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.


And we’re back! Major thanks to everyone who kept the photos flowing during our AirVenture "POTW" hiatus – and a tip of the hat to the handful of readers and submitters we met in Oshkosh this year.

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Used with permission of Todd Louis Bohlman

One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

Todd Louis Bohlman of Lemon Grove, California helps us back to form with a photo shot by Chuck Hlavac. That’s Todd flying his ’69 Citabria 7GCBC in a breakfast flight with a group he calls the "Ramona Gaggle." (Todd also gives shout-outs to Matt Hlavac in the photo plane and Dave Leedum, who remembered to bring along his camera.)

Nice job, guys!

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copyright Robert Collins
Used with permission

Titusville (Fla.) Air Show, March 16, 2008

Robert Collins of Ormond Beach, Florida ‘fesses up to using PhotoShop to spruce up this heritage flight photo from the Titusville Air Show – but say what you will about photo manipulation, it makes a great desktop wallpaper.

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Used with permission of Edgar Tello

Seabees Over Fantasy of Flight

Edgar Tello of Catawba, North Carolina brings us this shot of "Ed ‘E. T.’ Tello" and Mike Gilroy performed this fly-by at Sun ‘n Fun ’09.

We’re not quite sure if Edgar and Ed are the same person or just a matched set, like these Seabees.

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copyright Veronica von Allwrden
Used with permission

Close-Up of John Mrazek

Far be it from us to offer photo suggestions to submitters like Veronica von Allwrden of Langley, Washington – who rocked our socks with several great submissions this week; look for another in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page this week – but there are easier ways to get a close-up, like having your subject step out of the plane first.

Yeah, on second thought, it’s much better Veronica’s way.

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copyright Nigel Thompson
Used with permission

Oshkosh Double Rainbow

Nigel Thompson of Ann Arbor, Michigan draws things to a close with the perfect signature photo – a rainbow over the North 40 camp at OSH.

We’ve already mention the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb‘s home page once today. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this week’s bonus pictures, since many of them were so close to bumping these five out of the top slots. (Paul Oor and Christopher Zavatson, we’re looking at you.) What are you waiting for? It’s just the contest tips below, and you’re read those a thousand times already. Go!

(Unless, of course, you want to submit a photo. In that case, you can look at those slideshow photos later. Right now you need to click here, O.K.?)

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.