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.


Happy New Year!

Over the last 365 days, we've received an incredible 4,580 submissions to our weekly photo contest. At just over 800 MB of photos, that's more raw images that we could archive on a single CD. Counting today's entries in our home page slideshow, we've shared 872 photos with you over the last 53 Thursdays.

As long-time readers know, we're never satisfied so let's try to top those numbers in '09! Click here to kick off the new year with a photo submission to AVweb.

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copyright Stuart Toomey
Used with permission

Helo at Morro Rock

Stuart Toomey of Paso Robles, California looks back on 2008 from atop Morro Bay's dormant volcano.

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Used with permission of Kent Barnes

LTA Canyon Flying

Did someone say "majestic natural scenery"?

If so, Kent Barnes of Murray, Utah delivers, in a big way. Antelope Canyon (near Lake Powell) is the setting for Kent's backcountry adventure.

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Used with permission of Mike Parry

Staggerwing Bendy Prop

What the ?!

Mike Parry of Hockessin, Delaware explains that this is the result of an "interesting effect the iPhone camera has capturing prop action."

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Used with permission of Jakob Adolf

Technology Transfer

One of the nice surprises in this week's batch of submissions was the number of photos we saw from submitters who have been AWOL for most of the year!

Jakob Adolf of Herten, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) is still working with the Madagascar Ankizy Fund building public service facilities on the island. Here, he flies building supplies in to Bekodoka for a future hospital on an air strip that hadn't been used "for over 40 years."

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Used with permission of Michael Matthews

Red Bull Gives You Floats, Too!

Michael Matthews of Mooresville, North Carolina bids a fond adieu to 2008 with this shot from Lake Norman.

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. See you next year!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW."

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.