The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently revealed the winners of this year’s AOPA Photo Contest.
AOPA received more than 750 entries for three categories. AOPA Photographer Chris Rose, Senior Art Director Jill Benton, and Editor Ian J. Twombly selected the finalists and the winners were chosen by online voting.
Winners will each receive a Faro G3 Carbon Fiber Headset with Bluetooth and an AOPA Case Logic Compu-Backpack.
Jeff Titterington of Florida took his photo, “Yellow Hot Rod,” to win the “aircraft” category. The airplane is the Granville brothers’ Gee Bee Z City of Springfield, which is in the Fantasy of Flight museum in Polk City, Florida (now closed to the public).
W. Scott Olsen, of Fargo, North Dakota, won the “people” category with his photograph, “Prairie Crosswind,” of Jacey Mitziga in 40-knot winds on the northern prairie at Fargo’s Hector Field.
Paul Morel of Georgia, a former Delta Air Lines pilot, took his photo, “Waiting for Weather to Pass,” of Glen Gladis’ 1942 Stearman with his Nikon D90 55mm lens to win the “places” category.
“I used high dynamic range (HDR) to give the photo more vibrant color and details,” he said. It garnered the most votes in the online voting, according to AOPA officials.