Salvador stuns with spectacular night-time arch
|01 July||Azul Salvador Bahia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos||Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU)||36.0|
|28 June||Juneyao Air Shanghai Pudong to Helsinki||Helsinki (HEL)||31.2|
|30 June||KLM B78J delivery||Amsterdam (AMS)||29.0|
|22 June||Sichuan Airlines Chengdu to Rome Fiumicino||Rome Fiumicino (FCO)||27.6|
Azul Salvador Bahia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos 01 July
Judges’ comments: If Carlsberg did Fire Truck Water Arches, they’d probably…still not be as good as this week’s clear winner from Salvador Bahia. Whether it be the lighting, the precision of the arch itself, or the skills of the photographer, this entry is simply spectacular and a worthy champion.
James 9.0, Kerry 9.0, Paul 9.0, Mohammad 9.0.
Juneyao Air Shanghai Pudong to Helsinki 28 June
Judges’ comments: A solid, side-on perspective with a strong entry from the team at Helsinki Airport. A cheeky effort too from the Finnair aircraft in the bottom right thinking of photo-bombing proceedings. Sensibly, as new codeshare partners with Juneyao Air, they decided against it.
James 8.0, Kerry 7.8, Paul 7.6, Mohammad 7.8.
KLM’s first Boeing 787-10 delivery 30 June
Judges’ comments: A different take from the team at Amsterdam Schiphol this week, with a striking water curtain rather than a traditional arch. Certainly, it more than makes up in quantity what it lacks in accuracy. Perhaps a new trend, then, in water arches? You heard it here first…
James 7.2, Kerry 7.2, Paul 7.4, Mohammad 7.2.
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu to Rome Fiumicino 22 June
Judges’ comments: A zesty front-three quarter shot like Rome Fiumicino’s example here always does well in the photography stakes. While the aircraft and fire trucks are well framed in shot, the slightly diminished water arch does limit the final score.
James 7.0, Kerry 6.8, Paul 7.0, Mohammad 6.8.