Picture of the Week


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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 photos featured? Submit them here!

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.  😉


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Used with permission of Michael J. Mercer

Goose Sanctuary

While most of our readers were bundling up and fighting the cold weather last week, Michael J. Mercer of Vienna, Virginia was spending the first days of winter in the Bahamas.  While he didn’t have the foresight to invite us along, he did take his camera and submit a handful of gorgeous photos.

By happy circumstance, this particular photo was not only our favorite reader photo this week; it also featured the two motifs that dominated the post-Christmas week of submissions – sunsets and seaplanes.  (You’ll find more of both at AVweb’s home page during the first week of January.)

Thanks for lifting our spirits, Michael.  May the rest of your trip at Cape Santa Maria be as lovely as the photos!

Oh, and here’sone more – just because it makes great wallpaper.

AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up.  Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

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Used with permission of John Robbins

Florida Seaplane Hazard

John Robbins checks in from another warm climate (Orlando, Florida) to warn us of a parking hazard peculiar to his neck of the woods – gators!  (Click through to thefull-size image and read the sign.)

This photo was taken last spring at Sun ‘n Fun – which reminds us:  It won’t be long until we’re down there checking out the seaplane base for ourselves.  (How time flies!)


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Used with permission of David Rosinsky

Stearman Off into the Sunset

We started with a seaplane, and we’ll wrap with a sunset.

David Rosinsky of Las Vegas, Nevada submitted our favorite of many great-looking sunset photos this week.  We’ll trickle a few more into the slideshow on the home page, but if you only grab one to use as your desktop wallpaper, this should be it!

Or maybe the windsock sunset from Gary Percy.  Or maybe –

Ohhh, now you see why it’s so hard to do this feature every week.  We get entirely too many great photos. (Woe is us.)

Heap more indecision upon us by submitting your photos, then join us here next week for another helping of AVweb reader photos!

Hankering for more reader-submitted photos?  There are a dozen more waiting for you at AVweb.com today!

To enter next week’s contest, click here.

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 thePOTW Rules orsend us an e-mail.