Picture of the Week

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"Picture of the Week" submissions were down a bit this week numbering less than 50 for the first time in ... um, in recent memory.  Nevertheless, there were quite a few noteworthy submissions, including this week's winning photo from Jason Apol of Hopkins, Michigan.  Jason's winning shot was fairly representative of this week's entries, too most of which were taken at night and with prolonged exposures.

But let's not leave Jason to do all the heavy lifting on his own.  We'll need your participation to get "POTW" numbers back up, so don't forget to submit your aviation photos.  If your photo is chosen for our top spot, you'll end up with a sharp new AVweb baseball cap.  (Look for yours in the mail soon, Jason.)


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copyright Jason Apol
Used with permission

"Blue Moon Arrow"

Jason Apol of Hopkins, Michigan tops this week's contest entries with a sublime (and well-staged!) evening photo.  Jason tells us that he got the crisp colors by using a 10-second exposure and a mag light to illuminate the edges of the craft.

The plane is courtesy of Jason's flying club, Dodgen Aircraft.

AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up.  Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

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copyright Robert Matheson
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"SFO Landing, Runways 19"

Since 1957, Robert Matheson of Millbrae, California has been able to gaze out on San Francisco International's Runway 19.

We can't vouch for his level of peace-and-quiet, but we're in awe of the view.


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copyright Henry M. Holden
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"Over Griffin, GA"

Inspired by last week's photo of Washington National Airport, Henry Holden of Randolph, New Jersey went to the closet and dug up this treasure.  The photo was taken from a DC-3 and shows an aerial view of Georgia's Griffin-Spalding Airport.  "To get this shot," Henry writes," I pushed the window back and almost lost the camera."  (We believe it.  You can practically feel the Vertigo in this black-and-white shot.)


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copyright Brian Hallin
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"Night Crossing"

We received quite a few instrument-panel shots this week probably inspired by last week's photo from Michael Burnett.  This one, from Brian Hallin of Mundelein, Illinois, really caught our eye.  This was another extended-exposure photo (30 seconds), which is why you can see the traces of movement on the autothrottles.  (Thanks for pointing that out to us, Brian.)


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Used with permission of Trey Carroll

"Cough It Up, Big Guy"

Trey Carroll of Knightstown, Indiana had his camera handy last year at AirVenture, where he snapped this shot of John Lane firing up the Corsair.  It's a lesson we'll repeat again before this year's show:  Keep your camera with you at all times when traveling to Oshkosh.


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Used with permission of Terry J. Wallace

"Headed Back to Sacramento"

Terry J. Wallace of Sacramento, California takes us home with this week in more ways than one.

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.