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 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 here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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Topping Off on the Way to Afghanistan

An RAF VC-10 refueling our C-130 in 2008.

Cropped only.
Minolta Dimage Z3 f 3.5 @ 1.50th sec.
No flash

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City of Orlando at Dusk

Looking west at the city of Orlando at dusk. On left base for Rwy 7 at Orlando Executive.

Photo un-edited. Taken by Passenger (Jack VanSandt).

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Les Alpes

Myself and my two sons, one of whom is today's pilot, during a balloon flight in the French Alps last week. The summit on the far right is the Mont Blanc.

This a snapshot from a video taken with a GoPro Hero mounted on a boom attached to the burner frame. Resized for submission.

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Room with a View

Stearman and two Chipmunks in a formation flight. My view from #3 Chipmunk.

Just cropped.

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Mt. McKinley

Photo of Mt. McKinley, Alaska taken from a Navion with bubble canopy approximatey 15 mile east of the mountain with Olympus C300.

Picture unaltered.

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Blue on Blue

Nikon D80 with kit lens. Dynamic range adjusted and sharpened in Photoshop.

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Aborted Take-Off

Bourg airfield LFHS; aborted take-off due to some smoke!

ROBIN HR-200/120
F-GMKG 03 16 2006

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Smoking Antonov Landing

AN 124-100 Ruslan at Poprad Airport.

Shot with Sony DSLR A-200; edited in Photoshop Elements.

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Cavalier F-51D Mustang Lou IV

1968 Cavalier F-51D Lou IV (N151MC) at AirVenture 2011.

Nikon D90. Cropped for composition.

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P-47 Power

This is a shot of the powerplant of a P47 from the HUN Hunter based in Seiverville, Tennessee at the Tennessee Air Museum. This was taken at the Greeneville (TN) Fly-In and is an HDR (high dynamic range) pic taken with a Nikon D90 and modified with Photoshop and Photomatrix.

Ed. Note: John provided a link to some other shots on his photo blog, which you can see here. (P.S. That blog is chock full of gorgeous HDR nature photography and if Thursday's AVwebFlash runs late, it's almost certainly the reason.)

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Traffic! 5 o'Clock High!

Taken en route from MRB to THV in a formation training mission.

Touched up in Photoshop. Shot with Canon T1i, 24-105 f4.0L lens.

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Perfect Symmetry

Taken at an Aluminum Overcast B-17/Cascade Warbirds Fly-In at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Camera: Sony DSC-W150.

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Restored Spartan Executive

A fully restored Spartan Executive owned by Mr. Pat Hartness.

This photo is as taken in the spring of '11 at the Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00). Some editing with PhotoShop to improve contrast and lighting then re-sized for submission.

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Night Flight

Nikon D7000 / Nikon 10.5mm DX Fisheye.
Cropping and minor corrections in Photoshop CS5.

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C-5 Base Leg into GSO

Mom shot this over her house in northwest Greensboro. Probably Seymour Johnson C-5 training flight. Typical for Piedmont Triad.

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Rocky Mountain High

My first trip out west had me flying into Cortez Colorado (KCEZ). Density altitude that day was close to 8,000 feet. I was glad to have a very long runway.

Photo taken with an iPhone; cropped and re-sized.

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Stearman Power

Photo taken with Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. Cropped for greater detail.

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Tail Number 19616

Taken in 2008 at KBJC.

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