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.


Submissions have dropped off a bit this week, but that's be to expected, given the contrast between the bitter cold (still) assaulting North America and the onset of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in (we hope) warm and sunny Sebring, Florida. Still, many of you did find time to submit your aviation photos to our weekly contest, and for that, we're eternally grateful. (A good picture here and there throughout the week does a lot to keep us in a warm mindset.)

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copyright Mark E. Madden
Used with permission

Alaska Glacier Landing

Mark Madden of Anchorage, Alaska went all the way to a glacier "east of Talkeetna" to secure this week's top "POTW" spot. Turns out it was part of his ski and glacier training at Don Lee's Alaska Floats & Skis which Mark undertook during Spring Break last year.

(Yeah, we know "Pilots Gone Wild.")

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Used with permission of Kevin Nielsen


Kevin Nielsen of Lawrenceville, Georgia came so close to landing the top spot this week, but the combination of last week's incredible moon photo* and an overwhelmingly snowy batch of photos in this week's box prompted us to go with the glacier instead.

(It's an inexact science. At least we didn't result to arm-wrestling or a coin those ... this week.)

* Clyde Prichard points out that that full moon photo was taken on January 10, a rare instance of the moon being full while also at it the closest point in its orbit of the Earth a fact we should've mentioned last week!

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copyright Ricky Barnard
Used with permission

"I Know I Have Some Krylon Around Here Somewhere"

Ricky Barnard of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma breaks out the industrial strength crayons actually just a little post-production with PhotoShop to blend three different exposures of the the same photo for maximum color. Sharp!

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copyright Outwardbound Photography
Used with permission of Donald Neuberg

Thunderbird Delta Over the Herpa Miniatures DC-3

Hey, we know those guys! Donald Neuberg of LaGrange, Georgia mixes two of our favorite class acts to mingle with at airshows the USAF and Dan Gryder's DC-3 crew. How long 'til we get to see 'em again at Sun 'n Fun ... ?

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Used with permission of Mike Donahue

Untouched Photo Distortion Courtesy of the iPhone!

More fun with the iPhone Mike Donahue of Newburyport, Massachusetts shares another one of these iPhone snaps we've started collecting. As Mike points out, "Note [that] even the shadow of the prop is bent!"

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't miss 'em!

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.