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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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With a rush of ginger and nutmeg, we’re serving up the rich Macallan Ruby this #WhiskyWednesday... http://t.co/bBY0iClLfw

28 Jan 15
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Happy #BurnsNight! What better way to celebrate than with a dram of Scotland’s very own #TheMacallan... http://t.co/IdpW9oo9d6

25 Jan 15
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Join @GiveTruly as they sit down with Ken Grier to find out more about the upcoming Ultimate Dinner @CanRocaCeller: http://t.co/eTHkQaPSrF

22 Jan 15
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We’re appreciating our deliciously smooth 12 Years Old this #WhiskyWednesday. Which Macallan dram are you savouring? http://t.co/deNBMrWXc3

21 Jan 15
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Congratulations @derekmcnulty & @chrisweston, you have both won a pair of VIP tickets to @LondonArtFair. Please DM us your email address

20 Jan 15
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We'll be @LondonArtFair, to celebrate we’re offering 2 followers the chance to win 2 VIP tickets. RT to win [UK ONLY] http://t.co/xTdBm3lkkx

19 Jan 15
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Join @TimeforWhisky for an inside look at the Hong Kong launch of our Masters of Photography @MarioTestino edition http://t.co/YjjsZcmLQH

16 Jan 15
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Today, we invite you to ‘Meet the Master’ behind the lens of #MacallanMasters of Photography 5, @MarioTestino: http://t.co/5A1s5Lff4r

15 Jan 15
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Why not savour The Macallan with friends this #WhiskyWednesday? @Photoadams24 enjoyed our Select Oak... http://t.co/CZeIkDCkKk

14 Jan 15
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It’s #FineFoodFriday & we’re pairing Sienna with a chocolate pot & vanilla bean ice cream from @TheMillhousesa http://t.co/6ubGYWYXba

09 Jan 15
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This #WhiskyWednesday we’re savouring The Macallan ‘Infinitely’ cocktail, an elegant twist on a Manhattan http://t.co/qzxaKvBPMI

07 Jan 15
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Savour M in our nosing glass by @Lalique. Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win glasses http://t.co/LwLRwY8SIF

05 Jan 15
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It’s the start of a new week, in a brand new year, no better reason for a dram of Amber... http://t.co/wNvb6mVbF8

05 Jan 15
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Serve Ruby neat & savour the flavours! Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win our glasses http://t.co/bplWOFjYik

04 Jan 15
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Savour Old Gold cocktails in style. Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win our tumblers http://t.co/bawmNEKd0x

03 Jan 15
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Add a splash of water to release Fine Oak 21's flavours. Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days to win glasses http://t.co/h6Xnj0lrfj

02 Jan 15
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Toast the New Year with 25 Year Old neat in M glasses.Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win http://t.co/hweJ7D4bhd

01 Jan 15
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Happy New Year! How will you serve up The Macallan to toast the New Year? http://t.co/jIz9ap214E

01 Jan 15
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For maximum chill serve Gold over ice ball. Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win tumblers http://t.co/uiCoCc06Uf

31 Dec 14
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Today, we’re raising a dram of our rich Ruby for #Hogmanay... Sláinte! http://t.co/DSu9iw0HeB

31 Dec 14
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Nose & taste sumptuous Sienna. Reply & @ mention a friend using #Mac12days for you both to win a nosing glass http://t.co/1dftMsuRzo

30 Dec 14

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