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In case you're joining us for the first time, here's the deal:

Each week, we accept submissions from readers just like you, then we go through the submissions and pick our favorites.  We giggle at the funny ones, gasp in awe at the exciting ones, and turn a few around and around trying to figure out what it is we're supposed to be looking at.  Then we shout at each other for a while and apply our super-secret AVweb formula to figure out which photo was our favorite this week.  Finally, we look at the submitters' names and addresses and send the winning photographer an official limited-edition AVweb baseball cap.  And then we share the winning photo (and as many bonus pics as we can squeeze in) with our readers in the Thursday edition of our newsletter.

Got it?  Good 'cause today's Thursday, and it's time to ooh and ahh over our latest batch of submissions!  Florida's Rick Hosking claims the top spot this week.  Congratulations, Rick watch your mailbox for your AVweb hat!

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


Used with permission of Rick Hosking

"Hot Shot in the Snow"
Rick Hosking
of Ocala, Florida was
far from home when he shot this week's
winning photograph.  This chilly image was
captured in the run-up area at Sedona, Arizona
in March of 2005.  Hope that spiffy new cap
keeps you warm this winter, Rick!

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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 Jid Webb
Used with permission

"Take the Picture, Then Duck!"
Jid Webb
of Knutsford, Cheshire (U.K.)
was brief and to-the-point in his submission
comments.  Maybe that's understandable,
given the circumstances.  You, um, did make
it out of there in one piece, didn't you, Jid?

Used with permission of Peter Dobbins

"Single Engine Air Tanker"
Peter Dobbins of McKinney, Texas had two
photos make it to the final round, but this was
our favorite a head-on shot of a fire-fighting
air tanker taken at Alamagordo, New Mexico.

Bonus Pictures

Because submission numbers continue
to slowly grow, we can never seem to
fit in all the great photos we'd like to share
with you in just three slots.  So let's pretend we're
still on #2 and look at a few more contenders
before we dismiss for the week, shall we?

Used with permission of Bill Everson

"Idaho Puzzle"
Bill Everson of Elmhurst, Illinois writes,
"The Idaho countryside looked like a crossword
puzzle at 30+thousand feet."  Not only that, Bill
we see the crossword and the jigsaw!
Who knew Idaho was two games in one?

copyright Gregory Ketell
Used with permission

"Late-Afternoon Harmony"
Seeing us off this week is a serene moment
captured on film by Gregory Ketell
of Pleasanton, California.

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.