MacAllan Whisky Title Photography 2012

The MacAllan Title PhotographicThe MacAllan Whisky Title Photographic Competition has been won by Czech photographer Martin Faltejsek  according to Amateur Photographer Magazine where you can see the picture (sadly copyright stops me from putting it here) .

The photograph by Martin called ‘Personality’ was one of more than 2,500 entries from over 1,000 photographers in  this competition that is sponsored by MacAllan whisky.

This years competition was called ‘The Last Word’ for the Masters of Photography prize and the first prize was a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera and a visit to a distillery.

The porfolio had to include a portrait with a single word summimg up the entrants thoughts on it.

Photographic Judging

The initial judging was done by the general public who narrowed it down to a shortlist of 50 , it then went to a judging panel which included Royal Photographic Society president Roy Robertson. It was this panel that decided the final winner.

Afterwards the judges said: ‘The spontaneous, yet controlled nature of the shot is very appealing.

‘The setting and colour harmony works well, to create a visually stimulating and thought-provoking image.’

This was the third MacAllans Masters of Photography competition and was run with the help of world famous Photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The Camera

For the technical/photography enthusiasts amongst you the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a 16 megapixel camera with an APS-C sized CMOS sensor which has interchangeable lenses. It is a hybrid camera aimed at the enthusiast who does not want the bulk of an SLR.

The Whisky

The MacAllan whisky distillery is on Easter Elchies Estate at Craigellachie on Speyside. it was established in 1824, making it one of the older legal distilleries.

They have a good range of single malt whiskies with prices to suit all pockets. The emphasis, as befits a Speyside Malt, is maturing in sherry casks. The distinctive smooth nature of many Speyside Malts is down to this, though very few now use only sherry casks, because of their expense.

They have an excellent visitors centre and organise special tasting experiences (booking in advance). You can visit their website at

Be Sociable, Share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>