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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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Happy #WhiskyDay2015! To celebrate we raise a dram of The Macallan Gold, captured here at a @leica_camera event. http://t.co/Q58rhlr8Ii

27 Mar 15
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The 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge rated our exquisite Rare Cask as ‘Extraordinary’... http://t.co/1Mg2ISRvi1

26 Mar 15
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Feast your eyes on our delectable cocktails perfectly poured in partnership with @MRPORTERLIVE http://t.co/7LshGImpGE http://t.co/sdUBVVwDFS

26 Mar 15
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25 Mar 15
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As today marks #WorldWaterDay, we raise a dram of @LALIQUE Cire Perdue to our friends @charitywater... http://t.co/oiD7YW7EP3

22 Mar 15
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To celebrate @Spirit_Speyside festival we've partnered with @angelshareglass to create The Macallan whisky angel http://t.co/rIvplXnXG1

20 Mar 15
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To celebrate @Spirit_Speyside festival we've partnered with @Angelsshareglass to create The Macallan whisky angel http://t.co/rIvplXnXG1

20 Mar 15
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#HappyBirthday to our friend @JosepPituRoca! Discover how you can celebrate with him at our Ultimate Dinner... http://t.co/MC4l5YkAsT

19 Mar 15
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¡Feliz Día del Padre, amigos! Brindemos con una copa de The Macallan M #DiaDelPadre http://t.co/bAYpeMNXlW

19 Mar 15
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Today, we're raising a dram of our rich Ruby to say #HappyMothersDay - Sláinte! http://t.co/5HdmSWlOMd

15 Mar 15
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This is our idea of the perfect whisky & wardrobe pairing; Gold, @HugoBoss gloves, scarf & a @Borsalino_World fedora! http://t.co/kqq47b3xR0

13 Mar 15
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RT @V_and_A: Preparations begin for Alexander @WorldMcQueen #SavageBeauty Fashion Gala, presented by @AmexUK @KeringGroup http://t.co/9s9jM

12 Mar 15
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What better way to start the weekend than with a dram of The Macallan? Which fine single malt will you pick? http://t.co/fDDVyqZqJc

06 Mar 15
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With notes of dried fruits and sweet toffee, our 12 Years Old Sherry Oak is one to be savoured by the fire… http://t.co/mgEJejUbDi

05 Mar 15
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With hints of oranges and apples, our Sienna pairs perfectly with lobster tropical salad this #FineFoodFriday... http://t.co/GKiwue0tqk

27 Feb 15
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Join @AmericanPhoto for a behind the scenes look at our specially created #MacallanMasters @MarioTestino Edition... http://t.co/wCF3fqRcYk

26 Feb 15
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Today we dedicate #WhiskyWednesday to @GWR 'most expensive whisky ever sold at auction', The Macallan M 6-litre... http://t.co/nn9weuLvQ6

25 Feb 15
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This #FineFoodFriday we've paired our rich Ruby with pork loin, Angolian vegetables and old mustard sauce... http://t.co/aKRlf9T89X

20 Feb 15
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Happy #ChineseNewYear! @MaryinVancity has all the inspiration you need to celebrate with The Macallan http://t.co/x0rh8JjmS8

19 Feb 15
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Happy #WhiskyWednesday! Today we focus on our sophisticated Fine Oak collection. Which expression is your favourite? http://t.co/bUFCMX8qFe

18 Feb 15
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#HappyValentinesDay Macallan fans! Now this is our idea of the perfect pair...Photo via @_Bjornus http://t.co/qIVT8bLcLC

14 Feb 15

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