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Picture of the Week

"Picture of the Week" returns after a long hiatus with images submitted over the last few months by AVweb readers. Over the next few weeks we'll be working through the backlog of eye-popping reader photos that have waited patiently for their moment in the sun -- starting with our current "POTW" winner, Jackie Black of Keller, Texas.

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  • Angel 7

    Jackie Black of Keller, TX

    Blue Angel #7 shot at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

    Shot with Sony a55. Shot rapid-fire, three frames with .7 offset for HDR. Used Corel Paintshop for HDR exposure merge.

  • Topping Out

    Royce J. Blankenship of Panama City, FL

    Top of the Hammerhead in a Great Lakes biplane. Freeze frame from a video. (Note the kick of the rudder, but we had not pivoted yet.)

  • Double Vision

    Brent Owens of Blacklick, OH

    From iFlyBlog.

    Shot with Drift170HD and edited with an iPhone app (Blur) for color and effect.

  • Iquitos, Peru: The Amazon

    Dale Morris of Woodland, CA

    Sony H-1 Cybershot.

  • Fly Fast

    David Miller of Bay City, MI

    This was taken at AirVenture 2010. 1958 Canadair F-86E MK.6 taking off for the warbirds display.

  • An Ounce of Prevention ...

    Edd Weninger of Overgaard, AZ

    Onboard Wx is good to have during the Arizona Monsoon season.

  • Velocity 173RG

    George Mock of Windsor, ON (Canada)

    The sleek-looking Velocity 173RG.

    Taken with a Sony A350; just cropped.

  • Between Sun and Rain

    Gilbert Benzonana of Grand Lancy, Geneva (Switzerland)

    One of the tow planes waiting for departure at Montricher Air Field.

    Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/400 sec, F 5.3, focal length 16 mm.

  • Low & Over

    Ian Black of Trail, BC (Canada)

    The photo was actually taken by someone on board the sailboat that I was "buzzing" in Alice Arm, British Columbia. No idea of the camera, and the only manipulations was to remove the ropes from the sailboat which crossed the aircraft. It's a Grumman Goose G21A.

  • Hercules and Erebus

    Jeff Wilkinson of Oklahoma City, OK

    This photo was taken on the ice shelf near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. That's a beautiful Mt. Erebus in the clouds.

    Taken with a Motorola Atrix phone. No manipulations.

  • Wildcat Over KLAL

    Leonard R. Duncil of Titusville, FL

    Nikon D80, 70-300mm. Adobe LightRoom.

  • Between Layers

    Ney Grant of Pollock Pines, CA

    Taken near Arcata, California.

    Used a GoPro camera mounted on the tail and controlled in cockpit with iPhone. Minor contrast adjustments.

  • World's Oldest Serviceable Norseman

    Paul Donaghy of Norland, ON (Canada)

    At the Bushplane Heritage Museum in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

    Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ5.

  • Mighty Mt. Shasta

    Ray Banta of Central Point, OR

    The North side of beautiful Mt. Shasta, as seen from 6,500' in my Cessna 150 on a recent sightseeing flight.

    Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy Express; no manipulation.

  • Piaggio in Bermuda Dunes

    Richard Depinay of Keller, TX

    Processed into black-and-white.

  • Adirondack Ice

    Rich Nelson of Old Forge, NY

    Taken on 4th Lake near Old Forge, New York.

    No corrections. Shot with a Nikon D7000.

  • Beech T-34 with Smoke On!

    Robert "Bob" Burns of Mauckport, IN

    T-34 arriving at 2012 Beech Party at KTHA in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

    Shot with Canon 7D, Canon 100mm-400mm L-series zoom lens.

  • Roger Lambert of Gainesville, FL

  • On Tow in Ohio

    Thomas L. Rudolf of Middletown, OH

    On tow above southwest Ohio at Caesar Creek Soaring Club. CCSC operates year-round, with scheduled operations every weekend.

Angel 7

Jackie Black of Keller, TX Blue Angel #7 shot at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Shot with Sony a55. Shot rapid-fire, three frames with .7 offset for HDR. Used Corel Paintshop for HDR exposure merge.

AVweb baseball cap 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 — 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 here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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