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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Used with permission of Michael Barnett

Tower at the End of the Rainbow

We wrapped things up Monday with a rainbow shot, and that's how we kick things off in our latest installment of "Picture of the Week." Michael Barnett of Woodlands, Texas was standing by the window at an FBO at Eagle, Colorado's KEGE he caught sight of the rainbow. Luckily for us, he had his camera phone handy ... .

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copyright © Don Parsons
Used with permission

Balloon Glow

Did someone say "balloon race"? Why, someone did — sharp-eyed photographer Don Parsons of St. Peters, Missouri. "A beautiful early fall night hosts the St. Louis Forest Park Hot Air Balloon Race," writes Don.

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copyright © Graeme Peppler
Used with permission

Times Have Changed ...

In art school, this is what they call "juxtaposition." Graeme Peppler snapped this at the combined Vintage Wings of Canada/EAA Canada Fly-In at Gatineau (Québec) last week.

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Used with permission of Drew Harteveld

Lolly's First Flight

"Who knew 145HP could generate so much joy?" asks Drew Harteveld of Maplewood, New Jersey. Oh, Drew — if you've lost that level of kidlike wonder, you probably won't believe when we say that we've been giving Lolly the thumbs-up in return all afternoon.

(Please: No photos of anyone high-fiving the camera, or we'll break three monitors.)

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copyright © Peter Rosendale
Used with permission

Opening Colors

Photo compositing usually draws a few complaints from AVweb readers when it finds its way into the top five — but this combined shot — the diver and the eagle were two different photos — is too good to leave out of the mix. (It's our desktop wallpaper the moment.)

Peter Rosendale of East Dundee, Illinois picked up both shots at the opening day of AirVenture this year. Ah, AirVenture — just over 300 days away ... .

Because we ran late posting last week's photos, we're leaving them up in the home page slideshow until Friday, October 1 at 4pm Zulu time. That'll give them a little more time in the spotlight. (If you haven't seen them already, what are you waiting for?)

At 4:00, a batch of new bonus photos from this week will hit the home page. So if you're one of these guys who doesn't have anything to look forward to on Friday — well, that's one problem solved!

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.