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Masters of Photography: Master Class

The Winners

The journey began in Speyside when the most influential living photographer, Elliott Erwitt, started his venture across Scotland to capture the heart of our homeland. This epic journey resulted in 158 images, each interpreting the unique and diverse elements of our Scottish character.  Taking inspiration from Elliott’s ‘Great Scottish Adventure’ we challenged you to continue our photographic journey and capture the character of your land for our Master Class competition.

We shared the final fifty from the collection of images you submitted from around the world here on The Moment, but today we unveil the three winning snaps...

Judging this year’s competition was the Chairman of Leica, Andreas Kaufmann, Leica Academy Tutor, Robin Sinha and our very own Director of The Macallan, Ken Grier. Join us, as we discover their favourite three moments you’ve captured on camera...

In third place is ‘Celebrating the Holy Fire’ by Joseph Goric.  Taken during the celebrations of Easter in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, the judges said, Joseph’s image draws the eye to the warm glow of candle light that beams above the frenzied crowd, and that the captured movement gives a real sense of energy.  

In second place is Jordi Cohen Colldeforns’ image entitled ‘San Fermin’. The man in the image appears outstretched at the famous festival of San Fermin, a celebration held annually in Pamplona, Spain. The judges said the man’s expression is that of euphoria as he appears to be basking in glory while others look on in admiration.  The refreshing water droplets are frozen in time and texture the frame.  

And in first place, with a unique image captured by Carolina Navas G, is ‘My Grandmother and her Fears’.  The picture was captured in the port city of Tumaco, Colombia and sees an elderly woman in the sea. The judges describe the image as a simple yet intriguing portrait and say the lady’s grimace, dark bathing suit and angular posture, contrast with the soft, muted melancholy background. Her contorted face portrays fear or perhaps pain, as her foot is quickly thrust out of the water.

We’d like to congratulate Carolina, Jordi and Joseph on their winning images; each image took us on a journey and told a unique story which truly captured the character of their homelands. As the winner of our Masters of Photography Master Class competition Carolina will receive the high-performance Leica X Vario and Jordi will be the new owner of the compact Leica C, while Joseph can now enjoy his dram with maximum chill and minimum dilution with The Macallan ice ball maker and glassware. 

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Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno's face when asked if the social media team could have a decanter of #PeerlessSpirit https://t.co/etRpSIQKZC

25 May 16
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Marc Larminaux of #Lalique shares the design inspiration for the #PeerlessSpirit decanter https://t.co/aVPFcAZVco

24 May 16
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Today, we’re celebrating @WorldWhiskyDay, or as we call it ‘Saturday' https://t.co/5BPeBc6ik4

21 May 16
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We’re in Amsterdam for this week’s #TheToast. Over to Boudewijn Mesritz of @talesandspirits… HT @imperiacocktail https://t.co/adtvOsyASW

20 May 16
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We’re in Amsterdam for this week’s #TheToast. Over to Boudewijn Mesritz of @talesandspirits… HT @imperialcocktailbar https://t.co/ri3sZJVS8N

20 May 16
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All six decanters from The #Macallan in #Lalique Six Pillars Collection #whiskygoals https://t.co/VosjplPuX5

18 May 16
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At 65 years old, The #Macallan housed in the #PeerlessSpirit decanter is one of the oldest we have ever released https://t.co/s8Xfkjkvqi

17 May 16
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Here it is, #PeerlessSpirit, the final chapter in the story of The #Macallan in #Lalique Six Pillars Collection https://t.co/ES0DkNnqk0

16 May 16
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The final illustration from @chidywayne – a bold interpretation of Fine Oak 15 https://t.co/nqBNZZ6Uow

15 May 16
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Share your stories of Easter Elchies with us. #Macallan in #Lalique 62 years old was an homage to our spiritual home https://t.co/YawbcVKTI0

12 May 16
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The best looking 60 year old on #Speyside, all thanks to our copper stills #Lalique https://t.co/wkdE9J0MSH

11 May 16
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#Macallan in #Lalique 57 years old, testament to our belief in using only the finest cut of the final distillation https://t.co/pHMqLbrzsH

10 May 16
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Another incredible collection, this time from @tonightsdram over on Instagram - use #MyMacallan to tag your own https://t.co/vHTNJ8hwAk

09 May 16
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The greatest example of our obsession with natural colour, The #Macallan in #Lalique 55 years old https://t.co/7vgGFqcGsX

06 May 16
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Do any of our fans remember the release of The #Macallan in #Lalique 50 years old back in 2005? https://t.co/J2XqMtO3M8

04 May 16

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