Your Flying World

Top 25 Plane Photos From Plane & Pilot’s Your Flying World Contest
The number and quality of the submissions to our inaugural photo contest blew us away. We think you’ll see why.
The joy part of judging this contest is plain, and I’m confident that no words are needed to convince you of that…

FIRST PLACE: Jon Hicks, “Fiery Sunrise Over Texas
Our Grand Prize winner was a unanimous pick to be among the top three, the only photograph in the contest so recognized. In it, Jon Hicks captured a Texas sunrise that not only dominates the sky but also lights up the top cowling of his Aviat Husky (as though the machine itself has become an integral part of the landscape, which pilots know is often closer to the truth than not). The shot defies some of the most frequent admonitions in photography to offset elements and use the Rule of Thirds. This sunset is in your face and dominating the scene. Just as it is in real life. (Okay, let’s go flying now, right?) Congratulations, Jon!
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SECOND PLACE: Kent Wein, “Chasing Cristo”
Kent Wein’s “Seeking Christo” took Second Place honors. Its construction of elements complement each other compositionally and thematically, with Christ The Redeemer, the 100-foot-tall soapstone masterpiece by designer/sculptor Paul Landowski, opening his arms to all. As it approaches the giant figure, the wing of the paraglider reflects that pose, its pilot doubtless experiencing the kind of sublime experience the artist had in mind. Guest judge Jim Koepnick was impressed by the scope of the photo (not an easy thing to do with aircraft) and the counterpoint of the statue.
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THIRD PLACE: James Popovic, “Katama Airfield”
The Third Place photograph, by James Popovic, is entitled “Katama Airfield,” the airport where it was shot on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The photograph, like Katama itself, with its grass strip and resort-style atmosphere, is one that evokes a bygone time. Many of the top images in our contest were done spur of the moment (a good reminder to have a camera ready); Popovic’s shot was carefully set up to capture a Norman Rockwell vibe, with Stearman and barn dog! Don’t fail to notice the biplane taking the skies behind the far hangar! It’s amazing everywhere you look. Judge Steve Zimmerman said that the image was, “Wonderfully evocative of an earlier age. The panoramic framing works well; muted light from the overcast sky renders the scene in subtle shades of gray; and we can only tip our hats to the photographer’s artful intent and execution…and their split-second timing.”
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Joseph Poff’s “Welcome To Seattle”
Joseph Poff caught this plane cresting Mt. Rainier and an impressive lenticular cloud on its way into Seattle, Washington. Poff, a pilot, CPA and musician, got the short from his backyard deck using a Nikon D3400 with a 70-300 mm zoom lens.
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Maciej Hatta’s “Final Moon”
For photographer Maciej Hatta, getting this shot was way more science project than snapshot. Using a planetary guide app, he figured out just when the Hunter Moon would intersect with the departure path from Westchester County Airport and nailed the shot using a Sony A7iii.

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Your Flying World Contest
By Plane & Pilot, Introduction by Isabel Goyer

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Aviation

I would like to see your best photos of any subject related to aviation. Images could show anything such as aircraft on the ground or in the air, aircraft operation, airports, pilots and aircraft maintenance.

Cleared for takeoff
by Wayne.
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Typhoon
by Chris Kennedy
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Reds
by Allan Moir
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Balancing
by Keith Campbell
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Red Arrows
by Alex Knight
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Aviation
more at photocrowd

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Aviation As Seen By Photographers

The International Society for Aviation Photography brings together people who share a love of aviation and look to preserve its history through their images. Through this organization, members seek to enhance artistic quality, advance technical knowledge, and improve safety for all areas of aviation photography while fostering professionalism, high ethical standards, and camaraderie.

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Aviation As Seen By Photographers
more in: ISnAP September 2019 issue.

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Photography Magazine

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more at chiiz

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Aircrafts

We’ve seen great shots of aircrafts taken at airshows, travel and local airports. For this PRO members only photo contest we invited you to share your best shots of aircrafts…

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Faster and faster ” by MBphotographybiz
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Congratulations People’s Choice “P-38 Lightning ” by dynastesgranti
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “2016 Airshow VI ” by xavierw
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Congratulations Runner Up “Flight ” by Jannnetc
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Congratulations Runner Up “Smoke ” by Roberobe
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Aircrafts

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Skies announces 2018 Photo Contest winners

At Skies Magazine, aviation is our passion. That’s why our team is so excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Skies Photo Contest!
The Grand Prize in the magazine’s fifth annual photo contest goes to photographer Stuart Sanders, who lives on B.C.’s beautiful Vancouver Island.

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Skies announces 2018 Photo Contest winners
more at Skies Magazine

Aviation Photography

The ISnAP is a periodic publication of the International Society for Aviation Photography and is used to communicate news, functions, convention information, and other information of interest on the local, regional, and national scenes. The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and should not be construed as the views or opinions of the International Society For Aviation Photography.

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Aviation Photography
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