Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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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. The top photos are featured on AVweb's home page, 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 on AVweb.com? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.


There will be no complaining from our corner this week! With well over 100 submissions to our regular "Picture of the Week" contest and nearly two dozen real contenders for the top spot, life is good. Impossible as it might have been, we've managed to pick five of our favorites to share with you here but don't forget there are a dozen more to see in the "POTW" slideshow on our home page right now!

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Used with permission of Michael Palmer

Red Arrows at the Sunderland Air Show 2007

Yes, we labeled the small version of this one. That's because we couldn't find any other way to show off the amazing panorama that made Michael Palmer of Prudhoe, Northumberland (U.K.) our "Picture of the Week" winner. Go on click the image and view the original photo.

(Widescreen monitor users: Here's your new desktop wallpaper!)

Incredible, eh? Just as much so is the note from Michael that the image is exactly "as captured and has not been modified in any way."

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copyright John Bentley
Used with permission

Relax a Little

Good advice from John Bentley of Bend, Oregon who snapped this photo on his way to the Reno Air Races.

Float planes, air races, goofing around on AVweb we're all about some relaxing, John, but you'd better get back to work before the boss notices!

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Used with permission of Jeremy Clark

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

That's a 741-foot drop (from the top of the falls, not from Jeremy Clark's C-206).

And you know how we're always recommending wallpaper images for different configurations? Well, this one looks great on a tablet PC or (with some judicious cropping) a PDA!

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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Flying for Fun

That dang ol' moon is a great backdrop for anything, and Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, Arkansas proves it by shooting a "radio-controlled biplane" in front of it.

Honest, that's what he wrote! (We're still looking carefully at it.)

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Used with permission of Patrick Mahaffey

Dawn Patrol

We're entirely too embarrassed to admit what movie this gorgeous sunset from Patrick Mahaffey reminded us of. Suffice it to say, we'll take Patrick's photo over the movie any day.

Our local public radio station has been holding their annual pledge drive, so we'll borrow a page from their book: If you enjoy the photos you see here every week, please make a contribution. (Too bad public radio won't accept our photo donations.)

A quick note for submitters: If you've got several photos that you feel are "POTW" material, your best bet is to submit them one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on us, too. ;)

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 or send us an e-mail.