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It's uncommon for the jaded staff of AVweb to gush and fawn over any of the stories we cover but you've watched us do it all summer with regards to "Picture of the Week." Not only is the number of submissions climbing steadily, but the competition is getting more fierce, too. Of the 94 pictures we received this week, at least 30 were seriously considered for a Top Three spot. (Normally there are only 10 photos in the final round!) Nevertheless, Tom Barrows of Indianapolis, Indiana rose to the top of the heap, narrowly edging out some other (truly amazing) images. When you see Tom's Oshkosh photos, you'll agree that his first-prize AVweb baseball cap was well earned.

For those keeping score, Indiana has supplanted Michigan as the unofficial "POTW" submission capital of the world. And the world's no small place, with more international entries coming into POTW headquarters these days!

Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.


copyright Tom Barrows
Used with permission of Tom Barrows

"Oshkosh Nights"
The talented Tom Barrows of Indianapolis, Indiana takes
top honors this week with a 25-second timed exposure shot
of the Aeroshell Square grounds at AirVenture.

(That's the Super Constellation we're looking at here.
For Tom's shot of the A-10, click here.)

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.

copyright David E. Gillingham
Used with permission of David Gillingham

"HANGing Out"
David E. Gillingham of Evanston, Indiana sends us this
photo of a Hawaii Air National Guard (HANG) F-15
"somewhere north of Oahu ... shot from the observer's
station of a KC-135 on a training mission."

copyright Matthieu Chassaing
Used with permission of Mathieu Chassaing

"... #&@! ..."
We've all been there but Mathieu Chassaing of Gallargues, France
has the photos to prove it. He writes, "Down in Mali. The good
old Pratt died on me." And yes, Mathieu did get the sympathy vote ... .

To enter next week's contest, click here.

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 send us an e-mail.