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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Once in a Blue Moon

The Blue Moon was August 30, 2012. I took this picture of a flight departing DFW on September 1 from the 9400 block of Wood Duck Drive in Fort Worth at 8:47pm.

I took the photo in RAW format. The only processing was cropping in Photoshop Lightroom and saving as a .jpg with "standard sharpening for screen" selected.

Metadata: 1/60 sec at f6.3, 300mm, ISO 100, no flash, Sony SLT-A57 16M pixel RAW, Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6.

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1952 DCH-2 Total Restoration

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Blue Angel 2

Taken at Airpower Arkansas 2012.

Nikon D300 with 300mm Nikon F4.

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Empty Spaces

Aero L39 Albatros.

Edited in Photoshop Elements 6.

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Air Show Osprey

My wife took this photo at the California Capital Air Show at Mather Field using her iPhone.

"Warming" edits were made.

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T-Bone Twins

Two Beechcraft Model 50 Twin Bonanzas grace the ramp of Knox County Airport in Ohio. Pretty rare to see two of these classics together nowadays! On the left is a 1957 D50; on the right is a 1960 D50C.

Shot with a Sony A65.

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Reflections of Blakesburg

Two cabin Wacos are reflected in the highly polished propeller of a Beech Staggerwing at the annual Antique Aircraft Fly-In held in Blakesburg, Iowa.

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Short Final

MC-130J on short final at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico in August 2012. The sun was just right so I could see the pilot and co-pilot.

Taken from Highway 60/84 north of the base with a Panasonic FZ18 Lumix and cropped for effect.

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Sunset Silhouette

My friend Keith Cleversley took this shot as we were flying formation at sunset over southern California.

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Bug Shadow?

Cell phone photo from my friend Jeff's Bell 47. We were about 20 feet off the ground, but the late evening shadow makes the skids look like the long legs of a bug.

No manipulations other than sizing for submission.

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Stearman Landing at Pioneer Field

I believe there was a formation training class, and there were about nine Stearmans participating. This was one landing at dusk.

No changes to the photo. Shot with my camera phone.

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Sunset Sparks

Cannon G11. No manipulations.

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