsor Air Show 2011. Trimmed to fit [under 1 MB].
100 Years of Naval Aviation
Curtiss Pusher over Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter. At Biplanes and Triplanes, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Shot with Canon PowerShot SX200 IS on July 26, 2011 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Unaltered photo.
Up Close: Angel 7
Angel 7 at Oshkosh 2011.
Sunset, MGM to TCL (September 15)
A "why we fly" moment, en route from MGM to TCL. Resized only.
Friendly tow plane over Montricher Air Field. The green and red LEDs are just parts of our anti-collision system (FLARM)! Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/300 sec, F 7, focal length 5 mm. No modification of the original file except reduction under 1 MB.
Another Beautiful Day at NAF El Centro
Canon 7D with EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6L, IS USM and a little love in Photoshop.
Sullivan Air Show Flightline
C-45H, S2C, and AT-6D that made up the Sullivan Air Show.
Sunrise through the Texas State Technical College pilot training hangar. Canon XSi Canon 18-55mm lens. Resized in Photoshop.
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
4,000-foot remote grass strip in British Columbia.
Blue Angels at Fleet Week San Francisco
Canon EOS 7D. Color and contrast adjusted for balance and clarity.
NAS Oshkosh: Study in Blue (AirVenture 2011)
John O'Connor's Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat "Blue Angels" at Naval Air Station Oshkosh during AirVenture 2011. (Nikon D90. Cropped image from original.)
Major undertaking of restoring our Bad Penny Lancaster by all the dedicated volunteers. Only resized.
Fat Albert Prop-Tip Vortices
This image is cropped and scaled from the original — no other modifications. Taken on October 8, 2011 at about 3:10 PM at San Francisco Fleet Week, on the beach just below Ghirardelli Square. Nikon D5100, with AF-S Nikkor 55-300 mm lens.
Sunset on the Prairie
Just after sunset, 4,500 feet, 40 nm south of Minne — from my RV-9A. Canon A610, cropped for widescreen in Picasa.
Clouds and Taildraggers
Taken at Sullivan Lake, Washington with Nikon D200. Photoshop: Infrared effect.
Twinkle in Her Eye
No manipulations made. The photo captured the flash of the strobe as our '76 C-172 cruised over the fields and hills west of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Symphony of Merlins
The music shook the soul. Photo is cropped but otherwise clean. Taken by Cannon EOS-1D MKII at air show outside of Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
Gary Ward and Greg Connell
Relaxing in the Glow of the Sunset
Taken with Canon 20D at Blakesburg, Iowa. Image was cropped and color slightly enhanced. Tom and Elaine Huf's vintage Cessna Bobcat, Bamboo Bomber — a rare bird!
Engine No. 2
The Collings Foundation's B-24J Liberator en route from Pasco, Washington to Butte, Montana. Enhanced with Adobe Lightroom 2.