AVweb's Picture of the Week ...
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In a nutshell: You send us pictures. We're flabbergasted
and amazed by your talent. We argue a bit and eventually decide to
send just one of our contributors a spiffy new AVweb baseball cap as a
"thank you." Then we run as many photos as the bean-counters and
our tight production schedule will allow right here (on this very page!)
so you can be flabbergasted and amazed, too. If that sounds like
your cup of tea, welcome to AVweb's "Picture of the Week"!
with permission of Steve Ratchford
"Relief Efforts in Pakistan"
Steve Ratchford of Norcross,
sent us a couple of photos taken during
Pakistani relief runs, but this was our favorite.
It was "sent by a friend's brother on a business
trip," writes Steve. "His tent was set up
next to this plane while it ran all night."
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
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
Used with permission
of George Mock
of Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
pops up in our "POTW" submissions from time to
time, and he's always got a treat for our eyes. We
were a bit surprised to see his name on this photo, as
it's a slight departure from the last few action-packed
photos we got from George. But once we read his
comments, we realized there was plenty of action
going on here, too: "The camera was stretched at
arm's length and held backwards, guessing and hoping
to have Denis [the pilot in command] lined up in the lens. ...
[U]sed was an Olympus E-300 with 14-45 lens at 1/400
and a good grip on the camera strap."
Those first three were good stuff, right?
So why stop now? Let's keep rolling ... !
with permission of Jean Paul Morel
"Thunderbirds in Guatemala"
Just when we thought we'd seen the
Fabulous Thunderbirds in every possible
context we could hope for, here comes this
spectacular photo of the 'birds in front of
Agua Volcano, taken at the Guatemalan
Air Show on October 26, 2005, courtesy of
Jean Paul Morel from (where else?) Guatemala.
Nice work, Jean Paul!
copyright © Paul
Used with permission
"Sea Plane Preflight"
of Ashburn, Virginia
is gonna be one waterlogged pilot when
he finally comes up for air! As a companion to
week's wrecked DC-3 photo (back story
Paul sent us "another of my favorite sea planes."
So is this a hobby of yours, Paul? And how many
more of these amazing photos can we drag out
of you before we have to send you a hat? :P
with permission of David Johnson
"Now That's Fast"
of McDonough, Georgia
caught this F-86 in mid-flight while it was making
a low pass at the Great Georgia Air Show "to wow
the audience." For the record, it wowed some
AVwebbers who were too busy typing away in their
darkened offices to attend any shows this year.
with permission of David Alger
"Alaskan Glacier from 12,000 Feet"
Finally, David Alger
of Lago Vista, Texas
sees us out with one of our favorite black-and-white
landscapes. David snapped this grand image
while flying over the glaciers in Alaska this summer.
These are not to be confused with the glaciers in
which, we understand, are
pretty nice in their own right.
Thanks to all those who kept us honest
this week and otherwise kept us entertained
and educated with their letters and e-mails.
To enter next week's contest,
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,
send us an e-mail.