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Issue 91 - Welcome to Whisky Magazine

Whisky Magazine Issue 91
October 2010

 

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Welcome to Whisky Magazine

Here at Whisky Towers we have been receiving lots and lots of your lovely images for our inaugural photographic competition. I have to say that there is some talent out there and I have been very impressed with the quality.

Of course the subject matter also helps.

Whisky, her distilleries and the landscapes surrounding them are possibly some of the most beautiful and photogenic scenes.

From the rugged beauty of the Highlands and Islands to the pastoral delights of the Lowlands, from the rolling horse country of Kentucky to the clean designs of Japan's distillery cathedrals, and of course everything in between.

Recently I had the good fortune to buy a decent digital SLR camera, such items are a useful addition to the journalist's armour as we try to bring you some of the best stories and high quality pictures, and using it recently got me thinking.

See before this I have been using my dad's 1980s Olympus OM-1 film camera. A cracking camera with good quality lenses. But the shift into the digital world got me thinking about the immediacy of the whole thing.

With film I had to think about what I was photographing. Take my time, think about exposures and aperture settings, particularly with the Olympus. A roll of black and white would be 36 frames and too precious to waste by snapping happily away. Also it feels that there was a little more art to using film, you have to wait to see the results, whether your timings and shutter settings have been appropriate, whether it's i...

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