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.


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copyright Heather Kallhoff
Used with permission

The Aviator

When the American Barnstormers made a stop in Watertown, South Dakota, Heather Kallhoff seized the opportunity to capture a few scenes that may well have come from another era. We look forward to seeing more photos from Heather, but for the moment, we're content to soak in the nostalgia brought on by this one, our "Picture of the Week."

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Used with permission of Greg Jackson

Cool Hat

It's no secret that we love a good hat here at "POTW" headquarters and 3-year-old Bryce is stylin' in this shot taken by proud papa Greg Jackson of Fort Collins, Colorado. As you may have guessed, this was Bryce's first ride in an airplane, and the "very gracious" pilot gave him the brand treatment. "He talked about it for the next few days," Greg tells us.

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copyright Andrew L. Kocher
Used with permission

Just Stopping By

Andrew Kocher of Mars, Pennsylvania gets a slightly more exciting class of visitor in his neck of the woods than we do around here.

(No offense to anyone planning on stopping by the office today. It's just, you know this is a tad cooler than your 2002 Nissan.)

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Used with permission of K. D. Sim

Arlington's Red Barn Vintage Corral

K. D. Sim of Blaine, Washington treats us to a front row seat at Arlington's Red Barn. It's like a mini-Oshkosh out there on the grass!

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copyright Daniel Spitzer
Used with permission

Sunrise Over the Mediterranean

Dr. Daniel Spitzer of Suffern, New York has done some travellin' lately. Our latest sign-off pic came partnered with a similarly gorgeous sunset shot taken over the the North Atlantic (which you'll find in this week's slideshow).

The thing we love most about this photo isn't the long night it implies nor the fact that it makes near-pefect desktop wallpaper although you may lose a few icons in the clouds. Nope, it's this clever tidbit: "The colors were obtained by shooting through a pair of polarized sunglasses, with the window of the CO 777 adding the interesting hues."

By the time you read this, there will be a fresh batch of photos up in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't miss 'em!

"POTW" will be on haitus next week we'll be at AirVenture! but will return the following week, so please continue to send us your photos. And if spot us running around the show, say hi. (We can't promise we'll be well-groomed or have a lot of time to gab, but we'll do our best on both counts.)

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.